The UK and the rest of Commonwealth will pay tribute to the fallen for Remembrance Day today, 11th November. This also marks the 98th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The autumn sky in London will be colourful and bright on Saturday, 5th November for the Bonfire Night 2016. Extravagant bonfires and fireworks displays perfect for the whole family will be held in different parts of the capital.
Do you ever wonder why clean-cut men suddenly grow their mustache for the entire month of November? These guys may be participating in an initiative that raises funds and awareness on men’s health called Movember.
20th October is your ultimate deadline for those determined to attend university this academic year 2015-2016. This would be the last day for you to make UCAS Clearing Choices and for unis to make decisions.
The National Citizen Service (NCS) offers a fantastic and productive way for teenagers to spend their autumn half-term break. Their programme offers one-of-a-kind experience that mixes up adventure, education and values formation.
For the first time in history, a UK institution has topped the World University Rankings of Times Higher Education (THE). University of Oxford dethroned five-time winner USA’s California Institute of Technology, which now ranks second. The rest of last year’s top 10 positions have basically remained the same at the 2016-2017 standings. This is the 13th year of the prestigious ranking.
The London Fashion Week is one of the most awaited dates in the calendar for fashion enthusiasts in the UK. This fashion spectacle runs from 16th to 20th September.
Muslims from around the world are getting ready for the holiest celebration in Islam, the Eid al-Adha. This holiday literally means festival of the sacrifice. It signals the end of Hajj, which is the yearly pilgrimage of Islams to Mecca.
This year’s GCSE results show the biggest decline since 2008. This is attributed to government modifications in the system that require students to resit English and Maths until they pass. Recently published results reveal the overall percentage of achieving A* to C declined from 69% to 66.9%.
The number of European Union (EU) students applying to British universities makes up the biggest percentage rise. An 11% increase in only one year is the highest number on record. Most students have applied before the Brexit vote and many were determined to obtain a place while fees haven’t changed.
The long wait is over for thousands of teenagers in the UK because today is A-level results day. Whatever the outcome is, students from England, Whales and Northern Ireland need to decide how they will move forward.
UCAS Clearing officially opens today, 16th August for students who still do not have a university place. This option is for those who haven’t received any offers or have failed to meet the conditions of the offers. Around 10,000 courses and an estimated 150,000 students are expected to go into Clearing this year.
UK Prime Minister and Conservative leader Theresa May plans to reintroduce grammar schools and aims to end its 18-year ban. May, who is grammar school educated, believes that it is time to bring back selective state education. For her, children should be allowed to shine by being challenged academically in grammar schools.
A record number of over 11,000 athletes are vying for 306 sets of medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics. It is dubbed as Rio 2016 since the games are officially held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although some events have begun on 3rd August, the Olympic sports will take place from 5th to 21st August.
The University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) advises schools to teach young pupils about the importance of attending university. As it turns out, kids who have been informed about their uni options are inclined to apply to higher education.
Andy Murray’s 2nd men’s singles Wimbledon trophy is the icing on the cake to Britain’s successful run at the Wimbledon 2016. The UK’s representatives also won at the mixed doubles, men’s wheelchair singles, men’s wheelchair doubles, and women’s wheelchair doubles.
The first sighting of a new moon signifies the Eid al-Fitr, which is the official end of Ramadan and the first day of the month of Shawwal. Muslims around the world celebrate this conclusion of the holy month of fasting and the start of a feast that will last up to three days. It is also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking and the Lesser Feast. It is one of the two major Islam Festivals, with Eid al-Adha or Sacrifice Feast being the holier one.
Tennis fans are all eyes on the ongoing Championships, Wimbledon 2016, which has officially opened on June 27 and will cap off on July 10. Will Andy Murray steal the trophy and stop Novak Djokovic from winning his third straight Wimbledon for men’s singles? Will Serena Williams win back-to-back Wimbledon titles?
The British have voted and the majority, 52% to 48%, chose to exit the European Union (EU) in the recently held Brexit referendum. This was the highest voting turnout, with 30 million people voting since the 1992 general election. What exactly would its impact be on UK education?
Funds amounting to £1bn for Arrow Projects – this is the specific requisite of Sir Andrew Witty’s “Encouraging a British Invention Revolution” report. This request for funding is in line to a measure, which as Dr Wendy Piatt of the Russell Group described, was to serve as a bridge between “idea to implementation and from […]