Posts for Learning

The threats behind the plight of the puffin

Louise Gentle, Nottingham Trent University Puffins are facing a perilous future. Population numbers have fallen sharply, and there are even fears the sea bird could be heading towards extinction within […]

More info

Instagram to Twitter … only better

Many people use Instagram to share moments and memories with friends and like minded people across the world. There is an option in the app to share the content to […]

More info

Britain must address its linguaphobia now to survive post-Brexit

English is just one of many languages spoken in the UK. VGStockStudio/Shutterstock Claire Gorrara, Cardiff University In addition to securing the UK’s departure from the EU, the June 2016 Brexit […]

More info

Children’s books can do more to inspire the new generation of Earth warriors

shutterstock. Gary Haq, University of York A changing climate means the frequency of extreme weather events such as heat waves, flooding, hurricanes and wildfires has become a common occurrence. Temperatures […]

More info

Exam stress: What is it and how can I manage it?

shutterstock Teena Clouston, Cardiff University A little stress around exam time can be a good thing, as it motivates you to put in the work. But sometimes stress levels can […]

More info

Great questions from children that we all want the answers to…

Curious Kids: ‘I would like to know why man lions have manes and lady lions don’t’ Some studies show that female lions prefer darker coloured manes to bigger manes. Flickr/Eric […]

More info

When kids run for 15 minutes in school every day, here’s what happens to their health

ESB Professional Colin Moran, University of Stirling; Naomi Brooks, University of Stirling, and Ross Chesham, University of Stirling If you haven’t heard of the Daily Mile yet, your time has […]

More info

Babies prefer the sounds of other babies to the cooing of their parents

Elena Stepanova/Shutterstock.com Catherine Laing, Cardiff University We know that babies prefer the high-pitched sounds produced by their caregivers in “babytalk” over regular speech, but a new study provides an exciting […]

More info

Suicides at record level among UK students

shutterstock Michael Richards, Edge Hill University; John Marsden, Edge Hill University, and Sean Creaney, Edge Hill University According to a recent study, the rates of suicide among students in the […]

More info

What it’s like growing up as a working-class girl in the UK

Shutterstock Gillian Richards, Nottingham Trent University The UK has one of the widest attainment gaps in education within the developed world. This effectively means that if you are born in […]

More info