Time for a new industry benchmark? On reform in the tuition industry

Time for a new industry benchmark? On reform in the tuition industry

In an attempt to minimize the extent of the educational disruption caused by Covid-19, the government has announced funding for a new tutoring initiative. The National Tuition Programme is set to inject £350 million into the education kitty, and represents an effort by the government to support disadvantaged pupils, who...

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UK’s top universities slip in global rankings

UK’s top universities slip in global rankings

Nearly three-quarters of the UK’s top universities, including Oxford and UCL, have fallen in international league table rankings. 62 of the top 84 British institutions were downgraded for the fourth consecutive year according to a 2021 university guide from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a publishing firm. Oxford dropped from fourth to...

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London takes the lead for tech students

London takes the lead for tech students

London has been ranked as the top city in the world to be a tech student outside the US. That’s according to Business Fibre which looked at ‘30 of the world’s greatest tech cities’ and measured them against a set criteria including research spending and total tech/STEM employees and employers.  ...

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Imperial College announce scholarship scheme in memory of professor Jackie de Belleroche

Imperial College announce scholarship scheme in memory of professor Jackie de Belleroche

Imperial college unveil new scholarships for neuroscience postgraduate students named after Professor Jackie de Belleroche, who passed away in 2019. Professor de Belleroche, was an pioneering figure who helped to shape the universities neuroscience department. Alongside her teaching work, she undertook significant work in the fight against Motor Neurones Disease...

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Fieldtrips in the Time of Coronavirus                                                                                                                                        

Fieldtrips in the Time of Coronavirus                                                                                                                                        

Fieldwork is an essential part of any Earth Sciences degree with the average geology graduate having spent weeks, if not months, of their time at university hammering rocks, collecting samples and gaining general experience outside of the classroom. At University College London, a two-week trip to Andalusia to study the...

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The Strings Club offer online educational music holiday camps

The Strings Club offer online educational music holiday camps

With millions of children still unable to return to school until September 2020, economic consultancy Pantheon estimates that school closures will have created a major childcare problem for around 4 million families. 7.5 percent of the UK workforce (around 2.5 million workers) are considering taking leave from their jobs to...

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British school children must learn the truth of empire

British school children must learn the truth of empire

On 9th January 2020, commuting Londoners might have noticed an interesting ‘Metru’ front page. The headline of the impostor newspaper screamed ‘Boris Backs Empire Education’. The sub header explained ‘New curriculum will look at the good, the bad and the ugly of Britain’s colonial past’.  The newspaper’s distribution was a...

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International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

By Theodora Lonsdale Established in 1968, the International Baccalaureate diploma is one of themost diverse sixth form qualifications on offer, not just in the UK, but worldwide. The IB, as it’s commonly known, requires students to take six subjects; one from each of its main fields of study: mathematics, English...

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“Just enough” is not enough: why we’re failing SEN students in the UK

“Just enough” is not enough: why we’re failing SEN students in the UK

Children are among the most vulnerable in society, and when a child has special educational needs (SEN), it’s all the more important that their needs are properly met in school and beyond. Yet, as BBK has revealed, the government is continuing to fail SEN students across England. Through collating publicly available government...

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British Cookery School launches lockdown course for 13-18 year olds

British Cookery School launches lockdown course for 13-18 year olds

This innovative six week course, which will see students cooking a full menu each week, has been specially created to help teenagers learn a new skill during and after lockdown. As well as learning knife skills and all-important kitchen hygiene, students will whip up pavlovas and blueberry crumble cakes, a...

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