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Kent pupils could be left stranded by no-deal Brexit gridlock, warns council

Teachers told they may have to ‘adopt carer role’ if traffic stops parents picking children upTeachers in schools in Kent have been told they may have to suspend classes and “adopt a carer role” in the event of disruption caused by a no-deal Brexit.The warning comes as the government confirms it has activated a team in a nuclear-proof bunker under the Ministry of Defence to provide army support in a no-deal scenario. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Education, Society, UK News, Ministry Of Defence, Schools, Local Government, Kent, Brexit, Brexit gridlock warns council


Kent pupils could be left stranded by Brexit gridlock, warns council

Teachers told they may have to ‘adopt carer role’ if traffic stops parents picking children upTeachers in primary schools in Kent have been told they may have to suspend classes and “adopt a carer role” in the event of disruption caused by a no-deal Brexit.They have also been advised by local authorities to check on food supplies and warned that public transport and school coaches could be affected if there is “panic buying” of fuel, according to a document seen by the Guardian. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Local Government, Kent, Brexit


Erasmus scheme in chaos as UK students left in limbo

The 17,000 students about to do a year abroad face huge uncertainty over funding and accommodationFor Alice Watkins, a Manchester University student, a year in Paris, then Madrid, as part of her degree was a dream. Now, with the turmoil of Brexit, she is preparing to arrive in France this summer with nowhere to live and no idea whether the money will still be there to support her.“It’s horrible not knowing,” Watkins says. “We’ve been told to take at least £1,200 of our own cash to cover us for t...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, France, European Union, Higher Education, Paris, Universities, Languages, Madrid, Cardiff University, International Students, Brexit, Newcastle University, Erasmus, Watkins


Visa extension to boost numbers of overseas students in UK after Brexit

New measures will allow international students to seek employment for up to a yearInternational students will be given visa extensions of up to a year to look for work in the UK as part of a package of government measures to boost numbers of overseas students after Brexit.The move represents a break with current policy, where students are allowed to stay for just four months after graduation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Students, Education, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Universities, International Students, Brexit


What a European education project can tell us about Brexit – podcast

When the writer Peter Pomerantsev was a teenager, he was sent to a school that was part of the European Schools network, which counts Boris Johnson among its alumni. He discusses what the project can tell us about the EU. Plus: the Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, on AI advancements The writer Peter Pomerantsev was 15 when his parents moved to Germany and enrolled him at the European School in Munich. The schools were set up in 1956 with the aim of educating the students to be “in min...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Education, Germany, Eu, European Union, Munich, Boris Johnson, Peter Pomerantsev, Brexit, Alex Hern, Brexit Boris Johnson, Artificial intelligence (AI, European School, Brussels Pomerantsev


Breaking the rules, banana cake and Brexit

Image from Pexels Here's a quote for you to consider: "Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools." It has been variously attributed to World War 2 RAF fighter ace Douglas Bader, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and inevitably, Albert Einstein. All of these were notorious for breaking or bending the rules, in various ways throughout their careers, and we are grateful that they did. It doesn't matter about the origin of the quote - it resonates with mavericks, non-...
Tags: School, UK, Learning, Education, Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Raf, Parliament, Rules, eLearning, Brexit, Behaviour, Elwood, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Douglas Bader


Stephen Fry Narrates Two Animated Videos Explaining How Fear, Loathing & Misinformation Drove the Brexit Campaign

For millions watching in the UK and around the world, anticipating the looming Brexit deadline over the past two years has been like watching the slowest train wreck in history. But for those not following the coverage daily, the impending UK secession from the European Union is mystifying. Just how many trains are there, and where are they coming from, and how fast, exactly, are they going? From the future of food and drug imports, to the status of the “currently invisible” border betwe...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, College, US, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, George Orwell, Theresa May, Current Affairs, NHS, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Stephen Fry, Brexit


Hard Brexit could cripple UK science, say Nobel prizewinners

Dozens of scientists write letter to May and Juncker setting out their concernsA coalition of Nobel laureates has said a hard Brexit could cripple UK science, in a letter to Theresa May and the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker.The letter, signed by 29 Nobel prizewinners and six Fields medallists, says the UK “must now strive to ensure that as little harm as possible is done to research”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Education, Research, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Jean Claude Juncker, Science policy, People in science


Hard Brexit could cripple UK science, say Nobel scientists

Dozens of prizewinners write letter to May and Juncker setting out their concernsA coalition of Nobel laureates has said a hard Brexit could cripple UK science, in a letter to Theresa May and the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker.The letter, signed by 29 Nobel prizewinners and six Fields medallists, says the UK “must now strive to ensure that as little harm as possible is done to research”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Education, Research, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Jean Claude Juncker, People in science, Nobel prizes


Brexit, cutting ourselves off from our past, and from science funding | Letters

Letters from Prehistoric Society president Clive Gamble, British Academy Europe liaison chair Helen Wallace, Steve Peers and Louise Rowntree and Kelvin AppletonHow hard can it be for the government to stop its Brexit dithering for a moment and remove the planning blight surrounding EU research funding (‘We haven’t got a plan B’: Academics race to safeguard research amid Brexit fears, 16 October)? Archaeology may deal in timescales of many thousands of years but the crisis looming in two years’ t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Nicola Sturgeon, Archaeology, Science policy, Universities, People in science, Article 50, Brexit


‘There’s no plan B’: academics race to safeguard research against Brexit

With science, IT and archaeology among subjects heavily funded by the EU, leaving with no deal would be cataclysmic, say universitiesProf Chris Gosden, director of the institute of archaeology at Oxford University, is bracing himself for potential disaster after Brexit. Europe funds 38% of archaeological research in the UK and with no plan B, Gosden fears his discipline could dwindle unless an agreement is reached on science.“Losing EU funding would mean that British archaeology would shrink,” G...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, Research, Eu, European Union, Higher Education, Education policy, Universities, University administration, Oxford University, Research funding, Brexit, Gosden, Brexit Europe, Chris Gosden


To Boris Johnson, the truth really is an alien concept | Bobby McDonagh

Brexit will have real-world implications for millions of people, yet Johnson can’t even grant them basic honesty and respect• Bobby McDonagh is a former Irish ambassador to the UKI have a confession to make. Boris Johnson and I have a quite a bit in common. We attended the same Oxford College (Balliol). We studied the same subject (classics). We were presidents of the same debating society (the Oxford Union). However, a crucial difference is that for my part I gave up being an undergraduate when...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Education, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Boris Johnson, University of Oxford, Johnson, Article 50, Brexit


Most English Tory voters would be happy to see UK break up as price of Brexit, survey suggests - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.46pm BST Not now expecting Raab to go to Brussels this week, and any publication from Barnier on Weds might be pretty limited in scope - don't look for breakthrough this week altho the mood music has been much friendlier from Brussels in last few days after the Salzburg bustupAs we leave the EU, we should do so as one nation. The United Kingdom single...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, Eu, UK News, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Devolution, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Jean-claude Juncker, John Swinney, Opinion polls, Scottish politics, Belfast


Statistics watchdog reprimands Damian Hinds' education department over misleading figures - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 4.14pm BST In the post at 3.22pm the link to the Commons library briefing paper on “Brexit Unknowns” was not working. But I’ve fixed it, and it should be fine now. 4.10pm BST Maybe it’s diplomatic crisis not averted. (See 3.33pm.) Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission president, was speaking at an EU week of regions and cities event when he starting swaying to the music earli...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, Eu, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Brexit, Press Association, Claude Juncker, Damian Hinds, Scottish National party (SNP, Luxembourgish


UK Competitiveness after Brexit

This paper discusses the UK’s economic performance and policy approach in the run-up to the June 2016 Brexit referendum, analyzes the impact of European Union membership and loss of membership on UK competitiveness, and sets forth a new strategic agenda to enhance UK competitiveness in the post-Brexit era. [Author: by Christian Ketels and Michael E. Porter]
Tags: UK, College, European Union, Brexit, Michael E Porter, Christian Ketels, by Christian Ketels and Michael E. Porter


Learn another European language – and give two fingers to Brexit Britain | Gaby Hinsliff

If the great rupture is really coming, perhaps we can take back control by refusing to be culturally isolatedFor someone who occasionally seems unsure whether their wife is Japanese or Chinese, Jeremy Hunt seems to speak pretty good Japanese.Unless bits of it were Chinese, obviously. Given the way things have gone lately for Theresa May’s government we probably shouldn’t rule anything out, but let’s just assume the Tokyo audience he addressed in their native tongue this week wasn’t just being po...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Schools, Tokyo, Jeremy Hunt, Languages, Brexit, Gaby Hinsliff, Brexit Britain


Who’s the biggest shambles: TalkTalk, the Tories or Trump? | John Crace

As the news became so out-there that the jokes wrote themselves, I faced a Kafkaesque nightmareAbout five years ago, a water pipe under the floorboards in the kitchen started leaking. It was some months after the plumber had been that my wife pointed out we hadn’t received a single call on the landline since the leak. I picked up the phone, found it was completely dead and realised the plumber must have cut through the cable when he was mending the pipe. A normal person would have called out an ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Students, Education, Scotland, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Higher Education, Telecommunications industry, John Bercow, University of Oxford, Channel Islands, Donald Trump, Talktalk, Brexit


Project Fantasy? German exam question debates Brexit reality

Students of English tasked with discussing differences between UK’s hopes and consequencesThe UK government may still be at odds over what precisely Brexit means and when it will happen, but in Germany the British vote to leave the EU is already shaping the curriculum.As part of their school-leaving exam, students of English in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg were last week asked to elaborate the differences between the hopes connected to the British referendum, and the reality of...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, Germany, Eu, European Union, World news, Brexit, Baden Württemberg


Warwick University to offer joint degrees with European institutions

Collaboration with Paris and Brussels universities is attempt to counter effects of BrexitThe University of Warwick is to announce a radical series of collaborations with universities in Paris and Brussels in which the three institutions will share staff and research efforts, as well as offering joint degrees in an unprecedented attempt to overcome the effects of Brexit.Stuart Croft, Warwick’s vice-chancellor, said the long-term collaborations were “despite Brexit, not because of Brexit”, as the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Education, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Paris, Education policy, Brussels, Article 50, University of Warwick, Brexit


Boris Johnson clashes with Emmanuel Macron over Brexit

Foreign secretary hits back at French president’s invitation to Indian students, boasting of numbers coming to UKBoris Johnson has publicly clashed with Emmanuel Macron over Brexit, rebutting the French president’s invitation to Indian students to “gain access to Europe” by boasting of the increase in their numbers arriving in the UK.Macron, who has also made overtures to financial firms seeking a possible exit from London once Britain has left the EU, made his comments during a three-day trip t...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Education, France, India, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, South and Central Asia


Should Politics be taught within secondary school?

Despite the higher youth turnout than originally anticipated, it has been estimated that around one third of millennials did not vote in the EU Referendum. Whilst the outcome of the EU referendum was disappointing for the majority of Millennials – statistically – if everyone within the 18-24 age category had participated in the EU referendum (and voted remain) the 3.78% required to equalise the leave vote would have been met, and the UK would have likely remained a member of the European Union. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Politics, UK, Featured, Education, Social Media, Eu, European Union, Society, Eu Referendum, Labour, General Election, Millennials, Gordon Brown


Brexit versus UK higher education

Higher education has generally been reckoned to be one of the UK’s success stories, competing with the best American universities and setting the standard against which universities in other European countries measure themselves. Perhaps that’s surprising for a few smallish islands off the north-west coast of Europe, known for rain and fog. Much of this success relates to the outward-looking orientation of UK universities, perhaps reflecting an island heritage: 28% of academic staff at UK univer...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, London, Featured, Education, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, Britain, Amsterdam, Universities, Brexit, Social Sciences, European Union EU, European Medicines Agency


UK universities 'face disaster within weeks' without clear Brexit plan

Warwick University vice-chancellor says certainty is needed over EU citizens’ rights to avoid exodus of staff at all levelsBritish universities face “a moment of great trauma” in the next few weeks unless the government makes clear its post-Brexit plans for EU residents in the UK, a leading vice-chancellor has warned.Prof Stuart Croft of Warwick University said in an interview with the Guardian that the possibility of no deal being struck to exit the EU was “utterly bizarre”, and that institutio...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Higher Education, University of Warwick, Brexit, Warwick University, Stuart Croft


Oxford chancellor accuses Tory monitoring Brexit teaching of 'idiotic Leninism' – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenLunchtime summary 2.21pm BST That was not what [Javid] said, as he knows. I would, however, agree with him that increasing activity in the construction sector is a very good way of creating jobs. 1.47pm BST Chris Patten, the former Conservative party chairman who is now chancellor of Oxford University, was absolutely withering about the Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris’s Brexit curriculum survey on the World at One just now. ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, Conservative, European Union, UK News, Higher Education, Oxford, Jean-claude Juncker, Philip Hammond, Oxford University, Brexit, Lord Patten, Corbyn, Donald Tusk, Chris Patten


The Asian century is gaining momentum: universities must prepare

China is a growing power in research and innovation. Universities wanting to stay at the vanguard of scientific discovery should cast their eyes eastAmidst the handwringing over the effect of Brexit on the UK’s universities, we need to contemplate our place in a future global economy driven by technology and innovation. From where will the most important discoveries of the coming decades emerge? Which countries and cities will give birth to the technologies, cures and ideas that will shape our f...
Tags: UK, Technology, Education, China, Research, Asia Pacific, Research and development, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, University administration, Higher Education Network, Brexit, Academics


Sheep shearing and split infinitives | Brief letters

Brexit deadlock | Animal welfare | Labour conference | AC Grayling | Grammar | Triangular tablesHow long is it going to take us to realise that for the EU27 no deal was always going to be better than a bad deal? (Barnier and Davis clash amid Brexit deadlock, 26 September).Danny DorlingOxford• Re Would you rather go naked than wear … wool? (G2, 25 September), sheep lose their old fleece naturally as the weather warms, and can feel very uncomfortable on hot days while it is still clinging to them....
Tags: Politics, Education, Animals, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, Animal Welfare, Northern Ireland, Davis, Literacy, Article 50, Gerry Adams, David Davis, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


It’s education, stupid: how globalisation has made education the new political cleavage in Europe

The Brexit referendum and the Dutch and French elections have shown that the traditional distinction between right and left is becoming obsolete. Commentators argue that a globalisation cleavage is appearing in western Europe, with the issues of migration and European integration core bones of contention. We argue that at a deeper level it is not just globalisation or the EU that drives this contestation. The new political divide is also rooted in demographic changes, it is a manifestation of th...
Tags: Europe, Books, Politics, UK, England, London, Featured, Sweden, Education, Democracy, France, Scotland, Germany, Immigration, Eu, European Union


Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland

The public sector in the UK is increasingly reliant on European labour – but concerns over their future status are driving workers awayHospital wards, nursing homes and other adult care services are losing vital staff as a result of Brexit, according to unions, NHS and social care providers.The warning comes a year after the UK voted to leave the EU – and as the number of non-British EU nationals in the health and social care workforce has grown exponentially in the past eight years. In 2016, 20...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Education, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, NHS, Article 50, Brexit, Nursing and midwifery, Office for National Statistics ONS Continue


University of Manchester to axe 171 staff amid Brexit concerns

Losses come as university points to threats to future income, while union bosses criticise ‘short-term cuts that will cause long-term damage’Britain’s largest university has set out plans to axe 171 jobs, mostly academic positions in the faculties of arts, languages, biology, medicine and business.The University of Manchester blames new government legislation and Brexit as major factors threatening its future income and says it needs to “invest in our strategic priorities”. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, UK News, Higher Education, Manchester, Greater Manchester, University administration, Brexit, University of Manchester, EU referendum and Brexit


First Look at New Research, March 14

Is a Facebook 'like' worth anything? ... One company's Brexit strategy ... In Japan, 'womenomics' is a national priority. [Author: Sean Silverthorne]
Tags: Facebook, Japan, College, Brexit, Sean Silverthorne



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