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A-Level Results Day: 7 Lessons From Uni That Had Nothing To Do With My Degree

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Jane Thompson

The biggest lessons I learnt there had nothing to do with History. Sorry, Dr. Supervisor, I guess all your fears about me were correct. On A-levels results day, to those high-achieving students with serious Imposter Syndrome, I have nothing but the following to offer.

The Future of Education: We Need People Who Can 'Make' Things

Lord Knight | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Lord Knight

As an employer I don't want people who can recall stuff because I've got computers to do that, I want people who can make stuff. And that might be making ideas, it might be making value, it might be making physical objects, but that's what we need.

Summer Learning Loss: Should Parents Really Be Worried?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Parents

What Is Summer Learning Loss? Summer learning loss, or the “summer slide” (as it is referred to in the USA) is defined as children’s loss of kno...

The Sierra Leonean Fashion Designer Who Is Helping Children Play Their Way Out of Poverty

Memuna Forna | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Style
Memuna Forna

In Sierra Leone, fashion designer Jenneh Mason is best known for frocks and fashion shows. She also dreams of public playgrounds, lots of them, dotted all across the country bringing safe places to play for children who are unlikely to have ever seen one, imagined one or even understand the concept of safe play.

Fatherhood and Farming: Raising a Family in the Countryside

JB Gill | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents
JB Gill

Experience of the countryside is all about opportunity for me. It's a chance to look at life boiled down to its simplest form and better still, see things from a different view. Whether a career in the countryside is for you, or you just want to eat great food, one thing is for sure, understanding our environment is a good thing for everybody.

Cinnamon Can Improve Poor Learning Ability, Scientists Claim

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Tech

You might want to consider adding cinnamon to your breakfast tomorrow, as a new study reveals the spice can actually help your ability to learn. The R...

Keep Children Learning During the Summer Holidays

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Louise Thompson

Nowadays children aren't required to work during the summer so many people argue that there should be changes to the holidays... So in this article, I want to explore with you how parents can carry on educating their children throughout the school summer holidays so they don't miss out.

What Everyone (Not Just Brummies) Can Learn From TEDxBrum.

Anisa Haghdadi | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Anisa Haghdadi

TEDxBrum was an extraordinary event held on Saturday 11th June 2016. Fuelled by a 70-strong team of volunteers the event epitomised 'people power' and...

Are you Living the Life of Your Dreams?

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Now before you answer that, I'm not talking about the type of dreams that are so unrealistic they are actually fantasies. I'm talking about the life you imagined you would live when you were so much younger. You know, when it was easy to see possibilities ahead of you.

Win A School Masterclass With A World-Class Athlete

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Sky Academy has a unique chance for your child. Created by Sky, it offers opportunities and experiences to help young people build skills and experien...

Get the Most Out of University - Study a Subject You Love

Karianne Robinson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Karianne Robinson

Choosing a subject to study at degree level is the first big hurdle in the university application process. Being able to make a strong, confident decision at this stage can make the whole application process easier and prevent concerns from growing about whether or not you've made the right decision. Unfortunately, it's rarely an easy decision to make when there are so many different considerations to bear in mind.

Five Reasons Why Flying Trapeze Is Like Being An Entrepreneur

Rekha Mehr | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Tech
Rekha Mehr

Yesterday I took a leap of faith, quite literally. It's week two of working independently again after 20 months of working within an organisation, albeit a small one. I told myself it was OK to take my first week easy and treat it like a week's holiday. I even left the country, yet I found myself unable to switch off.

Words Matter - SATs Don't

Kerry Barrett | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Kerry Barrett

"If you spell things wrongly and punctuate things incorrectly," my old university lecturer used to say, "people will think you are stupid, even if you...

Connected Learning: Early Childhood and the Importance of Identifying "Windows of Opportunity"

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

India Vertical The scientific and technological advances in the last 100 years or so have massively improved our understanding of the human brain and...

The Struggle to Build a Family and a Business

Sasha G Brown | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

Don't let the goal get in the way of the solution. Focusing on better execution will lead to a stronger, more consistent performance. And above all else, take the lessons that your failures provide. If you can focus on your goals, fine-tune your habits and profit from every setback, the path less travelled will always be your friend.

Are Young People Apathetic and Disengaged?

Julia Stevens | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Stevens

I have such a vivid memory of sitting in a geography lesson at school when I was 14 or 15, exasperated by boredom as the teacher systematically made us memorize information about soil that seemed to have little, if any, relevance to my everyday life...

Can Mobile Learning Bridge the Digital Divide and Learning Gap?

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech
Aaron Benavot

ICT for learning may be a trendy and popular topic as a blog on this site last week discussed, but the fact remains that children from poorer households are less likely to have access to ICT both in and out-of-school. As a result, they take longer to adapt to using the technology or hone their ICT skills.

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Laura Stucki

Habits help, they give you structure, a routine. They set up the framework and help you to be consistent and persevere. Habits also define who you are...

The Write Thing to Do?

Alex Reid | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alex Reid

Christopher Hitchens said: "Everyone has a book in them and that, in most cases, is where it should stay." When I began writing the book I thought it would be easy. Who knows more about me than me right?

A Wild Professor's Chase: On Office Hours

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

If you were to dive into my iCal or folders, you would be sure to find tons of documents labeled "OH". It's not an exclamation, as much as I am always...

Self-Improvement? Three Emerging Learning Trends for 2016

Paul Drury | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech
Paul Drury

We know that the digital age means things move more quickly, we have more "ideas" and we're surrounded by advice. But how do you know it's *good advice*?

Exploring Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: An Education

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

The Museum of Jurassic Technology (MJT) is an eccentric museum that houses objects from various geographical regions across different time periods - including human horns, a scaled model of Noah's Ark, and mice on toast.

Can We Help Children Manage Their Online Lives?

Rachel Jones | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech
Rachel Jones

The survey found that amongst 13- to 18-year-olds, 96% were signed up to social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Whatsapp. This to me isn't surprising at all, although I do find the inclusion of FaceBook interesting, as in my experience, children tend not to use this platform as much as the other social media apps mentioned.

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

Dawn Faizey Webster Completed A BA While Suffering With Locked-In Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

When your top typing speed is 50 words per hour, working towards a degree might feel out of reach. Not for Dawn Faizey-Webster. Despite it taking up t...