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Doctoral researchers, Nuzha Nuseibeh and Alice Tawell, attend the 2018 International Perspectives in Education Policy (IPEP) Winter School at the University of Verona. Now in its second year, the IPEP is an

Four ways children say their well-being can be improved

Good emotional health as a child lays the foundation for good life satisfaction in adulthood. However, in the UK children and young people’s happiness with their life is now at its lowest since 2010.

University isn’t the be all and end all when it comes to employment outcomes

There is increasing pressure being placed on universities to deliver better “value for money”. Universities minister Sam Gyimah wants school leavers to have greater access to the labour market outcomes for each individual course.

A-level results: should universities lower entry grades for disadvantaged students?

Students from less advantaged backgrounds are grossly underrepresented in Britain’s top universities. This underrepresentation of certain groups is particularly pronounced in highly competitive courses such as medicine. In England, for example, 80%

Inequality of education in the UK among highest of rich nations

Many people, across the political spectrum, see education as the key to solving all inequalities. If children have equal opportunities and access to quality education, then all will be well. But, as

Scotland’s attainment gap: three ways to bridge the educational divide

The UK has one of the most socially segregated school systems in the developed world, with academic selection – where children are admitted to a school on the basis of ability – and parental choice at

T-Levels might mark a ‘revolution’ in technical education, but who’s going to teach all the students?

Sweeping reforms were recently announced to improve vocational education in the UK for young people, following advice from an expert panel. A new set of technical qualifications, known as T-levels, will be created as

Why ‘safe spaces’ at universities are a threat to free speech

The idea of universities being a “safe space” was until recently an issue that was unique to the US. Now the UK has experienced an upswing in incidents in which so-called “safe

How students use social media to choose their university

The internet has undoubtedly changed the way we live and communicate. People are now able to share information not only with their friends and relatives, but also with complete strangers through the

Political blogs by teenagers promote tolerance, participation and public debate

When it comes to being politically active, young people typically have a bad reputation. In democracies such as the United States and the United Kingdom, young voters tend to have low turnout