British youth among the unhealthiest in Europe

British children and young people are more likely to be obese, suffer poverty, have a longstanding illness or die from asthma than those of the same age in other countries, according to a new report.

A comparison of the lives of 10 to 24-year-olds in the UK with those of young people in 18 other nations found the UK is lagging far behind on some key markers of health.

The new report, from the Nuffield Trust and the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH), found that the UK has the highest rates of obesity for 15 to 19-year-olds among 14 European countries, including Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Greece and Germany.

The UK has some of the highest inequalities in obesity prevalence between the richest and poorest, apart from Finland,

The study also found that England has the highest proportion of young people aged 16 to 24 living with a longstanding health condition, rising from 13.5 per cent of this age group in 2008 to 18.5 per cent in 2016. Read more




Universities warn no deal Brexit is ‘biggest-ever threat’

University heads are warning a no-deal Brexit is “one of the biggest threats” the institutions have ever faced.

Higher education leaders have written to MPs to say it is “no exaggeration” to warn that it would take universities “decades to recover”.

They say it would undermine scientific research and threaten universities’ £21bn contribution to the UK economy.

The government has said its immigration plans will keep universities “open to the talent we need from Europe”.

A joint letter sent to all MPs on behalf of the heads of 150 UK universities says: “Vital research links will be compromised, from new cancer treatments to technologies combating climate change.

“The valuable exchange of students, staff and knowledge would be seriously damaged,” adds the letter from university groups including Universities UK, the Russell Group, Guild HE, Million Plus and University Alliance.

Funding threat or fearmongering?
Dame Janet Beer, president of Universities UK, warned that “time is running out”.

She says that without “cast-iron assurances” about the UK’s access to European research networks, world-leading researchers will be lost to other countries where “funding is not at risk”.  Read more

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How employable is the UK?

Recent research from the Barclays LifeSkills report “How employable is the UK?”, found that:

* Just 6 per cent of teachers believe that their students leave education with the skills they need for employment (proactivity, adaptability, leadership, creativity, resilience, communication and problem solving)

* Nearly a quarter of educators (22 per cent) don’t think their institution is effective in developing employability skills for pupils

* The majority (79 per cent) of UK employers rating employability skills as important for the future success of their business in the next 10 years.

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