Failure in Education – The Why Behind the News

For me, being successful in the education system is so much more than getting good grades and going to the likes of Oxford or Cambridge. It’s also about feeling prepared for adulthood – a young person figuring out what their place is in the world and learning about...

Single Parents: So Many Struggles, So Little Time

Being a single parent has many challenges, including employment, especially looking for employment while dealing with the everyday struggles that come with looking after a child. But that comes with its own problems.   Childcare should be a right, not a privilege....
Education vs Employment

Education vs Employment

Education and employment are both very important parts of a person’s life; there has always been a social progression from learning and education to some form of employment. But behind the stories of how the government is changing the education and employment sectors...

Feeling Blue: Part 3

Armed with a cup of coffee, I was in the middle of making a very important decision. After the fiasco that was my disagreement with Tom and Mum being even more annoying than usual, I had had hardly sleep; the sleep that I did have was punctured by images of Mum and...

Feeling Blue: Part 2

It was the next day. I had had a restless night, my attempts at sleep disrupted by Tom’s words playing on a loop in my head, so now I was arming myself with bittersweet coffee and music that would hopefully spur my brain into action. I didn’t think I was ever going to...