How parents can give girls an early start in maths and science

Some parents are enrolling their daughters in Stem (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enrichment programmes in a bid to future-proof their adulthood, which they believe will be dominated by science and technology such as AI (artificial intelligence). Assistant engineer, Mr Raymond Lee, enrolled their daughter in a Lego robotics class as they believe coding will … Read more

Top universities should be open to vocational qualifications to boost diversity

Leading universities should be more open to vocational qualifications and degrees if they want to improve diversity in higher education. Students should also be offered work experience and careers guidance, according to Conservative MP Robert Halfon. His comments come after Tim Bradshaw, head of the Russell Group, which represents the most selective UK universities, called … Read more

Universities criticised for offering unaccredited degree courses

Universities in the UK have been criticised for offering “half-baked” degree courses which are not professionally accredited and make it harder for students to eventually get a job. Students are paying thousands of pounds in tuition fees for these unaccredited courses which are identically titled to those endorsed by professional bodies. As a result, students … Read more

Recently launched online tutoring platform draws 400 students

Teachnlearn, a new online tutoring platform, is capitalising on the time young people spend online. The platform provides students with options to book tutors of their choice for 30-minute sessions. Online tutoring can be done via video chat, messaging and virtual whiteboard. The platform touts convenience and the ready availability of qualified teachers as its … Read more