17 février 2014

'Paying interns is so in this year,' say protesters at London Fashion Week

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . As London Fashion Week kicks off, students take a stand against the use of unpaid interns in the fashion industry. It wasn't just the bizarre outfits that attracted curious stares at London Fashion Week on Friday morning. A banner flung out of the window of Somerset House, overlooking the catwalk tents and fashion week crowds, declared: "Paying interns is so in this year."
But is it?
Students from King's College London (KCL) and the campaign group Intern Aware were raising awareness about the continued use of unpaid interns in the fashion industry. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:59 - - Permalien [#]


My university just pays lip service to equality and diversity

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Anonymous academic. Universities trot out BME staff for photos in their prospectuses, but when it comes to promotions, we are left at the end of the queue. I am a member of my university's BME staff group. Over the years, it has changed from a forum for us to discuss issues of racism, representation, and discrimination, to a co-opted showpiece for the university to show that it is doing its bit towards supporting equality. More...

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A first-class degree? I'd rather get a job...

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . With more students focusing on their employability skills to try and get a graduate job, these students are no longer aiming for firsts. There was a time when university students feared that getting a first was their only chance of getting a good graduate job, and scrambled to get a seat in the library in the hope of securing the top grades. But now many students are taking a different approach to standing out in the job market – by putting their extra-curricular activities above their education. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:58 - - Permalien [#]

UK universities – it's time to go to India

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Claire Shaw. In five year's time, India will have the largest number of students enrolled in higher education. The UK can't sit back, it must go to India, urges report. UK universities must go to India if they are to benefit from a shake up to international higher education which will see India enrolling the largest number of students into tertiary education in the world by 2020, warns a British Council report. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:56 - - Permalien [#]

Cameron's student visa policy is a disastrous own goal

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The prime minister's careless immigration pledge is putting off some of our brightest visitors – and damaging Britain. Stupid. Incoherent. Short-sighted. Cack-handed. Intrusive. Counter-productive. One thesaurus is not enough to describe the folly of the British government's policy towards foreign students. Working in a British university, I see its dire effects every day. Kafkaesque, intrusive bureaucracy. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:54 - - Permalien [#]


How to recruit and attract savvy students – five tips

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Simon Pride. Clever branding and cool apps can beat traditional marketing as universities compete to stand out from the crowd. The role of marketing in higher education has never been more important. In an era of higher fees, universities need to work even harder to differentiate their offering from that of their competitors. More...

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Lecturers, would you boycott marking if the university pay dispute continues?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Claire Shaw. The University and College Union has called for lecturers to join a marking boycott if the pay dispute is not resolved. Cast your vote in our poll and tell us if you would take part. The University and College Union (UCU) has given the green light for a marking boycott if university employers continue to refuse to strike a deal over pay. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:52 - - Permalien [#]

L’accès à la formation professionnelle et les aides à l’emploi : actualités

En association avec l'Agence régionale du livre à la maison de la Région - 61 La Canebière - 13001 Marseille
Mardi 11 mars 2014 - 14h - 17h
L’actualité de la formation professionnelle continue est riche : une ouverture toute récente aux artistes auteurs, une réforme nationale en cours, de nombreux dispositifs qui se complètent, mais conservent pour les employeurs les chefs d’entreprise, les salariés, les artistes auteurs, les demandeurs d’emploi… leur caractère d’apparence complexe.
L’accès à la formation demeure une priorité, une nécessité sociale, humaine, professionnelle et économique. Elle participe à la professionnalisation, à l’employabilité, au développement des compétences, à la sécurisation des parcours et des entreprises et à l’évolution constante des métiers de la culture.
Ce Zoom propose de présenter les différents dispositifs existants et l’actualité des financements.
Cette rencontre sera également l’occasion de  faire le point sur les différents aides à l’emploi au service des entreprises et de l’emploi culturel.
Et aujourd’hui : où en est-on de la mutualisation d’emploi, de compétences ? Le groupement d’employeurs peut-il représenter une opportunité de création d’emplois durable ?
Intervenants :
Vincent MAZER, Chargé de mission emploi-formation (Direction de la Culture - Région Paca)
Pôle Emploi secteur artistique et spectacle, Marseille
Monika SUSINI, Déléguée régionale (Afdas Sud-Est)
Uniformation, Marseille (sous réserve)
- Agefos PME PACA (sous réserve), Marseille
- Agefice (sous réserve)
Entrée libre sur inscription.

Posté par pcassuto à 21:29 - - Permalien [#]

How we could solve the riddle of higher education funding

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Mark Reiff. Make university free for students, but extract promises to pay tax on it later. Then sell off the promises… Mark Reiff explains. Education has long been seen as a principal source of economic mobility. But for years now public education, and especially public higher education, has been under attack. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:07 - - Permalien [#]

What apps can help you study? – readers' tips

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . From planners to citation generators, readers share their recommendation for technology that can help students stay focused. It's well known that access to technology doesn't always help you study: many a student has grappled against the lure of Facebook and Reddit. But having a phone or laptop at your finger tips can actually help you become a more disciplined student. More...

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