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What’s the best way to teach children a second language? New research produces surprising results

Share People often assume that children learn new languages easily and without...

Daily exercise can boost children’s exam grades – new research

Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children – as it can help to improve their sense of self and have...

Most graduates will never pay off their student loans

New finding show that more than 70% of students who left university last year are never expected to finish repaying their loans. The...

When big companies fund academic research, the truth often comes last

Share Over the last two decades, industry funding for medical research has increased globally,...

Academic freedom is under threat around the world – here’s how to defend it

Academic freedom is at the heart of successful universities. UNESCO defines it as the right “to freedom of teaching...

Academic freedom: repressive government measures taken against universities in more than 60 countries

Universities around the world are increasingly under threat from governments restricting their ability to teach and research freely. Higher education institutions are...

How simple changes could improve secondary school choices

Ian Walker, Lancaster University Each year, parents in England face the difficult decision of choosing which secondary school they...

Matthew Hedges: my UAE spy arrest shows universities must do more to protect academics working in the field

Last year I was imprisoned for nearly seven months in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). I was held predominantly...

Black and minority ethnic academics less likely to hold top jobs at UK universities

Universities pride themselves on being bastions of equality and diversity. But if new figures from the University and College Union (UCU) are anything to...

Are working-class students and academics avoiding top universities?

When it comes to university choices for both students and academics, it might seem like everyone wants to study and work in...

Academic freedom: repressive government measures taken against universities in more than 60 countries

Universities around the world are increasingly under threat from governments restricting their ability to teach and research freely. Higher education institutions are...

These children’s picture books nurture grit, determination and hope

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, 68.8 per cent of mental health problems have their onset in childhood and adolescence. Helping...
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