UK Education

The Modern Apprentice - A New Business Opportunity

Mark Naysmith | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Naysmith

As a professional consultancy advising and working with developers, contractors and architects we are directly impacted by skills and resource shortages within the environmental, construction and engineering sectors.

Does Dyslexia Exist?

Alex Dyer | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Dyslexia is characterised by difficultly reading, phonological (auditory) encoding problems, poor processing speed and the inability to use language skills effectively. It's also a reading disorder. Recent Professors from Durham and Yale University have suggested that Dyslexia is a Myth, that dyslexia should be abandoned as it lacks scientific clarity and educational value.

Faith Schools: Whose Education Is It Anyway?

Stephen Evans | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Stephen Evans

According to a comprehensive new study undertaken by the Church of England to discover the factors related to spiritual and numerical.. church growth, our 'National Church' is in decline because generations of church goers are not being replaced.

How to Create the World Book Day Authors of Tomorrow

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Carey Ann Dodah

Getting children to love reading and writing can prove to be a challenge, especially with television, films and games being it's most harsh competitors. Having some family reading time can be very powerful. If your child sees you replacing TV with books then they are more likely to be inspired to get excited about it too.

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Syrian Refugee Camps May Be A Breeding Ground For Terrorists, Says Malala Yousafzai

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Syrian refugee camps may be a breeding ground for terrorism, Malala Yousafzai has warned. The 16-year-old education campaigner, who was shot in the...

Educating Generation F Using the Tools They Know Best - Technology

Anton Dominique | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Tech
Anton Dominique

While our programmes at London School of Marketing tend to be comparatively affordable given our low-overhead partnership with associated schools and universities, we are able to keep costs down even lower due to our investment in LAPs.

Thumbs up for Team Based Learning

Dr Neel Sharma | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK
Dr Neel Sharma

Recently I had the pleasure of observing a team based learning (TBL) session at the newly established Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine, a joint initiative between Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University. As a doctor having trained via problem based learning (PBL) I was able to appreciate the stark difference between the two forms of instruction.

Why the Running Community Is Right to Make Michael Gove Sweat

Gavin Megaw | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gavin Megaw

Michael Gove might not know it yet, but he is in for a fight on this issue. The running community are an impressive bunch; eternally positive, and as good endurance athletes always can, willing to sustain a campaign it believes in.

The Sun Also Rises - But Where's My Coffee?

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

The Role of Coffee in Our Daily Lives Reconsidered The sun rises. The sky is blue. The breakfast table is set up. The sunlight is now creeping ...

Disaffected Muslim Parents Urge Faith 'Takeover' Of Schools

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

Documents purportedly from disaffected Muslim parents, being described as a small group of fundamentalist Salafists, are being investigated by a Midla...

Maths for Girls? It's as Easy as ABC - So, Why Are Schools Not Doing More to Encourage It?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hotston Moore

We need to see much more mentoring and for schools to actively, not passively, ensure a throughput of female role models talking to, and hopefully inspiring, pupils. Governors and local education authorities should take a firm lead.

A Quiet Word...

Amanda Prowse | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

here was evidently some form of disconnect between my son's verbal acuity and his ability to write things down. His math's skills soared and he remained bright and questioning with a fascination for the world around him, but reading and writing were still huge hurdles.

Thank You for the LGBT Music

Elly Barnes | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elly Barnes

In all of my musical, equality and advisory roles, music continues to be a key tool in eradicating discrimination. In all our annual 'Educate and Celebrate' school showcases, students and teachers use music extensively through LGBT anthems, music by LGBT composers and equality songs written by our young people.

'He Sent The Out Into The World, But 100 Of Them Never Grew Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

George Howson was the most idealistic of headmasters. When he took the helm at Gresham's School in Norfolk, he wanted to reinvent the standards of edu...

Why Could War Memorials Cause Controversy?

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Do museums serve as the warnings to promote peace, or are they trying to get the visitors criticise certain nations and unite to defeat exterior enemies? These are only some of the open-ended discussion topics that are related to war museums and memorials.

Let's Put It Into Context

Chris Jones | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

I've spoken at length about the importance of contextualised learning. As parents, we have a clear role to play in helping our children put theory into practice. It shouldn't fall solely on the shoulders of teachers. However, it still makes me question whether schools are doing enough on their side to prepare children for their futures.

How Can I Decide Whether I Should Do an MBA?

Adele Barlow | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adele Barlow

The public debate evaluating the true usefulness of an MBA is a cacophony that only grows louder the further you wade into it. Yet what I found from my own wading is that you cannot know what is right for 'everyone' - you can only (ever) know what's right for you.

The Folly of the Government's Current Internship Scheme

Raj Dhonota | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Raj Dhonota

While I certainly don't agree with exploiting graduates and other interns I'm not convinced the whole concept of companies having to pay graduates minimum wage across the board - especially when it comes to micro businesses and small businesses - is a good one.

A Global Battlefield

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Lest we forget, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the war that shaped the 20th century. The first of three world wars (two hot and one cold), this conflict is remembered once a year as a lesson in human suffering, as a reminder that the war to end all wars was only the beginning of the human cost of the past century.

What Does It Take to Succeed in Academia?

Athene Donald | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Athene Donald

In the course of my work as the University of Cambridge's Gender Equality Champion, I travel to many other universities to discuss what they are doing on the equality front. Sometimes I meet with Vice Chancellors and senior management, sometimes I meet the students and early career researchers.

The News: A Users Manual - Interview With Alain De Botton

Jack Kenyon | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Kenyon

"We don't interpret things at all. We let them wash over us. It's like a cult, like a religion... In the developed economies, the news now occupies a position of power at least equal to that formerly enjoyed by the faiths. Here, too, we hope to receive revelations, learn who is good and bad, fathom suffering and understand the unfolding logic of existence. "

Are Schools Still Failing to Inform Their Students About the Alternatives to University?

Hattie Wrixon | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Wrixon

Last week Ucas revealed a 4% rise in applications and over 87,000 more girls applying than boys, which got me thinking: are most schools still failing to inform their students about the alternatives to university and why are so many more girls applying to university than ever before?

The Rise of the Entrepreneur

Doug Richard | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

Entrepreneurs across the country are playing a vital role in driving the UK's economic recovery. Out of the mess caused by the worst financial crisis in living memory, Britain has found itself a new identity as the land of the startup.

Our Future in Safe Hands

Marilyn DiCara | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marilyn DiCara

I'd find myself grabbing a woollen jumper to combat the goose bumps inspired by talent shining through or when I recognised myself, some years ago, in these young people at the early stages of their careers. Talent in abundance. Ambition and drive overflowing. Desire to develop and grow. If ever there was evidence that young people are the antithesis of the lazy, lethargic stereotype in the media, this was it.

Work Experience Tips

Carina Maggar | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carina Maggar

You only get a short amount of time to impress people during your experience as an intern. It's important that you make the best impact you can, before you're quickly replaced by a sharper, friendlier, more eager version of yourself. The doors of an office are constantly traffic-jammed with a rotation of students dying to make a good impression.