Research and education news

The latest from our Summer of Student Innovation design sprint

12 August 2016

This year's four-day-long design sprint from the Summer of Student Innovation was a huge success. We hear from winners past and present at the design sprint, and Justin Haylock tells us about this year's winning ideas, and what the teams have been up to at the event (including playing with Lego).

Parents 'struggling' to access free childcare

A report carried out by a campaign group reveals that some parents are struggling to access the childcare they are entitled to.

Girls on top

With girls' dominance on the university campus set to continue, we ask why more women than men go to university.

Teachers urged to submit GCSE and A-level questions

A major exam board is to ask teachers to submit potential questions for GCSE and A-level exams.

Free lunch?

As thousands of students prepare to head off to university for the first time, here are 10 alternative ways they can help fund their education.

Scotland's Children's Panels launch recruitment drive

A drive is launched to sign up 500 volunteers as members of Scotland's Children's Panels.

Birds and bees

Sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools is often criticised - so we've asked a teacher to watch old videos and explain how it's changed over the last 50 years.

Firms offered £2,000 incentive to take on apprentices

Employers are offered an extra £2,000 to take on teenagers, care leavers and those with special education needs as apprentices in England.

Degree or drop out?

Students in university are more likely to start their own business while still in school - but what happens when these dorm-room firms have to grow up?

Youth services heading towards collapse, says union

A study revealing hundreds of youth centres have closed and youth worker jobs axed says services in the UK are heading towards collapse.