UK Education

What Should We Do About Mobile Phones In The Classroom?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

Everyone wants to stay constantly connected but at what cost? They're so easy to disguise. Slipping a phone out of a pocket to read a text takes a couple of seconds, but it's a significant distraction. There's the issue of the digital divide.

Amazon Announces Fund For 700,000 School Breakfasts This Year

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK

Amazon has committed to funding 700,000 school breakfasts for over 3,800 children in the current academic year. The American retail giant will partner...

#AllWillSucceed If We Change The Meaning Of Success

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

What about the child's potential? All of us, from the moment we are born, have an innate potential that we can achieve in life. Depending on whether we are given the right support, conditions, and development, AND Self Belief, we will succeed ... or not

Should Teachers Be Able To Grade Parents On Their Involvement? Opinions Are Split

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents

Mums and dads are debating whether schools should give parents grades based on how they support their children and their attendance at parents’ even...

It's Already Hard Enough: When Teacher Complaints Are Teacher Abuse

Anna-Christina Connelly | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Anna-Christina Connelly

If you've ever worked in any school, in any capacity, you will probably have been warned about certain parents. They are the kind who will always q...

How Prepared Can You Be For An Oxbridge Interview?

Alex Dyer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

In the upcoming weeks, the ancient, picture postcard cities of Oxford and Cambridge will become filled with the next generation of Oxbridge applicants...

Schools As Businesses - Trump's Education Policy

Kate Robinson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Kate Robinson

Donald Trump isn't known for keeping his cards close to his chest, but although President-elect Trump has loose lips for most things, education is not one of them. Therefore what little we do know will be key to figuring out what education will look like in America over the next four years.

When It Comes To Cyberbullying, Speed Is Key

Diarmuid Hudner | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech
Diarmuid Hudner

Conversations about the etiquette of communicating online need to start in primary school classrooms. Just as children learn their please and thank you's, they must understand how to act online. Both parents and teachers play a part in this. It is a new topic for most of us.

Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age Of Robots?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

The initial outcomes of our analysis illustrate the impact of a well-rounded education on improving soft skills such as creativity, confidence and problem solving. In addition to fostering a love of learning and an international perspective in our students, we are trying to prepare them with the skills needed to succeed in life; skills which can never be replaced by robots or automation.

A Thank You Letter To All Teachers Everywhere!

Joanna Cates | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Parents
Joanna Cates

I can't get you better pay or more invaluable hours of support from a teaching assistant. I can't even help with the mountains of paperwork under which you are surely drowning - sorry! But I can show my gratitude - to you and to all teachers, and teaching assistants, who give so much to the children they teach.

Today, Let's #LoveSUs Making A Massive Difference to Students' Lives And Communities

Simon Blake | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Blake

Today is #LoveSUs day - the second year NUS has run a national campaign day to celebrate all things amazing about students' unions and the collective work we do for and with students and their communities day in day out.

It's Frightening To Think We Can No Longer Trust Our Government To Protect The Rights Of Children

Martha Spurrier | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Martha Spurrier

For some time now, bank clerks, landlords and employers have been tasked with checking people have a right to be in the country. The potential for discrimination is crystal clear - anyone with a foreign-sounding name or accent, or anyone who doesn't have a white face, is likely to be targeted. Schools were one of the only borderless places left. But there is a ray of hope for our children, and our society.

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance Through Education

Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE

Antimicrobial resistance is, first and foremost, an evolutionary process that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics as microbes become resistant to the effects of medication previously used to treat them; it is the expected collateral damage caused by their mere use.

Three Reasons You Should #LoveSUs

Richard Brooks | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Brooks

On Friday, December 2, NUS is hosting #LoveSUs day across 600 Students' unions in UK. This campaign has created last year in the aftermath of the government's Higher Education Green Paper, which directly attacked the legitimacy of students' unions and their power as the representative voice of students.

Post-Brexit: How To 'Remain' A Global Student

Eleanor Osborne | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eleanor Osborne

The dust has finally settled over Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union, and as politicians begin to negotiate the terms of our sep...

The Future Of Education: Students Have To Take Control Of Their Own Education

Kate Robinson | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Kate Robinson

Helsinki-born HundrED is a global, non-profit project building a vision of education for the next 100 years. The first 75 experiments are being triall...

Music Maestro, Please!

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Adam Mudd

They are getting the inside track on developing an emotional and social skill for living smarter, happier and healthier lives. They are developing their resourcefulness and building their resilience. They are clearing their minds, focusing their Attention and tapping into their creativity and ingenuity.

Top Tips For Keeping Fit When You're A Student

Chris Hall | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Hall

Balancing lectures, essays and socializing with your health and fitness is tough - there's no two ways about it. But despite the copious alcohol on offer, and resulting late night trips to the kebab van, it is possible to stay in shape while you're at university. Here are six top tips for keeping on top of your fitness when you're studying!

Girls Are Regularly Sexually Harassed In School But The Government Is 'Doing Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

The Government is under fire from MPs and charities after rejecting calls for statutory action to tackle sexual violence and harassment in schools. A ...

Time For The City To Open Its Doors To Millennials

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kerim Derhalli

It's no surprise that the public-at-large find finance confusing. On the one hand, politicians and businesspeople speak of the testing economic times, the challenges faced with Brexit, the volatility caused by Donald Trump's election and the risks to world stability.

What Motivates Your Child To Succeed?

Julie Booth | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

While some of us will still be waving our sons or daughters off to school each day as keen and eager as they were on the first day of term, it takes a strong partnership between parent and school to keep a child focussed on their schoolwork throughout the academic year.

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

Julia Wagner | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema an...

The Pursuit Of Education: Amer's Story

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

Amer has always loved studying. Even when civil war erupted in his home country of Syria, Amer and his siblings continued to attend school every day ...

A Letter To My Four Year Old After Becoming A Schoolgirl

Reneé Davis | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Your brother and sister were scared of you last night, and hid. You wouldn't let me come closer than arms length for over an hour, but I know you desperately needed love. After the storm had passed you asked for a hug, and your beautiful smile returned.

Four Things Every Parent Can Do To Ensure Their Children Get The Best Education

Lucy Parsons | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

Now I work as a coach helping students to develop their study skills so they can get the top grades in their exams. I'm also mother to two primary age children. Today I want to share with you 4 things that every parent can do to ensure their children get the best education possible.