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What is the purpose of school?


Countries around the world take very different views on the purpose of education – so what is the purpose of school? An annual survey of global attitudes to education has indicated that there is a divide between those who think that education should focus on creativity and independent thinking and those who believe that schools should focus their efforts on ... Read More »

Go The Distance – Online Learning

With huge tuition fees and the removal of maintenance grants – is the answer online learning? Online learning where you can pay your fees as you go, with each module that you study offer a serious alternative to full time study courses that require you to take out finance for fees and living costs. Distance learning courses are often a ... Read More »

Get Volunteering


With employers focusing increasingly on ‘soft skills’ (positive character traits and the ability to work with others) and experience it has never been more important to get volunteering. The variety of volunteering roles available means positions can enhance and provide unique skill sets and whilst helping out at a local charity shop won’t result in academic qualifications, the experience alone ... Read More »

Only 11 Per Cent of Higher Engineering Apprentices Are Female


Only 11 Per Cent of Higher Engineering Apprentices Are Female – why is this? Is it because females are not studying STEM subjects above Level 2? Is it because they think engineering is a male job role or is that they don’t think women should be involved in weapons development? Reading the article on challenging stereotypes around the defence sector ... Read More »

Ryan Yasin wins prestigious James Dyson Award

James Dyson Award

You’ll grow into it – 24 year-old ex- aeronautical engineering student and designer Ryan Yasin wins the prestigious James Dyson Award after he invents outfits that grow, fitting children aged six-months to three years old. What inspired Ryan’s invention? Well he noticed how quickly his nephew grew out of the clothing gifts that he gave him and decided to do ... Read More »

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