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Bright But Poor Teenage Girls Lag Behind Well-Off Peers By Three Years

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Bright teenage girls from poor families lag behind their well-off peers in maths, reading and science by three years at the age of 15, a new study has...

'Shameful' Social Mobility Means Thousands Of Talented Young People Miss Out On Top Jobs

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are missing out on top jobs, a parliamentary inquiry into social mobility has found....

Things Lucy Taught Me...

Sally Holt | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
Sally Holt

Life has not always been easy but I have been lucky. I have been educated, supported and informed. I have, for the most part, felt empowered. When I have not, I have been surrounded by friends, family and colleagues who have fought for me. Until I met Lucy, I did not appreciate how lucky that made me.

Is Private Tutoring To Blame For Educational Inequality?

Alex Dyer | Posted 03.10.2016 | 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...

Defending Independent Schooling!

Steve Spriggs | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Steve Spriggs

I want to muscle in on the latest playground scrap. After MP Matt Hancock suggested employers weed out privileged job applicants by asking them if they were privately educated, headteachers of some of Britain's top independent schools, including Eton and Westminster, have accused politicians - and the media that reported his thoughts so widely - of being "rude" about them.

We Need More Working Class Journalists

James Cropper | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Cropper

We all know journalism does a lot of reporting but it is about time that the industry addresses this problem, which ironically exists under its very nose. If it does, a more diverse range of voices will have a platform to be expressed which can only lead to a more democratic industry.

This Is The Latest Kick In The Teeth For Poor Students

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

A large number of academies hailed as improving the chances of disadvantaged youths are consistently failing to deliver, a damning report has claimed....

Apprenticeships Need Radical Overhaul To Banish 'Cruel Deception' They're Valuable

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

England's "confusing" apprenticeship system needs a radical overhaul in order to banish the "cruel deception" they are of value, a study has warned. ...

'Worrying' Gap Between Rich And Poor Male Students At School, Reveals Study.

PA | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Bright poor boys are around two-and-a-half years behind their rich, clever male classmates in reading, a study has suggested. It reveals that high-...

Why Are Britain's Brightest Snubbing Oxbridge For US?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's brightest state school students are shunning top universities to go and study in the US, blaming a lack of financial aid and "rigid" structu...

The Government Is Failing Families on the Tipping Point Between Hardship and Financial Crisis

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

Statistics published on Friday worryingly put the government on course to miss its legal duty to eradicate child poverty by 2020. It is a national scandal that the 21st Century, child poverty in this country is continuing to affect children's lives.

A Degree Is No Longer Enough

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A degree may no longer be enough for graduates who want to stand out in the job market, according to new research. The number of people with postgr...

Are Personal Statements Unfair To State School Children?

PA | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

State-educated students may get less help with university applications, struggle to find experiences to write about and are more likely to make mistak...

Elite Ex-Pupils 'Dominate Top Jobs'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 10% of the best UK high-flyers were educated at a handful of prestigious private schools, new research suggests. It also reveals that a d...

Why Oxbridge Really Is for Everyone

Tom Beardsworth | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Beardsworth

The collegiate system makes Oxford and Cambridge two of the warmest and most supportive student environments anywhere. It's difficult to eke out a reclusive existence - even if you want one - with social, academic, catering and living spaces all integrated into the same place.

Are Our Schools Socially Divided?

PA | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

All bright children should be given the chance to go to private school, an education expert said today, as he warned that the UK's schools are sociall...

Could Private Schools Open Their Doors To Poorer Students?

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A large number of independent schools have pledged to open their doors to talented pupils from non-privileged backgrounds if the government agrees to ...

Pupil Premium Could Have 'Limited Impact' On Children It's Supposed To Help

PA | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Government's flagship pupil premium could have a limited impact on the poor children it is designed to help, a charity suggested on Friday. Und...

'Tragedy' Of High Performing Children Being Failed By State Education

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

England is neglecting its brightest children, leaving them lagging far behind youngsters overseas, new research suggests. It reveals that the natio...

Impact Of Tuition Fee Hike To Be Monitored

PA | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An independent commission has been established to monitor the impact of increased university fees in England over the next three years, it was announc...

British Pupils Face Worst Social Mobility Divide In Europe

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

British children's chances of academic achievement are more reliant on their parents' social standing than almost any other developed country in the w...

Cambridge Forges Links With The East End

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge University is hoping to encourage students from poorer backgrounds to apply by forging links with schools in London's east end. The prin...

Olivia Williams

Summer Schools For Students: Worth The Effort Or Waste Of Cash? | Olivia Williams | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Each summer British students give up their summers to attend top-up classes at schools either at home or abroad. Many of the top-rated Russell Gro...