Education News

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.

be a teacher

What does it mean to be a teacher?

Professor of Mathematics Education Ilana Seidel Horn offers a compelling insight into how teachers individually navigate their field through pedagogical reasoning and responsibility.
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Vulnerable pupils could fall behind by 36% in education

The National Audit Office released a report on the UK Government handling of primary and secondary remote learning during COVID-19 - they suggest the Government assess long-term impact on vulnerable pupils or risk an irreversible divide.
Openness

Openness: Key for universities in the 2020s

European University Association President, Michael Murphy, argues that openness is key for the success of universities in the new decade.
postgraduate study

The importance of lifewide learning in post-pandemic careers

As the working world is changing forever, Nicola Urquhart, Lecturer in Careers and Employability at the University of Kent, explains in National Careers Week why post-graduate study is the key to future professional development.
digital learning transformation

Digital learning transformation programme

Alex Drinkall, Communications and Stakeholder Lead, and Martin Sinclair, Programme Lead at Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, educate us about the digital learning transformation programme.
medical professionalism

Role & responsibility of education in medical professionalism

Here, L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School, details the role and responsibility of medical education in medical professionalism.
teachers change careers, public schools

Stress is the most common reason that teachers change careers

With COVID-19 limitations, the profession of teaching has changed in unprecedented ways - however, public school teachers experienced high levels of stress even before the public health crisis.
Humanitarian Engineering

Humanitarian Engineering: Co-creating with communities

The Humanitarian Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines teaches engineers to work as partners with society.
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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.
student nurse applications, nursing

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.
education inequality, o-lab

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.
digital learning platform

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?
pupil engagement

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.
gaming careers

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.
school leaders

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.
politics GCSE, political literacy

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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