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Putting a Stop to Bullying

Ian Noon | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK
Ian Noon

By taking a few simple steps, we can all minimise the risk of bullying and make sure that deaf children and young people have happy memories and experiences at school and leave as confident adults.

15 Things Going to a Girls' School Taught Me

Bethany Balkham | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bethany Balkham

Now immune to bitchiness, gossip, whispering and detestable drama queens, an education in so many subjects was not the only thing I left school with, but also an education in how to cope with life in general... whenever there's women around that is.

Finding Bugs In The Garden Is Better Than Homework

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Do we want our young ones to grow up with strong and independent minds... or do we want them to be brainwashed by 'The Regime', ending up lacking control of who they are?

My Thoughts on 'How Was Your Day Joe?' on BBC Radio 3

Jo Worgan | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Worgan

When scrolling through my twitter feed yesterday evening I came across a tweet by the lovely Mike from Talk About Autism, he was sharing the BBC Radio 3 program, "How Was your Day Joe?" that was available to listen to again via the BBC website.

Film Education: How It Looks to the Under-18s

David Cooke | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Cooke

Our research allowed us to ask: Do teenagers feel the same as their parents about big issues facing them? How do they think about representations of drugs misuse, dangerous behaviour, or the sexualisation of younger people in the media? How do young people use the age ratings system (they do!) in a multi-platform landscape?

The Impending Doom for 'Soft Subject' GCSEs

Alix Long | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

When I look back to the 15-year-old I was this time last year, it seems hard to believe that I was right slap-bang in the middle of my GCSEs, ploughing through the revision, and hadn't yet suffered a mental breakdown....

These Children In Manila Really DO NOT Want To Go To School (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

This is the first time these Philippines children have experienced what "Monday" really means. And trust us, kids, it doesn't get much better. The ...

What Terrorists Can Teach Us About Education

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

This horrific action has shone a light on a fact we sometimes forget - education is the cornerstone of a society. While none of us know how this story is going to play out in Nigeria perhaps we can find a grain of relevance for ourselves.

Bullying Must Be Tackled by Schools and the Government

Matt Clifton | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

Bullying is definitely a big factor in Mental Health. Bullies often have been bullied themselves and it causes them pain and contributes towards their need to bully others, which of course isn't right but unfortunately happens.

Students Share Their Tips On How Write Your Personal Statement

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's an "unfortunate necessity" as one student puts it, and we couldn't sum it up better ourselves. The phrase "personal statement" is enough to fill ...

Inspiring Leadership: Time to Go Back to School

David Lancefield | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

In Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 movie Rumblefish, Mickey Rourke's doomed anti-hero Motorcycle Boy mutters: "If you'd going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go." It's a thought that CEOs of today's entertainment and media businesses might usefully ponder as they strive to lead their organisations - and their people - through the turbulence of digital disruption.

It's 10 Years Since Mean Girls Was Released

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's 10 years this week since Mean Girls was released. That's right. 10 whole YEARS since Glen Coco got four candy canes, Lindsay Lohan smelt like a b...

#CrapSchoolTrips

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Some schools (we're looking at you private sector) take their kids on incredible school trips - South Africa rugby "tours", skiing in Val Thorens, St ...

How Can a Teacher Treat a Young Autistic Boy in This Way?

Jo Worgan | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

I happened to read a story, which has now gone viral about an 11 year old boy with autism, living in Michigan who while sat in his classroom got his head stuck in a chair. This in itself is most upsetting but what upset and made me feel both anger and disgust was the teacher's reaction to this incident.

WTF Is School Doing to Your Children?

Chris Ward | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

How many of these questions about your children's schooling can you actually answer positively to? Is the current education system robbing you, your children and the world, of a generation of rounded, sociable, caring, intelligent, grown-ups?

Martin Fowler and the Misappropriated Jacket

Ben Shires | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

A little known fact about me: I once spent an entire school year, Year Ten to be precise, sporting Martin Fowler from Eastenders' jacket (here's Martin's face when he first saw the offending item) The reason it's a little known fact is because I've done everything in my power since then to suppress it. But perhaps now is the time to finally face my coaty demons and then zip it for good.

Robots Versus Humans: The Race for Employment

Chris Jones | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Research from Oxford University shows that almost half of today's jobs will be automated by the year 2034. This has dramatic implications for our workforce. And the impact is already being felt.

'Bonnie And Clyde' Pupils Found Safe After Midnight Escape To Caribbean

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of lovestruck teens who escaped from their £29,000-a-year school and fled to the Caribbean in the middle of the night are returning home after...

Spring Semester for the College at Chester: an Ode to WAC

George Gabriel | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

From freshmen to seniors, it seems as though everyone is itching to get back. Sure, it's not all butterflies and rainbows, but this is perhaps the greatest reminder that we should take nothing for granted as students of Washington College.

Weekend Dad Notes: Is it Really So Bad to Take Your Kids Out of School During Term Time?

Shihab S Joi | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

I never got to do much bonding with my old man but I certainly remember the day he lifted me onto his shoulders to show me the peaks of the Himalayas a darn sight better than the day I might've missed double algebra.

Autism: The Return to School After the Christmas Break

Jo Worgan | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

This week signals the end of the Christmas holidays and the return to school. I love having my children home for the holidays but I absolutely dread the return to school. For my youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum this total change in routine is very upsetting for him and you can visibly see his anxiety levels rising.

Let's Make Repetitive Lessons History

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Blumenthal

What do you remember being taught in your history lessons in secondary school? The Tudors, perhaps the Romans, the English Civil War and the two World Wars? For the seven years I studied history I am glad that we studied wars and monarchy but it seems a shame that I know little about the history of medicine, technology or engineering.

Is a Child's Future Determined By Their Background in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

In a time of economic austerity it is hardly surprising that public opinion has turned to those receiving benefits from the state, particularly those who do not work. Repeated stereotyping and manipulation of statistics in the media have painted many of Britain's poorest citizens as lazy good-for-nothings living a life of luxury at our expense.

Gay Insults Are So Gay

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Rattenbury

Have you ever heard someone describe someones t-shirt as 'really gay' or someones new hair cut as 'so gay?' I have and I'm absolutely sick of it. They are not gay, they are things. A t-shirt doesn't have the ability to love, let alone love another t-shirt.

Who's A Naughty Beatle Then?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of detention sheets revealing the school day misdemeanours of a 15-year-old John Lennon, renowned as the "class clown", are to go on sale after...