Sunday, September 15, 2019

I applied for 1,000 jobs but all employers saw is that I’m blind

‘At a lot of my interviews, I felt compelled to reassure the interviewer that my visual impairment would never restrict me in my...

Headteacher leaves primary school after tests investigation

The headteacher and two other staff members have left a London primary school after an internal investigation found that Sats papers had been...

Cutting tuition fees will turn universities into vassals of the state | Simon Jenkins

Meanwhile, back at the ranch – or in this case the campus – the mice are running riot. Ignored by Brexit, Britain’s universities...

How we made Horrible Histories

Richard Bradley, executive producer The seed was sown when my son Jack – then 10 and a massive fan of the books – said:...

Can you solve it? The puzzle that is Donald Trump

The tangram was the first ever puzzle craze – and it is still going strong. You may have come across it before. You are...

Women with master's degrees paid less than men without them in England

Women in England with postgraduate degrees still earn less than men with only bachelor’s degrees, while salaries for graduate men are growing at...

'We want to make it more accessible': a guide to the new-look bar course

A new-look, two-part bar professional training course (BPTC) which costs 30% less than the current cheapest London option could help reduce financial risks...

Can you solve it? Turn it up to 11

Legs eleven, Ocean’s Eleven, elevenses! Yes, let’s hear it for the number 11, star protagonist of today’s puzzles. Eleven is the first number you reach...

I am taking part in the school climate strike. It’s the only power I...

Today, Friday 15 February, thousands of students from schools, colleges, and universities all around the UK will be going on strike, and I’m...

Thousands of pupils set to miss out on first-choice primary school

Thousands of parents in England are expected to miss out on their first choice of primary school on Tuesday when local authorities notify...

Ealing Abbey abbot resigns over failure to investigate child abuse allegations

The abbot of Ealing Abbey has resigned over a failure to investigate child sexual abuse allegations at a London school amid an escalating...

Dixie school district: why it took 22 years to change a name in liberal...

The first record of someone in San Rafael raising an eyebrow at the name of the Dixie school district – whose name is...

Perfectionism puts pressure on freshers – here's how to beat it

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. For an increasing number of students, that means stopping at nothing less than...

Being ‘excellent’ is overrated. Instead let’s settle for being ‘good enough’ | André Spicer

We live in a society obsessed with being exceptional. Whether it is as workers, parents, students, lovers or cooks, we are expected to...

Master's apprenticeships: elevating managers to the next level

Back in 2015, when level 7 apprenticeships first launched, there were just 30 places on offer – and few companies had heard of...

Flanders stream so polluted 'water could be used as pesticide'

Winding between green meadows in the west Flanders countryside, the Wulfdambeek stream is fondly remembered as a place local boys would fill up...

Criminal charges possible over leaks of A-level maths papers

Police investigating leaks of A-level maths exam papers have referred a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which will consider...

Brushes with the law: how teaching art to women in prison changed their outlook

If Britain was hit by an apocalypse, Mim Skinner knows the people who would make it through. “The prisoners I’ve worked with are...

UK universities pay out £90m on staff 'gagging orders' in past two years

UK universities have spent nearly £90m on payoffs to staff with “gagging orders” in two years, raising fears that victims of misconduct at...

Ruskin at 120: has the workers’ college lost its way?

Ian Tugwell left school at 14 and was making false teeth as a dental technician in 1958 when he arrived, aged 27, at...

Mum says school is ‘culturally biased’ after banning son from playground over haircut

A mum has hit out at a school for being ‘culturally biased’ after her son was banned from the playground at break times...

Undergraduates: what’s the workload like on your course this term?

Undergraduates, what’s the workload like on your course this summer term? Do you have essays, exams and tutorials – or nothing to do...

David Kynaston: ‘There is an anti-privilege mood. It is hard to see private schools...

David Kynaston is a historian who has written books on postwar Britain, the City of London and cricket. His latest book, co-written with...