University guide 2018: league table for veterinary science

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury in animals, welfare, public health and pharmaceuticals

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University guide 2018: league table for fashion & textiles

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of - and training in - the design and use of textiles and other materials to create clothing

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University guide 2018: league table for pharmacy & pharmacology

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of the management and dispensing of medicines (pharmacy), and medicinal drugs and effects on the body (pharmacology)

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University guide 2018: league table for computer science & information

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of the design and technology of computing - includes information systems, software engineering, programming and artificial intelligence

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University guide 2018: league table for education

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of how people develop and learn – including education studies, undergraduate teacher training and academic studies in education

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University guide 2018: league table for earth & marine sciences

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of the Earth, seas, rivers and the atmosphere - includes geology and ocean sciences

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University guide 2018: league table for classics & ancient history

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

Language, history, culture and literature of ancient Greece and Rome – includes Latin and classical Greek studies

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University guide 2018: league table for criminology

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of crime and criminality – from policing and punishment to justice and inequalities

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University guide 2018: league table for physics

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of the universe - includes astrophysics, space science, applied physics, medical physics

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University guide 2018: league table for sociology

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of human societies and how they interact

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University guide 2018: league table for design & crafts

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of the design of everyday objects, taking into account technology, commerce and aesthetics. May cover computers as design tools

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University guide 2018: league table for music

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 07:00

The study of creative expression through sound, including performance, technique, composition and various styles

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Sleep, snacks, support

BBC - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 06:46
How to help your child through the exam season.
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As a female engineer, I aim to design rockets | Temitayo Adedipe

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 06:23

Being the only girl to do an engineering diploma in my school year group has not stood in the way of my ambition to design aeroplanes or work at Nasa

Each time I tell a friend that I’m studying engineering because I want to design aeroplanes, I get more or less the same reaction, along the lines of: “Wow, you must be really smart.”

Many of my female friends appear to think my goals are unreachable for them, and male friends seem to admire it as something extraordinary. I hope to see these views change in the next 10 years or so. Engineering needs to be seen differently, not as a tough subject or one specifically for men. It can be challenging, but it’s all about mindset and vision.

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Union condemns cuts to school nurses

BBC - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 04:02
The Royal College of Nursing voices concern over drops in school nurse and health visitor numbers.
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Modern Studies exam reprinted due to diagram error

BBC - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 00:56
The National 5 Modern Studies paper is being reprinted after a mistake was spotted in a diagram.
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Student protesters interrupt education minister on Q&A – video

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 00:31

Student protesters interrupted Q&A, which was being broadcast from the Gold Coast on Monday night. The students challenged the education minister, Simon Birmingham, over cuts to higher education funding before they were removed by security. ‘Students have been protesting for generations,’ Birmingham said, to which Greens senator Larissa Waters responded, ‘it’s a shame they’re not being listened to’

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Joan Gibson obituary

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/05/2017 - 18:24

My friend Joan Gibson, who has died aged 97, was an inspirational physical education teacher who had a talent for working with her hands.

She was born in Cardiff, the daughter of William Gibson, a builder, and his wife, Margaret Norie, a post office worker. After leaving St Swithun’s school, Winchester, where she boarded, she enrolled at a Bedford college as a physical training instructor.

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At least 120 schools adopt gender-neutral uniforms, charity says

The Guardian Unlimited - Mon, 15/05/2017 - 18:11

Primary schools are taking up gender-neutral policies faster than secondaries, according to LGBT charity

At least 120 schools now have a gender-neutral school uniform policy, and primary schools are adopting the stance faster than secondary schools, a charity that develops LGBT training in schools has said.

A gender-neutral approach could involve allowing both boys and girls to wear either skirts or trousers, or may be based around a unisex uniform for all.

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