UK Education

Volunteer Stories: India NGO Journalism Internship

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Coming to India? Bring your moustache. Yep, the 'mo' is a rite of passage here, with the mo'less representing a clear minority. The moustache brigade is waiting for me everywhere I turn. If you've ever felt the need to stretch your furry whisker potential, now is the time.

Protecting Children's Reading in the Digital Age

Alison David | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alison David

We know that reading is challenged but there are families in which it still thrives. Our longitudinal study, Reading Street, aims to understand the changing world of children's reading for pleasure. It follows twelve UK families plus a wider number of parents, children and teachers and releases the findings in theme focused chapters.

Ned Simons

MPs Slow The Westminster Treadmill With Weekly 'Mindfulness' Meetings | Ned Simons | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

Chris Ruane has a treadmill in the corner of his office. But judging by the boxes of loose paper piled high on it, the machine does not get used too o...

Redefining Work Experience

Dr Gordon Mizner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Gordon Mizner

Let's accept the fact; work experience has a pretty poor reputation. Normally the phrase is associated with one or two weeks for a young person sitting in an office doing basic clerical tasks such as photocopying and making the tea. This needn't and shouldn't be the case.

Why Supply Teaching Could Fulfil Your Career Dreams

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

As the need for supply teachers continues to rise, there’s never been a better time to consider whether this could be the right route for you. ...

Students Forgotten as University Staff Strike

Kamran Hussain | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

For a student paying £9,000 in tuition fees, they should get value for their money and if universities are not motivating their staff, it means that everybody is losing out. Students will not get the good quality education that they are paying for, teachers are not paid fairly and will begin to "work to rule" and the universities credibility will plummet.

The Future Of Online Learning Is Massive

Anton Dominique | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Dominique

In an ever-changing technological age, acroynms and buzzwords abound. It seems every day there is a new trend to follow and new technology designed to change the world we live in. Among the latest is MOOC, otherwise known as Massive Open Online Courses.

Back to School: The Supreme Court and the Duty of Care to Pupils

Catherine Leech | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Leech

Parents assume that the schools will look after their children at least as well or better than they do themselves. However, what if something untoward happens during the school day?

Labour's Education Secretary 'Won't Rule Out' Private School

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Labour's new shadow education secretary has admitted he would consider sending his children to private schools. Tristram Hunt, the former TV histor...

Advocating Eugenics in the UK Department of Education

Pete Shanks | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Shanks

Dominic Cummings, a senior adviser to the UK Secretary of State for Education, recently provoked a flurry of complaints by allegedly claiming that "a child's performance has more to do with genetic makeup than the standard of his or her education."

Higher Education is Broken

Dave Gill | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Gill

Going to a traditional university to study something that's subjective is a rapidly sinking ship and the web's to thank (not blame). There's a place for classic institutions - like if you want to be a doctor, or a lawyer.

Fingerprint Points to the Future of Healthcare

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Health workers in developing countries face challenges that are often taken for granted in the developed world, but new technologies have the potential to become leap frog solutions that address such barriers.

Playing to Win

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

I wonder if this is a reaction to new funding schemes in higher education in the UK, a move toward more American cultural norms, a combination of the two, or something else entirely?

Muslims Leaders Call Chaotic Free School 'National Embarrassment'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

Muslims leaders have called a failing Muslim free schol a "national embarrassment" but said the scandal had been misreported by the press. The dev...

Free School Subject To 'Financial Irregularities Running To Tens Of Thousands Of Pounds

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

One of the government's much-vaunted free schools, which was visited and praised by David Cameron in March 2012, has been accused of "financial irregu...

Is a World Powered by Renewable Energy Possible?

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Ever pressing environmental changes; soaring temperatures, rising sea levels and depleting natural resources, means that sustainability is not just something to be talked about hypothetically over the dinner table. It needs to happen, and soon.

Creativity in Education: Are We Doing Enough to Support Young People?

Mark A'Bear | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mark A'Bear

What are the long-term ramifications for young people of an education that stifles creativity? It's a question there has been a great deal of debate around recently - just how important is creativity in UK education and does the national curriculum as it currently stands supports it?

Cameron 'Not Interested In Education', Claims Former Tory Education Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron is not interested in education policy and Michael Gove has based his agenda entirely on his own personal experiences, a former Conservat...

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.