Month: February 2018

How can higher education lead on gender equality?

Earlier this week, a couple of the Mangoes attended a panel discussion, hosted by the University of East London (UEL), which looked at the UN’s HeForShe initiative for gender equality. The panel included human rights activists, university lecturers and pro-vice chancellors, as well as youth workers, and one of the topics that particularly resonated with …

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Mental health provision in schools – a sign of change?

    Mental health is very much on the current government’s agenda. Worrying new studies have highlighted an increase in the number of children suffering from mental illness and Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has highlighted that around half of all mental health illnesses start before the age of 14. Increasingly the discussion has centred on …

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Damian Hinds’ first speech: championing workplace skills and the value of technology in education

With the New Year in full swing, it is safe to say the UK education sector hasn’t got off to the best start, with reports of an acute teacher recruitment and retention crisis and ongoing concerns around a lack of digital skills dominating headlines. Last month Damian Hinds, the man tasked with leading the Government’s …

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