Universities need to promote more women to professor

Women are still underrepresented in leadership positions in universities – this has to change“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.” Those were the words...

School heads write to millions of parents over funding cuts

7,000 headteachers sending letter home with pupils accusing DfE of refusing to face effects of cutsThe education secretary, Damian Hinds, has been criticised by the headteachers’ campaigning group Worth...

Prevent scheme ‘fosters fear and censorship at universities’

Just Yorkshire’s report, citing interviews with Muslim students and academics, urges closure of anti-radicalisation programmeThe government’s anti-radicalisation scheme, Prevent, is instilling “fear, suspicion and censorship” on university campuses,...

UK’s Prevent guidance to universities unlawful, court rules

Court of appeal finds Prevent guidelines on inviting controversial speakers violate freedom of speechThe government’s Prevent duty guidance to universities is unlawful and must be rewritten, judges have...

Knife crime and school exclusions are symptoms of a wider malaise

More and more children are being excluded, as the system gives up on young people – with dire consequencesIf a playground had a faulty swing that was...

Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake

To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturingFor many young people today, books are...

Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

Up to 100 places to be available under scheme as part of efforts to improve diversityThe University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity by offering disadvantaged candidates who...

Pupils shouldn’t be denied LGBT lessons – whatever their parents say

Growing up gay and Muslim, I know I would have benefited. Parkfield school should continue its ‘No Outsiders’ programmeParkfield community school in Birmingham has found itself in the...

How schools and businesses are addressing the Stem diversity gap

Taking away the ‘fear factor’ could help raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and maths careers – especially among female pupilsHow to encourage more young people, particularly...

A rise in apprenticeship wages is tempting those put off by tuition fees

Studying for free appeals to many who hope to progress their careers and, as universities raise the cost of tuition, getting paid to train sounds better than everApprentices...

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