Education

‘Landmark’ overhaul for domestic abuse laws

Image copyright Getty Images Domestic abuse victims in England and Wales will receive a wide range of measures to protect them as part of “landmark” legislation. New laws will for the first time create a legal definition of domestic abuse, to include economic abuse and control. The long-awaited legislation will also ban abusers from cross-examining […]

Education

English-medium education to put more emphasis on Welsh

Image caption Pupils at English-medium Llysfaen Primary School in Cardiff do some subjects like maths using Welsh Welsh will no longer be classed as a second language in English-medium schools, under new proposals. All pupils will follow the same curriculum for the language from 2022, but English-medium pupils will not necessarily be expected to meet […]

Education

GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

Image copyright Getty Images All-female classes in cyber-skills are being set up by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an attempt to recruit a wider range of online security experts. Almost 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ’s cyber-defence arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). With warnings of serious skills shortages, the […]

Education

Liverpool University Chinese cheating email ‘racist’

Image copyright GoogleImage caption Liverpool University later apologised and said the intention “was not to single out any particular group” A university has been accused of racism after it sent an e-mail suggesting Chinese students didn’t know what cheating was. The University of Liverpool sent the note about exam conduct to its international scholars. Next […]

Education

Snow excuses: E-learning on snow days

Image copyright Getty Images Snowy weather has already arrived in parts of the US and Europe and is forecast for the UK later this month. For school students, it means the chance of benefiting from the long-standing tradition of the “snow day”, when schools are forced to close and students get an unexpected day off. […]