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Pedagogy - 21.11.2018
The Missing Numbers: Remembering Totterdown before the road that never was
The Missing Numbers: Remembering Totterdown before the road that never was
Back in the 1970s, hundreds of homes and businesses in the Totterdown area of Bristol were cleared to make way for a new ring road which was never built.

Pedagogy - 18.10.2018
Experts raise safety concerns about cardboard baby boxes
18 October 2018 Cardboard baby boxes are being promoted for infant sleep as a safe alternative to more traditional cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets, without any evidence in place, warn experts from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and published in The BMJ.

Health - Pedagogy - 08.06.2018
Childhood poverty worse in school holidays
The summer holidays are supposed to be a happy and carefree time for school children but the reality is they are often stressful for children from low income families.

Administration - Pedagogy - 03.04.2018
Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland win funding to tackle child poverty
Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland win funding to tackle child poverty
The Scottish Government has given £2m funding through Every Child, Every Chance, its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22, to Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) - an innovative collabor

Pedagogy - Innovation / Technology - 16.03.2018

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 05.02.2018
Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long
Premature babies make fewer friends and spend less time socialising in early childhood - but this improves when they get to school - according to new University of Warwick research At the age of 6, very preterm children reported 4 friends, compared with children born full-term who had 5 friends Very preterm children see their friends 15% less than those born full-term Interventions should be available to encourage social interaction skills in pr

Pedagogy - 22.01.2018
Warning follows report into online child sexual abuse risk
Warning follows report into online child sexual abuse risk
If the public are serious about wanting to protect children from online sexual abuse more investment in skilled professionals is needed now.

Pedagogy - Continuing Education - 17.01.2018
Relentless private school fee hikes
Relentless private school fee hikes "have not put off parents"
Huge rises in the cost of private schooling in the UK in recent decades have had little impact on the number of parents choosing the sector for their children, according to a†new analysis from UCL.

Health - Pedagogy - 14.11.2017
Grandparent behaviour appears to have a negative impact on children’s long-term cancer risks
The behaviour of grandparents may inadvertently be having a negative impact on the health of their grandchildren, according to a new study.‌‌ Researchers from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, published the results of the review - which looked at 56 studies with data from 18 countries, concerning the care provided by grandparents who are not the primary carer of their grandchildren - today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Pedagogy - 27.09.2017
'They sailed away, for a year and a day': why learning poetry by heart is good for you
’They sailed away, for a year and a day’: why learning poetry by heart is good for you
Today (28 September 2017) is National Poetry Day. Most of us can quote snatches of poetry - but which poems can we recite in their entirety? In a survey of memorised poetry, Lear's The Owl and the Pussy-cat came top, and some people know all 143 verses of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner .

Pedagogy - 20.09.2017
Can a smartphone app for parents help toddlers' development?
Can a smartphone app for parents help toddlers’ development?
A new trial will find out if a smartphone app that sends activities and tips to parents can help improve toddlers' language and communication skills. The trial, which will be carried out by researchers in the School of Education at Durham University, will involve parents and guardians of 1,500 children.

Pedagogy - Health - 10.08.2017
Parents of premature babies as happy as other parents by adulthood
Parents of premature and very low birth weight babies have same life satisfaction as parents of full-term babies, when their children reach adulthood - new University of Warwick research - Pioneeri

Physics - Pedagogy - 01.06.2017
Nobel Laureate Professor Carl Wieman delivers lecture at Imperial
Nobel Laureate Professor Carl Wieman delivers lecture at Imperial
Professor Wieman spoke about taking a scientific approach to science and engineering education.

Pedagogy - Life Sciences - 26.05.2017
Speed of animal evolution enhanced by cooperative behaviour
Speed of animal evolution enhanced by cooperative behaviour
A study by scientists from the University of Cambridge has revealed how cooperative behaviour between insect family members changes how rapidly body size evolves - with the speed of evolution increasing when individual animals help one another. In some populations, we allowed parents to help their offspring, but in other populations we removed the parents.

Pedagogy - Health - 17.05.2017
Parents with Bipolar benefit from self-help tool
Parents with Bipolar benefit from self-help tool
Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour.

Health - Pedagogy - 10.05.2017
Dad's involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development
Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.

Health - Pedagogy - 09.05.2017
Dad's involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development
Dad’s involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development
Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.

Pedagogy - 05.04.2017
New autism advice service for local parents launched
New autism advice service for local parents launched
New autism advice service for local parents launched Psychologists at the University of Sussex have joined with a local council as part of a new service for parents with autistic children.

Pedagogy - Health - 03.04.2017
Babies cry most in UK, Canada, Italy & Netherlands
Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries - proved for first time by new research by the University of Warwick.

Pedagogy - 24.03.2017
Children in danger from being over-protected in the digital age
Heavy-handed approaches to issues around social media and digital communication such as ‘sexting', may be damaging to children's emotional development, according to new research on childhood in the digital age, by academics at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Plymouth University.

Pedagogy - 27.02.2017
Innovative online course to support children with autism
Parents and teachers are being encouraged to sign up for a free, four-week course run by the University's Department of Psychology , which is aimed at improving the support available for children with autism.

Pedagogy - 17.02.2017
Parents given tips on storytelling
Parents given tips on storytelling
Parents given tips on storytelling Parents learned how to bring storytelling into their children's lives at a recent event organised by researchers at the University of Sussex.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 27.01.2017

Pedagogy - Business / Economics - 10.01.2017
The economics of grief
The economics of grief
The loss of a child can cause intense grief for parents and for many, life is never the same again. Now researchers have built up a comprehensive picture of the devastating social and economic impact that a child's death can have.

Pedagogy - 05.12.2016
Why working as a parenting team may not always be good for your child
Why working as a parenting team may not always be good for your child
Why working as a parenting team may not always be good for your child A new study by University of Sussex psychologists has discovered that when a mother engages in harsh parenting techniques, a father who fails to support the use of those techniques is potentially vital in helping to reduce the impact of such behaviour upon a child.

Pedagogy - Life Sciences - 23.11.2016
Nesting instinct: How do birds share the childcare?
Nesting instinct: How do birds share the childcare?
Some bird species take it in turns to do the night shift of parental care, whilst others leave it to the female look after the nest after dark, says the largest study of its kind into understanding parental behaviour in shorebirds. An international team including researchers at the University of Bath looked at the differences in how bird parents share the care for their offspring.

Pedagogy - Administration - 15.11.2016
Adoption research centre secures life-changing £1.5m gift
Adoption research centre secures life-changing £1.5m gift
Adoption research centre secures life-changing £1.5m gift The Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice at the University of Sussex has received a new and substantial philanthropic gift

Pedagogy - 07.11.2016
Young birds less honest when competing against siblings
Chicks that are competing with siblings or whose parents are likely to die or switch partners tend to be less honest when begging for food, research into sibling rivalry in birds by Oxford University scientists has found. That's because these events introduce conflict into the family group. Analysis of more than 100 studies across 60 species of bird also found that chicks are more likely to exaggerate their need for food if their parents are likely to breed again in the future - backing up existing evolutionary theory about natural selection.

Pedagogy - 24.10.2016
Teenagers influenced by video games with alcohol and smoking content
Images and references to alcohol and tobacco in popular video games may be influencing UK teens who play the games and the age restriction system is not working, according to a new study. Experts from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at The University of Nottingham have carried out the first ever analysis of best-selling video games to find out the extent to which the games include this content and to assess the link between playing the games and drinking and smoking behaviour.

Business / Economics - Pedagogy - 12.10.2016
UCL economist receives Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize
UCL economist receives Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize
The Jacobs Foundation have awarded Professor Orazio Attanasio, Head of UCL Economics and Research Director at the†Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), 1 million Swiss francs for his use of economic mo

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 05.10.2016
New guidance improves support for parents with learning disabilities
New guidance improves support for parents with learning disabilities
Updated advice on how to work with parents who have learning difficulties has been issued by the Working Together with Parents Network (WPTN), led by the University of Bristol.

Pedagogy - 29.09.2016
Chaos, memory, and sanctuary: Researcher explores the modern teenage bedroom
Chaos, memory, and sanctuary: Researcher explores the modern teenage bedroom
What can we learn about the lives of teenagers from their bedrooms? A new display at the Geffrye Museum steps inside the bedrooms of 26 London teenagers, and explores how these private spaces express identity, memory, and friendship.

Pedagogy - 08.09.2016
The economy’s improving but many Ethiopian boys still ’feel hopeless’
Boys and young men in Ethiopia have higher aspirations than their parents did, but often feel 'hopeless' due a lack of education or access to high status jobs, says new research.

Pedagogy - 01.09.2016
Many parents won't read their children scary stories - but perhaps we shouldn't blame them
Many parents won’t read their children scary stories - but perhaps we shouldn’t blame them
Professor Kiera Vaclavik , from QMUL's School of Languages, Literature and Film, writes about children, stories, and a scare at bedtime.

Pedagogy - Event - 25.08.2016

Pedagogy - Psychology - 25.08.2016
University of Sussex Rudd Centre set to host adoption symposium
University of Sussex Rudd Centre set to host adoption symposium
University of Sussex Rudd Centre set to host adoption symposium A symposium featuring the latest research to improve the outcomes of adopted children and their families has been confirmed to take place at the University of Sussex on Tuesday 15th November 2016. Aimed at policy makers, national and local government, charities, and social care practitioners the symposium will review the very latest research examining family relationship processes and child and adolescent mental health outcomes, with a core focus on highlighting recent practice and policy developments in this area.

Health - Pedagogy - 01.08.2016
Professor Janice Rymer elected a Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Professor Janice Rymer from the GKT School of Medical Education and Division of Women's Health, has been elected as one of the five new Vice-Presidents of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Pedagogy - 13.07.2016
Nottingham women pass it on
Only 38 per cent of English state secondary schools are led by women, this compares with a teaching workforce where women dominate at 62 per cent.

Literature / Linguistics - Pedagogy - 01.07.2016
University of Sussex appoints new Head of English
University of Sussex appoints new Head of English
University of Sussex appoints new Head of English A poet and critic has been appointed as the new Head of English at the University of Sussex.

Pedagogy - Law / Forensics - 15.06.2016
Radical approach for parents with learning disabilities developed with Bristol researchers
Radical approach for parents with learning disabilities developed with Bristol researchers
Researchers from the University of Bristol have contributed to the development of a radical new approach to supporting parents with learning disabilities.
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