Posts for Learning

From Monday, state schools can stock free period products for young people

From Monday 20 January, schools and colleges across the country will be able to order a range of period products from supplier phs Group, making period products readily available for […]

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Why is it hard for graduates to get jobs these days?

Nowadays graduating with a 2:1 or a 1st class degree alone is not enough to land a graduate-level job. Up until 1990, the number of graduates equalled the number of […]

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Big change to administration of the student loan system

In my humble opinion, about time too, as the student loan system as it currently runs is disastrous. Paper statements and silly requests, then inability to contact them with the […]

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Perfectionistic students get higher grades, but at what cost?

Monkey Business Images/shutterstock Daniel Madigan, York St John University Student performance matters. Students who perform well have better health, earn a larger income and contribute more to society than those […]

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Read to your child for Christmas

Good advice or the State interfering in people’s everyday lives? Families have been urged to reach for a book this Christmas in a bid to boost early literacy skills. With […]

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Nursing students to receive £5k payment a year

Nursing students will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs, according to a government press release. The funding will be given […]

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Mistletoe might be festive, but it’s actually a tree-plundering parasite

Oleksandr Rybitskiy / shutterstock Johnathan J. Dalzell, Queen’s University Belfast Christmas and mistletoe: have you ever simply asked yourself … why? I have studied plant parasites like mistletoe for almost […]

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Free adult education is vital for a healthy economy – and UK politicians are finally starting to get this

Unsplash, FAL John Butcher, The Open University Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has performed a miracle – she has managed to get journalists and politicians talking about the need for […]

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The Gunpowder Plot: torture and persecution in fact and fiction

After the main plotters of the Gundpowder plot were tortured and executed, accusations of treason, heresy, and witchcraft were used to persecute other enemies of the Crown. Crispijn van de […]

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Home education – first choice or last resort?

Children leaving secondary school to be home-educated often have complex needs and some make the move as a last resort rather than a preferred choice, new research by Ofsted has revealed. Ofsted […]

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