Category Archives: Education

School leavers ‘put off apprenticeships over misconceptions about pay’

Almost 30 per cent of 16 to 18-year-olds in the UK said the information about apprenticeships in their school or college is ‘poor’, ‘very poor’ or ‘non-existent’, compared with just 6 per cent who thought the same about information they were given regarding university iStock School leavers are being put off becoming apprentices by widespread misconceptions about levels of pay, Read More


Student loans: Teachers should have debts written off after 10 years in classroom, headteachers declare

Teachers conduct lessons in subjects outside their field in many schools Getty Teachers should have their student loan debts written off after spending 10 years in the classroom, as part of a package to help solve the recruitment crisis in schools, head teachers have declared. The idea is one of a series of measures being put forward by the Association Read More


Nicky Morgan: Education Secretary on the lack of female school heads and cross-dressing in the Commons

Liberal leaning: Nicky Morgan in Leicester Andrew Fox The Secretary of State for Education may be the mother of a school-age child, but she’s rather more nuanced than the working mum cliche. In fact, Nicky Morgan is hard to pin down. One moment it’s all a bit Middle England – family finances, children’s rugby and the school run. The next Read More


Cambridge University college launches scheme to widen state access to study medicine

Medical student Rachel Fox talks to pupils at Gonville and Caius College Micha Theiner One of Cambridge University’s oldest colleges has launched a scheme to encourage sixth-formers from state schools to apply to study medicine by letting them experience undergraduate life. The project was the brainchild of two medical students at Gonville and Caius College who were concerned at the Read More


Artificial intelligence ‘should be used to give children one-on-one tutoring’

Academics argue that one-to-one tutoring could provide the most-effective approach to teaching but it’s being held back by a lack of funding iStock Artificial intelligence should be used to provide children with one-to-one tutoring to improve their learning and monitor their well-being, academics have argued. One-to-one tutoring has long been thought the most-effective approach to teaching but would be too Read More


The 9 British universities that produce the most CEOs

Cambridge is the oldest and most prestigious university on Emolument’s ranking Getty Images It takes grit and determination to run a business, not a degree from Oxford University or the London School of Economics. Emolument.com, the crowdsourced pay-data website, analysed data from 26,000 former students to find the universities with the highest ratio of graduates to chief executives, chief technology Read More