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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...

Embarking On Further Education? Here's How To Turn Your Home Into A Cosy Study Space

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As anyone who's ever tried working from home can attest, environment does indeed affect productivity. Which is to say that screaming children, a pi...

Simon Hemsworth's Journey Proves That With Further Education, The End Of One Career Is Just The Beginning Of Another

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes, we don't land on the right career path straightaway. Or we end up in our dream job, and then something happens which causes that career to ...

Five Things You Can Teach Yourself to Maintain Your Mental Wellbeing

Tayana Simons | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It's that time of year when everyone heads to the gym to fulfill their resolution to 'get healthy' in 2016, and whilst maintaining your physical health is important we often forget that keeping our mind active plays a huge part in our overall well being.

Here's How Tech Is Changing The World Of Part Time Learning

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Tech

Thanks to advancements in technology, the teaching and learning landscape has changed irrevocably since Alaric Pritchard first took up the role of Ass...

Struggling To Hit The Books? These Tips Can Help...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Congratulations, you've decided to go "back to school!" Now you just need to get back into a learning mindset. Easy enough, right? Well, maybe ...

Part Time Learning Can Change Your Life - Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Despite her hard work and commitment, Zoe Pardoe, 31, found school a struggle and felt written off by her teachers. Resigned to the idea she wasn’t ...

How to Triple the Availability of Textbooks Around the World

Aaron Benavot | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Aaron Benavot

Our first new policy paper as the GEM Report is out today and shows how altering the textbook market to a more centralised finance model could take up...

A Flight of Fancy - The Future of Learning

Dominic Irvine | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

The world of business is missing a trick. The greater use of simulation to help improve people's skills could lead to substantial improvements in performance. We should learn the lessons from other sectors.

Learn, Apprendre, Imparare, Aprender, Lernen

Kate Holliday | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Holliday

Recently, I was asked to help a young student in my school from France with some of her classes. She's in the process of learning English, but isn't q...

From Student to Entrepreneur: How to Build an Internet of Things Business

Peter Spence | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Spence

Initially I worked on my idea while at University. I created a prototype which wasn't perfect and wouldn't work 100% of the time. What I knew is that everyone who saw and played with it thought it was cool, different and exciting.

Here's What Happens When 12 Children Create Art Together

Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Parents

Ever wondered what would happen if you put twelve children in a room together and asked them to create an artistic masterpiece? That's exactly what to...

Why We Want To Raise Lifelong Learners

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

A few weeks ago, whilst choosing books on Amazon to take along on my honeymoon, I bought Professor Mary Beard's A History of Ancient Rome. I bought the book simply because it was on Amazon's bestseller list, but to my surprise, I really enjoyed it.

Become an Art Attack Star With Tomy Toys And Aquadoodle - Enter Now

Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents

For decades the toymakers at TOMY have been producing fun and immersive play material for you and your child. Now - to celebrate the launch of new Aqu...

Lessons for Sport from Business

Dominic Irvine | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

For a 47 year old business man who spends his life working with companies around the world and a hobby of participating in ultra distance cycling even...

Reflections as a New Education Era Dawns

Aaron Benavot | Posted 22.09.2015 | 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...

The Importance of Health, Learning and Leisure

Martyn Sibley | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Fast forward to my twenties and after my university graduation; health, learning and leisure took a back seat. I'd wake up early, go to work in the office Monday to Friday 9-5, eat and sleep. Even after going self employed I'd spend every waking hour planning and executing how to earn enough money for my survival.

Five Ways to Enhance Your Child's Learning At School

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Louise Thompson

Having worked in a nursery for many years I find it fascinating seeing the various rates of development, some children just 'woah' me when they tell me something that is way past their biological age, and others struggle and go at a slower pace. What is it that makes them so different?

Why Children Love Playing Superhero

Dr Niamh Clune | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Niamh Clune

Is it a man? Is it a bird? No! Mums ~ It's a Superhero! Whoosh! And our small, caped crusading Superman (sorry, mixing him up with Batman... NANA!!!) just flew past with tea-towel outstretched and wrapped about him, on his way to save the world, defeat the bad guys, and rescue a dog from an exploding volcano.

Digital Stress and Opening Up for a Discussion About It

Sofie Sandell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

The discussion I learnt the most about digital stress from last week was with a leadership coach who told me that by avoiding talking about the problem of digital stress we are only making it bigger. Many managers never take the time to talk about what makes us feel stressed at work. If you never point out the weaknesses it's hard to do anything about them.

Back To School Shopping Checklist

Parentdish UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Parents

It's that time of year again, when you need to start thinking about shopping for school supplies.Shopping for school uniform during the summer holiday...

The Case for Ridding Schools of Technology

Rachel Jones | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Rachel Jones

Tech can provide a huge range of opportunities for learning, I don't think you can argue against that. But I sometimes think there needs to be a little thought into what's used, how it's used, and what the outcomes are.

12 Things I've Learnt During My Kid's First Year at School

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Summer Holidays are around the corner and it's been 9 months since I said my first goodbye to my son with a lump in my throat at the classroom door. Whilst he has undoubtedly learnt so much, it's fair to say it's been a pretty steep learning curve for Mummy too!

My Twins: Together or Apart at the Start of School?

Aly Brown | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Parents
Aly Brown

I'm a mum of twin boys Ollie and Caleb, and a younger daughter, Phoebe. With Phoebe, it's quite straight forward. We apply for a place, she is accepted and she gets placed into a class. Decision made and off she will go to nursery, or school, or social group.