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How to eat your way to better ...

Jun 25, 2017 by

Simon Cooper – The saying goes that you are what you eat, so when it comes to exam time it makes sense to think carefully about...

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How European academics are fee...

Jun 23, 2017 by

Irene Skovgaard-Smith – “I remember very distinctly the morning when the final counting was done,” recalled Joaquín de...

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TEF: everything you need to kn...

Jun 22, 2017 by

Andrew Gunn – The results of the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) have now been announced. Universities across the UK...

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Why there are costs to moral o...

Jun 21, 2017 by

Justin Tosi, Brandon Warmke – Many Americans are morally outraged that U.S. President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director...

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Academics fear the value of kn...

Jun 19, 2017 by

Jennifer Chubb – A climate of “anti-intellectualism”, faltering levels of trust in “experts” and an era of “post-truth”...

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Why just speaking English isn’...

Jun 17, 2017 by

Abigail Parrish , Ursula Lanvers – Britain is facing an uncertain future and an uneasy relationship with Europe after Brexit...

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Leaving school early means you...

Jun 15, 2017 by

Stephen Lamb and Shuyan Huo – One in eight Australians will never get Year 12 qualifications. Some, but not all of these...

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Inside the world’s large...

Jun 12, 2017 by

Katherine Stapleton – A record-breaking 8m students will graduate from Chinese universities in 2017. This figure is nearly ten...

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From little Acorns – a brief h...

Jun 9, 2017 by

Rhys James Jones – Play has always been central to growing up, – whether it’s in the street or on a playing field – or in the...

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What each party manifesto mean...

Jun 8, 2017 by

Andrew Gunn – For students voting in the 2017 General Election, there is much to consider – with fees and the future of higher...

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Poorer students aren’t a...

Jun 7, 2017 by

Claire Callender – With various political parties pledging to abolish or alter tuition fees, the question of how to fund higher...

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Refugees welcome? How UK and S...

Jun 4, 2017 by

Joanna McIntyre – In the UK, the world’s fifth richest economy, vulnerable children are being denied education. Asylum seekers...

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Fact Check: are half a million...

Jun 4, 2017 by

Steve Higgins, Michael Jopling – The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, made the above claim during a recent speech in Swindon....

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Growing use of smart drugs by ...

May 30, 2017 by

Simon Cotton – It’s that time of year again. The blossom is on the trees, and university libraries and reading rooms are...

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If videogames do benefit pupil...

May 21, 2017 by

Carlo Perotta – A study published recently examined the effects of video games on maths, reading and science skills and makes...

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How gaming in the classroom pr...

May 16, 2017 by

Laura R. Pinkerton – It’s well known that surveillance effects how we behave. A recent study on the issue showed that traffic...

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Does playing chess make you sm...

May 11, 2017 by

by Giovanni Sala, Fernand Gobet –  The stereotype of the chess player is someone who is smart, logical and good at maths. This...

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A digital archive of slave voy...

May 8, 2017 by

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved...

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Fact Check: is education spend...

May 6, 2017 by

The level of funding going into schools is at record levels. Prime Minister Theresa May in an interview with Andrew Marr on the BBC...

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Why parents should resist the ...

May 2, 2017 by

Esther Dermott – The Easter holidays are over – and the long wait for the more generous summer break begins. In just a couple...

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