UK Education

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WATCH: Year Of Code Director Lottie Dexter Reveals On Newsnight That She Can't Code

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Should the ambassador for the government's "Year Of Code" know how to, um, code? It's a question that's divided developers and educators since last...

Will 2014 Be Another Year of Tears or the Beginning of Real Hope That We Will See an End to FGM?

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Ann-Marie Wilson

Later this week I am travelling to East Africa and I will spend a month meeting with anti-FGM campaigners, representatives from governments and non-governmental organisations working on development programmes and/or violence against women initiatives...

Time To Talk: Why Young People Need More Conversations Around Mental Health

Rachel Egan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Egan

Mental health is an area where we are massively failing our children. Anxiety and depression rates are higher than ever before, 1 in 12 young people self -harm and 3 children in every classroom around the UK has a diagnosable mental health condition.

Berlin Wall?

Richard Stacy | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Stacy

The Right Hon Michael Gove MP. Oh where does one start? Perhaps let us start with two words: Berlin Wall. Berlin Wall is the term that Mr Gove has just used to describe what it is that separates private and public education in the UK. And what a powerful term it is: so laden with symbolism, so inviting of destruction and also so instructive of his own detachment from reality.

Politics Is Far Too Important to Be Left to Politicians Alone

Kamran Hussain | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

Banging on about democracy is one thing and actually implementing it fairly is another. Whether it's "why young people don't vote" or the call for "the ban on the niqaab" being discussed, those representative of the groups in question are not given the opportunity to have their say.

Let's Give Hope to a Generation

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Philip Hallam

I believe that a young person's future is dictated, in large part, by their own determination and perseverance coupled with access to meaningful education, support, and experience. But this report would indicate that there is a big problem here.

Who Will Stop Michael Gove - Before It's Too Late?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Margaret Heffernan

If Michael Gove were just building some ghastly skyscrapers or running a sweatshop, we might not like it but would trust to time to show him the error of his ways. But he is experimenting - in his loose and lazy ways - with the minds of a generation. He needs to be stopped.

Why Immigration Is a Good Thing for the UK

Layla Haidrani | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

As a daughter of immigrant parents who came to the UK for postgraduate studies at university, I can safely say that the way immigrants are perceived (particularly exacerbated by right-wing media outlets) is frankly absurd and borderline ludicrous.

Signifying Nothing

Caragh Little | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It was when I saw the suggestion in a fashion magazine, late last night, that animal print might be a suitable style statement for a trip to the zoo, that I knew the game was up.

The EU - Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Anais Mutumba | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anais Mutumba

A ban on bent bananas and cucumbers, a demand for Oktoberfest barmaids to cover up, the banning of corgis and other dogs and even in using the phrase "two fat ladies" in the classic game of bingo. These are just some of the European Union myths that abound...

Lines And Litter-Picking

Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

Misbehaving pupils face the prospect of being told to pick up litter or write out lines hundreds of times under plans by Education Secretary Michael G...

A Fair Deal for the Young and Homeless

Rick Henderson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Rick Henderson

If we want young people to overcome homelessness, society also needs to provide support. In many cases this doesn't just mean having a roof over your head, it also means providing the help someone needs to move into adulthood. Whether this is help to get into education, training or employment, or to overcome other issues such as substance misuse.

Teaching Sex In Primary Schools

Jack Fletcher | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

It doesn't happen. Sex and relationship education (SRE) that is taught in primary schools (ages 4-11) is point blank not about teaching young children how to have sex. It is about giving age-appropriate information that is evidence-based on the issues that SRE encompasses.

Exams and Your Wellbeing

Stacey Lucas | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stacey Lucas

Keep calm and breath. It is a new year, new term and exams. How do you prepare? Failing to plan is a plan to fail, rule number one. In your new term are you preparing for exams and looking forward to them? You should be. You know more now than you did before the Christmas break.

International-Based Education Can Offset Rise in Tuition Fees

Anton Dominique | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Dominique

Is 2014 the year when tuition fees rise yet again for struggling UK students? According to the BBC, UK universities are already dissatisfied with a tu...

When I Was a Handicapped Kid

Simon Stevens | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The teachers were as shocked as the pupils and I might as well have been an alien for outer space as I was certainly the freak of the school. This was clearly a lonely position and I often felt I was the only disabled person within a mile, five miles or even ten miles radius.

The Global Learning Crisis Is Costing $129Billion a Year

Pauline Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pauline Rose

Worldwide, millions of children are failing to learn the basics. Children who already face disadvantage - girls, the poor, the disabled those in rural areas, are being hit the hardest.

Tackling the Menace of Hate and Extremism in our Schools

Yousef Dar | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Yousef Dar

Ample coverage has been afforded to so called Islamist extremism fuelled by a few individuals, media and some politicians. Racism and Islamophobia continue to exist and yet very little is done about this menace. Some politicians have advocated that this is no longer a problem. Others have used the argument that legislation is in place to deal with Racism, hence we need to move on.

Eating Disorders in Children and Teenagers Are Soaring, But Is the Internet Really to Blame?

Sam Thomas | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

The dangers of the internet may be largely understood but due to the lack of evidence, it's a questionable claim to suggest that social media sites are the so called 'cause?' Instead of trying to point the finger it's better to focus our attention on understanding why young sufferers are developing eating disorders in the first place.

University Isn't for Everyone... And Nor Should It Be

Alice Rigby | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Rigby

A degree, with its ever-elevated status, has become a means to a personal end. This elevated status, coupled with the economic concern of students, has also led to a proliferation of new degree subjects. It is now possible to study almost anything at university. And yet, many of these courses simply don't suit a degree structure, an issue many concerned with higher education seem all too happy to ignore.

Robots Versus Humans: The Race for Employment

Chris Jones | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Research from Oxford University shows that almost half of today's jobs will be automated by the year 2034. This has dramatic implications for our workforce. And the impact is already being felt.

The Death Of The A-Level?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The A-level system should be replaced with a wider "baccalaureate" scheme that allows teenagers to study more subjects, a report suggests. It says ...

Would You Send Your Kids to Private School?

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

The Cambridge Union Society's Press Officer, Oliver Jackson, as the product of a succession of British private schools, discourses on the arguments around the system that educated him.

Teaching the Holocaust in the 'Post-Survivor Era'

Thomas Harding | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Thomas Harding

Who is going to educate young people about the Holocaust when the survivors are no longer with us? That is the question I keep asking myself... Because the further we get from the end of the Second World War, the fewer survivors we have to share their powerful stories.

British Teacher's Terror At Elephant Attack

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A teacher who suffered a serious leg injury when an elephant tore through her car in South Africa has told how she desperately tried to drive away. ...