Posts for Learning

New Living With Dementia Toolkit available

From University of Exeter: The experience of thousands of people affected by dementia has fed into a new resource which aims to be a comprehensive guide to supporting people to live as well as possible with the condition. A wide range of advice, resources, and accounts of people’s own experiences […]

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Festival of the Girl – tackling gender stereotypes

To celebrate the launch of the 3rd annual Festival of the Girl & International Day of the Girl, Festival of the Girl has launched their #girlpower2021 campaign. This year’s Festival of the Girl launches this Sunday 10th October to coincide with International Day of the Girl – it is a […]

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Government launches ‘back to school campaign’

From the government: Today (Thursday 26 August) the government launches its back to school and college campaign to set out the experience that students can ‘get back to’ from September, with restrictions such as bubbles eased to allow a full return to sport, music, drama, science experiments and being with […]

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July 19: Three experts share their thoughts on the end of COVID restrictions in England

DimaBerlin/Shutterstock Zania Stamataki, University of Birmingham; Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford, and Francois Balloux, UCL Zania Stamataki, senior lecturer in viral immunology, University of Birmingham We have worked flat out around the world since COVID struck, to develop, test and deploy the fastest vaccines in the history of humankind. Immunity […]

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Graduate opportunities hit hard by pandemic

Vacancy numbers for graduates and trainees have been hit hard by the pandemic with the number of roles in the first half of 2021 down 66% when compared to the same period in 2019. That’s according to the latest real-time statistics from the world’s largest network of job boards, Broadbean […]

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Writing can improve mental health – here’s how

Any kind of writing can help. Yulia Grigoryeva/ Shutterstock Christina Thatcher, Cardiff Metropolitan University Ernest Hemingway famously said that writers should “write hard and clear about what hurts”. Although Hemingway may not have known it at the time, research has now shown that writing about “what hurts” can help improve […]

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Cooking with kids at home saw a boom during lockdown – here’s why it needs to continue

It might be messy but learning to cook when you’re little sets you up for life. Nattakorn_Maneerat | Shutterstock Fiona Lavelle, Queen’s University Belfast For some parents, the suggestion that they let their kids do the cooking might have been fear-inducing. Scenes of the kitchen looking like a bomb site […]

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Wasps: why I love them, and why you should too

Bachkova Natalia/Shutterstock Seirian Sumner, UCL I was lying on the jungle floor of a Malaysian rainforest with a wasp nest dangling 10cm from my nose. I had painted each wasp with a few coloured spots so that I could tell one from another. I’d been watching these wasps for several […]

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Ways to Make Lockdown in the Home More Fun

  Long gone are the days where a walk in the sunshine and excessive baking of banana bread was enough to feed our desperate attempt to find balance in between enjoying lockdown and not losing our marbles. Since we are now in our third extended lockdown, the time has come […]

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How to help your children with maths you don’t understand

Flamingo Images/Shutterstock Davide Penazzi, University of Central Lancashire School closures have left many parents in charge of overseeing their children’s education at home. If you are one of them, you might be struggling with maths in particular – not least due to having to grapple with topics and techniques you […]

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