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University reveals suicide attempt callouts

University reveals suicide attempt callouts | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Half of all ambulance callouts to the University of York this year have been for incidents of self-harm or suicide attempts.

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Our Social Science for Schools resources cover subjects including, cyberbullying, health and wellbeing.

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School careers talks can boost teens' future earning power

School careers talks can boost teens' future earning power | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Attending a careers talk could boost a school pupil’s future salary by thousands.

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Uses data from the ESRC funded British Cohort Studies

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Cohort Study

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University hopefuls urged to keep applications 'personal'

University hopefuls urged to keep applications 'personal' | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

University hopefuls are urged to keep their applications 'personal' by admissions body UCAS.

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Our schools resources can help in your decision to go to university.

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Pupils' hunger 'worse in school holidays'

Pupils' hunger 'worse in school holidays' | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Pupils who rely on free school meals can face hunger in the holidays, a teachers union conference has heard.

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Teaching about healthy eating? Our resources for schools might be of interest to you.

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Heads warn over pupils' untreated mental health issues

Heads warn over pupils' untreated mental health issues | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Head teachers issue a warning over their struggle to deal with children's mental health problems at primary schools in England.
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Why not take a look at our resources for school health and wellbeing as a way of talking to pupils about mental health issues.

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Employers 'fight it out' for top graduates

Employers 'fight it out' for top graduates | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
A report on the graduate market says top employers are fighting it out over the top candidates.
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Find out more about the pros and cons of Education v Employment in our resources for schools

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Four reasons why university is still a great life choice

Four reasons why university is still a great life choice | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Is university really worth the investment? Hannah Morrish tackles some of the common myths about student life and higher education.

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Why not take a look at our free education v employment resources at Social Science for Schools #esrcschools

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Schools told to monitor pupils' web use to prevent radicalisation

Schools told to monitor pupils' web use to prevent radicalisation | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Schools in England will have to monitor students' internet use under plans to protect them from radicalisation, education secretary Nicky Morgan says.
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Children’s attitudes towards the law revealed through innovative digital game project

Children’s attitudes towards the law revealed through innovative digital game project | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Leicester academics work with Leicestershire primary schools to research children’s understanding of the law
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ESRC's curator insight, July 1, 2015 8:32 AM

The project, ‘Law in Children’s Lives’, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is led by Dr Dawn Watkins in University of Leciester School of Law.

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You told us what it's like being 15 in 2015

You told us what it's like being 15 in 2015 | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Nearly twice as many girls (19%) as boys (10%) were victims of cyberbullying last year.

That's according to the findings of a survey by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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Social Science for Schools has a number of resources available to download on various aspects of bullying.

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Wider range of students taking degrees, suggests study

Wider range of students taking degrees, suggests study | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Numbers of full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds rose sharply in the ten years to 2014, new analysis suggests.
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Our Social Science for Schools resources offer information to assist students in the choice between work and higher education.

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Researchers reveal what connects youth of Glasgow and Hong Kong

Researchers reveal what connects youth of Glasgow and Hong Kong | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Youngsters in Glasgow’s East End “hang out” together online rather than outdoors. In contrast, in Hong Kong, where outdoor space is at a greater premium, young people are increasingly congregating on the streets.
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This research is to be shown during the ESRC Festival of Social Science event, ‘(Re)Imagining Youth: A comparative study of youth leisure in Glasgow and Hong Kong'.

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Heads 'calling 999 over mental health'

Heads 'calling 999 over mental health' | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Schools are having to call the emergency services to get treatment for mentally ill pupils because of a lack of basic provision, head teachers say.
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Our Social Science for Schools web pages has a number of resources associated with health and wellbeing.

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Career talks at the age of 14 are the most effective, new data analysis suggests

Career talks at the age of 14 are the most effective, new data analysis suggests | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Fourteen is the crucial age at which career talks delivered at school – even short, hour-long sessions – will have the biggest impact on a pupil’s future earnings, analysis has shown.

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This article references the ESRC funded British Cohort Study. Find out more about career options and advice on education v employment with our schools resources.

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This article references the ESRC funded British Cohort Study.

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Why do women get more university places?

Why do women get more university places? | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Why are women getting so many more university places than men?


This isn't just a slight difference. Women in the UK are now 35 per cent more likely than men to go to university and the gap is widening every year.

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We have some useful resources to inform your decision as to whether to go to university or start in employment.

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Youngsters not at university 'overlooked', say Lords

Youngsters not at university 'overlooked', say Lords | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Young people who do not go to university are "overlooked and left behind", says a report from a House of Lords committee.

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Trying to decide between work and university? Our resources may help you #esrcschoools

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Social media age limits 'ignored by most youngsters'

Social media age limits 'ignored by most youngsters' | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
More than three-quarters of 10 to 12 year olds in the UK have social media accounts, even though they are below the age limit, a survey for CBBC Newsround suggests.
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Today is 'Safer Internet Day'. We have some very useful resources for schools on bullying and it's long term effects.

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A-levels are not the only route to university, says Ucas

A-levels are not the only route to university, says Ucas | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Universities, teachers, students and parents do not fully understand the range of qualifications that can secure a place at university, Ucas warns.
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Find out more about the pros and cons of Education v Employment in our resources for schools

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Online pressures creating 'nation of deeply unhappy children', says charity

Online pressures creating 'nation of deeply unhappy children', says charity | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Figures released by counselling service ChildLine reveal low self-esteem to be among most prevalent problems reported by today’s young people
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We have a number of resources for schools on health and wellbeing and the effects of bullying.

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Rising numbers of pupils home educated

Rising numbers of pupils home educated | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
There are more than 36,000 children recorded as home educated in the UK, with some councils reporting an increase of two-thirds over six years.
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If you are teaching your children at home, our free resources on topics from bullying to politics, health and wellbeing to happiness may be of interest to you.

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A&E visits for alcohol poisoning 'double in six years'

A&E visits for alcohol poisoning 'double in six years' | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Hospital visits for alcohol poisoning have doubled in six years, with the highest rate among women aged 15 to 19, a report finds.
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You can download our resources for schools on addiction to help you discuss this topic in class.

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UK student numbers surge in Netherlands

UK student numbers surge in Netherlands | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Dutch universities are running open days for English students wanting lower tuition fees.
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Women take record number of university places

Women take record number of university places | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Women are 35% more likely to go to university than men, the widest gap so far, according to annual admissions figures.
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Our Social Science for Schools resources offer an insight into the world of higher education.

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Young people 'priced out of sport' after leaving school

Young people 'priced out of sport' after leaving school | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it
Young people are being squeezed out of sport because a third live in poverty and the cost of taking part is too high, warns a report.
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If you are interested in this story, you maybe interested in our resources for schools on health and wellbeing.

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Tired teens start school at lunchtime as part of a trial

Tired teens start school at lunchtime as part of a trial | Social Science for Schools | Scoop.it

Teenagers at a school in Surrey start the day at lunchtime as part of a trial to see if they will be able to concentrate better.

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This article relates closely to ESRC funded research undertaken by Professor Franco Cappuccio - Secondary Data Analysis - Sleep disturbances and mild cognitive impairment in the English longitudinal study

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