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Open Access Government highlights the latest education news in the UK. Analysis of schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching is also available.

We have articles on special needs in education and the growing understanding of child mental health. Articles are also available concerning university fees and policy changes within higher education. Popular topics such as Women’s place in STEM subjects and the growth and importance of the digital transformation in education.

You will also be able to find articles on teachers experiences and the increase in apprenticeships across the UK within this category.

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New Zealand will give free menstrual products to decrease period poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is going to implement a new policy - students will receive free menstrual products from June, to decrease the period poverty that limits access to education.
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Student nurse applications increase by one third in 2021

After COVID-19 hit the NHS, the public health crisis highlighted the poignant and essential nature of nursing work - leading to student nurse applications increasing to 60,130 for 2021.
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School children to be offered two COVID tests a week after lockdown

A leaked plan for the re-opening of schools lists a measure to provide two COVID tests a week, to school children who have returned to education.
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Researchers identify young adults who are facing elevated anxiety

The study looks at behaviour traits at the age of 15, that signal if individuals could be at risk of elevated anxiety three years in the future.
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The app going up against centuries of education inequality

Nishat spoke to Tania Rosas who launched O-lab, the app created to fight education inequality for Indigenous students.
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UK Government allocates £50 million to support students during pandemic

The UK Government has allocated an additional £50 million to support students facing financial pressures from the pandemic.
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The rise of the digital learning platform

Online courses have popped up in many different sectors but can they deliver what they promise, and how do attendees ensure they get the best results from enrolling on one of these courses?
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Pupil engagement and motivation remains concern for schools teaching remotely

New Ofsted report reveals parents and school leaders are concerned about pupil engagement and motivation during remote learning.
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Gaming careers driving next generation of creativity

Newcastle College provide insight into the creative roles that are helping the gaming industry to grow, and the career opportunities that potential students may not have known existed.
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School leaders play a crucial role in supporting young people to create a better...

Natasha Parker, Head of Compassion not Consumerism at Global Action Plan, explores the role school leaders must play in supporting young people to create a better world and give them hope for the future.
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Research explains why students keep their cameras turned off

In a survey of 312 students, researchers explored why students were keeping their cameras turned off - despite encouragement from teachers, and a general sense of wanting to see their classmates.
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Three quarters of young people want a Politics GCSE

After a year of unprecedented politics, a new APPG on Political Literacy has launched - from Brexit to Black Lives Matter, young people appear to be highly politically engaged without any formal support in schools.
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Clearer guidance needed on supply teacher furlough

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is urging the Government and the Department for Education (DfE) to provide clearer guidance on supply teacher furlough payments amid national lockdown.
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College campuses at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders in U.S.

College campuses in the U.S are at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders for their entire county, according to a new study.
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Improving the higher education learning experience through AV & IT

Karl Deady, Executive Director at Cinos, talks about the role of AV & IT across the higher education space and the steps that organisations can put in place to positively impact the learning experience for students.
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Some primary schools stay closed due to rising COVID-19 cases

With rising COVID-19 cases, secondary schools will officially remain shut until 18 January - but primary schools across the country have also decided to stay closed.
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Why governments need to re-direct funding towards non-traditional education

Mike Feerick, CEO and Founder of Alison, explores how education is evolving, explaining why governments need to re-direct funding towards non-traditional education such as online learning platforms.
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Racism’s impact on International Politics can no longer be ignored

Sarah Coolican, Project Coordinator, explains how the new Racism and International Politics programme at LSE IDEAS hopes to facilitate urgent, ongoing conversations of global racial disparity.
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Rapid and successful adaptation of a national teaching programme to COVID-19

Dr Andrew McIndoe MBE & Dr Ed Hammond MBE chart the rapid and successful adaptation of delivery of a national teaching programme to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mechatronics education – It takes a community

Dr Gamer, Academic Dean, Integrated Technology Division, tells us all about mechatronics education at Western Technical College, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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