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30 May 201815:30

What Can Genetics Tell Us About Education?

Dr Emily Smith-Woolley from King's College London is a behavioural geneticist from the group of Robert Plomin at the KCL. They work with the data from the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) to separate genetic and environmental effects on children's outcomes. They've just published a paper in the Science of Learning on the effects of school type on exam performance arguing that superior results of children in selective schools come from the selection of more academically able children rather than school performance (see https://www.nature.com/articles/s41539-018-0019-8). Emily will present these results as well as a more general framework of how behavioural geneticists study education.. Full details
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2 July - 10 August 2018

The Institute of Coding Summer School at the University of Exeter

The Institute of Coding (IoC) Summer School at Exeter is an opportunity to enhance your digital skills at a summer school designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of computer programming and social data analytics. The school seeks to attract those undergraduate and postgraduate students who may not yet have had the opportunity to learn these skills (e.g. Humanities and Social Sciences). A desire to challenge yourself and learn to code is the only requirement. A background in maths or statistics is not expected of participants.. Full details
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