Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just that. So if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.
Helicopter parents should stop attending university open days as their mollycoddling is fuelling ‘safe space’ culture on campuses, according to a leading private school head. Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School, said families who ‘hover’ around their children as they go to university risk compromising their transition to adulthood. She warned that those used to a lot of parental attention could be behind the current demand for ‘safe spaces’ at universities, where students are protected from views regarded as offensive.
Time to raise an adult not a child
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