UK Education

Are Young People Really Represented Well Enough?

Louis Sherman | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

The earlier we start to make change, individually or as a whole, and showing young people the value we place on them and their voices, the more benefits we all get from it in the future. Representation of young voices has never gone far enough and now is our time to make our voices heard thoroughly and truly.

GCSE And A Level Courses Axed Amid Schools Funding Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being forced to axe GCSE and A-Level courses in a desperate attempt to tackle severe budget pressures, headteachers have warned. Design a...

How would education suffer without aid from the USA?

Aaron Benavot | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Last week, White House officials said that President Trump would increase military spending by $54 billion, taking funds from domestic programs and fo...

Lords Vote To Cut Link Between TEF And Fees - A Win For Students And The Movement That We Must Build On

Malia Bouattia | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Malia Bouattia

Our government's policy in education remains one that aims to sell it off to the highest bidder. My union's vision, as I believe that of the majority of people in the UK, is that education should remain a right, to be enjoyed by all, at any time in life. Such a vision is one worth fighting for, and one which we will continue to put forward, with others, until it is achieved.

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

Craft Cannot Stand Still

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

There's no doubt that craft and the Crafts Council are in a state of flux. We've witnessed an unprecedented rise in the popularity of making, encapsul...

The Price We All Pay For A World That Doesn't Value Gender Equality

Anita Tiessen | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Anita Tiessen

Photo credit: WAGGGS One of the challenges when running a global organisation that counts 10 million girls and young women from 146 different count...

Let's Celebrate Progress... Then Get To Work

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

It's finally happened... After years of campaigning for just how vital a compulsory healthy relationships education is for our young people, the gov...

Why I'm Striking To Repeal The 8th

Jenny Killin | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jenny Killin

I was 18 years old, I had just lost my job; no money, no place of my own; and my boyfriend was at college. I wasn't ready to have a child, and I was absolutely terrified. I was lucky though, because I had a supportive partner and family. I was lucky I had a health service which recognised my right to decide what happened to my body and my right to professional support. I was lucky to live in a country where the government did not consider it a criminal offence to choose.

Multilingual teaching does more than just improve learning

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The most widely read GEM Report publication is our paper last year on language policy in education. Why? Because there are about 6,500 languages spoke...

Peru has a new 'rose-tinted' curriculum

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The UN congratulated Peru last week for its new education curriculum, in effect since the 1st January this year, which aims to improve gender equality...

The bottom countries for female education.

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Girls learning in Niger. Credit: Tagaza Djibo/GEM Report It's International Women's Day. As people in different cities rally for gender equality, no...

Let's Start With The Children

Shahida Rahman | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shahida Rahman

Not bad... for a girl. It almost sounds like a compliment, doesn't it? We have all heard comments like this and, whether we bristle at the low bar ...

Angela Rayner's 'Sexist' BBC Interview Upset People For A Lot Of Reasons

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

As grammar schools look set to be central to Wednesday’s Budget, a segment on the issue on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme got many rather fired up....

Why We Need To Address Staff Sexual Misconduct In Higher Education

Dr Tiffany Page | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tiffany Page

The latest findings by the Guardian on the prevalence of allegations of staff sexual misconduct in UK universities are starting to shed light on something many current and former university students have known for a long time: that the UK higher education sector has a serious sexual harassment problem.

From Class Clown To Comedy, I've Always Loved Making People Laugh

Seann Walsh | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh is a stand-up comedian and actor from Brighton. He has sold out many-a-show, won numerous awards and has appeared on a range of television shows including Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. Here, for The Huffington Post UK, he vlogs about the comedians that inspire him, his favourite joke and being the class clown.

The Cost Of Education

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

How much further can we go before we are forced to admit that continuously saving money could mean we have to rescue education? The conversation must continue, but its focus needs to change. Let's stop talking about cuts and start talking about investment.

I Was Discriminated Against At Work And Now I'm Working To End It

Glynn Davies | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Glynn Davies

all women everywhere Three in ten young women experience discrimination when working or looking for work. I am one of them. Like the other women responding to the Young Women's Trust survey that uncovered this shocking statistic, I was treated differently at work simply because I was born a women.

Two-Year Degrees - Is That The Ideal Length Of A Bachelor's Course?

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

The issue is not what length or type of programme is better; the real issue is that the choice reflects the needs of the students and of society in general.

Why I Chose An Apprenticeship

Maddy Wainwright | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maddy Wainwright

This time last year, I would have never pictured that I would now be five months into an apprenticeship in Public Relations (PR). It has been the best decision that I could have made, but one that had never even entered my mind before, being so adamant that university was the right choice for me.

Embracing The Apprenticeship Levy For A Strong Business Future

Rachel Roxburgh | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Rachel Roxburgh

In the last six years, since I first started working for Dallaglio RugbyWorks in 2011, I have seen many examples of how a good apprenticeship scheme c...

International Students Generate Almost £26 Billion For UK Economy Each Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

International students help generate almost £26 billion for the economy and support more than 200,000 jobs, a new report has revealed. Between 2014-...

Exam Stress: How Serious Is It?

Aimee | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

When you're told that your career, your future and your identity hang on how you perform in a test it has one of two effects: the first is that you freeze and because you cannot cope with the weight of responsibility, you pretend it isn't there. The second is just as damaging: you drive yourself to the ground because you're afraid of failure.

Compulsory SRE Is A Massive Step Forward For Gender Equality

Charlotte Forrester | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Forrester

all women everywhere High quality SRE should not be a privilege. It should be a right to ensure that every young person can make safe and responsible decisions about their own bodies and lives and respect and care for others in equal relationships.

Mandatory Sex And Relationships Education Is A Victory For Campaigners And Young Women Everywhere

Caroline Lucas | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

all women everywhere This victory shows that persistent, heartfelt campaigning from people who really care can make a difference to people's lives. In these difficult times - where populism dominates our politics - there are shards of light piercing the darkness.