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  • The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson review – what it means to be a nurse April 26, 2018
    Nurses are often underappreciated. There are laughter and tears in this remarkable account that immerses the reader in their worldSince my own medical memoir was published last September, I have received – at the time of writing – 57 other medical memoirs by post and email. From publishers requesting cover quotes, newspapers requesting reviews and […]
    Adam Kay
  • Bank economist calls for counselling for primary school pupils April 25, 2018
    Andy Haldane says early mental health intervention could lead to sixfold return on investmentThe chief economist at the Bank of England has backed the use of counselling services for primary school children, arguing there is a strong economic case for investment in early intervention to improve mental health in later life.Andy Haldane, who is more […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • 'Archaic and harmful': report condemns strict handling of student drug takers April 25, 2018
    NUS and Release study claims universities are confused about drugs and the lawUniversities are being urged not to tell the police about students caught in possession of drugs, amid fears that an overly punitive approach stops vulnerable young people from seeking help.The recommendation is made in a study by the National Union of Students in […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Student complaints about UK universities growing, says watchdog April 25, 2018
    Complaints last year totalled 1,635, a rise of 8% on 2016, and £650,000 in compensation and refunds was paidComplaints to the universities watchdog are on the rise again, with unhappy students receiving a total of more than £650,000 in refunds and compensation last year.The annual report of the Office of the Independent Adjudicatorshowed that an […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
  • The Guardian view on analogue clocks: their time has not run out | Editorial April 25, 2018
    Reports of teenagers struggling with old-fashioned timekeeping highlight the importance of a skill that is still relevant in the digital ageAt the start of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams described the Earth as “an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital […]
  • Novelist Libby Page: want a creative career? Learn to see ideas through April 25, 2018
    When you have a creative idea, you need to do more than consign it to your notebook. Grasp it, and get to workI have a bookshelf dedicated to notebooks. They’re filled with journal entries and endless lists, but also with half-formed ideas – for creative projects, short stories and novels. I currently have 432 saved […]
    Libby Page
  • Free schools policy under fire as yet another closure announced April 25, 2018
    Plymouth studio school is 19th of its kind to close since policy introduced in 2010The government’s free schools policy has come under renewed fire after it emerged that another of its studio schools, set up using millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, is to close this summer after a brief, troubled existence.Plymouth studio school will […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • The Guardian University Awards 2018 – the night in pictures April 25, 2018
    The 2018 awards, which recognise pioneering work in higher education, were held at LSO St Luke’s in London and hosted by Lauren LaverneGuardian University Awards 2018: the winnersSee our ideas bank of all the shortlisted entries Continue reading...
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