UK Education

It Turns Out Teenagers Today Really Aren't So Bad

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Today's teenagers are the most ambitious in a century, but also the most concerned that the current economic crisis will stymie hopes of achieving the...

How University Research Inspired the Public During Universities Week 2014

Nicola Dandridge | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nicola Dandridge

UK universities are at the forefront of some of the most pioneering and innovative research found in the world today. We are one of the most significant research powers, competing with the best internationally.

Militant Ignorance: The BBC is Failing Us With It's Servitude To The Right Wing..

Karl Davis | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

The BBC needs to be fully autonomous, with a truly independent management and executive team that is free from the temper tantrums of governmental talking heads.

Michael Gove's Cheeks, Katie Hopkins' Mouth and David Starkey's Brain

Oliver Beach | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Beach

Wellington College was an inspirational setting for the Sunday Times' Education Festival 2014. It could also be heavily featured in a documentary titled, 'Where Pink Chinos Live Forever', yet was a magical setting for the wizards of the education world...

20 Things I Will Always Remember About Greece

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Thanks to the fond memories of the beautiful country that continue to excite me & the jet lag, I came up with this list of 20 bullet points at around 3:00 a.m.! Enjoy:)

Ofsted's Latest School Inspection Was Really, Really Dumb

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

Ofsted wasted two days and taxpayers money on a "baffling" two-day inspection of a school that was due to close permanently in just a few weeks. Fr...

Adolescents Need to Learn About Depression - Before It's Too Late

Danny Baker | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

Adolescents need to be educated about depression so that if they find themselves experiencing the symptoms, they can realise that they're suffering from an illness, and can then go about seeking treatment from there.

Hardline Christian Schools In Manchester Are Teaching Children Evolution Is A Lie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Children at three private schools in Manchester have been taught from American textbooks which state that abortion is wrong, evolution is a lie and ho...

The End of the Academic Year Is Upon Us - With Both Students and Business Facing the Same Choices About 'Investing' in Future Capabilities

Leo Quinn | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Across the country, tens of thousands of students are getting ready for the end of the academic year - and facing one of the most crucial decisions of...

Could Gove 'Effectively Stop' Muslims Becoming School Governors?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Hardline new rules for academies and free schools that compel them to promote British values are "dangerous" and could effectively stop Muslims becomi...

Good News For Evolution, Bad News For Creationism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

In what's being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all existing and future academie...

How Technology Can Fill the Void Left By Nurseries

John Friend | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
John Friend

Ofsted's chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw recently stated on Radio 4 that "More than two-thirds of our poorest children - and in some of our poorest communities that goes up to eight children out of 10 - go to school unprepared,".

Is Teaching Mindfulness in School a Good Idea?

Maria Senise | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Anyone look back at your tween and teen years and reminisce about how incredibly awkward and uncomfortable you felt in your own skin? Anyone, in conjunction, also realize that those quirks you felt so odd about back then have actually made you the unique person you are today? Anyone think how sad it was that you wasted all that time and energy worrying about what others thought about you? Well...I sure as hell do.

White Working Class Underachievement Is Not Simply About Individual Families

Dan Silver | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Dan Silver

White working class underachievement is not simply about individual families. We must recognise the marginalisation that many communities are experiencing. Until we do this, the cycle of underachievement will continue; most importantly, the blame-game will not help the very children who we want to support to succeed.

Why Tech Skills Are So Valuable for Future Careers and Developing Home Grown Talent

Stephen Devlin | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Devlin

So we feel that providing a way of linking the talent around us within the local community with the experience and opportunities that both large and small companies can offer is extremely important. That's why we are supporting Connecting Tech City and why we think initiatives like these are vital if we are to nurture the skills base companies like ours will need to prosper and grow.

School for Creative Startups; Take Note Mr Gove

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Despite superficially positive figures regarding unemployment coming out in the past few months, let's be clear, there is a massive employment crisis in the United Kingdom. We have unemployment at 6.8%, with a further 500,000 people in work being underemployed and a shocking 2% of the workforce on zero hours contracts with no certain earnings from week to week. This is not a stable situation for the nation, for working people or for the economy.

Around the World in 30 Days

Haris Suleman | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Haris Suleman

As many teenagers are getting ready for the long summer holiday, I am preparing for the biggest adventure of my life; to break the world record by flying round the world in a single-engine plane in just thirty days...

301+ Interviews: Thug Notes

Mat Greenfield | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

"Every day we get messages from fans telling us our videos have given them a heightened understanding of the books we cover. It's really encouraging to hear." As well as giving a new perspective on the books being discussed, the unique format of the show seems to have struck a chord with viewers as well.

Do We Need New Disablism Laws?

Simon Stevens | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

No law alone can make one person change their opinion of another person, and just adding law after law to try to will not help anyone, and may actually cause harm and resentment. Instead, we need to get our hands dirty and actually step by step, person by person, create better understanding and behaviour, that could result in better attitudes if we play our cards right.

Mindfulness in Schools

Anna Moody | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

Has anyone noticed that things are a bit 'off' in the world at the moment? How do we set about course correcting? Can anyone come up with a solution?

The Obligation to End Preventable Deaths and a Stunted Childhood Is a Responsibility We All Bear

Dame Tessa Jowell | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dame Tessa Jowell

Six out of the world's ten fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa, but their potential will not be realised without long-term improvements to education, health and the opportunity for women to give birth in environments free from violence. The further prize is increased productivity and economic growth.

Learning Disability Week - Why Politicians and Businesses Need to Take Note of the Learning Disability Community

Jan Tregelles | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Tregelles

A change in our society's attitude towards people with a learning disability would be a positive change for society in general. However, we all have to work together to achieve this. It's for this reason, that during this Learning Disability Week, we want to show that a person with a learning disability can have the same firsts as anybody else. All we need now is for everyone to listen.

International Day of the African Child 2014

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We are still fighting for the rights of children to have a free and quality education. It is now over two full months ago that more than 200 girls were abducted from a school in Chibok, northern Nigeria by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. This terrible situation is the worst nightmare any parent can experience.

Education is a Security Issue

Charlotte Keenan | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Charlotte Keenan

The news that some schools in Birmingham are under investigation by the Department for Education has caused widespread concern about the role educatio...

Aid to Education Has Fallen by 10% Since 2010

Aaron Benavot | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Humanitarian aid makes up only a small share of the external financing for education: The sector received only 2% of humanitarian appeals in 2013 - a long way from the modest 4% target set by the UN last year.