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The Economist reports that three pupils lounge in their chairs as their teacher, Mairi Mackay, runs through exercises intended to help them make the throaty, H-like sound that precedes some Gaelic words.… Read the rest
Education Business reports that following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire back in June, there has been questions raised over how fire-safe buildings are and whether sprinklers should be fitted in all schools
The fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 brought into sharp focus wider questions about fire safety and has caused widespread concern throughout the education sector about how many school buildings have cladding which is not fire resistant.… Read the rest
The government’s strategy displays a new determination to bring coherence to a broken system – and this is to be admired, writes one heads’ leader in the Tes
Writing in this week’s Big Issue, Darren McGarvey tells us all off.… Read the rest
HEFCE has welcomed the Universities Minister Jo Johnson’s praise for the success of Higher Education Innovation Funding and the important contribution it will make to delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy across the country.
A review of a HEFCE programme which funds development projects in the higher education sector has found significant benefits for students, the economy and society, with funding expected to return up to £12 in value for every pound invested.
Knowledge exchange activity on the part of UK universities continued to grow in 2015-16. Income from knowledge exchange in England grew by 3 per cent, with income across the UK reaching a record £4.2 billion in total, according to HEFCE’s annual ‘Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction’ report.
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KYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan, 14 December 2017 – Early spring seeps through grimy windows, lighting a small unkempt apartment. The place is so dirty that Bibinur begins to feel nauseated. She finds a clear spot to sit down with Almagul, who recently gave birth to a baby boy.
MURAMVYA, Burundi, 7 December 2017 – “I started to feel quite sick,” says 40-year-old Darlene*, describing a period in her life a few years ago. “After going to a health centre, I was referred to a hospital where I was hospitalized for several weeks. I did not know why I was weak, until they asked me to do HIV test. I was diagnosed as living with HIV,” she says.
HA TŠEPO, Lesotho, 28 November 2017 – A cloud of yellow dust blows into the group sitting on the ground at the village centre. Toddlers run, legs wobbly, to bury their faces in the open arms of their mothers, as the women pull down kerchiefs to protect their eyes. But community mobilizer Tlaleng Maimane keeps talking.
LUHANSK, Ukraine, 21 November 2017 – Inna Krasnyakova was born, raised and married in the small village of Artema, in Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine. In June 2014, she was at work, operating a water pumping unit at the Petrovskaya pumping station, when conflict broke out.
NILI, Afghanistan, 18 November 2017 – For 23-year-old Fatima, it took the death of one child to spark a simple but transformational change, to convince the whole village to start using toilets and improve the health of many young lives.
EU-funded research has shown how skin cells can warn our immune systems of an impending bacterial attack, offering the potential for vaccines against antibiotic-resistant infections that could save lives.
EU-funded researchers have developed new bio-processes to create high-value chemicals from the waste resulting from bio-diesel production. A true addition to the circular economy, their achievements promise a better and greener chemical industry.
An EU-funded project created an interactive suicide prevention programme to promote mental health in teenagers. Following considerable success in a wide-ranging trial involving thousands of students, it is now being used worldwide to save lives.
Clever chassis designs and dynamic controls that adapt to the terrain are the way forward for safer, greener, better-performing vehicles. But these innovations are complex and costly to develop. Inspired by intelligent systems integration, an EU-backed project is helping to take this emerging technology mainstream.
Essential for manufacturing high-tech products, rare earth metals are in short supply. EU-funded research is investigating how to extract rare earth magnets from electric vehicle motors and recycle them, in a move that could also create jobs in Europe's materials sector.
An inspection report by Ofsted and health watchdog the Care Quality Commission, based on a visit to Hull SEND services in October, reveals evidence of poor strategic leadership, too little involvement...
The inspectorate's 2017 annual report states that in some cases informal exclusions are taking place, with parents being asked by head teachers to keep children at home as schools are unable to effectively...
The charity said research it commissioned found that 40 per cent of teachers were "not confident" they would be able to identify a young carer in their class. Meanwhile, more than a third (34 per cent)...
The government has said every school and college will be expected to have a designated careers leader in place by September 2018, and has set aside £4m to provide training and support for at least 500...
In his resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, Alan Milburn, a former Labour Health Secretary, who took up the role in July 2012, said individual ministers such as Education Secretary Justine...