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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.
interactive-engagement methods

Interactive-engagement methods in education: Can we teach students to think like scientists while learning...

Eugenia Etkina, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, argues that interactive-engagement methods lead to better learning gains than traditional transmission-mode methods and discusses fundamental differences between various interactive engagement.
interests of students

Universities failing to deliver in the best interests of students to face financial fines

Universities that fail to deliver in the best interests of students could now face financial penalties of up to £500,000 as the final suite of powers for the sector regulator came into force today (1 August).
exam results

What to do if your exam results are unexpected

Here, Samrita Hayer Careers Adviser at the National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline shares her expert advice on what parents and young people should do next if exam results are lower (or higher!) than expected.
edtech, uk schools

Passing the test: How UK schools can get EdTech ready

Stuart Hales, CEO of Wand Education, discusses the potential of EdTech and the need for an ongoing education evolution.
emotional fitness app, Fika

Students’ Emotional Fitness app Fika shortlisted for Start-Up of the Year 

Fika co-founders Nick Bennett and Gareth Fryer have been recognised for a pioneering new approach to student wellbeing as the Emotional Fitness app has been shortlisted for Start-Up of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
student halls

Students now offered “quieter halls” of residence

A student accommodation search engine has today announced that it will award a Quieter Hall accreditation badge to student halls, in an effort to meet student culture changes.
key stag 1 tests

Key Stage 1 tests to be removed under new reception class check-ups

Almost 10,000 schools sign up to pilot the Reception Baseline Assessment – the 20-minute check that will mean Key Stage 1 tests are removed.
modern working world

How valuable are exams to employers?

With 81% of students admitting to feeling pressure to finding a job within six months of graduating, Fresh Student Living has looked at how valuable exams are to employers in the modern working world.

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