Category Archives: Education

Don’t have staff to detect crime…….but West Yorkshire police send two officers to conduct reading lesson at Waterstones bookshop!

Policing in Britain is in a “potentially perious” state with tens of thousands of suspects of crime roaming free in the community, a damning report has found. The policing watchdog has issued an unprecedented warning about the shortage of detectives and … Continue reading

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The Halle Orchestra invests in musical education

A leading international orchestra is planning to open a state school and make it a centre of excellence for music. The Halle Orchestra wants to open a school in Stoke-on-Trent in 2020, for both primary and secondary pupils. The orchestra will work … Continue reading

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Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses…..so tell us something new!

Universities are admitting students who have poor English skills and are unprepared for degree courses, lecturers have said. Academics complained that lower entry requirements had led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English. A … Continue reading

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More “snowflake students”…….read and weep!

In recent months I have waxed lyrical about many of the pathetic “snowflakes” that seem to inhabit institutions of Higher Education, both in the UK and USA. I get tired of reading about the need for “safe spaces”, “trigger warnings” … Continue reading

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Academics offered counselling to cope with stress caused by Brexit vote….”poor little petals”

University academics have been offered counselling to deal with the “stress and anxiety” caused by the Brexit vote. Staff are being urged to attend “wellbeing workshops” and follow guidance to help them cope with feelings of “uncertainty, grief and anger” … Continue reading

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School of Management (Bradford University) – Mock Assessment Day 2, 2016

It was a glorious sunny morning as I wandered across the university campus to the “re” building where the assessment centre was to take place. Students were beginning to drift in, looking a bit sheepish and nervous about what was … Continue reading

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Arrogant, conceited and patronising university students (or middle class “snowflakes”)!

An Oxford University college has created a new post to protect working-class students from “microaggressions and classism”. Last week St. Hilda’s College students voted to create the new post of Class Liberation Officer, backing a motion that said working-class students … Continue reading

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