Anonymity and the web

Posted by: Jean Brant, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Wellbeing

Cyber bullying is a recent phenomenon, with health impacts. Recent postings on Twitter have contained threats of rape and murder, Facebook messages have been linked to suicides. Both can be anonymous. What is the link between anonymity and bullying?

A Level Results Day

Posted by: Ian Hart, Head of Access and Outreach

This Thursday (August 15th) lots of students will receive their ‘A’ level results and the images of the day will mainly show happy smiley faces.

The Intelligence Dilemma

Posted by: Professor Peter Waddington

The appalling murder of Daniel Pelka by his mother, Magdelena Luczak, and her partner, Mariusz Krezolek, has yet again been followed by soul-searching and a storm of criticism directed at ‘the authorities’ for their failure to protect Daniel from the child abuse that eventually led to his death.

Zero hours contracts

Posted by: Professor Roger Seifert, Professor of Industrial Relations

In the Victorian era there were sweatshops, child labour, few worker rights, and casual employment with no guaranteed income.

School Direct

Posted by: Patrick Smith, Associate Dean (ITE) in the School for Education Futures

The recent and significant change in how we train teachers in England, introduced by the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove, is not well thought through and could have a significant impact on teacher supply.

The importance of bike riding

Posted by: Dr Tracey Devonport and Chris Fullerton

This blog post is in reference to 'RideLondon', an annual two-day festival of cycling taking place over the weekend of Saturday 3 August and Sunday 4 August 2013.