Is London the most socially mobile place in the UK? See the latest report from the Social Mobility Commission. This has a geographical mapping of places where social mobility is high or low according to 16 indicators. The BBC has a developed a tool for its website where you can view local authority rankings by […]
The United Nations have created a special board game (based on Snakes and Ladders) to teach children about 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Go-Goals!’ SDG board game needs to be printed but is easy to play and looks fun. Originally intended for those aged 8-10 it is a good example of a teaching tool. Dutch, […]
Originally compiled to assist students with dyslexia and special needs, AbilityNet’s great blog posting has tips on apps for motivation and focus when studying which will help everyone. Especially liked the open source Written Kitten. For every 100 words get an image of cute kitten from flickr.
Equality in higher education: statistical report 2017 from the Equality Challenge Unit The website of this organisation also has an excellent Athena Swan database of case studies on encouraging good practice in promoting gender and LGBT equality in higher education.
This week a ground breaking site was launched by the UK government which provides facts and figures on race and ethnicity in the UK. It includes population data as well as examinations of differing life experiences and conditions. Topics covered include education, health, housing, culture and employment. The accompanying race audit shows alarming gaps in […]
Phoenix Square marks Black History Month with a series of films programmed by local arts organisation Serendipity, in partnership with the University of Leicester, a one-off live-via-satellite Grace Jones event and two further documentaries with De Montfort University. Films include the Stuart Hall Project, a film about Frantz Fanon, Black women in the Civil Rights […]
The latest annual Good Childhood report from the Children’s Society measures children’s subject well-being and happiness. It has their opinions on social media, friends, family, education and health. It is possible to get breakdowns by gender. Details of the methodology used is provided on the website. Trends in time from the first index in 2005 […]
How do this year’s A’ level results compare? For official statistics see the Department of Education official data.from 2003 onwards. It includes exam results and performance tables. For data on application and acceptance rates at UK universities try the UCAS data sites. It also includes some reports on factors associated with predicted and achieved […]
This week the Trussell Trust published research that during school holidays more children receive and rely on food bank emergency supplies. They quote the statistics that 67,506 three day emergency food supplies were provided for children by The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network in July and August 2016 compared to 63,094 in May and June 2016. […]
…according to the Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report from the Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School and International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) released recently. It will be the first of a series of annual reports which will monitor progress. Chapters include how access to information can […]