UK Education

Oxford Denies Ukip's Natasha Bolter Was A Student

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics

A top university has publically denied that a prospective parliamentary candidate for Ukip, currently embroiled in a harassment claim against a party ...

Privately Educated Teens More Likely To Want To Go To Uni Than State School Pupils

PA | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Privately educated teenagers are more likely to want to go to university than those who went to state school, research has found. And boys are sign...

On the Nature of Public Opinion

Aaron Vallely | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

History has given us a colossal record of deceit, manipulation of the many by a resourceful and shrewd few, and the sustained distortion of public perception so robustly at any one time, it is imperative we review the model of society we have inherited. Power derives its life-force from control.

Amanda Abbington Stars in 'God Bless the Child', Royal Court Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

On the surface, God Bless the Child is a satire on our education system and the hoops we make our teachers, and our children, jump through. Only it's so much more than this as it's also an examination of where power truly resides in a classroom.

Raising Girls - Promoting Body Confidence

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

What to do, and to advise the parent of a 7 year old girl, so that they can keep that confidence nurtured? Here are some of the best tips from the experts on how to raise confident girls...

Sainsbury's Ad Becomes Surprising Hit With Schools

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Many teachers around the country are using the Sainsbury's Christmas Truce advert as a learning resource for WW1 commemorations.

Protest Turns Ugly: Warwick Students Tear-Gassed and Threatened With Tasers

Natasha Clark | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Clark

Students have been arrested, sprayed with tear gas and threatened with tasers at the University of Warwick, after a peaceful education protest turned violent on Wednesday.

We Cannot Abandon Afghanistan

Laurie Lee | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Laurie Lee

Today's London Conference on Afghanistan arrives at a critical juncture for Afghanistan, with violent conflict increasing in many parts of the country and aid fatigue creating cuts in food rations for one million Afghans it is a vital moment to remind the world not to abandon Afghanistan.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

Outsourcing Homework May Ruin Your Education

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Preetam Kaushik

Cheap labour is one thing. Cheap intellectual labour is quite another. Because when you can 'afford' a highly educated person to write your course work and essays that were supposed to give you insights into the subject you are studying, the loss of having made a 'cheap' deal with someone across continents is, really, yours and your own doing.

Are You up for a Data Revolution?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Claudia Delpero

An advisory group to the United Nations is calling for a revolution. It won't be taking people to the streets, ousting governments or causing bloodshed, but it will overhaul the data driving governments' decisions.

Top Head Attacks 'Snowplough' Parents Who Can't Deal With Failure

PA | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

“Snowplough” parents are so over-protective of their offspring that the children end up unable to deal with failure, a headteacher at a leading Lo...

IT Is Not for Geeks

Claire Vyvyan | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Vyvyan

Today, the tech industry is intertwined with almost every aspect of our lives, in every waking moment, and it's a privilege to see first-hand just how much of a difference we can make to the world around us.

Girls 'Better At Making Video Games Than Boys'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

Teenage girls are better at making video games than boys -- as long as teaching methods are designed to harness their strengths, the University of Sus...

Learn to Travel, Travel to learn

David Hurst | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Hurst

Education can be defined as learning in which knowledge, values, beliefs, skills and traditions are passed from one generation to the next. Every experience that has a formative consequence on the way we think, feel or act is therefore educational. Although education is compulsory in most countries up to a certain age, attendance at school frequently isn't.

Why Not Going to University Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Natasha Colyer | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Colyer

If I could offer someone on the cusp of their twenties any advice, I would say don't just go with a generic life plan because it 'looks right' or because it's 'what everyone else is doing.' Take time to think about what you want to achieve and how you are going to get there... Sometimes you have to sidestep the safe option and take a risk.

Labour Have Nothing to Contribute in the Education Debate - Selfish Attacks Lay Bare the Intellectual Bankruptcy of Their Position

Afzal Amin | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Afzal Amin

We need to fight this sort of small-minded class-war attack and to celebrate that which is great in our country, emulate it for the benefit of more people and ensure that where something works we support it, and where it is failing we correct it. Labour have not learnt this lesson, they are unfit to govern and the British people will rightly reject them in May next year.

Drinking Coffee in Space

Caragh Little | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

A female Italian astronaut soon to join the International Space Station will be among the first to use a newly patented device to make 'proper' espresso coffee, enjoyed from a specially designed zero-gravity cup.

Muscular Liberalism and the Witch-Hunt of Muslim Schools

Dilly Hussain | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

With such harsh intolerance towards Islam under the façade of preventing extremism, this will no doubt have a knock-on effect on community cohesion and how Muslims are perceived by the wider non-Muslim public.

Ginger Pride Is Growing... But Prejudice Still Exists

Emma Kelly | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Kelly

Ginger prejudice and the bullying of redheads (actually, just bullying in general) are still problems in the UK because society continues to treat red hair as a bit of a joke. Somehow, it's socially acceptable to make fun of gingers, both at school and in the media, and it's got to stop.

The Vital Social and Community Importance of Schools Cannot Be Overstated

John Tizard | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Tizard

Whilst education cannot directly and of itself address the underlying causes of economic/social inequality and injustice, it can offer young people a chance to fulfil their potential, to open eyes and minds to opportunities without limit, and to prepare them for a balanced life as confident and active citizens.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Belittle School Sex Education

Suzi Godson | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

If parents can't, or won't, respond to their children's perfectly natural curiosity about the human body and where babies come from, the responsibility falls on schools to provide answers to those questions.

‘This Is In No Way Trojan Horse Mark Two'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

A previously "outstanding" Church of England school has reportedly failed an Ofsted inspection over concerns about a sixth-form Islamic society and ge...

Senior Entrepreneurs Are the Ones to Watch

Doug Richard | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech
Doug Richard

What is it about the senior entrepreneur that is so oxymoronic? Surely an older person is the most likely candidate to invent bifocals. I doubt that many 20-somethings (today as much as in the 18th century) have ever stopped to consider the greatness of a lens with two distinct optical powers.

Big 25 for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Geeta Bandi-Phillips | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Geeta Bandi-Phillips

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is 25 years old this Thursday. What an amazing victory for all the child rights campaigners!