Category Archives: Education

College students: Where to next?

The Department for Employment and Learning Further Education Leaver Study 2015 outlines the position of students six months after leaving college.   The 2015 study looks at the situation of college leavers...

Employment Bill

Provisions in the Employment Bill (Northern Ireland) 2016 aim to stimulate business confidence while strengthening the rights of employers.   At the beginning of March the Employment Bill (Northern Ireland) 2016 was...

Getting disabled people into work

agendaNi looks at a new strategy which aims to help individuals with disabilities achieve their full employment and career potential. The Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities focuses on supporting disabled people...

Mindskills at work

Philip McTaggart talks to Owen McQuade about mindfulness in the work place and how mindskills training techniques can be introduced to improve both well-being and productivity.   A number of years ago...

Social media pressures

A recent study by the University of Glasgow suggests social media pressures cause teenagers to suffer anxiety and depression. Young people are experiencing depression, anxiety, and sleep deprivation because they feel a...

Screen time and children

A recent survey suggests that many parents find it hard to get their children away from screens. A recent survey published by children’s charity Action for Children found almost one in four...

One in five children unable to read

 Report finds one in five children in Northern Ireland leave primary school unable to read. A recent report by Save the Children finds that children experiencing poverty are more likely to fail...

OECD apologises to Northern Ireland’s students

 A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development wrongly claimed students from Northern Ireland’s universities have some of the world’s worst literacy and numeracy skills.  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation...