Children In Poorer Countries Have Higher Career Aspirations Than UK

This article stood out because of its vital subject matter – how young people perceive their future. Sean Coughlan, BBC News education and family correspondent, examines a worldwide survey of children on their career ambitions. It uncovers enduring gender stereotypes at work, where and why aspiration is lacking and suggests how to address these issues.…

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Two-Year Degrees Leave A Maturity Gap – Let’s Fill It With Volunteering

In this article, found on The Guardian Higher Education network, David Reed, Director of Generation Change explores alternative ways to prepare students for higher education, which could reduce costs and have a wider benefit to local communities. We thought this was an interesting exploration of alternative learning methods and a good analysis of how study, life…

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Cities Alive: Designing For Urban Childhoods

In this new report, a collaboration between Arup’s Foresight, Research and Innovation and Integrated City Planning teams, the argument is made for a child-friendly approach to urban planning. The report sets out actions that can help take city planning beyond simply providing playgrounds for children, arguing that if cities fail to address the needs of…

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Auschwitz Survivor Eva Schloss Recorded In Virtual Reality

We came across a video on the BBC website, documenting how Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss’s story has been preserved through virtual reality. This is a fascinating example of how human memories can be documented and accessed using new technologies and how these technologies can better help generations to come to empathise with and understand important experiences…

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