Fifty children aged five to 11 are sent home on average each day because they have assaulted an adult. That’s 11,420 suspensions for physical assault against an adult in English state-funded primary schools in the year 2013/14, according to the Department for Education, while 240 pupils received permanent exclusions for physically assaulting adults. This is... Read more »
Full name: Eleanor Bird
Ellie is a community lecturer, teaching art history to various classes. When she is not teaching, she is a freelance editor and writer for company and charity clients.
When the Coalition Government hiked university fees to £9,000 per year in 2012, it seemed obvious that this would damage access to higher education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Those fears are now being proved right – and new plans announced in the July 2015 budget are likely to make things even worse. Education should... Read more »
There are three main ways that students of all ages can sabotage themselves in exams: poor exam technique, poor revision and weak understanding of the subject itself. The last of these is the hardest to get round. It may be due to teaching that is not brilliant, or just to the fact that you are... Read more »
If your results aren’t what you hoped – whether at school or university – you may face re-sitting exams. You don’t have to re-sit; your teachers or tutors can advise whether dropping a subject would allow you to focus your energies on the ones that matter. For university students, check with your examinations office for... Read more »
Bizarre though it sounds, a television comedy has joined the ranks of industrial giants, educational trusts and private individuals to provide funding for university students in need. If you’re a fan of the US series, The Big Bang Theory (and I admit to being a big fan, despite my advancing years), you’ll probably have had... Read more »