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We had many great submissions to the blog over the course of this term, on a wide variety of topics. Now that the course is over, I thought I would highlight some of the best contributions we received. So here, in … Continue reading
Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent This article states that term time holidays ‘accounted for a quarter of unauthorised absences from schools in England, analysis of official figures shows.’ This is not true. Looking at the figures from the … Continue reading
Student Blog: THE SUN today calls on readers to help end the benefits frauds that cost the country a record £1.2BILLION last year.
It can be argued that the statistics used within this headline are misleading and exaggerate the true extent benefit fraud is committed in Britain. For example, by looking at the annual figures for ‘overpayment’ of benefits in 2012/13 on the … Continue reading
Student Blog: Generation hopeless! How millions of young adults struggle with simple tasks like changing a lightbulb or boiling an egg!
Generation hopeless! How millions of young adults struggle with simple tasks like changing a lightbulb or boiling an egg! The story behind this headline argues that millions of young adults are struggling with simple tasks such as boiling an egg. … Continue reading
Student Blog: ‘’More than half of Muslims in UK think that homosexuality should be illegal and that teachers shouldn’t be gay’’
Link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/more-half-muslims-uk-think-7728149 When reading this headline for the first time, there is an instant sense that it is unlikely to be true. The headline is claiming that half of all Muslims in the UK believe homosexuality should be illegal and … Continue reading
This article from the website ‘Wired’ explains that one in four adults suffer from and are diagnosed with mental illness in England. This conditioned behaviours surveyed include; anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, depressing, alcohol dependency etc. The study fails to add … Continue reading
This article in the Daily Star stated that the average British person spends £40,000 on fashion in a lifetime. The survey had a good sample size of 2000 respondents making it representative of the British population. Yet, this research was … Continue reading
by Jock Rayment This article found on the Times website, outlines how the combination of statins, a well-known treatment taken by an estimated 6 million Brits, along with a new “breakthrough” drug named Evolocumab can supposedly reduce the risk of … Continue reading
Student Blog: Oxford students are the hardest working in the UK, but they’re also the most miserable
Article: http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/19/oxford-students-are-the-hardest-working-in-the-uk-but-theyre-also-the-most-miserable-6519288/ Headline: Oxford students are the hardest working in the UK, but they’re also the most miserable The article states that students studying in the area of Oxford are the unhappiest students in the country and from the start gives … Continue reading
In April 2017 the Daily Mail released an article with the following headline: Your sofa can give you CANCER: Material used to fireproof settees are linked to a 74% rise in thyroid tumours. (see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4395924/Your-sofa-CANCER.html) It can be seen that … Continue reading