UK Education

Are 50,000 Young People 'Missing' in Our Employment System?

Stephen Evans | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Evans

Exam results are the start of the journey for young people, with so many possibilities and opportunities ahead. We need to make sure that our employment and skills system gives them the right support at the right time to make the most of these.

Glass Ceilings For Women and Glass Floors For Men

Nick Clements | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

I think the majority of us want to see positive action against the 'glass ceiling' for women in the corporate world. It's about time sensible people ran our big corporations. However, we have an equally divisive 'glass floor' for men, which is not recognised, and yet it is causing just as much damage.

What's in a Degree?

Emily Perry | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

I find myself on the hunt for a new opportunity. Refreshingly I can share this because, unlike many of my jobseeking counterparts, my current employer is fully supportive of my decision to return to my communications specialism having successfully delivered my three year plan as a generalist.

Louise Ridley

Not The A Level Results Pictures You Were Expecting To See..

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The A Level results coverage in the media feels eerily familiar today. Photographers around the country have been visiting schools and snapping gi...

Soft Skills Are Making the Grade With Employers

Mark Boleat | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Boleat

Getting good grades can of course open the door to a promising future, but more employers are stressing the importance of soft skills... we need to address the skills shortage and ensure that young people are better prepared for the world of work in order to bolster this economic growth.

Youth is More Than the Theme of the Day; It's the Theme of the Decade

Kate Redman | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
Kate Redman

The number of young people experiencing the impact of slow economic growth is at an all-time high. Currently, they make up 18% of the population in developing countries; and constitute 12% of the population in developed countries.

How We Should Teach Shakespeare in Schools

Alix Long | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

I also had the opportunity to talk to another teacher, Debra Williamson. What she had to say on the subject of incorporating Shakespeare into the 21st century classroom was riveting, and really turned my mind to how we should view the teaching of Shakespeare to our students in schools everywhere.

Louise Ridley

Teach Five-Year-Olds How To Object To Genital Mutilation, Says Top NSPCC Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Children as young as five should be taught about female genital mutilation (FGM) in school to empower them to "protest" their parents' plans, the NSPC...

The Countdown to My Fate Sealed in an Envelope

Tasha Okeke | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Just like everyone else, I'm going through the standard results day countdown emotions - questioning if I wrote in blue ink instead of black, if I even did the right paper, if I knew what I was doing in the exam, making plans B, C, D and E if results day doesn't go to plan.

The UK Skills Crisis Coverage Fails to See the Big Picture - A Changing World of Work

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

This is a perfect storm scenario. Countries such as the UK, with a history of dominance and empire and educational excellence, need to look beyond the obvious. The world is going to be a very different place in just a couple of decades. Economic and cultural hegemony is not a birthright and can easily shift to the east throughout this century.

This Metal Balloon Was Created Using Nothing But Water

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

Colin Furze is back. Having created 'Wolverine' style claws, 'farted' on France with a giant pulse jet and successfully walked on a ceiling he's now s...

Why We Can Be Proud of Our Great Men

Karen Ruimy | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Karen Ruimy

When we decided to set up the GREAT Initiative, a charity that focuses on gender equality, the phrase was something quite new. This year we are already in a position to be able to look back at the past six months and celebrate.

Is the UK Heading for a Skills Crisis?

Martina Milburn | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Martina Milburn

We know that unemployed young people want to work and that employers have vacancies they want to fill. In fact, our report highlights that 72% of business leaders see the recruitment of young people as vital to averting a skills crisis.

Does Politicising Education Start With Changing the Reading List?

Ian Stanley | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Stanley

This appointment will only really be revealed as a success or failure over the next couple of months. That includes finding out the sort of changes Hoare will make, and the influence over decisions he is allowed. It could be a great leap that proves taking a business-sided angle was just what was needed - or it could further a politicisation that Gove set in motion before he left.

My Story, or How I Settled on Dogs

Anna Roth | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I've combined my love for dogs with my knowledge of dog training. It's so much fun when my four-legged friends do what I want and not vice versa. At the same time, my dogs should be happy, because if my dogs aren't happy, neither am I.

Are Higher Education Attitudes a Barrier to Tomorrow's Talent?

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Dr Philip Hallam

Education is only part of the equation with this second statistic. But isn't it a shocking thought that we could potentially be losing our young talent to other countries simply because we're not having the right conversations with them about their career and education options?

We Don't Need No Education

Horace Trubridge | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Horace Trubridge

Did you have a teacher who sparked an interest in a subject for you? Who went that extra mile and was so absorbed and enthused by their subject that you couldn't help but be in awe of them as a teacher, and years afterwards you can still remember how you couldn't wait for their lesson?

This One Simple Video Explains Our Entire Existance

The Huffington Post UK] | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech

The planet Earth is a thing of beauty. It's also mind-bogglingly complex, with an ecosystem so varied and intricate that sometimes it's hard to proces...

Educated Women Are Less Threatening to Their Husbands - Apparently

Suzy Miller | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

'Marriages in which wives have the educational advantage were once more likely to dissolve, but this association has disappeared in more recent marriage cohorts'... is the only reason that educated women are staying married longer because men are becoming more emotionally intelligent?

But What If Español Didn't Like Me At First?

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

When first presented the options of continuing to study Chinese at the native speaker's level or starting to speak a completely new language at the start of one of the most rigorous secondary school education curriculums, I adamantly chose the latter option... I wished to challenge myself and build a stronger character.

Two Types of Marriage with Books

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

As a bookworm, I have been intoxicated by seeing so many bibliophiles during my stay in Oxford... The two days that I spent revisiting the City of Dreaming Spires inspired me to name a special type of marriage: Marriage with Books.

How Does Social Media Fit With Education?

Julie Booth | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julie Booth

Social media sites are also a great way for schools to share success stories such as outstanding GCSE results, awards evenings and photos from school trips... But the question is, how does a school really get the essence of its ethos and often centuries of heritage over in just 140 characters?

Rape Is Not Just About Sex

Joana Gomes | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joana Gomes

As she said no over and over again, he just laughed and forced himself into her. She cried, but tears made no difference to him. She lost. After she was raped, she didn't tell anyone because she wasn't completely sure it was rape... Only years later did she realise that even girlfriends and wives can be raped, because if it takes force, it's not consensual.

What to Do on A-Level Results Day

Alex Dyer | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Approaching results day can be a daunting experience for many students. Sometimes the anxiety and stress of the situation can often effect how you react and respond on the day itself. This article will help you decide on how best to handle whatever is thrown your way on results day.

Life-Time Ban For Teacher Who Punched And Pulled Hair Of Students

The Huffington Post UK | Miriam Brown | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher from a secondary school in Solihull, Birmingham has been given a life-time ban from teaching after punching, jabbing and pulling the hair of...