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Student numbers taking computing qualifications disappoints

The Roehampton Annual Computing Education Report (TRACER), which provides an analysis of the provision of GCSE and A-level computing qualifications in schools in England, has just been released by the University of Roehampton.

While more schools are offering computer science at GCSE and A Level than was the case, relatively few students are deciding to study the subject.Government changes to the curriculum are expected to result in fewer students taking any ...

Revolutionising healthcare

The use of artificial intelligence in healthcare has been identified as key component when it comes to improving how patients are seen and how treatments could be planned better, enabling doctors to make faster and more informed decisions by having all the information they need to make a better and safer decision.

What a waste! 

Despite an increased awareness of how our activities can impact on the environment, we’re still pretty useless when it comes to taking care of planet earth. And electronic, or e-waste, isn’t helping in the battle to secure a greener world. 

Closing the gender gap could take 258 years for physics and 60 years for mathematics

In the 'Year of Engineering', engineering skills are taking centre stage and the Skills Commission inquiry, which is co-chaired by Lucy Allan MP, Preet Gill MP and Professor Sandra McNally, is taking evidence as to why women are so badly under-represented within engineering courses, and whether upcoming skills system reforms will encourage more women to go into the profession.

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