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Daily News Summary
7 June 2018

image 'Parents with issues about science and maths put their children off the subjects'
image Studying too hard does affect eyesight, report claims
image QS world university rankings puts Oxford ahead of Cambridge
image Survey shows students want more teaching hours at uni
image 'Multi-academy trusts could use land to build homes for teachers'
image 'Schools must ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their potential'
image Dictionaries agree to 'bully' definition change

'Parents with issues about science and maths put their children off the subjects'

 

Parents who have fears and insecurities about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) risk putting their children off studying the subjects, a survey conducted for the Institution of Engineering and Technology has found. By Sally Guyoncourt, iNews.

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iNews

Studying too hard does affect eyesight, report claims

 

A research project by the University of Cardiff has found that studying too hard does make you short-sighted. By Chris Smyth, The Times.

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The Times

QS world university rankings puts Oxford ahead of Cambridge

 

According to the 2019 QS world university rankings, 41 of the 76 UK universities included improved their position compared with last year. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Survey shows students want more teaching hours at uni

 

The Higher Education Policy Institute has released a report, which looks at whether university students feel they are getting value for money. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

'Multi-academy trusts could use land to build homes for teachers'

 

Multi-academy trusts should consider building homes for teachers on unused school land in order to help boost recruitment, it has been suggested. By Fiona McDermott, Tes.

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Tes

'Schools must ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their potential'

 

The director of Generating Genius, which supports talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to realise their potential in STEM, writes in The Telegraph about the need for secondary schools to ensure black pupils or those from less privileged backgrounds thrive after arriving from primary school. By Dr Tony Sewell.

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The Telegraph

Dictionaries agree to 'bully' definition change

 

Google, Collins, Dictionary.com, Oxford Dictionaries and Cambridge Dictionary have agreed to change the definition of the word 'bully', following a campaign by the Diana Award charity, which aims to develop and inspire positive change in the future of young people. By Kate Parker, Tes.

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Tes

 

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