Emily Beater, Author at Oxford Open Learning

Articles by Emily Beater

Emily Beater is a freelance journalist and copywriter. She has written for the New Statesman, The Guardian, Times Higher Education and BBC News, and has produced content for a range of educational websites and publications. Emily has a genuine love of writing and a passion for using language to explore social and educational issues. She is completing her degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.


Crisis Schooling: Studying in Yemen’s War Zone

In Yemen’s horrifying civil war, children’s right to an education has been totally abandoned.

Afghanistan's Seceret Schools for Girls

Crisis Schooling: Defying Afghanistan’s Taliban

The education system in Afghanistan has been ravaged by three decades of war, and today 3.7 million children are out of school.

Old Age and Study

Old Age Needn’t be a Barrier to Study

Taking a course or class can really bridge isolation in retirement, as it allows you to socialise with others and keeps your brain active, preventing illnesses such as Alzheimer’s.


Studying with Asperger Syndrome

It doesn’t help that the language we use about Asperger’s can also increase misunderstanding of it.

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