Monday, December 9, 2019

US entrepreneur sets up Oxford scholarship for black UK students

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur is to fund Oxford university’s first dedicated scholarship for disadvantaged black British students, the university has announced. Arlan Hamilton, the...

UK children are among the unhappiest in the world

A new study suggests UK teenagers are not as happy as their counterparts worldwide (Picture: Getty Images) Teenagers in UK schools are significantly less...

Bionic neurons could enable implants to restore failing brain circuits

Scientists have created artificial neurons that could potentially be implanted into patients to overcome paralysis, restore failing brain circuits, and even connect their...

The London Bridge attack must not stop our vital work to tackle terrorism |...

I was working at Fishmongers’ Hall on Friday at the conference attacked by Usman Khan. Those in attendance were dedicated, talented people, including...

British schoolchildren among least satisfied, says OECD report

Schoolchildren in Britain are more likely to be miserable and less likely to think that their lives have meaning compared with children in...

Universities warned Cameron in 2011 that trainee cuts would cause nursing shortage

Universities warned the government for years that they needed to train more nurses to avert a staffing crisis – but ministers repeatedly refused,...

Labour’s broadband plan could radically change young people’s life chances

Researching the digital lives of teenagers brings with it great highs and lows. The highs are realising that new doors are opening for...

'You only need one yes': how I beat the odds to work in film

The film industry is notoriously white, middle class and male-dominated. However, since the Harvey Weinstein scandal hit Hollywood in October 2017, calls for...

Teachers ask children to ‘tell the truth’. Voters would like the same from the...

I don’t know what you did wrong, but the Conservative party team seem to have been be working hard to keep you off...

University strikes offer a lesson in principles, pay and pensions | Letter

Your editorial is right to emphasise the wider issues in the strike by university lecturers and support services (Lecturers have a just cause...

Did you solve it? Smart as a box of frogs

Earlier today I set you a Christmas challenge (about which more below) and these three puzzles from the Mathigon advent calendar: The...

The pedants’ pedant: why the Apostrophe Protection Society has closed in disgust

Name: The Apostrophe Protection Society. Age: 18. Appearance: Hands in the air, white flag clutched in its fingers. What’s happened? After a long and brave battle...

Police investigate teaching assistant's death after school row

Police are investigating the unexplained death of a teaching assistant following a confrontation at the school where he worked. The 31-year-old man, who has...

Inside the mission to create an army of Greta Thunbergs – video

Melanie Harwood is an education entrepreneur and self-styled 'disruptor', who has partnered with the United Nations to educate teachers about climate change. The...

Have you had a legal battle with your council over SEN funding?

Budget cuts to education and local authorities have seen funding for children with special educational needs fall dramatically in recent years. Since 2015, funds...

Clear backpacks, monitored emails: life for US students under constant surveillance

For Ingrid, a 15-year-old in La Crosse, Wisconsin, going to high school means being monitored on surveillance cameras in her hallways and classrooms....

From dog-petting to desk yoga: do 'wellbeing weeks' make university less stressful?

At the “doggy de-stress” drop-in on the main campus at King’s College London (KCL), students queue around the block to sit on bean...

The rise of EduTube: how social media influencers are shaping universities

When Jack Edwards uploads a video to YouTube about the highs and lows of his life as a Durham University student, it is...

UK school reforms to come under scrutiny as world rankings released

The quality of education in Britain’s schools will come under the microscope amid general election campaigning this week as the Organisation for Economic...

Girl, 12, arrested over stabbing of student on way home from school

A 12-year-old was arrested after a Shoeburyness High School pupil was stabbed (Picture: Google Maps)Schoolchildren were left ‘shaken’ and distraught after a 12-year-old...

Hundreds of thousands of students join global climate strikes

Hundreds of thousands of young people have taken to the streets from Manila to Copenhagen as part of the latest student climate strikes...

Everyday flexibility: ‘It’s about empowering people to decide when, where and how they work’

PwC director Sharon Noble When mother-of-three Sharon Noble was collecting her daughters from school recently, a friend commented on the fact that she doesn’t...

Students protest against Liverpool university's claim that support for strike is 'unlawful'

Students at the University of Liverpool blocked senior managers from entering their offices this morning in protest at an email sent by the...

Teaching unions criticise Tory plan for snap Ofsted visits

School leaders and teaching unions have reacted with dismay to the Conservative party’s plans for longer and more disruptive Ofsted inspections, with one...