How did the government get A-Levels so wrong?
With Boris Johnson urging recently that “absolutely every pupil needs to be back in school,” the return to education for both primary, secondary and higher education students across the UK after almost 6 months this week is finally a reality. However, the return is expected to present some major challenges to students’ wellbeing and mental health.
Announced on University Mental Health Day, the Government has pledged a £1 million funding to benefit students at risk of developing a mental health condition. The money is provided by the Department for Health and […]
The higher education watchdog has launched a review that sets out options for a large and radical overhaul of University admissions in England. The Office for Students has suggested an entry system that scraps the […]
Schools across the country, mostly in urban areas including London, have being prohibiting students from using slang such as ‘peng’, ‘calm’ and ‘fam.’ Immediately, I remembered my first day at my new secondary school in Sheffield […]
New research for the social mobility charity, Sutton Trust, condemns the new GCSE system for ‘disadvantaging the disadvantaged’ school pupils who are taking the exams in England. New reforms to GCSE exams were introduced by […]
A number of schools located in West Yorkshire were temporarily shut due to widespread outbreaks of norovirus and flu. Two schools in Leeds and four in Bradford were closed with some of the properties undergoing […]
A recent petition to allow later starts to the school day was debated in parliament last week, and was met with mixed responses from MPs. The petition, signed by over 180,000 people, argued that teenagers […]
As we once again approach a busy period of exams and essays, I find myself reflecting upon the enormous pressure some of us put ourselves under to achieve academically. I think that I bought into […]
The scheme to attract poorer pupils by dropping grade requirements was announced in December last year. This includes those who receive free school meals, live in care or have suffered family problems. However, it has […]
A study from Oxford University has found that many friendship groups deteriorate when students leave home and go to university. The researchers, who analysed both male and female original friendship groups, said the core reason […]
“When you arrive at Leeds Uni old chum you simply must be aware of a few faux pas.” – Anonymous This could be the best piece of advice I received before university and, as I […]