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2.1 Providing careers education and guidance

It is crucial for young people to have high-quality and impartial information and guidance to get the most out of their learning, to enable successful progression from one stage to another and to inform the important choices that young people make.

14–19 Education and Skills (DfES, 2005)

Since the 1997 Education Act, there has been a statutory requirement for schools in England to provide CEG
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What is the genome made of?
Genomes are composed of DNA, and a knowledge of the structure of DNA is essential to understand how it can function as hereditary material. DNA is remarkable, breathtakingly simple in its structure yet capable of directing all the living processes in a cell, the production of new cells and the development of a fertilized egg to an individual adult. DNA has three key properties: it is relatively stable; its structure suggests an obvious way in which the molecule can be duplicated, or replicated;
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The Thin Blue Line-Forensic Scientists
This site draws on, and brings together, many scientific disciplines-identification of hairs and fibers, forensic psychology,DNA testing, photography, bloodstain pattern analysis, and computer forensics-that contribute to the integrated analysis of a crime and the physical evidence left at a crime scene.
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Bio-engineered Animals and Models of Human Disease
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A celebration and critical evaluation of the work of Mark Philp: Roundtable
Speakers from this day event join in discussion with Mark Philp himself about some of the issues raised throughout the day. This discussion is taken from 'A celebration and critical evaluation of the work of Mark Philp'. Mark Philp was our founding Head of Department (2000-2005) and Tutorial Fellow at Oriel College (1983-2013). He is now, since 2013, Professor of History at the University of Warwick. His work in the fields of political thought and political theory are notable for their interdis
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Aram Khachaturian Biography 2/10
Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Waterwheel Work
Students learn the history of the waterwheel and common uses for water turbines today. They explore kinetic energy by creating their own experimental waterwheel from a two-liter plastic bottle. They investigate the transformations of energy involved in turning the blades of a hydro-turbine into work, and experiment with how weight affects the rotational rate of the waterwheel. Students also discuss and explore the characteristics of hydroelectric plants.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Falling Water
Students drop water from different heights to demonstrate the conversion of water's potential energy to kinetic energy. They see how varying the height from which water is dropped affects the splash size. They follow good experiment protocol, take measurements, calculate averages and graph results. In seeing how falling water can be used to do work, they also learn how this energy transformation figures into the engineering design and construction of hydroelectric power plants, dams and reservoi
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Showcase: Oxford Stem cell Institute
Showcase: Oxford Stem cell Institute
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Seminar 11 International Economic Cooperation
This session will be convened by Professor Christopher Findlay and will discuss the benefits of international cooperation for the development of global markets.
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Tougher Crops for a Warmer World
Trying to grow plants in Australian conditions is challenging - it always seems to be too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too salty, too infertile. And it is likely to get harder as the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent. The economic and social effects of our harsh environment are significant, reducing yield for farmers and making the sustainable use of land difficult.
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Improvement of JXTA protocols for supporting reliable distributed applications in P2P systems
In any distributed application, the communication between the distributed processes/nodes of the distributed systems is essential for both reliability and efficiency matters. In this work we address this issue for distributed applications based on JXTA protocols. After a careful examination of the current version of JXTA protocols, we observed the need for improving the original JXTA protocols, such as pipe services, to ensure reliable communication between peer nodes and the discovery and prese
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Lunch Poems: Fall 2003 Series Kick-off
A stellar range of campus figures read and discuss their favorite poems. This year's line-up: * Nezar Alsayyad (Architecture, Middle Eastern Studies) * John Berry (Native American Studies) * Frederick Dolan (Rhetoric) * Elizabeth Dupuis (Doe Library) * Jocelyne Guilbault (Music) * Ray Lifchez (Architecture) * Martha Olney (Economics) * Christos Papadimitriou (Computer Science) * Pablo Spiller (Haas School of Business) * Steve Tollefson (College Writing) This event took place on Septe
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Marketing and neuroscience
Tim Ambler discusses the benefits and pitfalls for marketers of using neuroscience research to understand how the mind works and how companies can take advantage of it

Episode 50: Criminal Investigation and Your DNA

Assoc Prof Jeremy Gans discusses the benefits, limitations and privacy implications of using DNA in criminal investigation. With host Jacky Angus.

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1.2 A closer look at ethical issues
The genetic manipulation of plants and animals and their use in agriculture is one of the most controversial scientific developments of recent times. This unt takes a look at the 'science behind the headlines' and the complex interactions between scientific and social factors. By the end of the unit it's hoped that you will have a clearer idea of both what is GM makes possible as well as what may be thought desirable.
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Natural Inquirer Journals: Wilderness Benefits
In the Wilderness Benefits Edition of the Natural Inquirer you will be introduced to different wilderness areas across the United States. You will also learn about some of the unique benefits these areas provide.
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10 Risk assessment exercise
Health, safety and risk assessment are of paramount importance both in the laboratory and the field. This unit will help make you more aware of the hazards and risks involved in laboratory and field-based research work, as well as giving you an overview of the legal requirements attached to this work. The unit discusses issues involved in the handling chemical and biological agents, basic safety procedures and common field-work hazards.
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9.3 Health
Health, safety and risk assessment are of paramount importance both in the laboratory and the field. This unit will help make you more aware of the hazards and risks involved in laboratory and field-based research work, as well as giving you an overview of the legal requirements attached to this work. The unit discusses issues involved in the handling chemical and biological agents, basic safety procedures and common field-work hazards.
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9.1 Field-work risk assessment
Health, safety and risk assessment are of paramount importance both in the laboratory and the field. This unit will help make you more aware of the hazards and risks involved in laboratory and field-based research work, as well as giving you an overview of the legal requirements attached to this work. The unit discusses issues involved in the handling chemical and biological agents, basic safety procedures and common field-work hazards.
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