UK Education

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.

Muslim Free School 'Inadequate In Every Category'

Posted 16.12.2013 | UK

A controversial Muslim free school has been ranked as inadequate in every category in a damning Ofsted report. The devastating official report, lea...

Why Teachers Are Striking Today

Chris Keates | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

Teachers are committed and dedicated public service workers. They do not take strike action lightly. No teacher has any wish to inconvenience parents or disrupt pupils' education, but this action is not the failure or due to the unreasonableness of teachers. It is the failure and unreasonableness of the secretary of state...

Is an Oxbridge Education a Big Deal?

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

Widespread popular belief always told me an Oxbridge education opens more doors... Ultimately, a degree from any top university isn't enough these days. In many industries work experience, passion and determination count for more, and will take you much further.

How a Healthier Lifestyle Change Can Improve the Way You Learn in Education

Daniel Kendal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Kendal

It's unlikely anyone can deny the positive benefits that can be gained by adopting a healthy lifestyle. We have been shown by scientists over the years how a healthy balanced diet can help to stave off a host of ailments and diseases...

Young Entrepreneurs Drive Solution to Youth Unemployment Crisis

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charles Oliver

One Young World's delegates of 2013 voted overwhelmingly to include youth unemployment as one of the six plenary topics discussed at this year's Summit in Johannesburg. Delegate speakers from the UK, France, Burundi, China, Nigeria and Turkey all showcased entrepreneurial initiatives and models that have been successful in lowering youth unemployment.

Withdrawing from University: Is it Worth it?

Jamie Matley | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Matley

You have recently started university and you are already having thoughts of wonder, "have I picked the right course?" or "Is university really for me?" Many students have these thoughts and there are options available, one being the taboo, withdrawing...

Some Thoughts on Dominic Cummings and Regulatory Impossibilities

Richard Stacy | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Stacy

You have to sympathise with Dominic Cummings, education secretary Michael Gove's outgoing adviser, although I suspect there are many in the educational establishment who do not...

Do We Need to Change the Way We Educate Our Children?

Endeavour Press | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Endeavour Press

All of us want our children to live happy and fulfilled lives. To that end we do everything possible to make it happen. We get them great pre-school care, fight or pay for places at the best schools we can find, drive them to sports matches, badger them about homework, applaud loudly at school concerts, and help them apply for good university places.

Jiàoyù , Jiàoyù, Jiàoyù

John Worne | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
John Worne

We have a booming export industry which is taking China by storm and returning billions to the UK economy. Fashion? Cars? Films? TV? All growing nicely, yes, but not the winner.. .In fact it's Education, Education, Education, as Chinese-speaking readers will have already deciphered in the title.

Genealogy Efforts Beyond Your Family: Consider Expanding

Scott Phillips | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Recently I started thinking more and more that I needed to expand my efforts to something even broader. I wasn't sure what it might be, but I knew I was developing an itch to take a step up and undertake a project something that would not only meet my interests, but also to make a difference to folks far beyond my direct reach.

The Forgotten 50%

Martin Edobor | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Edobor

It has been over three years since Michael Gove, the education secretary has been in his brief. He has used his position in the department of education to pursue what some see as a ideologically driven path, with free schools and transforming the educational curriculum...


The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An academy in London appears to have banned students from using slang words in an attempt to crack down on the use of urban language. Many have tak...

Muslim School Claims Unfair Treatment Over Hijab Complaints

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

A Muslim free school which discriminated against women and required staff to cover their hair has said it is seeking legal advice over the way it has ...

Lollipop Man Quits After He's Told To Stop High-Fiving Kids

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

A lollipop man has quit his post after apparently being censured by council bosses for high-fiving school children. Bob Slade, a crossing patrol su...

Thank you, Malala

Karen Ruimy | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Today, on the International Day of the Girl Child, I will speak to my 13 year old daughter and I will tell her about your amazing story. I will tell her how your actions, your blog and your use of social media brought the plight of you and your sisters to the world.

Evangelism in Schools?

Stephen Evans | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Stephen Evans

A report published this week by the National Secular Society has shone a much needed spotlight on the activities of evangelical Christian organisations operating in our children's schools.

Day of the Girl: Why Defeating Malaria Is About More Than Just Saving Lives

James Whiting | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
James Whiting

Friday is the Day of the Girl - a moment to recognise that children, especially girls, despite their own enormous determination, often face insurmountable challenges to fulfilling their potential. They face wholly undeserved social, cultural and economic barriers. Although there are more obvious girl-specific barriers, in much of Africa malaria is one of the greatest single obstacles to the fulfilment of a girl's potential - and one of the cheapest to remedy. Not only is it one of the biggest killers of children under five (around half a million children a year in Africa), but for those who survive the bout of malaria, it can be recurrently debilitating for years afterwards.

International Day of the Girl: A Call to Action

B.J. Epstein | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Females make up half of the world's population and yet simply aren't able to live free lives that are equal in rights and responsibilities to men's lives. Women aren't paid as much as men. Women don't have complete control over their own bodies. Women don't have as much access to education...

Fresher's Week The Best Week of Your University Life: Why Wasn't It Mine?

Jamie Matley | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Matley

The best three years of your life, they say. You'll hear it a million times before you go, while you're there, and after you leave: university will be the best three years of your life. The same is said for fresher's week, it will be the best week of your university life.

Bristol Fashion Update: 'bakedd.' Big Boys, Big Ideas

Spencer Turner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Spencer Turner

The dynamic of 'bakedd.' which has made the brand notable around the university campus is its plans for the future. It's 'in vest in art' concept is genuinely exciting and ambitious, especially for a 'start up' company...

'Businesses Need Philosophers To Help Them With 'Fluffy' Words'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

Businesses should employ philosophers to help them deal with "fluffy" corporate language, author and philosopher Alain de Botton said. De Botton s...

Still Running to Stand Still

Wendy Jones | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Wendy Jones

There's been confirmation once again this week - if confirmation were needed - that the UK has a problem with basic skills. The first round of the OEC...

How Leading Brands Are Teaching Students A Thing or Two

Daniel Kendal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Kendal

Students have many options when it comes to education, to study online, at a university or even through an apprenticeship but what you may not have se...

An Open Letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove

Natasha Devon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Natasha Devon

Whilst I cannot condone the way in which your policies have in my opinion ostracised those young people whose talents fall outside the traditionally academic, I am actually writing to outline how our classes and other expertly delivered emotional education can and are assisting you in your agenda...