Open University staff to strike over job cuts and centre closures

Open University (OU) staff have voted to strike over up to 500 job losses and the closure of seven offices. Regional centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Gateshead, Leeds, London and Oxford are to shut. Members may also strike at OU offices in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Milton Keynes, Manchester and Nottingham. The University and College Union Read More

Parents stumped by children’s tech questions offered help

Image captionAlmost two-thirds of parents admitted giving incorrect answers to children’s science questions Questions on science and technology from children stump most parents, research suggests. Some 83% of 1,000 parents polled said they had been unable to answer science, maths and engineering questions. But, in an online session run by Mumsnet and the Institution of Read More