UK Education

Why Further Assessing Our Children Might Only Be a Test of Patience

Jackie Brock | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK
Jackie Brock

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has made an impressive commitment to children in Scotland. She has staked her political reputation to the aim of eliminating the gap in attaining qualifications between Scotland's richest and poorest children.

Ten Tips for Surviving Uni When Someone You Love Is Dying

Naomi Barrow | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Packing up your bedroom and going to uni is exciting and scary whether you're going into your first year, or subsequent years. Packing up and heading off to uni and leaving behind a parent (or other family member) who is dying brings a whole host of new challenges and worries.

The Curious Incident Of The Muslim Student in the University Library Who Was Reading A Book (Which Clearly Meant He Was a Terrorist)

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

And this is why we should be really concerned because the duties will mean that all Muslim students will increasingly feel as though they are being monitored and scrutinised. Feeling increasingly pressured and marginalised, the result will be that Muslim students will find it increasingly difficult to just be 'ordinary students'.

Let's Talk About Consent

Lisa Ryan | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lisa Ryan

Consent. It's the hot topic word of the moment, being flitted around the media, with differing opinions from many people from different backgrounds. ...

Why Is the University of Southampton the Best Place to Study?

Shruti Verma | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Shruti Verma

All in all, I love being at the University of Southampton and I never thought I would end up here when I was thinking about coming to university. There's a lot to do, great research and academics and so much support so you never feel alone.

Hear Our Voices - Young Africans Decry Poor Quality Education

Charles Mwangi Waituru | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Politics
Charles Mwangi Waituru

Just two weeks ago a young Kenyan volunteer called Felix Owino was invited to London to represent African youth at the first ever Youth Summit hosted ...

International Development Is Not 'Business as Usual'

Jeremy Horner | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK
Jeremy Horner

The United Nations likes numbers and when it comes to international development it would seem the bigger the better. This weekend 150 world leaders wi...

Have Women Really Graduated From the University of Gender Inequality?

Sam Smethers | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Smethers

Good news is always welcome, so let's start there. New IFS research shows that the graduate 'premium' is more significant for women. They are likely to earn three times as much as employed women who do not have a degree. For male graduates the ratio is twice that of those working without the benefit of higher education...

Why Having A Degree Is Much More Valuable If You're Female

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

Going to university makes a bigger difference to women's earnings than it does to men's, according to new research that suggests the ‘graduate premi...

Seven Is a Magic Number

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

As we head towards COP21, the critical climate negotiations taking place in Paris in December, anyone invested in the Global Goals should think seriously about having the word SUSTAINABLE emblazoned on our foreheads. It should be front, back and centre of mind at all times because without the S factor we risk losing advances that have been fought for and undoing gains that have been won.

The Death of the University Lecture

James Gupta | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Gupta

Methods of studying for students have changed very little for many years - though The Internet has given us access to a wealth of unfiltered information, traditionally the university experience has revolved around sitting in lectures, sitting in the library, cramming revision in, re-writing notes and highlighting textbooks.

Why Your Minority Students Need Role Models - And Where to Find Them

Tatiana August-Schmidt | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Tatiana August-Schmidt

There is a growing mismatch between the diversity of students and teachers in schools across England. In 2014, nearly 30 per cent of pupils in state-f...

Let's Not Turn Oxbridge Into a Comprehensive

Judith Vonberg | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Judith Vonberg

As an Oxford graduate educated in a comprehensive school, I am dismayed at the idea of abandoning the selection criteria at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Academic standards would deteriorate and academically minded students would be denied the chance to aspire.

Going Back to the Drawing Board

Christina Dean | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Style
Christina Dean

I often feel that fashion designers don't get the respect they deserve in revolutionising not just fashion's hemlines or hues - but also its very sustainability. Designers are incredibly important. It is estimated that designers influence 80-90% of the environmental and economic costs of a product.

Reflections as a New Education Era Dawns

Aaron Benavot | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Aaron Benavot

This week the new goal and targets for education from now until 2030 will be set in stone. Here, we present some initial thoughts about the beginnin...

Do You Want a New Job? Odds Are That You Probably Do

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Education - and, more precisely, work-integrated education - has an important role in reducing the chances of that happening. The right career path will boost the quality of one's life and also the quality of work because employees who are happy with their work are likely also to be much better at it. In the end, it's a win-win situation.

Back to School: Treading a New Path in Education

Julie Booth | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

As children returned to lessons this September in their brand new uniforms and shiny shoes, full of excitement and anticipation, many were unaware of the work their schools have been doing in preparation for the new academic year.

The Future of Education

Anna Moody | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Parents
Anna Moody

Don't our children need to know how to 'give', how to assess risk, how to support each other, how to solve environmental concerns, how to work in teams, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses?

Attracting Young People to Tech

Graham Welch | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

The problem is that in the past we have not been doing enough to encourage young people to look at cybersecurity and tech as a viable career option. And with few youngsters studying related subjects at school and university, there are not enough qualified candidates to fill the vacancies.

Louise Ridley

Heroic Girls In Pakistan's Slums Are Defying Men To Get An Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

“They stare at me as if they’re going to eat me.” Seventeen-year-old Sawera could become the first person in her family to finish primary ed...

How to Cope With Loneliness at University?

Maria Keogh | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Keogh

Photo: Ricky Mangala "Loneli...

Europe Must Follow UK's Lead on Aid to Syrian Refugees

Rob Williams | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Rob Williams

We care for refugees, but we should be angry as well.

Because We're Worth It

Caragh Little | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

As the dark evenings gather, perhaps Tweeting Teachers or teachers who tweet should not feel bound to a litany of 'could do better'. Perhaps the cacophony of negative headlines, which don't seem to attack other professions with such crushing regularity - should turn its volume down.

Obama Invites Boy Who Made 'Bomb' Clock Over For Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Barack Obama has shown his support for Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested for making a clock that his teachers believed to be ...

What I Learned About Parenting When My Son Started School

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Parents
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton

A lesson I learned a long time ago was that the build up to what one might classify as a challenging calendar date, tends to be far more challenging than the calendar date itself. Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, each seeming to grow a little less painful as the years go by. I asked myself, Why would this be any different? It really was, though.