Women in STEM

STEM is a widely used acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Only 14.4% of people working in STEM are women and disappointingly in Q1 of 2018/19 data from Skills Development Scotland on Modern Apprenticeships indicates that of 60 people starting engineering and energy related apprenticeships none of them were female.  Studies have attempted to explain this persistent […]

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Insecure Overachievers

There have been articles published recently identifying a type of person called and insecure overachiever. The first appeared in the financial Times with the title “Insecure Overachiever? You are perfect for the Job.” by Andrew Hill. This was followed by a programme on Radio 4 by Laura Empson entitled “Are you an Insecure Overachiever?” Both articles indicate that the […]

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Recall

Recognition is not recall! They are two different processes. In an exam you have to recall information so when you are revising it is crucial that you practice recalling information. Many students resist active recall because it can feel like a high-risk stress-filled activity. The feeling of not knowing the answer or the feeling of […]

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