AFRICA WRITES RETURNS THIS SUMMER

AFRICA WRITES RETURNS THIS SUMMER Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Celebrating its 5th year, Africa Writes 2016 brings together over 50 distinguished authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating and inspiring three days. Every year Africa Writes showcases established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in […]

ANGELINA JOLIE-PITT APPOINTED VISITING PROFESSOR AT LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

ANGELINA JOLIE-PITT APPOINTED VISITING PROFESSOR AT LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS The US actress, film director and special envoy for the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency has been appointed visiting professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), where she will teach a Masters in gender and human rights. The Oscar-winning actress will join former foreign secretary William […]

BUILDING UP YOUR BRAIN

BUILDING UP YOUR BRAIN The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move. But the brain-as-muscle analogy doesn’t quite work. To build up your biceps you can’t avoid flexing them. When it comes to […]

THE UK IS HOME TO THREE OF EUROPE’S MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITIES

THE UK IS HOME TO THREE OF EUROPE’S MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITIES The UK has three of Europe’s most innovative universities with Imperial College London leading the way in the top ten, according to a new ranking. Belgium’s KU Leuven has taken the top spot, with Cambridge coming third in Reuters’ first-ever top 100 list which […]

BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS

BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS Finding inspiration for the daily packed lunch ritual or office meal can sometimes be a chore, but with these recipes you’ll have plenty to look forward to at lunch time. Chickpea Tuna A take on the classic sandwich filler that leaves no room for wrinkled nosed or unhappy tummies. This […]

ACNE 101

ACNE 101 With 50% of women and 25% of men suffering from it at some point in their life, you’re not alone if you’ve experienced acne. This is often little consolation however when you’re faced with a fresh batch of pimples every morning. If left unchecked, acne can have a serious impact on self-confidence which can […]

PRACTICING SELF CARE

PRACTICING SELF CARE In an age where things are becoming progressively more tumultuous for young people, it’s no surprise mental health issues are on the rise. 55% of children who are bullied suffer from severe depression as adults. Among children and teenagers the number of those suffering from anxiety have increased by 70% in the […]

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PREPPING FOR ENTRANCE EXAMS

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PREPPING FOR ENTRANCE EXAMS The new school year is underway, and with it come looming entrance exams. Preparing for these assessments can be just as intimidating for parents as for the children themselves. From the perspective of an educational consultant and tutor, I have found that the key is to take […]

WHAT ARE ACCELERATED LEARNING STRATEGIES?

WHAT ARE ACCELERATED LEARNING STRATEGIES? After over a year of interrupted learning, educators and parents are scrambling to address the existing learning gap among students. A few techniques are available to ensure students obtain the necessary knowledge, such as the so-called remediation. Meanwhile, some organizations offer accelerated learning program services to facilitate more profound and specialized learning. […]

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