UK Education

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...

Girls Draw the Short Straw in Life - We Must Help Them Change This

Nigel Chapman | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Politics
Nigel Chapman

Did you know that more than 140million girls will become child brides by 2020 if current rates continue? That's 39,000 girls married off every day. It's a shocking statistic, and no less shocking every time I quote it to policy makers, celebrities and politicians as I lobby for them to join Plan International in our campaign for the futures of girls around the world.

Muslim Free School Must Take 'Swift Action' Or Face Closure

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

A Muslim free school has been told it must take "swift action" to address concerns over the way it is run or face the prospect of closure. Al-Madin...

Scout Acceptance of Non-Religious Welcome - Now the State Should Catch Up

Andrew Copson | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK
Andrew Copson

Monday's announcement by the Scout Association of a new alternative Promise to allow the non-religious to join is not an isolated event. Coming so soon after Girlguiding UK introduced a similar change to their Promise and the Air Cadets to theirs, it's starting to look like part of a trend - and a very welcome one for all who believe in inclusive social movements.

Some School Leaders and School Governors Must Stop Preventing Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers from Saving Young Lives

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Whilst these engagements provide wonderful opportunities to share these vital messages, there is one 'genre' of speaking engagement which cuts to the very core of why I undertake this work; trainee teacher and newly qualified teacher events...

Freshers, Beware! Uni Is a Fast Ageing Process

Chris Malla | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malla

I remember myself two years ago, slumped in the back of my mum's Mini with so much stuff piled around me I may as well have been part of the luggage. Uni was a fresh start and I was ready to embrace the inevitable changes that come with independence. Though one thing I didn't bank on is how much I'd age before my 21st birthday...

Walking to Promote Global Development and Girls' Education From India to Indonesia

Bidisha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A little over a year ago I highlighted the work of PAWA, the Pan Asian Women's Association, which focuses on global development and girls' and women's empowerment across multiple territories. By raising and carefully apportioning funds for credible, manageable-scale local charities, PAWA's work covers 30 countries from Iran to Japan, Indonesia to Kazakhstan.

Food Binds Us, It's Social And Inclusive

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Obesity and hunger are major global problems, and this Special Session at the One Young World Summit 'The Food Revolution' focused on what can be done to save the next generation from the diet related illnesses that we face today.

An Incredible Atmosphere of Determination Filled the Room

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Writing about Human Rights, especially here in South Africa is special. I'm talking about "special" in a sense of an almost overwhelming richness of historical and societal events that have struck the country.

We're in the Middle of an Educational Revolution - Make the Most of It

Joel Nicholson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Joel Nicholson

The first full day of One Young World 2013, the world's largest youth leadership Summit, and it kicked off with a bang. The first Session focused on the most requested topic of this year's Summit, Education.

Nine Lessons to Teach Our Kids About Security

Patricia Evans | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Home security is a shared responsibility among family members. Thus, it does not and must not exempt children. If children are capable of writing their name, memorise their home phone number and address, then they are no less ready to hit the books about home security.

The Power of Education

One Young World | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

Education saved us. With funding from a Canadian government training program, my mother enrolled in a computer programming class. She had been raising my sister and me with money earned from odd jobs, but knew it wouldn't be enough.

Gaucher Awareness Month

Elaine Benton | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Having a rare disease may sound special, but believe me, it's not. Growing up isolated, I never met another Gaucher patient and had no form of support in my youth.

The Education Emergency Facing Syria's Children

David Bull | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
David Bull

When we think of a humanitarian emergency, we don't necessarily think first of education. We think of immediate, life-saving needs, like clean water, health care and shelter. Of course, in Syria and across the region, these supplies and services are absolutely vital for children and families living with the daily consequences of conflict and displacement. However, learning is just as urgent. Almost two million Syrian children have been forced to drop out of school over the past year. For refugee children, being in school offers a safe space to remember that they are children, to feel hope for the future, to play and to begin the process of healing the emotional damage of all they have experienced.