It is almost universally agreed that education is a tried and tested way of achieving social mobility; and the better and higher the education, the higher one is likely to climb on the social ladder. Against this backdrop, I’d like to share some facts about higher education, specifically universities in UK as this information will…Continue Reading “Are Russell Group Universities Really Better?”

Over the past few years there has been a push by the UK government to get more pupils interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects. Here are 4 Reasons Why… The IT industry in the UK is suffering from an insufficient number of skilled workers because graduates are finishing their degrees without the right skills….Continue Reading “STEM – What is the Fuss All About?”

Or does it? In recent weeks, there have been a lot of rumblings in the news about social media particularly in connection with the impact on children. For the purposes of this article I’m using the term social media loosely to include all screen time ie not just Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter etc. but also…Continue Reading “Surely Social Media Has No Impact On Grades”

Last time the spotlight was on the things to do before, during and after the parents’ evening at your child’s school. Compiling the questions to ask during the parent/teacher consultation is however such a crucial aspect of the process that I decided to make it a blog in its own right. If you missed the…Continue Reading “Questions to Ask at The Parents’ Evening”

Preparation Have you ever had the experience of visiting your doctor because something had been troubling you and when you eventually got there, having battled with your employer for time off work and with the clinic for an appointment, you were dismissed by the doctor within a few minutes and told to go home and…Continue Reading “3 Ingredients for a Meaningful Parents’ Evening”