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Teaching recruitment event set for Norwich

A  national teaching recruitment campaign is coming to Norwich encourage local people to consider joining a unique profession that shapes the lives of the next generation. The Train to Teach event will be held at The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ on Tuesday 19 November from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Roger Pope, spokesperson for…

Features

Should we treat our degrees like consumer products?

Degrees, although an extreme example, can be said to be a consumer product. As students, we are paying for a service and an end product, and naturally this is expected to be of the highest standard possible. If a product is purchased from a retail business or service, and the quality is not up to…

Comment

Technology damages children’s language skills

The Guardian recently released an article revealing that Clarks, the British shoe shop chain, has a new initiative for employees to engage in conversation with children in their stores. This resonated with me because my mother is a primary school teacher and for years has highlighted the noticeable drop of children’s communication skills. I interviewed…

Features

Dyslexia: Spelling it out

While it is not breaking news that every person is different from the next, it seems that this obvious fact is too often overlooked by many educational institutions. And by the time that most of us reach the pearly gates of university, we all know that each and every one of us has had to…

Travel

Solo vs group travelling

One of the biggest trends right now, without a doubt, is travelling. Whether it’s for ‘soul-searching’, a graduation trip or just for fun, there are millions of travellers every year. I, myself, have travelled a lot – both alone and in a group. It’s because of these experiences that I want to explore the pros…

Travel

Different country, new language

Languages are hard. We here in the English speaking world enjoy a certain amount of linguistic privilege in this respect. The language we speak is, in comparison to others, easy to learn and, as a result, spreading around the world like wildfire. Certainly in Europe, tourist destinations will rarely require you to speak the local…

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