Month: June 2023

Doctors Urged To Advise Patients About Risks Of Abstinence-centric Sex Education

The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP), the biggest organization of pediatricians in the US, has urged doctors to use their patients’ time to confront the potential health risks of abstinence-based sex education programs. In a recent report, the AAP denounced sex education that does not provide comprehensive information on issues including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) …

End Of An Era For Lampeter, The Oldest University In Wales

The University of Lampeter, which is the oldest university in Wales, has decided to merge with Trinity University College and change its name to the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. However, many unions fear that half of the staff may face redundancy after the merger. The decision was made after both universities began negotiations …

Ban On Term-time Holidays Is ‘blatantly Unfair’, Says Tory MP

The ongoing disputes between schools and families over the ban on term-time holidays that has seen many parents fined are "blatantly unfair" and are questioning the importance of family life, according to MPs. During a debate over strict regulations that prohibit children from taking term-time absence except in "exceptional" circumstances, MPs are calling for a review …

Where Do Our Words Come From?

Rucksack was borrowed into English from German in the late 19th century. It refers to a type of backpack or knapsack used for carrying supplies on hikes or expeditions. The word has gained widespread usage in English-speaking countries, particularly among outdoor enthusiasts. Other loanwords in English from German include kindergarten, doppelgänger, and angst. 12. The …

Schools Minister Intervenes In Failing Al-Madinah And Discovery Free Schools

The Al-Madinah free school in Derby and the Discovery new school in Crawley, West Sussex, have both been placed in special measures and are currently under investigation. Reports suggest that both schools have been managed incompetently, causing the schools to fail inspections by Ofsted. Al-Madinah has decided to replace its trustees, whilst supervision of the …

Pandemic Still Affecting UK Students’ Mental Health, Says Helpline

Experts have issued warnings that UK university students’ mental health is still suffering due to the pandemic, with increasing numbers seeking support from peer-run helplines for anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Nightline, an anonymous student volunteer-run helpline, has noted a surge in calls. It recorded a 51.4% rise in calls in the academic year 2020-21, …