Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sharp drop in immigration is due to fewer foreign students

A sharp fall in net immigration was due largely to a drop in the number of students entering the UK, despite David Cameron’s pledge that the Government wants to attract the brightest and best young people from overseas.




- Education News RSS Feed

VIDEO: Can you beat the ‘human calculator’?

A man, who describes himself as the human calculator, is on a mission to get more British children interested in maths.
BBC News – Education & Family

UK educationalist wins TED prize

Dr Sugata Mitra, the man who set up computers in wall in the slums of India, has won the coveted $ 1m TED prize.
BBC News – Education & Family

Young jobless total falls slightly

The number of young people not in education, training or work in England has fallen slightly since this time last year.
BBC News – Education & Family

Oxbridge favours October babies

Children born in the month of October are 30 per cent more likely to become Oxbridge undergraduates than those born in July, it was revealed yesterday.




- Education News RSS Feed

VIDEO: Can pupils respect ‘teacher on wheels’?

Rory Cellan-Jones checks out a new kind of robot that developers say will help teachers educate from a distance.
BBC News – Education & Family

Urgent action plea over exam errors

Jeremy Laurence




- Education News RSS Feed

VIDEO: Making music accessible for deaf children

The National Orchestra of Wales has staged a series of workshops and concerts for deaf people, many of them children, to explore how it is possible to experience music without being able to hear it.
BBC News – Education & Family

Research questions academies’ impact

Turning English schools into academies may have had no benefit for the least able students, according to research from a think tank.
BBC News – Education & Family

Willetts urges universities online

UK universities should invest in online courses if they are to take advantage of an “historic opportunity”, said Universities Minister David Willetts.
BBC News – Education & Family