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‘Can’t flip the bus stop over’: researching gender and public advertising in London

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Kaitlyn Regehr and Jessica Ringrose We met Sierra, a single mother of two, at Kennington tube station in South London. Sierra identifies as Black British, and walks using two sticks, due to limited mobility. On this rather windy day, she

It’s time to ‘open up physics’ if we want to bring in more girls and shift the subject’s declining uptake

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Rebekah Hayes.  Despite numerous campaigns over many years, getting more students to study physics after GCSE remains a huge challenge. The proportion of students in the UK taking physics at A level is noticeably lower than those studying other sciences.

Degree subject matters more than university status if you want to become rich, new research shows

Monday, 13 August 2018

News from the UCL Institute of Education.  Choosing the right field of study is more important than attending an elite university for those aiming to become a top earner by middle age, according to new findings from the UCL Institute

Until the DFE understands curriculum its well-meaning pilots will run off course

Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Arthur Chapman and Sandra Leaton Gray.  Colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education were very excited a few weeks ago to see that the Department for Education had announced funding for a number of school-centred Curriculum Programme pilots worth £2.2 million. 

Why haven’t we progressed further on supporting children’s speech and language needs?

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Amelia Roberts. Ten years on from the Bercow Review (2008) and we are still hearing that it is a ‘scandal’ that children are even now starting school with impoverished language skills. Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, spoke this week at

Geoff Whitty – an appreciation

Sunday, 29 July 2018

  It is with deep sadness that we relay the news that Geoff Whitty, Director Emeritus of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), has died.  He passed away peacefully on Friday.  Here we celebrate his life and work. Just earlier

What have longitudinal studies ever done for us? A beginner’s guide is here

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Alison Park. Earlier this year the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) launched its Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review – commissioned to assess the value and future needs of longitudinal research in the UK. The review clearly recognised the importance of the UK’s

Are Emoji a ‘universal language’? Today is World Emoji Day so let’s 🤔 about it

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

William Gibson.  What does heart ❤️ followed by ghost 👻, robot 🤖 and LOL mean? What about googly eyes 👀 followed by the peace sign ✌🏻? This is a trick question really because the answer is… it depends. It depends

Don’t let your cookies leave a trail of crumbs for someone else: why you should care about digital data privacy

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Kim Nguyen and Romasha Sanyal Ever thought about how when you use the fingerprint sensor on your Android, you’re actually just uploading a digital print of your biometrics? Or that your Facebook news feed isn’t just confirming what you believe

Never has there been such an urgent need for educational research that tackles our understanding of global forces

Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Douglas Bourn. The impact of Globalisation on societies, economies and political systems has never been greater than it is today. Brexit, the rise of xenophobia and extreme forms of nationalism in Europe and the Trump phenomenon are in part due