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Why language learners don't have to miss the punchline

Humour can help you get to grips with another language even if this just means laughing at your own mispronunciations Continue reading...

GCSE results 'will shock' schools trying to manipulate league tables

Education expert says 'gaming' system via entering pupils several times or allowing some to take exams early will backfire Continue reading...

Students: make sure the money stacks up for your university studies

What university funding can you apply for? And how much can you get? Be aware of all the options Continue reading...

You don't have to be a computer whizz to learn to code

I'm studying an arts degree, but learning to code has increased my job prospects, writes a student blogger Continue reading...

What India can teach the UK about further education

Whether it's the use of simulators in lessons or fingerprinting to track attendance, there's much UK colleges can learn from their Indian counterparts The UK needs to be part of India's further education revolution Continue reading...

The big postgrad challenge? Paddling your own canoe

No one's going to spoonfeed you ideas for an essay topic. It's up to you to know where you want to go Continue reading...

Young vets: is working with animals a dog's life?

A new BBC documentary follows final-year vets taking on challenges inside and outside the classroom Continue reading...

Moocs, and the man leading the UK's charge

Simon Nelson is head of FutureLearn, the OU's venture into Moocs massive open online courses that some have claimed will revolutionise higher education Continue reading...

What is the point of GCSEs?

Education experts question whether we need GCSEs now that young people will have to stay in education or training until the age of 18. Once an end-of-school exam, are they still relevant? Continue reading...

Nicky Morgan has given birth to a child so, obviously, she can solve childcare

The new education secretary will need more than motherhood and the ability to multitask in order to fulfil her early years responsibility Continue reading...

Young people with disabilities campaign for the right to learn

Post-16 education for those with physical or learning disabilities shouldn't be a postcode lottery Continue reading...

Does chewing gum improve our mind and our productivity?

Researchers have tried to understand gum-chewing's effects on chewers, but they haven't really come up with any answers Continue reading...

Greenpeace calls on Sydney University to dump Maules Creek mine stock

Greenpeace accuses university of breaching its own environmental policies with $1m investment in Whitehaven Coal Continue reading...

English councils report £25m shortfall on free school meals programme

Local Government Association says funding to bring kitchens up to scratch has fallen short in almost half of local authority areas Continue reading...

Missed out on your A-level grades? It could be your chance to travel

So you didn't get the A-level results you were hoping for? Clearing is one option, but a gap year could offer eye-opening experiences Continue reading...

Over-full classrooms are Cameron's fault, says Tristram Hunt

Shadow education secretary will promise to end Tories' free schools and stop ever larger class sizes if Labour win election Continue reading...

PhD in chocolate a sweet job on offer at Cambridge University

Research project is aimed at discovering how the treat can stay solid when sold in warm climates Continue reading...

Replacing Ofsted would improve the quality of provision in colleges

Ofsted inspections are stifling the further education sector. A peer review system would work much better, argues college manager Jayne Stigger Continue reading...

Academies run by 'superhead' received advance notice of Ofsted checks

Whistleblowers say schools in Norfolk overseen by Rachel de Souza were able to prepare for visits days or weeks in advance Continue reading...

My drink was spiked. The next day the questions began

The focus wasn't on my would-be attacker, but on me and my conduct Continue reading...

Think small: find your focus in a specialist higher education institution

Consider smaller specialist institutions instead of large campus universities if big groups of people aren't your thing Find specialist institutions in the Guardian university guide Continue reading...

Creative degrees: learn to make a living from your art

If you're studying a creative degree, a work placement could improve your job prospects Continue reading...

A-level results: smiles and tears as Bristol students get their grades

Joy and relief for some, disappointment and uncertainty for others at North Bristol Post 16 Centre on A-level results day Continue reading...

A-level results: a fork in a road that has lasting nostalgia

There is something moving about 300,000 A-level students beginning their voyage into adulthood Continue reading...

Why are so many A-level history students fixated on Russian dictators?

Study of the tsars, revolutionaries and tyrants who dominated Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries is the most popular A-level history topic. What does that say about today's young people? Continue reading...

Struggling on your placement year? Don't panic!

It's ok to be nervous if you're doing a placement year but remember that employers aren't expecting perfectionRead more: putting your studies into practice Continue reading...

What are the alternatives to exams in vocational education?

Written tests aren't always the best way to assess learning Matt Wingfield shares his top five methods that could be more effective for further educationStudents will be the losers if vocational courses are forced to include exams Continue reading...

Our universities helped fuel this century of war

Higher education's inventions and ideas have been used in past conflicts, can we be a moral voice to challenge future ones? Continue reading...

We need to tackle brazen elitism to help poorer children

Michael Gove peddled the myth that poverty does not damage children's chances, says Melissa Benn Continue reading...

Dear Ms Morgan: don't try to drive a wedge between teachers and parents

Gove tried to tell us our children's teachers were selfish sods, maybe Cameron hopes you'll succeed just by being nice? Continue reading...


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