Interesting new study released by Comres for Universities UK entitled Education, consumer rights and maintaining trust, focuses on how students view their roles as consumers – what they expect the university to do and how trust and good relations can be maintained. 47% view themselves as a customer but that is fewer than believe they […]
The CILIP medals have been announced. http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/2017-winners-announced.php We have the books in stock in our resources collection, floor 1, yellow zone. The Carnegie Medal (best children’s book) goes to Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Our copy http://librarysearch.le.ac.uk/44UOLE_VU1:default_scope:44UOLE_ALMA21177369560002746 The Kate Greenaway (best illustrated children’s book) goes to There is a tribe of kids, illustrator […]
The Open Knowledge Foundation has just published its open Data index. It provides links to examples of good practice from governments worldwide and considers the problems with the state of open data.
Released this week experimental statistics on employment and earnings of higher education graduates 5 years after graduation. The longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data brings together information from the Department for Education with employment, benefits and earnings information from the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Data is presented for 23 subject […]
The UNESCO Institute of statistics have release more data via their dedicated Institute of Statistics data website. Select education from the themes on the left of the screen. New indicators are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals and include or the first time, the UIS is releasing SDG indicator 4.5.4, which provides a breakdown of […]
International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University, Rotterdam have recently published the KidsRights Index 2017, a global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights. Interestingly Portugal tops the ranks with the UK in 156th place! This is because it assesses rights in five demands (including child legislation, health and education) and considers […]
Download the results from The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). It consists of surveys of nearly 10,000 men and women between the ages of 18 and 59 in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine. Coordinated by Promundo and UN Women, in collaboration with local research partners, the results offer insights into their lives, expectations […]
Just released by the World Bank a visual mapping of progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development goals which include: ending poverty, good health, access to education, sustainable cities. Each section highlights progress and challenges.
KvinnSam – National resource library for gender studies – at Gothenburg University Library A great resource on women’s equality which is worth revisiting. A key focus are Nordic nations but there is also substantial coverage of other regions. Originally founded as a private intiative in the 1950s, it became a national Swedish library in 1997. […]
Find out by reading the latest OECD PISA reports. This also provides country surveys which consider where teenagers feel happiest. Issues considered include socioeconomic background, bullying, use of ICT, leisure time activities, diet and family and school environment. For information on the UK – the ONS has just released the annual Young Peoples Well-being report […]