UK Education

Good Things Happen When Universities And Businesses Join Forces

Professor John Raftery | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.

From Now On, The NUS Will Stop Shutting Jewish Students Out Of The Room

Hannah Rose | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Rose

From now on, I am confident that NUS will no longer offer insincere apologies to Jewish students to bolster their out of touch political policies. From now on, NUS can transform to a movement that works with us, not just as lip service but because they genuinely care about us. From now on, I truly believe that NUS will stop shutting Jewish students out the room, but let us lead on antisemitism to revolutionise this movement.

Making Politics Simple

Beth Gray | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Gray

We need politics to be made informative yet interesting, with information given to us in a way that doesn't seem like an inconvenience, just as pioneering organisations such as Simple Politics are doing. Voting in a democratic election is a right and should not be a chore. Understanding our electoral system should not be limited to those who have studied the subject of politics in an educational setting.

The One Thing All Schools Should Teach (But Don't)

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

What is something every student should learn which isn't taught in school? How to read. Sure, schools teach us how to look at the letters C A T and...

General Election 2017 - Save Motherhood, Save Childhood, Save Childcare!

Angela Spencer | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Angela Spencer

Today I have a heartfelt plea for you all - Save Motherhood, Save Childhood, Save Childcare - the most important manifesto points for the long-term future of our country... We are forcing women to choose between being a caregiver OR a breadwinner - Motherhood is a right, it is not an inconvenience...

Why We Need to Encourage Children To Look Up

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

Parks and playgrounds are there to be enjoyed. We can encourage children to look at the sky, notice changes to flora and fauna and appreciate the weather and seasons, learn how to use a map without relying on a phone, figure out how to fix a bike that needs repair or look up at the stars at night.

Nepal's 'Invisible' Children Are Still Falling Through The Net Two Years After The Earthquake

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

Today, as we look back to the 9,000 lives lost in the devastating earthquake of 2015, we must also look to the future, to the work that still needs to be done in Nepal to build resilience, to help lessen the impact that disasters like this have on the most marginalised communities.

What Do British Children Have To Be Anxious About?

Lucy Nichol | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Nichol

In my experience, I am more scared of the imaginable than I am of the reality. Before I was diagnosed with pleurisy as a teenager, I was convinced I had lung cancer. I wouldn't even make 18 never mind 27 like Joplin and Hendrix. When I got the diagnosis, however, I just got on with the convalescence and quite enjoyed my time out from A-Level Law.

Nepal Earthquakes: Two Years On

Tanya Barron | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Tanya Barron

Experiencing the earthquake first-hand and seeing people lose their livelihoods and homes was heart-breaking, but with the amazing support of the British public, families in Nepal are starting to get their lives back on track.

Beyond Brexit: 2022 Will Be Too Late To Start Looking Ahead Of Leaving The EU

Rosy Roche | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosy Roche

Let's elect a government that represents us. Any opportunity for the UK population to have its say on who we want in Westminster has to be taken as a positive, and this is a chance not only to consider the kind of Brexit we want, but the country we will be afterwards.

Schools Should Provide Girls With Breast Cancer Education

Dr Nicola Brown | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nicola Brown

It is a sad truth that one in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. One of the things that gives us hope when we think about this is the established fact that the earlier the diagnosis, the better the chance of beating it.

Six Tips On How To Help Young Children Learn To Write

Mary Walton | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Mary Walton

When children are learning to write for the first time, help at home is essential. You want to help them get the hang of writing, but do you have no idea where to start? No worries. Here's six tips that will help your kids get the hang of writing.

Theresa May Accused Of Ignoring Students' Tuition Fee Fears

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Theresa May has been accused of failing to address students’ fears about tuition fees during a speech on the campaign trail. During an event at a G...

How To Bag The Student Job Of Your Dreams Travelling The World As A Paid Travel Advisor

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Finding a job at the end of university can be a shock to the senses. Swapping mid-week nights out for hellish commutes and flat shares for the spare ...

English Voters Should Be Concerned About Education In The Upcoming Election

Kevin Courtney | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Kevin Courtney

On 8th June, it won't just be a programme for Brexit that will be decided. The Conservative Party will also seek endorsement for changes whose effect will be almost equally significant for social values and social opportunities. The danger is that in the great commotion of a Brexit election, these other proposals will go unexamined and under-debated.

Sex Ed Isn't Scary If Schools Put Relationships First

Nick Haisman-Smith | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Haisman-Smith

The Department for Education's recent announcement that Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) will be mandatory in schools, starting at age 4, is one that may scare some teachers. Sex is often seen as a taboo subject, even in general society, and for a teacher speaking to a classroom full of children delivering SRE could be an embarrassing prospect.

Freshman Or Freshers? - Advice To A Brit Studying In America

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

The life I have here is one I never want to give up and one that if given the opportunity, I wish every person could experience. America may be a huge cultural shock but it's been the best shock of my adolescent life.

After The Mother Of All Bombs, The New Malalas Using Education To Pioneer Peace

Natasha Phillips | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Natasha Phillips

The Middle East produces strong women. Against a backdrop, often, of oppression, war and terror, they have learned to survive in some of the world's d...

What If Happiness Was The Benchmark?

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Parents
Hanni Melnicenko

At age 15 he was in the 95th percentile of boys in his age group in our city in the UK, in terms of academic ability. And I made the decision to take him out of his highly sought after place at the boys' grammar school and move to Spain.

Toddlers Should Be Told About Trans People. Why? Because #WeExist

CJ Atkinson | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
CJ Atkinson

NUT have taken steps this week to introduce LGBTQIA education into the curriculum from the moment that children start school. We know, from academic theorists, researchers, and quantitative and qualitative data that a holistic approach to education is the best one - not just for children who may come to identify as LGBTQIA, but for those who will live in the world with them. Spoiler alert: that is everyone, even you. This isn't just an amazing move, it's a revolutionary one.

The Power Of Happiness And Well-Being Classes

Jane Fuller | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

At the age of 25 years he took up meditation and yoga and stopped drinking and smoking and began to live healthily with the help of his soon-to-be wife Joanna. After a year or two of living this way he 'began to feel a lightness and happiness that he had never experienced before

A Level Archaeology: Down But Certainly Not Out

Dan Boatright | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Boatright

So, while the future may not be as bright for the subject as we would have hoped, we certainly won't be disheartened over the next year and hopefully we can convince more people to take this subject at university as we say our final goodbyes.

Taking A Position Against Grammar Schools

Ansgar Allen | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Ansgar Allen

Selective and notoriously biased against poorer children, grammar schools were almost eliminated in the UK. Now they are back in the limelight, with the Conservative government considering their reintroduction.

Teachers Share Graphic Accounts Of The Effect Sats Are Having On Pupils

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK

Teachers are on the brink of boycotting key primary school tests amid concerns over the pressure it puts on pupils. Attendees at a National Union of T...

Schools Are Struggling To Cope With Students' Mental Health Issues, Teachers Warn

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are struggling to deal with a rise in mental health issues among students, teachers have warned. Almost all teachers (98%) have taught pupils...