A new educational resource from the National Archives designed for teachers of Key stage 1,3,5 – Suffragettes on File . It makes use of 40 original documents and has lessons planned around the theme. Topics include forcible feeding, window smashing campaign and the activities of the WSPU.
Based on the popular British Library exhibition and a new online exhibition from Google Arts and Culture. It includes the early manuscripts and sketches of author J.K. Rowling and is of particular interest to historians of images and texts on artefacts relating to the history of magic, divination and herbology. See the spectacular Ripley scroll, […]
The ‘gross benefits are, on average, £87,000 for each EU student and £102,000 for each non-EU student according to the latest research published this week by The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan. Download the full text from the website to find out more. Also published this week by the Higher Education Policy Institute What […]
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 […]
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 […]
Costa Rica launched the Business Multidimensional Poverty Index developed by the Positive Horizon Association with the technical support of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). Business MPI (IPMe in Spanish) is an adaptation of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for the business sector, which measures the living conditions of employees and their families […]
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 […]