Category archive: Education

Weddell Sea Expedition: Science programme complete

At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.

How World Book Day dresses up literacy as fun

As parents desperately try to create World Book Day costumes for their little ones out of old tights and tin foil, Dr Oliver Tearle looks at how fancy dress and cut price books are helping to encourage children to fall in love with reading.

How to get your four-year-old school ready

As Loughborough University research reveals many four-year-olds are not physically ready for school, the experts behind the findings share some simple activities for parents to try at home with their children to improve physical development…

Clearing: what do I need to know?

With A-level results day on the horizon, nerves are setting in and it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed. But remember, there are plenty of options open to you, even if you don’t get the results you expected.