UK Education

We Must Expect More From Disabled People

Simon Stevens | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I think one of my biggest frustrations with society in terms of disability is the naturally low expectations the public has for what disabled people can and indeed should achieve. While everyone talks about the equality of disabled people, the reality is we are perceived as inferior beings.

A Response to a Response: Feminism

Imogen Beecroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Beecroft

I am still lucky enough not to have the same experiences that many women do: I have not been raped, or abused, or rejected from a job in case I do decide to go and reproduce one day (shock horror). But I do see, on a daily basis, a shocking amount of misogyny.

Should Four-Year-Olds Be Taught About Religion?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The Religious Education Council for England and Wales, which represents around 60 faith groups, has called for children as young a four to learn about...

Dog Awarded An MBA After Newsnight Investigation

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A Newsnight investigation has led to a dog being awarded an MBA. The programme managed to procure the pooch the coveted business degree for an outlay ...

British Startup Innovating the Ed Tech Market

Jack Kenyon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jack Kenyon

With backing from billionaire entrepreneur Lord Ashcroft and an influential board of advisers that features the CEO of YouGov, Flooved seems destined for success. Founded by Hamish Brocklebank and Nicholas Philippe...

Let Engineers And Scientists IN, Says James Dyson

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

James Dyson has lambasted Britain’s undervaluing of engineers and scientists, citing the UK's looming energy crisis as a “consequence” of a skil...

Invest in Engineers Now to Power Our Future

James Dyson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
James Dyson

The government this week signed an agreement which means our looming energy crisis will be solved by nuclear power stations built by the French and owned, in part, by the Chinese. This demonstrates the impact of Britain's skills shortage and our lack of ambition. To top it all, they have warned us that the dearth of hi-tech engineering skills in our economy may hold them back. The skills shortage is not a problem confined to the crucially important energy sector, it's systemic. We need more engineers and scientists.

A 'LegenDerry' Piano Pilgrimage

Neil Cowley | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cowley

But Jamie Cullum's BBC Radio show called and it made perfect sense to take the opportunity to big up this crazy city on air. Actually, this broadcast is not for his weekly Radio 2 show, but for a documentary he is doing for BBC Radio 4 called 'Piano Pilgrimage'. The premise of the show is to explore the changing fortunes of the 'home piano'.

What's the Point of a Rich Society Without Generous Ideas?

Robin Ince | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Robin Ince

The preposterously rich, whether wealth is gained through bailouts, off shore accountancy, or selling what isn't really theirs to sell, are deserving, they've worked hard to ensure scams and thievery is governmentally sanctioned for the few.

Integration of Technology in the 21st Century Classrooms

Katie Alice | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Katie Alice

It is important to understand that productive tech integration should be transpired in a way that can boost the teaching and learning process of teachers and students, respectively. However, to realize the objectives teachers have to identify the constructive ways through which technology can be employed effectively in the classrooms.

Effective Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

Katie Alice | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Katie Alice

Learning has become easier with the inception of Social media. It is the effective way of communication that offers you with a number of socializing tools. These tools boost the ability to collaborate and help entrance worldwide resources so that everyone can get optimal benefits.

Why Is Careers Advice So Important?

Jane Scott Paul | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Scott Paul

Our young people are making decisions about their future in a difficult economy: there are high levels of youth unemployment and university fees are at a record high. We have to be supporting them through the transition from education into the workforce by ensuring they're aware of all the career options open to them.

John Armitt - Remaking Education To Make Young People Work-Ready

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

The economy has changed beyond all description in recent years. Unfortunately schools and the university curricula haven't. This has caused massive ...

Tories Reject Clegg's Comments On Free Schools

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservatives have rejected calls from Nick Clegg to tighten controls over free schools. The Lib Dem leader accused the Tories of failing to en...

Education Minister's Embarrassing Twitter Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

We've all been there, that heart-sinking moment after you've pressed 'send' and you spot a glaring typo. But when you are talking about the importa...

Nick Clegg Attacks Coalition's 'Ideological' Schools Policy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg will launch a dramatic attack on Michael Gove's "ideological" free schools policy in a speech next week, and remind voters that the two coa...

Why Tristram Hunt Is Wrong on Performance-Related Pay for Teachers

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

"I'm in favour of performance-related pay," Labour's new education spokesman said on Question Time on Thursday evening. Really? But why? PRP is ideology masquerading as evidence.

Educating Bobby... Where Next?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

My eldest son Bobby is somehow on the verge of becoming of senior school age, so for me, today was spent on one of many tours of schools to work out exactly what our options are and where I would like to end up spending the next five years driving to and from twice a day in the name of my child's education.

A Degree Too Far?

Alexander Bowden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Bowden

On Monday, Nick Clegg 'promised' the government would not raise tuition fees to £16,000. Today, thousands of young people will continue to apply to a...

The Ten Awkward Situations that WILL Happen on Campus

Anna Pitts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Pitts

University campuses are often described as 'bubbles'. Little hives of energy where you are safe and sheltered from the scary, outside world and nothing that bad really happens. However, this bubble-like environment provides the optimum conditions for some truly awkward situations to crop up - and they will.

Teacher Strikes; It's Not About Money

Tom Walters | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Walters

Every industry needs inspecting to improve standards and ensure continuous improvement. However, Gove has taken his 'noble profession' and effectively taken it into a backroom to be beaten and robbed. The results are changes that have taken what was the noble profession and turned it into the impossible profession.

How Higher Education Made My Future Happen

Zoey Rhodes | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Zoey Rhodes

I'm lucky enough to have five children and a supportive husband. Once my youngest had started school and my eldest, the only girl, was in high school, I decided it was the right time for me to think about university.

The Hedge Fund Formula For Philanthropy

Andrew Law | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Law

Nowhere is this more necessary than the hedge fund sector, which has in the past often been happy for most people to remain in the dark about what it does and why. Its most successful participants have, with a few exceptions, been reluctant to talk about their business, and cautious about engaging directly in a wider social agenda.

UK Social Mobility and the School to Work Transition

Jake Hayman | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK
Jake Hayman

If you go to private school you are 10 times more likely to believe people like you will be really successful than if you go to state school. This statistic undermines confidence in the amazing education system we have, one that's working hard to see all students fulfil their potential.

Who'd Be Young Today? The Many Ways in Which We Are Failing Our Children

Natalie Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

With the start of the university year and the surging presence of Young Green groups up and down the country, and speaking at events for the Youth Parliament and Woodcraft Folk, I've been spending a lot of time with young people. And an impressive lot they are - engaged, committed, determined. But what I've been hearing from them is how tough every aspect of life is for them and their peers, how institutions and services meant to be equipping them for life aren't delivering, and how economic pressures bear down on them from every angle.