“You have to think differently”: Education in a pandemic

“You have to think differently”: Education in a pandemic

Education, to put it mildly, has been one of the most affected and debated elements of our society during these past months, as the country has grappled with the unprecedented impact of Covid-19. Schools, colleges and universities have had to navigate a constantly fluctuating level of risk, which has been...

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Playing the game: how the UK keeps entertained during lockdown

Playing the game: how the UK keeps entertained during lockdown

As the UK enters a winter period most likely to be spent indoors, we are all on the hunt for ways to keep ourselves entertained, and gaming is just the tonic. Thanks to lifelike graphic designs, well-crafted storylines and varied character choice, gaming offers the perfect escape from the pressures...

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Making your Future Work

Making your Future Work

Work and University – Do I need to do both?  Students are hoping to be home at Christmas. Many will be disappointed by positive Covid tests. Some will fear they won’t be able to return if Lockdown 2.0 becomes Lockdown 2.1. Summer vacation, 2021, seems a long way to go...

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The Hampshire School Chelsea finalists in two important awards

The Hampshire School Chelsea finalists in two important awards

In a time that is difficult and challenging for education practitioners, students and institutions, The Hampshire School Chelsea has been selected as a finalist for two prestigious awards. The Hampshire School Chelsea has been announced as a finalist for the prestigious award of Junior Prep School of the Year in...

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A Word a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A Word a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

  Noun: jouissance Physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy. Origin: French, from jouir ‘enjoy’. Used by Lacan in his Ethics of Psychoanalysis, he intentionally left it untranslated to avoid the ambiguities of the word, ‘pleasure’. On 2nd September 2020, 50,000 users learned this definition. Tomorrow, a new word will...

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Online Debating & Lectures

Online Debating & Lectures

The Great Courses Plus The Great Courses Plus makes lifelong learning and personal enrichment available to anyone, anywhere. The content-rich, unique courses provide you with a world of knowledge designed to expand your horizons, deepen your understanding, and foster epiphanies. Watch hundreds of courses & lectures when you start a...

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Outdoor play important for childhood development

Outdoor play important for childhood development

Children are spending more time indoors than ever before despite all evidence telling parents how beneficial it is for them to spend their time playing outside. Concerns about the dangers of climbing trees or getting lost makes parents hesitant to allow their child to engage in risky activities. But research...

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The National Theatre Adapts School Programmes

The National Theatre Adapts School Programmes

The National Theatre adapts programmes to support theatre in schools across the UK throughout 2020/21. Three unique courses (Connections, New Views, Let’s Play) offer high quality online workshops that are flexible with timings for both teachers and students. The theatre is ready to “embrace digital” so that Covid-19 is not...

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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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