We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events.
Students choose to stay home to cut costs
Recent Hesa figures show more than 328,000 students in the UK elected to remain in the family home last year because tuition fees are rising and living costs are at their peak. Some students choose to travel every day to university as much as draining it is for amount of money spent on a daily few-hour-travel for a month is significantly lower than the amount of money need for a rent and sustenance in a larger city, even though it brings along the hardships of maintaining a social life alongside studying.
Teacher has personalised handshakes for his student
Barry White Jr. is a teacher from North Carolina whose popularity spread after his special handshakes with his class were captured on video. Each student got personalised handshake with their teacher before entering the classroom. He said: “The amazing part for me is I’m giving the students a moment that they are really going to enjoy,”.
YouTube video by Good Morning America
Tens of thousands in deposits lost for students because of dirty state of rooms
Many students from Liverpool left their university halls in a horrible state last year. The consequence of this action was the fact that almost £40,000 in total for damage and mess at accommodation was taken from them. More than 760 rooms were left in a bad condition, and some of the things reckless students did include breaking a furniture, damaging a mattress, destroying the carpet and smoking inside the room.
Students are bored or struggling in Australian schools
According to a new Grattan Institute report, educational system in Australia needs an overhaul. Around 40% of Australian students are bored, unproductive and disengaged in the classroom. In many cases, students switch off and avoid any kind of work given to them. Some of the explanations students offered were that work was boring, too dificult and not challenging enough. They also highlighted inability of teachers to deal with these kind of situations because they are under much stress. This report suggests better programs for teachers and school’s support in order to create effective classroom.
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