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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...

Bearing the Burden: Why Clean Water Is Vital to Elevating Women and Girls out of Poverty

Access to clean water is more than just a health issue – it’s the key to gender equality and female empowerment in...

Study shows UK school textbooks teach a highly simplified version of US civil rights movement

As children return to school in the UK, they will encounter a curriculum that still pays little attention to black British history...

Why it’s not empowering to abandon the male pseudonyms used by female writers

Eleanor Dumbill, Loughborough University In a letter to James AH Murray in 1879, the...

Culverts – the major threat to fish you’ve probably never heard of

You probably cross rivers every day without realising it. Beneath the concrete underfoot are culverts – tunnels installed under roads and railways...

Gene Pollution Threatens Wild Salmon. A Solution: Sterile Farmed Fish

Scientists are proving the viability of a new idea to protect wild Atlantic salmon, a species that once spawned in great numbers...

Muddy knees and climbing trees: how a summer playing outdoors can help children recharge

Most adults will remember spending much of their childhood playing outdoors without much parental supervision. But fears for children’s safety plus the...
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