Education

The advertising industry has a diversity problem – apprenticeships can help

It’s really important that our workforce reflects the kind of people that we’re advertising to, says Sue Frogley, UK chief executive of...

Award-winning teacher among staff needing charity to scrape by

Teacher poverty is now so acute that the Victorian charity helping them is running on its reservesIt...

Ruskin at 120: has the workers’ college lost its way?

The alma mater of John Prescott once offered workers an Oxford degree – and a future. Now its vision has changed

Oxbridge needs student quotas to end its role in the ‘chumocracy’

Oxford and Cambridge are too good and too important to be allowed to remain in the middle ages

Levels of distress and illness among students in UK ‘alarmingly high’

Largest-ever mental health poll of universities ‘an urgent call to action’, say researchersA poll of almost 38,000 UK...

An LGBT education would have spared me years of misery

Alan Clark says LGBT education should be mandatory in all schools. Jill Wallis thinks sex education is both a right and a boon

Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after parents protest

Hundreds of children withdrawn from Parkfield community school for dayA primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as...

Britain’s battle to get to grips with literacy is laid bare in H is for Harry

New documentary reveals difficulties facing white, working-class boysLife repeats itself, Grant says dejectedly. “It’s just repeat, repeat,...

Surge in demand for schools leaves councils struggling to cope

Thousands of pupils in England denied place at their preferred secondary schoolCouncils across England are struggling to keep...

Breakthrough for NHS as hundreds more men study nursing

Numbers of males – especially school-leavers – wanting to get on college courses are the highest in a decade

Study English, and learn the ways of the world

Readers discuss the benfits that can be gained from studying the artsHow I agree with Susanna Rustin...

Children to be taught dangers of female genital mutilation

Sex education shake-up in secondary schools means learning about grooming, forced marriage and domestic abuseThe dangers of female...