Posts for Learning

International students on British drinking habits – ‘people don’t know when to stop’

shutterstock Thomas Thurnell-Read, Loughborough University; Lorraine Brown, Bournemouth University, and Philip Long, Bournemouth University Of the 2.3m students starting courses at UK universities each autumn, well over 400,000 are international […]

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49% of workers are in jobs they are under or overskilled for

The HR body,  CIPD’s, report ‘Over-skilled and underused: Investigating the untapped potential of UK skills’ surveyed 3,700 UK employees. Unsurprisingly, it found that more than a third (37%) of workers have the […]

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How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

Shutterstock. Anh Phan, Newcastle University In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett “Doc” Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine. But while a […]

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Forget university rankings, open days are the biggest factor in student choice

Open days are the main way students choose their future university. shutterstock Emma Winter, University of Portsmouth The latest Times Higher University Rankings have been published. And the 2019 results […]

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Three things we can all learn from people who don’t use smartphones or social media

‘Someone likes me.’ Shutterstock. Rowland Atkinson, University of Sheffield and Mariann Hardey, Durham University Many of us spend hours every day tethered to our devices, pawing at the screen to […]

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Freshers’ week: how to make a good first impression

And what’s your story? Shutterstock. Diana Pinto, University of Leicester Going to university for the first time can be a daunting experience for anyone. The biggest fear many have is […]

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Test your internet speed

Whether you are using mobile broadband, a hotspot on your phone, or home broadband, speed is important. In the past I’ve used sites like Speedtest to determine how fast ‘fast […]

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Genes shown to influence how well children do throughout their time at school

Shutterstock. Kaili Rimfeld, King’s College London and Margherita Malanchini, University of Texas at Austin Children differ widely in how well they do at school. In recent years, researchers have shown […]

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Google at 20: how a search engine became a literal extension of our mind

Shutterstock Benjamin Curtis, Nottingham Trent University We are losing our minds to Google. After 20 years, Google’s products have become integrated into our everyday lives, altering the very structure of […]

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Sometimes people with learning disabilities need a hug – but support staff aren’t meant to give them

A comforting gesture can go a long way. Shutterstock. Carys Banks, University of Bath For some people with a learning disability, navigating elements of daily life can be a struggle […]

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