Parents of students 16 and over

How to say goodbye when your child leaves home | Education

“I have had worse partings, but none that so / Gnaws at my mind still.” So writes Cecil Day-Lewis in his poem “Walking Away”, written while watching his eldest son head off to school. If a child’s first day at school is significant, when they leave home for university can feel like an irrevocable life change for you. Knowing how to say goodbye, and dealing with the sense of loss that can follow, is part of being a parent. The…

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The question students should ask: how is my university tackling sexual violence? | Education

Student unions have played a vital role as universities tackle the problem of sexual violence on campus. This matters because the experience of sexual violence can take a serious toll on both one’s physical and mental health. The more students hold their universities to account for how they deal with the problem, the greater the influence they can have in making campuses safer. Here are four questions that students can ask their universities. Do they publish the number of reported…

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