Posts for Learning

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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Four things new students need to know before tackling a university assessment

Knowing how to plan, write and evaluate your assessments is key. shutterstock/GaudiLab Karen Clegg, University of York So you’re going to university. You’re not alone – last year there were […]

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How much does it cost to learn to drive?

A study carried out by the team at Bill Plant Driving School has analysed data from the DVSA and the Office of National Statistics, revealing that men are more likely to […]

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Taking paracetamol during pregnancy may affect the child’s behaviour in early years

shutterstock. Aleksandra Gigowska/Shutterstock Jean Golding, University of Bristol In the early 1960s, thousands of babies were born with malformed limbs as a result of their mother taking thalidomide – a […]

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Freshers – avoid phishing scams

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is warning Freshers and all students to be on their guard as the new term starts, and not be tricked into disclosing any financial details […]

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Review of University admissions

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has backed a review of university admissions, which will consider whether students should apply to university after getting their A level results alongside other options, so […]

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Why fidgeting could be good for your child’s health

Shutterstock John J Reilly, University of Strathclyde and Xanne Janssen, University of Strathclyde Fidgeting is usually considered as a sign of boredom or lack of attention which can be distracting […]

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Teachers’ starting salary to rise to £30,000 in 2022-23

Salaries for new teachers are set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23, under government plans for the biggest reform to teacher pay in a generation. Gosh, my first salary as […]

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