UK Education

Social Mobility: The Continuing Pressure To Meet Quotas Means We've Sidestepped Our Real Responsibilities

Tania Hardcastle | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK
Tania Hardcastle

Positive Discrimination was outlawed by the Equality Act 2010. Yet, there remains an incandescent pressure amongst employers and universities to meet ...

This Teacher Has Come Up With The Best Way To Teach Children About Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Parents

Getting your children interested in science can sometimes be a struggle. But one teacher has found the perfect way to teacher her young students about...

Defusing The Mental Health Time Bomb: How The Reach Study Can Help Our Kids

Rachel Egan | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Egan

Young people are experiencing a mental health crisis of unprecedented proportions. 1 in 10 of them have a diagnosable mental health condition, which equates to 850,000 across the UK. Self-harm in children and teenagers has sky rocketed and over the past ten years we have seen a 68% increase in the number of young people being hospitalised for self-harm.

New Grammar Schools? There Is Another Way

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

But there is also no denying that grammar schools are widely supported, and this cannot be ignored. Politicians need to listen to their electorate, especially to people outside of London who may not feel included in evidence of rising education standards.

Is Private Tutoring To Blame For Educational Inequality?

Alex Dyer | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Alex Dyer

Private Tutoring on the Rise Recent reports have claimed that over 25% of state-educated 11 to 16-year-olds have enlisted the help of a private tutor...

There's More To Life Than Exam Results: Boost Your Employability With Or Without Those Perfect Grades

Samuel Odusina | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Odusina

If you're still really stuck, go out and do something that you can write about. I coached football through my DofE programme, which I used on my CV to show communication and leadership skills. Always remember that each skill you list should be backed up by a real life example of where you've demonstrated this, and then the world is your oyster.

Inclusive Education: Divisive Faith Schools Are The Elephant In The Room

Stephen Evans | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

There's nothing anti-religious about advocating for secular schools that are open, inclusive and equally welcoming to all children, whatever their religion and belief backgrounds. Religion is fine for those that want it, but Britain's rapidly changing religious landscape screams for the scaling back of religious control of the classroom.

Closing The Door Gently - Lessons In Closing A Charity

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK
Stephen Carrick-Davies

Stephen Carrick-Davies shares lessons learnt from closing the Inclusion Trust, a charity which for many years pioneered a new pedagogy and use of ICT ...

Youngsters Are Being Demonised For Their Differences - So How Can The Focus Be On Educational Attainment?

Shazia Awan | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Shazia Awan

Over the past ten years, Show Racism the Red Card have engaged with over 100,000 young people. However, in the last two years they have witnessed an ...

Designing The Skills We Need For The Future

Joanne Harper | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK
Joanne Harper

I certainly believe that the development of such a national system of qualifications, together with the introduction of the new apprenticeship levy, provides a unique opportunity to equip the UK with a world-class system of technical education whose costs are fairly shared among employers and the state.

Forget Safe Spaces And No Platforming, Theresa May's Government Is The True Threat To Students On Campus

Malia Bouattia | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Malia Bouattia

It isn't steps like safe spaces or no platforming adopted by our students which have stopped "innovation of thought" and threatened how we "develop as a country, society and economy" as May suggested. For that the Prime Minister should take a look at herself and her government.

A New Form Of Education - Islam Yesterday And Today

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

It isn't just the time to limit the radicalisation of the Islam Faith but it is also time to stop the radicalization of our own views. Fine, religion has the potential to be toxic but so do we.

Young People's Mental Health: Telling a Different Story

Toby Ealden | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Toby Ealden

In our Conservative led, austerity Britain, young people's social needs simply aren't recognised or prioritised. Our education system has become detri...

So You Want To Get Into Digital VFX Or Animation? Here's How...

Amedeo Beretta | Posted 23.09.2017 | UK Tech
Amedeo Beretta

If you can display these attributes from the beginning of your course, your career in VFX is going to get off to the best possible start. But the learning, as any successful VFX artist will tell you, must continue beyond graduation.

Our Universities And Schools Will Thrive After Brexit

Matthew Ellery | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics
Matthew Ellery

'Project Fear' claimed if we voted to leave the EU our universities would face financial ruin. We were told academics would flee the UK. We were told UK students would no longer be able to study abroad. False, false, false.

The Role Of International Education Amid Growing Anti-Globalisation Sentiment Post-Brexit

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Fitzmaurice

In his book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman argues that the global market is becoming a level playing field with historical and geographical divisions becoming irrelevant. For many expat families, this has become the new reality with globalisation taking them out of their home country and placing them in new environments.

Even Fans Of Grammar Schools Think They Are Bad For Less Able Children

Matthew Smith | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Politics
Matthew Smith

Most people who want more grammar schools admit that less academically able children would be better off in a comprehensive system... Do people back grammar schools because they think their own child is smart enough to get into one? The answer seems to be yes.

Get The New School Year Off To A Flying Start

Julie Booth | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

As parents, many of us have ticked the usual tasks off the to-do list that signify the start of a new academic year - shopping for uniform and shoes, helping your child to choose a new school bag and making sure they have everything they need in their pencil case.

Children Are Spending Just Eight Hours A Week Playing Outside BUT Aren't As Tech Obsessed As You May Think

Lewis Oakley | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Tech
Lewis Oakley

The truth is all of the technology nowadays has been designed with children's education in mind and the gap between fun and learning has been bridged in a very discreet way so that kids don't actually realise how much they are learning.

Is School Uniform More Important Than Education?

Emily Moor | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Moor

As a young woman who has experienced both school life and University, I can honestly say that I have grown a lot intellectually since leaving school, where I can wear whatever I feel fit and it has by no means interrupted my learning. In fact, it has helped me distinguish myself from others and become the person that I want to be. Hang in there all those who are being given a hard time! It will get better and you'll soon have the freedom you desire!

The Grassroots Movement Revolutionising Education

Sophie Christophy | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK
Sophie Christophy

By stepping through the doorway of home education to new connections and communities both virtual and in real life, we find a grassroots movement that will lead the way to revolutionising education as we know it. And believe me, it's already happening.

Dressing Freely Is Important For Women, But It's Even More Vital To Respect Their Thoughts

Zishi Zhang | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zishi Zhang

Nicola Thorp, a former employee who was dismissed because she wasn't wearing high heels , created a petition and successfully persuaded the Parliament to launch the High heels and workplace dress codes inquiry. This is a significant call to end sexism on the physical side. However, I think it is the perfect time now for us to reflect about what "she" thinks.

Reclaiming Space For The Arts In Ireland

Aaron Vallely | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

All cities are different, but what people want are essentially the same. Intelligent cities cherish and cultivate their artistic energy, but often disturb that nutritious force with high rents, intrusive government policies and starvation of Arts funding.

Sexual Harassment In Schools Needs To Stop

Larissa Kennedy | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Larissa Kennedy

I am just one girl writing this, but I am one girl representing thousands, who urgently want to see the end of sexual harassment in schools.

Wake Up, Justine Greening: We Need More Focus On Entrepreneurship In Our Education Systems

Tom Cridland | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Cridland

I've just written to our Secretary of State, Justine Greening, to try and encourage more teaching of entrepreneurship from primary school to University level. In a country where so many wonderful subjects are taught, this valuable skill seems so sorely missing in our curriculum and in that of many education systems around the world.