Girls lack confidence in their ability in maths and science and are therefore put off from applying for jobs in engineering and computing, a new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows today.
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Sunday 19 January 2014
My tally is in my head rather than on my laptop. Not being a high-flying politician, I guess my enemies are fewer and easier to remember than hers are.
Oxford University apologises after students were emailed a list of their worst-performing peers' marks
Tuesday 14 January 2014
Oxford University has apologised after an administrator accidentally emailed a list of poorly performing students’ marks to their peers yesterday.
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley 'could shine in Brazil' for England at World Cup 2014, claims Roberto Martinez
Monday 23 December 2013
The youngster scored a fine free-kick at the weekend to ensure Everton beat Swansea
The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
Tuesday 03 December 2013
And why women are 'better at remembering a conversation'
Friday 11 October 2013
The Turkish TV presenter said 'sacrificing' her was the easiest option for producers
Friday 20 September 2013
The Quickoffice app allows you to edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations on the move
Monday 16 September 2013
Visitors vow to avoid island until saga over unpopular Arriva buses is resolved
Thursday 12 September 2013
Labour will today announce plans to improve the lives of servicemen and women when they leave the forces after research found that they cost the state more than £100m a year.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Biennial extravaganza attended by delegations from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Bahrain
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Five anti-arms trade protesters have been arrested after supergluing their hands together and blocking the entrance to an arms fair.
Friday 06 September 2013
Outlook A footnote from a meeting with Wonga's chief executive earlier this week. I know, I know: to many readers, Errol Damelin is the epitomy of all that's wrong with British capitalism. But when it comes to tech, the veteran of three different start-up firms knows his stuff.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to be honoured by St Andrews University next month
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Ruler of the World and Trading Leather, the English and Irish Derby winners, were conspicuous by their absence at today’s entry stage for the St Leger, connections opting instead to go the Irish Champion Stakes route and a drop back in distance. However, a profusion of prospective late-bloomers stood their ground for the Doncaster classic, including no fewer than 12 from Aidan O’Brien’s powerful stable.
Monday 22 July 2013
MPs say that £150m ringfenced for school sport would be spent within two years
Tuesday 16 July 2013
The young want to work - but huge numbers of them do not believe they ever have a chance of getting a job, according to a new survey.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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