16th February 2017
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London ranked third best city in the world for university life
According to new rankings London is ranked third in the 2017 Students Cities Table, published by analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
The table ranks 125 cities on a number of measures, grouped into five categories - affordability, university rankings, employer activity, student mix and desirability.
London also remains one of the world's most diverse cities, ranking 10th globally for student mix. Only Tokyo and Seoul rank above London for employer activity, suggesting that the quality of universities offered by London will ensure that it remains a desirable hunting-ground for the world's employers.
'Mental Toughness' Research Findings Help Schools Boost Pupil Wellbeing
Independent Schools Magazine outlines the Soft Skills and Mental toughness Research, which found that pupils in independent schools are controlled, committed, confident and like a challenge.
Phone ban for ‘addict’ pupils
A leading private girls’ school, Benenden, where Princess Anne and the former MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller were pupils, is to ban mobile phones for several days to try to prevent pupils becoming addicted to social media.
All phones will be collected from boarders by staff, and social media sites will be blocked on the school internet. Staff will also try to do without their phones for the week.