UK Education

Today, Let's #LoveSUs Making A Massive Difference to Students' Lives And Communities

Simon Blake | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Blake

Today is #LoveSUs day - the second year NUS has run a national campaign day to celebrate all things amazing about students' unions and the collective work we do for and with students and their communities day in day out.

It's Frightening To Think We Can No Longer Trust Our Government To Protect The Rights Of Children

Martha Spurrier | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Martha Spurrier

For some time now, bank clerks, landlords and employers have been tasked with checking people have a right to be in the country. The potential for discrimination is crystal clear - anyone with a foreign-sounding name or accent, or anyone who doesn't have a white face, is likely to be targeted. Schools were one of the only borderless places left. But there is a ray of hope for our children, and our society.

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance Through Education

Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE

Antimicrobial resistance is, first and foremost, an evolutionary process that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics as microbes become resistant to the effects of medication previously used to treat them; it is the expected collateral damage caused by their mere use.

Three Reasons You Should #LoveSUs

Richard Brooks | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Brooks

On Friday, December 2, NUS is hosting #LoveSUs day across 600 Students' unions in UK. This campaign has created last year in the aftermath of the government's Higher Education Green Paper, which directly attacked the legitimacy of students' unions and their power as the representative voice of students.

Post-Brexit: How To 'Remain' A Global Student

Eleanor Osborne | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eleanor Osborne

The dust has finally settled over Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union, and as politicians begin to negotiate the terms of our sep...

The Future Of Education: Students Have To Take Control Of Their Own Education

Kate Robinson | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Kate Robinson

Helsinki-born HundrED is a global, non-profit project building a vision of education for the next 100 years. The first 75 experiments are being triall...

Music Maestro, Please!

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Adam Mudd

They are getting the inside track on developing an emotional and social skill for living smarter, happier and healthier lives. They are developing their resourcefulness and building their resilience. They are clearing their minds, focusing their Attention and tapping into their creativity and ingenuity.

Top Tips For Keeping Fit When You're A Student

Chris Hall | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Hall

Balancing lectures, essays and socializing with your health and fitness is tough - there's no two ways about it. But despite the copious alcohol on offer, and resulting late night trips to the kebab van, it is possible to stay in shape while you're at university. Here are six top tips for keeping on top of your fitness when you're studying!

Girls Are Regularly Sexually Harassed In School But The Government Is 'Doing Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

The Government is under fire from MPs and charities after rejecting calls for statutory action to tackle sexual violence and harassment in schools. A ...

Time For The City To Open Its Doors To Millennials

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kerim Derhalli

It's no surprise that the public-at-large find finance confusing. On the one hand, politicians and businesspeople speak of the testing economic times, the challenges faced with Brexit, the volatility caused by Donald Trump's election and the risks to world stability.

What Motivates Your Child To Succeed?

Julie Booth | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

While some of us will still be waving our sons or daughters off to school each day as keen and eager as they were on the first day of term, it takes a strong partnership between parent and school to keep a child focussed on their schoolwork throughout the academic year.

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

Julia Wagner | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema an...

The Pursuit Of Education: Amer's Story

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

Amer has always loved studying. Even when civil war erupted in his home country of Syria, Amer and his siblings continued to attend school every day ...

A Letter To My Four Year Old After Becoming A Schoolgirl

Reneé Davis | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Your brother and sister were scared of you last night, and hid. You wouldn't let me come closer than arms length for over an hour, but I know you desperately needed love. After the storm had passed you asked for a hug, and your beautiful smile returned.

Four Things Every Parent Can Do To Ensure Their Children Get The Best Education

Lucy Parsons | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

Now I work as a coach helping students to develop their study skills so they can get the top grades in their exams. I'm also mother to two primary age children. Today I want to share with you 4 things that every parent can do to ensure their children get the best education possible.

From Abacuses To Micro:Bits, How Is The Landscape Of Technology In Education Changing?

Carolyn Savage | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Carolyn Savage

Schools in the UK will also have the opportunity to put forward their case for scholarships to get free micro:bits, which means the pocket-sized codable computers will be more accessible to a new generation of technology pioneers regardless of their backgrounds.

Investing In Girls' Futures In Zambia

Sara Lovisolo | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Sara Lovisolo

There is a saying that goes "when you educate a girl, you educate a nation". And research by Unicef indeed shows that investing in girls and empowering them to reach their full potential is critical for overcoming cycles of intergenerational poverty*. Yet today around the world girls and women still face significant barriers to social and economic empowerment.

Stella Creasy: England Football Team Has Too Many Privately Educated Players

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has claimed that the England football team has too many privately educated players to perform well. Stella Creasy made the remarks in a Co...

The Social Enterprise Fulfilling Alan Turing's Legacy

James Turing | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Turing

We still have work to do. Alan left enormous shoes to fill. But we're heading some way to living up to his legacy. Bringing the benefits of the digital age to those who need it most, by creating training and volunteering opportunities in the UK and promoting the transition towards a circular economy in Scotland whilst improving access to education in rural African communities.

Arts Education Should be Championed, Not Side-lined

Professor John Raftery | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Professor John Raftery

While it is seductively easy to solve a short term cash flow problem and close a course, it is much harder to open a new one, and so the decision to close should never be taken lightly. In these situations, it is a public interest focussed judgement. Arts education is not just good for society, it is civilization optimising and more should be done to ensure it is celebrated and protected.

Youth Social Action Paves The Way For A Better Future

Ginny Lunn | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Ginny Lunn

Engaging young people in local social action - such as volunteering - paves the way for a better future. It enables them to make a positive difference to their local community, as well as providing them with a platform to develop new skills, gain valuable experience, and grow into confident and socially conscious adults.

Can Creativity Be Learned - And Should Normal People Bother?

Nigel Carrington | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Nigel Carrington

Teachers have a strong incentive to believe in nurture - that success is made as much as born. The strange exception is creativity, where education strategists fear to tread. As a new book identifies the seven creative behaviours behind success, we need to explore how creativity can be learnt.

Interfaith Week: The Value Of Religious Dialogue In An Increasingly Secular Age

Ed Kessler | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Ed Kessler

There is a contradiction at the heart of the role that religion plays today in our national life. On the one hand, the number of people describing themselves as non-religious has increased dramatically - from one in eight in England and one in three in Scotland in 2001 to almost half the UK population today.

The Future Of Education: Ensuring That Every Child Has The Possibility Of Having A Great Future

Kate Robinson | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Kate Robinson

The purpose of school is to ensure that every child has the possibility of having a great future. This is achieved when each child reaches his/her full potential in learning and well-being so that they can flourish and grow into the kind of adults that they want to become.

It's a Sh*tty Situation

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Caitlin Gruer

Everyone poops. This is a well-known fact--there is even a children's book about it. But did you also know that poop is (literally) everywhere? In ...