Meg Bradbury

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Are we biased against introverts?

Anyone who attended Working With Words -an annual event, run by UEA Career Central, about working in the creative industries- may have noticed a number of themes running throughout the day’s various panel discussions: the importance of work experience in your chosen field, for example, or of getting involved with clubs and societies whilst at…

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British teenagers most illiterate in developed world

A global study has revealed that English teenagers are the most illiterate and the second most innumerate in the developed world. There have been calls for a change in attitude towards education to improve basic skills. The Operation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has found in a study that English teens “had the lowest…

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The importance and impact of word choice

Oxford Dictionaries have been forced to review the wording used in their definitions, following suggestions that some of their content was sexist, sparking a debate about whether or not sexism and other forms of discrimination are inherent in aspects of our language. The discussion was started when the Canadian anthropologist Michael Oman-Reagan tweeted the dictionary…

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Has Nicky Morgan failed to understand safeguarding?

It appears the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, in her quest to misunderstand almost every aspect of the British school system, has taken a further step into the absurd. As a part of her latest plans, new measures are to be introduced that would require schools in England to set up online filters and monitor their…

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Pay gap: female graduates earn £8,000 less

A report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission at the end of December last year has found that on average, women graduates earn £8,000 pounds less than their male counterparts. These findings highlight the scale of the task still to be achieved over women’s equality in the workplace, even after 45 years since…

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