How much homework is too much?

How much homework is too much? It’s a big question that students, teachers and parents alike grapple with every day. A 2014 report published by the UK Department for Education concluded that students who spent between two and three hours on homework on a week night were almost 10 times more likely to achieve better … Read more

A good university education can be truly transformative

Recently, Singapore Management University’s (SMU) President, Professor Arnoud De Meyer shared with The Straits Times, how universities can maintain their relevance. According to Professor De Meyer, a good university education adds not just knowledge, but also skills – hard skills as well as work and life skills, like flexibility, cultural literacy and the ability to … Read more

‘Wasted potential’ of mature students

Universities in England are seeing a worrying trend of mature student numbers falling after university tuition fees increased in 2012. Mature students are those starting courses at the age of 21 or over and their falling numbers in local universities indicate a “huge pool of untapped potential” among adults who have missed out on a … Read more