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"School Streets" adopted by three Devon primary schools

Three Devon primary schools will be starting their new academic year with the introduction of permanent changes to the environment outside of their school gates.

From tomorrow (Wednesday 8 September), Bradley Barton Primary in Newton Abbot, Ladysmith Primary in Exeter and Whipton Barton Federation in Exeter, will adopt the “School Streets” measures to restrict traffic outside the schools during drop off and pick up times.

The schools have been taking part in a scheme trial over the past year. They found that restricting motor vehicle access outside the school entrance at...

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Exeter University makes the top 10 for student satisfaction!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/26/2021 - 8:47pm

Luxury student accommodation providers, Study Inn , have recently released their new campaign - " the most fun cities to be a student! " and Exeter has come in at 15th, overall.

Study Inn took the top 20 universities from the Guardian's league table and rated 5 categories that matter most out of 5 to find the average score for each university.

Categories include the number of pubs and restaurants, the average pint price, how many societies the University has and the Student Crowd student scores.

For the category "Student satisfaction" Exeter is in the top 5 and...

Exeter student takes home £13,000 as winner of Keyloop’s inaugural Dealer Tech Competition

Keyloop , the global automotive technology company, today announces the national champion of the Keyloop Dealer Tech - University Automotive Technology Competition. Brian Evans, a 20-year-old Computer Science student in his second year at The University of Exeter, beat teams of students from five other universities to be named national winner of the competition, winning £13,000 overall for his achievement (£10,000 as national winner and £3,000 as regional winner).

Brian, who worked independently throughout the competition, impressed the judges with his web-based maintenance and...

How to choose a SCAT prep platform

The School and College Ability Test is a standardized test conducted by the very prestigious John Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth (JHCTY or just CTY) )that recognizes academically gifted students and opens new doors of opportunities for them. The SCAT exam is a complex exam where students take a test that is designed for a few levels above their current grade. Thus, the students take an exam that is much more complex than their current level. This test is not an ordinary one as only the best out of the best crack it and get an opportunity to get more academic exposure.

SCAT...

Exam preparation: Seven study tips for better learning

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:55am

Exam preparation puts a lot of pressure on students to perform well and can be stressful at times when we have to study a lot but for a limited period of time. This is especially true for those types of students that neglect textbooks all year round. In this case, preparing for an exam turns into a race to see how quickly you can hit your annual curriculum. However, there are seven things that you can do to study more effectively and prepare yourself better for your exams.

Create a Study Plan

Before you sit down to bury your head in books, you need to create a study plan. This...

Here’s why you should study medicine abroad

Medicine is one of the most rewarding careers in the world. Medical degrees are tough, but this field also rewards you for your hard work and dedication.

Many people choose doing medicine abroad rather than studying in a local medical school. Here are some reasons on why you should also study medicine abroad.

You can also study medicine in Europe in English .

Best English Degrees

There are a great deal of benefits to studying medicine abroad contrasted with studying medicine in the US or Canada.

Tragically, European medical schools are viewed...

Free places available on virtual STEM courses for students in Devon to become future innovators

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/30/2021 - 10:33pm

The John Coates Charitable Trust is offering young people in Devon the chance to deep-dive into the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and develop their skills to become future engineers, through fully funded places on a range of courses.

Created by children’s STEM education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, the virtual courses are available to students from Devon non-selective state schools and are hosted in partnership with leading universities.

With a shared vision for supporting young people from all backgrounds to thrive in education...

Expert warns of lasting impact of pandemic on UK students

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Posted: Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:51pm
University guide focusing on student well-being and mental health launched

Leading student health and well-being expert and GP Dr Dominique Thompson has warned that the last year of isolation may leave a lasting impact on university students post-pandemic.

“Students are now navigating unique challenges whilst trying to maintain their well-being and mental health at uni, with many not equipped with the knowledge and tools to manage successfully. With many wanting to make up for lost time on their return to university, many may be dealing with social media dependency, damaging...

The five W's of dissertation writing

A dissertation is a rundown of the critical argument you're attempting to make. It usually consists of one or two sentences and should be placed at the beginning of your writing. By explaining who was included, what occurred, where it occurred, why it occurred, and why it occurred, the five W's assist a writer in summarizing an incident or plot. On the other hand, dissertation writing claims must convey a viewpoint or point of view and go beyond merely summarizing data. The five W's will assist you build a dissertation writing, but a good dissertation writing can go beyond the basics....

Exeter school makes nationwide Cyber Security Challenge final

The Maynard School's CyberCenturion VII team make it through to national finals

Students at The Maynard School in Exeter have won a coveted place in the final of a nationwide cyber security challenge.

CyberCenturion VII is a competition open to students aged 12-18 in the UK and British Overseas Territories, giving secondary school pupils the opportunity to develop their cyber security skills and put them to the test via a series of technical/network challenges.

The virtual final on 29 April 2021 will see 6 finalist teams compete for an all-expenses paid trip to the US...

Students selected to share their views on climate change for Good Energy

Exeter School pupil selected for board of renewable electricity company

Students selected to share their views on climate change for Good Energy

An Exeter School pupil has been selected from almost 1,000 applicants to sit on the Good Future board of a British renewable energy company.

Year 8 pupil Jack is one of six young people selected to share their views on climate change for Good Energy, the UK’s first renewable electricity supplier.

The board is made of up of six secondary school-aged students who will feed into how Good Energy is run and make sure the voices of tomorrow’s leaders are heard.

Jack said: “I applied for the Good...

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