Malala Yousafzai finishes school and joins Twitter | James

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani campaigner who survived being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, has joined Twitter with a call for people to help her fight for girls’ education. The 19-year-old sent her first tweets the same day she finished school, which she said was a “bittersweet” moment. She said her thoughts turned to […]

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Shoe trouble | James

In the grand scheme of things, they are pretty ugly shoes: brown, fake leather, with three buckle straps and a sole and heel the pollution in Bangkok and three months of constant wear would turn from a tan colour to a steadfast black. I’d been selected as one of 24 mid-career professionals from around the […]

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King’s College London ‘considers campus in Dresden’ | James

King’s College London could become the first British university to open a European campus since the referendum. King’s has been collaborating with Technische Universität Dresden on a research initiative, known as Transcampus, since 2015. But, according to Times Higher Education, an “offshore King’s College Europe” is now on the cards. King’s College confirmed that it […]

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Grenfell Tower drawings encouraged by nursery | James

Media playback is unsupported on your device Nursery school children have been encouraged to draw pictures of the Grenfell Tower fire to “help them understand the world”. The three and four-year-olds’ artwork, created at Caversham Nursery in Reading, depict flames and the people affected by the burning building. Head teacher Lisa Bedlow said pupils had […]

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Corbyn and Greening clash on skills gap | James

Jeremy Corbyn has called for a major investment in skills to tackle a “lost decade” in which there had been an “explosion” of low-paid, insecure jobs. But Education Secretary Justine Greening, also addressing the British Chambers of Commerce, says she wants firms to back a “skills revolution” and her plans for new technical qualifications. With […]

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NI school uniform grants facing £3m cut | James

Money given to low income families to help pay for school uniforms could be cut substantially by the Department of Education to save money. The Education Authority (EA) said the department had instructed them to cut the amount spent on school uniform grants by £3m. That would mean £1.9m is available in 2017/18, compared to […]

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Superstars plan next career with Harvard course | James

The football superstar, the actress and the rapper walk into a classroom. This is not the set-up for a joke, but a four-day executive education course held at Harvard Business School in the United States last month. Among the students taking the Business of Sport, Media and Entertainment course were Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, actress […]

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