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Chinese applications to British universities surge by more than third to reach record high

The number of Chinese students applying for places at British universities has surged by more than a third this year to reach a record high, official figures show. The latest statistics from UCAS al . . .

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British universities face long shutdown of Chinese campuses as virus spreads

British universities are braced for a long shutdown of their Chinese campuses after Beijing said it would extend the closure of China’s higher education sector into March to combat the spread of coronavirus. . . .

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Remarkable journey from refugee to Rhodes Scholar

ChalkFace likes to share stories about remarkable people in the area of education. Summia Tora is one of those people.  Growing up as an Afghan refugee in Pakistan, bloodshed was never far from Summia life. . . .

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Teaching Resources to Support Safer Internet Day 2020

Here is a fantastic collection of resources put together on The Whiteboard Blog to help raise awareness and ensure safer use of the internet especially by children. The official Safer Internet Day website has p . . .

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Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone

Continuing on with our series of articles about the use of smartphones and tablets by young people in schools, we found this article from the BBC to be quite revealing. Fifty per cent of the UK's 10-year-olds own . . .

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Researchers reveal the best exercise for boosting your brain

High intensity interval training and continuous moderate exercise deliver greater mental benefits to the brain than sustained strenuous exercise, a South Australian study has found. UniSA researcher Dr Ashleigh S . . .

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The other side of the coin

While many articles have been published on student well-being and mental health, teachers are suffering a crisis of their own. In the UK, one in twenty teachers are suffering from a mental health issue. This may s . . .

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Why don't boys see languages as important?

This is a very interesting article from The Independent but I feel it fails to identify what some of the main issues are. The article explains that boys are much less likely than girls to choose to study a m . . .

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