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65% of 15-year-olds worry about their future career

Future First polling shows 75% of 15 year olds feel it would be useful to hear from alumni in working life, especially about their own future career.
student loans for prisoners

UK divided over student loans for prisoners

The UK is narrowly divided over whether prisoners should be able to take out student loans to pay for degrees, according to an exclusive poll by LearnBonds.
personal information

The Lancaster University data breach: Safeguarding students personal information

Organisations like universities that handle significant amounts of confidential and personal information are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. In this article SecureTeam looks at the damage data breaches are causing in UK universities.
internationalisation of higher education, Ingrid van engelshoven

The need for more balanced internationalisation in higher education

Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, recently shared her thoughts on the need for more balanced internationalisation in higher education.
EdTech will benefit

Three ways EdTech will benefit this century’s learners

Felicity Parsisson, Learning Designer at FutureLearn, explains three ways in which EdTech will benefit this century’s learners.
Investigative Science Learning Environment

Implementing the Investigative Science Learning Environment

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, continues to share her thoughts on the Implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE), with a focus on the first aspect of the environment and how it can be implemented with students of all ages.
opportunities for stem

STEM Excellence: A model for equalising opportunities for STEM

Susan Assouline, PhD, Director Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, U.S., details a model for equalising science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities and in this vein, that inspires excellene.
off campus learning, technology adoption

UK universities lead in tech adoption to empower off-campus learning

UK universities are leading the charge in technology adoption to extend the off-campus learning experience, according to new research by Citrix.
high school maths, quantative linguistics

Understanding and producing words with high-school maths

Professor R. Harald Baayen, Quantitative Linguistics, University of Tübingen, explains how we can understand and produce words with high-school maths.
The brexit survey, yellowhammer

The Brexit survey: How does the STEM industry feel?

As the UK faces the imminent 31 October Brexit deadline, at Open Access Government we are investigating how people in STEM feel about their field via the Brexit survey.
degree stress

Research reveals UK students are struggling with degree stress

The 2019 NatWest Student Living Index revealed that close to half of all UK students feel extremely stressed by their degree studies.
AI in education

AI in education: A white elephant trampling over evidence?

Dan Sandhu, CEO of Sparx argues that government is being blinkered in its approach to AI in education. When it comes to AI’s impact in classrooms, educators are suffering from a lack of evidence and an over-reliance of self-appointed AI ‘experts’.
toxic stress

Toxic stress amongst students: How is it being combatted?

In this article, we explore the difference in healthy stress and toxic stress, how our current exam system may well be aggravating stress levels, as well as the line between stress and mental health conditions.
join the NHS, NHS leaders

NHS calls on A-level students to join the NHS

As nearly half a million students got their A-level results yesterday, NHS leaders are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing and join the NHS.
science subjects

Government welcomes more pupils studying science subjects

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said the increase in pupils taking science subjects at A level will equip this generation with the skills the country needs.
a level results

Education Secretary wishes pupils good luck with A level results

Gavin Williamson says every young person should feel proud of their achievements, as over 200,000 pupils collect their A level results this morning.
grade bribes

British parents paid out £20.5 million in grade bribes in 2018

An online tutoring agency has surveyed more than 2,000 parents to find out how many children are offered grade bribes to do well in their academic exams.
higher education admissions system, a level

Labour announces shake up of higher education admissions system

Ahead of A-Level results day tomorrow, Labour has today (Wednesday 14 August) announced plans to radically reform the higher education admissions system.
a-level results

A-level results: “Talent not tests” is the gold standard for today’s employers

A staggering 86% of young people experience high levels of stress in the countdown to A-level results, according to a new survey from Arden University.
artificial intelligence (AI) in education, duolingo

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education

Dr Elaine Garcia, Senior Programme Leader at Interactive Pro explores the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education.

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