Monday, January 20, 2020

How we gave Oxford University applicants a level playing field

We have been talking a lot about fairness this year at Oxford, with conversations revolving around the university’s recent commitment to transform admissions....

I’ve been a head for 17 years. Now Ofsted has driven me out of...

Teacher Lynne Fox received a prestigious Pearson national headteacher of the year award last summer. Judges praised her as a “tour de force”...

Schools to offer free tampons and sanitary towels to beat period poverty

Girls in secondary schools in England will now have access to free period products (Picture: Getty)Free tampons and sanitary towels will be available...

Free period products to be available in schools and colleges in England

Tampons, sanitary pads and other period products will be made freely available to all state schools and colleges in England starting next week,...

Behaviour battleground: isolation booths divide opinion among teachers

The use of isolation booths in state schools has become one of the most contentious issues among teachers in England, even if public...

Schools 'converting toilet blocks into isolation booths'

Schools are converting toilet blocks and classrooms to build isolation booths to accommodate “disruptive” children, the children’s commissioner has said, as campaigners warn...

'Like going back 40 years': dismay as Bolsonaro backs abstinence-only sex ed

Brazil’s government plans to push abstinence-based sex education to help cut teenage pregnancy rates, in a controversial move inspired by an evangelical Christian...

Law students: how to start practising before you graduate

Giulia Mazzu is a 2019 graduate from King’s College London with the kind of extracurricular hyperactivity to make your average office worker wince....

Third of non-EU university students in UK come from China

The number of students from China at British universities increased again last year, with the latest figures showing that recruitment of Chinese students...

Futsal: the thinking player's game that doesn't hurt the head

Gone are the days when primary-school children were condemned to wincing, eyes shut tightly in fear, as a heavy leather football smashed against...

School plans to fine parents £1 for every five minutes they are late

Parents are furious about the school’s new Late Collection of Pupils Policy (Picture: SWNS)Mums and dads are fuming after a school announced they...

Boris Johnson says the Erasmus scheme isn't under threat. Do you trust him? |...

I never thought I’d see a student exchange programme trend on Twitter. People have told stories of studying and working abroad through Erasmus,...

The ‘playing the race card’ accusation is just a way to silence us |...

In Britain we seem to be living in a kind of educational apartheid, in which most of us remain profoundly ignorant about racism...

Record numbers of state school pupils given Oxford places

State school pupils have won nearly 70% of Oxford University’s undergraduate places next year, a record level that represents a remarkable turnaround in...

Harvard law students ramp up protest against ExxonMobil climate firm

Harvard law students have disrupted a recruiting event for Paul Weiss, the law firm representing ExxonMobil in climate lawsuits, in an escalation the...

DofE scheme draws up 'experience list' to build teen resilience

The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme’s leaders are calling on the government to support character building in schools. Teenagers who want to grow in...

Sussex University offers students up to £100 for strike distress

The University of Sussex is offering students up to £100 if they suffered “distress and inconvenience” during recent strikes, becoming the first British...

Universities must overhaul the toxic working culture for academic researchers | Anton Muscatelli

Academic research is an exciting, creative and varied endeavour, yet there is growing evidence that our culture has developed unhealthy levels of anxiety...

UCAS 2020 application deadline and when are university offers made in the UK?

Wonder if they’re ever getting those hats back (Picture: Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images)It’s that time of year again, with undergraduate hopefuls about...

'How can we compete with Google?': the battle to train quantum coders

There is a laboratory deep within University College London (UCL) that looks like a cross between a rebel base in Star Wars and...

Food for thought: the school lunch scheme linking London and Liberia

It’s breakfast time in Domagbamatma (population: 63) in the depths of the Liberian rainforest, but there’s no food in evidence in the home...

King's College London moves students from hall of residence over fire fears

A leading university is facing questions after hundreds of students were told they were being relocated to alternative accommodation as a result of...