Posts Tagged ‘students’

Controlling anxiety course for trainee lawyers!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

A university for trainee lawyers is to introduce a “controlling anxiety” module in an attempt to prepare students for the world of work. BPP University Law School will also offer courses on “mindfulness on the go” and “managing your sleep” from the end of the month. The private university, which has branches in London, Bristol, Read more

Students call for cheaper beer

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Dunedin students want cheaper beer. But more than that, they want the Dunedin City Council (DCC) to help them lobby the government to make it happen. Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) president James Heath speaking for thousands of students across the city, said OUSA wanted to encourage students to drink alcohol in licenced venues. Continue Read more

Aussie students told to destroy sex issue page of workbook

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Students at a Melbourne Catholic school have been told to destroy a page in a workbook referring to premarital sex and homosexuality. Year 9 students at St Francis Xavier College in Berwick were gathered in the school hall on March 24 and were told they couldn’t leave until the page was removed. A handful of Read more

After the California shooting

Friday, May 30th, 2014

On Friday night I felt like I was playing a part in a movie. I’d come to Santa Barbara six months ago from Wellington on a student exchange. I was really excited to become immersed in the Californian lifestyle. I wanted to go surfing, to drink Californian wine, and have fun at the “Number Two Read more

Choosing to believe

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

“You believe in God? Jesus!” The irony was lost on my friend. The only funny thing he’d picked up on was that I could believe in God. I get it. As a leftie, organic pasta, and free-the-gay-whale type, people tend to think I’m atheist. At a stretch, I’m middle class enough to be a casual Buddhist Read more

Living the questions

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

A couple of months ago, I was sitting in my office working on a lesson plan when Veronica, a freshman student at my high school, abrasively stormed through the doorway. “So, Ms. Stapleton Smith,” she began rather brashly, “I have a few questions that the guidance counsellor told me I should come to see you Read more

Thousands of students stood down from school

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Children as young as five “with deep-set problems” are among more than 2000 Waikato students stood down from school last year for offences including sexual abuse, assault and drug use. Waikato Principals’ Association chair and Marian Catholic School principal John Coulam said primary school students were not immune from being stood down for serious offences. Read more