International Women’s Day – reversing the effects of the pandemic

Today, Monday 8th March, is International Women’s Day – a global event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In order to help mark a call to action for gender parity, groups worldwide come together to rally for equality, often raising millions for female-focussed charities in the process. Every company and influencer […]

The student experience in 2021 – where next?

If your Freshers Week was anything like mine, you’ll probably look back on it with some not-so-fond memories of sticky dance floors, glow in the dark drinks and being woken up by the smoke alarm on a daily basis. University was always going to pose the ultimate challenge for coronavirus restrictions – how on earth […]

Making classrooms safe spaces in the time of coronavirus and blended learning

Last week, schools, teachers and pupils across the country took part in Anti-Bullying Week, supported by the Anti-Bullying Alliance – a coalition of organisations and individuals united against bullying. Although schools closed their doors in March and varying lockdown measures have been in place for much of the year, charity The Diana Award – created […]

Solving the ‘communications challenge’ of climate change

If you spent any time at all online last week, you will already be aware of national treasure David Attenborough breaking the internet with his Instagram debut. In a video post, the 94-year-old nature expert made an impassioned plea to his followers (4.6 million and counting) to take climate change seriously: “I’m making this move […]

A ‘digital divide’? Bridging the attainment gap in a post-lockdown world

Since schools officially closed their doors in March to all but children of key workers and the most vulnerable, families around the country have been grappling with home-schooling and remote learning. It is safe to say that lockdown learning has posed a huge number of challenges to everyone – but unfortunately, the impact of school […]