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Pedagogy - 16.11.2019
Unique Partnership Launched to Improve Birmingham’s Youth Mental Health Crisis
A unique city partnership to improve the mental health and future potential of children living in Birmingham has been announced during Anti-Bullying Week 2019 (Monday 11 to Friday 15 November).

Pedagogy - 07.11.2019
Spending time in nature can improve children’s confidence
Four out of five children say they feel more confident in themselves after spending time participating in outdoor activities, according to new UCL research.

Pedagogy - 05.11.2019
Rich resources of private schools give pupils educational advantage
Pupils in private schools do significantly better at A levels compared to those in similar state schools according to UCL research, which is the first to study the current performance gap in upper secondary education in England.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 16.09.2019
Despite the uncertainty of Brexit EU families feel more welcome and safer in Scotland than south of the border
These conclusions are based on the findings of two reports being launched on Tuesday 17th September at the Cornerstone Centre St John's, Edinburgh by the University of Birmingham. The first report, co-authored by Professor Nando Sigona and Dr Marie Godin , draws on interviews with EU families currently (N=132) and formerly (N=40) residing in the UK.

Pedagogy - 23.05.2019
School choice system is ‘unfair’ to households in areas with fewer choices
The first ever study to assess secondary school choices made across all households in England has shown that the system is unfair to households in areas where they are given fewer options on the application form, with these parents having to make 'less ambitious' choices.

Pedagogy - 23.03.2019
Toddlers, knights and golden bears
Inside the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Armoury and Renaissance galleries are alive with the sound of chattering children.

Pedagogy - 14.02.2019

Pedagogy - 21.11.2018
The Missing Numbers: Remembering Totterdown before the road that never was
The Missing Numbers: Remembering Totterdown before the road that never was
Back in the 1970s, hundreds of homes and businesses in the Totterdown area of Bristol were cleared to make way for a new ring road which was never built.

Pedagogy - 18.10.2018
Experts raise safety concerns about cardboard baby boxes
18 October 2018 Cardboard baby boxes are being promoted for infant sleep as a safe alternative to more traditional cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets, without any evidence in place, warn experts from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and published in The BMJ.

Health - Pedagogy - 24.07.2018
Data science may help Hollywood make the movies people really want to see
Leading University of Birmingham researcher Professor Pam Kearns is set to cycle 175 miles across England in just 12 hours to raise cash to help young cancer patients and their families.

Health - Pedagogy - 08.06.2018
Childhood poverty worse in school holidays
The summer holidays are supposed to be a happy and carefree time for school children but the reality is they are often stressful for children from low income families.

Administration - Pedagogy - 03.04.2018
Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland win funding to tackle child poverty
Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland win funding to tackle child poverty
The Scottish Government has given 2m funding through Every Child, Every Chance, its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22, to Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) - an innovative collabor

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 05.02.2018
Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long
Premature babies make fewer friends and spend less time socialising in early childhood - but this improves when they get to school - according to new University of Warwick research At the age of 6, very preterm children reported 4 friends, compared with children born full-term who had 5 friends Very preterm children see their friends 15% less than those born full-term Interventions should be available to encourage social interaction skills in pr

Pedagogy - 22.01.2018
Warning follows report into online child sexual abuse risk
Warning follows report into online child sexual abuse risk
If the public are serious about wanting to protect children from online sexual abuse more investment in skilled professionals is needed now.

Pedagogy - Continuing Education - 17.01.2018
Relentless private school fee hikes
Relentless private school fee hikes "have not put off parents"
Huge rises in the cost of private schooling in the UK in recent decades have had little impact on the number of parents choosing the sector for their children, according to anew analysis from UCL.

Health - Pedagogy - 14.11.2017
Grandparent behaviour appears to have a negative impact on children’s long-term cancer risks
The behaviour of grandparents may inadvertently be having a negative impact on the health of their grandchildren, according to a new study.‌‌ Researchers from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, published the results of the review - which looked at 56 studies with data from 18 countries, concerning the care provided by grandparents who are not the primary carer of their grandchildren - today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Pedagogy - 27.09.2017
'They sailed away, for a year and a day': why learning poetry by heart is good for you
’They sailed away, for a year and a day’: why learning poetry by heart is good for you
Today (28 September 2017) is National Poetry Day. Most of us can quote snatches of poetry - but which poems can we recite in their entirety? In a survey of memorised poetry, Lear's The Owl and the Pussy-cat came top, and some people know all 143 verses of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner .

Pedagogy - 20.09.2017
Can a smartphone app for parents help toddlers' development?
Can a smartphone app for parents help toddlers’ development?
A new trial will find out if a smartphone app that sends activities and tips to parents can help improve toddlers' language and communication skills. The trial, which will be carried out by researchers in the School of Education at Durham University, will involve parents and guardians of 1,500 children.

Pedagogy - Health - 10.08.2017
Parents of premature babies as happy as other parents by adulthood
Parents of premature and very low birth weight babies have same life satisfaction as parents of full-term babies, when their children reach adulthood - new University of Warwick research - Pioneeri

Physics - Pedagogy - 01.06.2017
Nobel Laureate Professor Carl Wieman delivers lecture at Imperial
Nobel Laureate Professor Carl Wieman delivers lecture at Imperial
Professor Wieman spoke about taking a scientific approach to science and engineering education.

Pedagogy - Life Sciences - 26.05.2017
Speed of animal evolution enhanced by cooperative behaviour
Speed of animal evolution enhanced by cooperative behaviour
A study by scientists from the University of Cambridge has revealed how cooperative behaviour between insect family members changes how rapidly body size evolves - with the speed of evolution increasing when individual animals help one another. In some populations, we allowed parents to help their offspring, but in other populations we removed the parents.

Pedagogy - Health - 17.05.2017
Parents with Bipolar benefit from self-help tool
Parents with Bipolar benefit from self-help tool
Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour.

Health - Pedagogy - 10.05.2017
Dad's involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development
Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.

Health - Pedagogy - 09.05.2017
Dad's involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development
Dad’s involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development
Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.

Pedagogy - 05.04.2017
New autism advice service for local parents launched
New autism advice service for local parents launched
New autism advice service for local parents launched Psychologists at the University of Sussex have joined with a local council as part of a new service for parents with autistic children.

Pedagogy - Health - 03.04.2017
Babies cry most in UK, Canada, Italy & Netherlands
Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries - proved for first time by new research by the University of Warwick.

Pedagogy - 24.03.2017
Children in danger from being over-protected in the digital age
Heavy-handed approaches to issues around social media and digital communication such as ‘sexting', may be damaging to children's emotional development, according to new research on childhood in the digital age, by academics at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Plymouth University.

Pedagogy - 27.02.2017
Innovative online course to support children with autism
Parents and teachers are being encouraged to sign up for a free, four-week course run by the University's Department of Psychology , which is aimed at improving the support available for children with autism.

Pedagogy - 17.02.2017
Parents given tips on storytelling
Parents given tips on storytelling
Parents given tips on storytelling Parents learned how to bring storytelling into their children's lives at a recent event organised by researchers at the University of Sussex.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 27.01.2017

Pedagogy - Business / Economics - 10.01.2017
The economics of grief
The economics of grief
The loss of a child can cause intense grief for parents and for many, life is never the same again. Now researchers have built up a comprehensive picture of the devastating social and economic impact that a child's death can have.

Pedagogy - 05.12.2016
Why working as a parenting team may not always be good for your child
Why working as a parenting team may not always be good for your child
Why working as a parenting team may not always be good for your child A new study by University of Sussex psychologists has discovered that when a mother engages in harsh parenting techniques, a father who fails to support the use of those techniques is potentially vital in helping to reduce the impact of such behaviour upon a child.

Pedagogy - Life Sciences - 23.11.2016
Nesting instinct: How do birds share the childcare?
Nesting instinct: How do birds share the childcare?
Some bird species take it in turns to do the night shift of parental care, whilst others leave it to the female look after the nest after dark, says the largest study of its kind into understanding parental behaviour in shorebirds. An international team including researchers at the University of Bath looked at the differences in how bird parents share the care for their offspring.

Pedagogy - Administration - 15.11.2016
Adoption research centre secures life-changing 1.5m gift
Adoption research centre secures life-changing 1.5m gift
Adoption research centre secures life-changing £1.5m gift The Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice at the University of Sussex has received a new and substantial philanthropic gift
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