Concerns have also been raised that the appeals system could favour the most "well-heeled and sharp-elbowed" families.
Black students are disproportionately affected by underestimation of grades at the moment, and teachers and students fear this could disadvantage a generation.
No one thinks they have prejudices — but everyone has room for improvement when it comes to biases.
Most of us have come across a variation of the classic ‘Nigerian prince scam’ - a thinly veiled email informing the receiver
Ada Lovelace is known as the world's first computer programmer. Her work with Charles Babbage to create the Analytics Engine, an early predecessor of the modern computer, was followed by the publication of the first, most elaborate and complete programme sketched out by a programmer.
I'm about to board the morning flight from Heathrow to New York and I am reminded of a conversation some months ago with a (female) colleague. She told me of her discomfort - I think she actually said horror - as she was boarding a flight and noticed the pilot was a woman.
We get into the 'them' and 'us' mode, based on something we're not even aware of. We now have Trump at the wheel of the car who has no emotional insight whatsoever. This is like having a live grenade in the White House who may go off at any moment and take the world down with him. Happy New Year.
They demanded an urgent meeting to discuss 'imbalances' in coverage.
Academics from nine British universities have written to the BBC requesting a meeting about the “significant groundswell
It's too easy to judge prematurely. Often we don't bother to find out why others do what they do. Judge them unfavorably and we get irritated, angry, annoyed; judge them favorably and we distort the reality to fit with our preference.
Reducing the voting age to 16 may have seemed like one of the more throw-away policies in Ed Miliband's 'We're better than this' conference speech. But it encapsulated the simplistic appeal to base prejudices that characterised his sermon. And being 'better' was perhaps a mantra he should have first recited to himself.
The Government doesn't have a clue how many will come. Therefore they cannot plan and our infrastructure, already straining to cope, will see further stress.
If you are six foot tall, in a group of strangers do you tend to speak first to people of a similar height or do you go looking for the smallest person in the room? Why is that? Unconscious bias is innate within each and every one of us. Our instinct will often seek out people we assume are similar to us.
America is often criticised for being insular. It was said that, in the build-up to the Gulf War, some people in the southern
When it comes to screening, it's not a bad idea to look before you leap. Don't fall for the old lead time bias, or the description of the test being initially 'simple' - ask how having screening affects the mortality rate, weigh up the pros and cons, and make up your own mind.
I started a business. It made me want to drink copious quantities, smoke myself into oblivion and hit my head against a brick