02 mars 2014

Cranfield scheme fills postgraduate funding gap

Times Higher EducationBy Chris Parr. Scheme to be run jointly with Higher Education Funding Council for England. A Cranfield University postgraduate student loan scheme is to offer lower interest rates and more flexible terms than some existing finance options. The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme, jointly funded by the institution and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, will offer loans to up to 200 students in the first two years, and will provide lower interest rates and more flexible terms than current Career Development Loans. Read more...

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It’s Oxford for literature, but a trip abroad for a maths degree

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Agencies. Science and maths students better off heading to America or Asia for their degree, international rankings suggest. Student scientists and mathematicians may be better off heading to America or Asia for their degree, such is the extent that Britain is lagging behind, international rankings suggest. Read more...

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Personal statement: first impressions count

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Helena Pozniak. Get a head start: Helena Pozniak talks to three successful university applicants who share their tips for a top personal statement. The grades you get are almost certainly more important to universities than what you put in your personal statement. However, if you’re competing against other academically competent students, a punchy statement might swing the balance in your favour. So, it's definitely worth giving this some early thought. Read more...

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UK universities facing tough global competition in STEM subjects

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Josie Gurney-Read. Global university subject rankings, published today, show that UK universities are facing increasingly tough competition from the US and Asia in STEM subjects. The UK is ‘lagging behind’ in science and maths at university level, according to new international rankings, published today. The annual figures from QS show that, while the UK is still performing strongly in the arts and humanities, it is falling behind in STEM subjects. Read more...

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University education: steer towards a career

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Jessica Moore. Universities and graduate recruiters are working together to maximise students’ chances of success in the jobs market, finds Jessica Moore. With future job prospects high on most students’ list of concerns, universities are focusing on easing the transition from study to employment. Graduate recruiters, keen to snap up emerging talent, are following suit. Read more...

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University students 'turning to stripping to earn money'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. Research by Leeds University finds that up to a third of strip club dancers are students, with most entering the adult entertainment industry to pay their way through a course.  Rising numbers of middle-class university students are turning to stripping to make ends meet and find “excitement”, according to research. Almost a third of strip club dancers are students, with the majority using cash earned in the evenings to pay their way through their course, it emerged. Read more...

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Universities could face major OFT inquiry into fees

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. The OFT is considering whether to launch a full investigation into universities after collecting evidence on fees, applications, course quality and complaints procedures.  Universities could face a full inquiry into anti-competitive practices amid concerns that students are failing to get value-for-money after a sharp rise in tuition fees.  The Office of Fair Trading is considering launching a full-scale investigation into how institutions compete for undergraduates and whether degree courses meet students' expectations. Read more...

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Price-fixing claims at British universities to be investigated by watchdog

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Nicola Fifield. The Office of Fair Trading is to call for a full inquiry into "anti-competitive" practices at British universities. British universities are facing a fees investigation after a new report warned that students paying up to £9,000 for teaching may not be getting value for money. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is expected to call for a full inquiry into “anti-competitive” practices such as restricting applicants to a choice of just five universities and preventing students from applying to both Oxford and Cambridge. Read more...

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First apprenticeship in space engineering launched

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. A new apprenticeship in space engineering is launched as the Skills Minister insists that on-the-job training or university will soon be the norm for every school leaver. A new wave of elite apprenticeship courses is being launched by the Government to offer school leavers an alternative to university. For the first time, teenagers will be able to do on-the-job training in space engineering – potentially paving the way to a career in satellite TV, mobile phone services or GPS navigation. Read more...

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Formation continue : les nouveaux dispositifs

Cadre et Dirigeant MagazinePar . Compte personnel de formation (CPF), Conseil en évolution professionnelle (CEP) : les nouveaux dispositifs de la loi sur la formation professionnelle sont expliqués par Mathieu Viltart, spécialiste du sujet.
Outre la création d’un Compte personnel de formation (CPF), qui remplacera le DIF (Droit individuel à la formation), le projet de loi sur la formation continue, qui doit être adopté par le Parlement avant la fin du mois, prévoit de nouveaux dispositifs comme la mise en place d’un Conseil en évolution professionnelle (CEP), une aide coordinatrice du réseau de financement de la formation. L’accès à l’accompagnement pour évaluer les salariés comme les demandeurs d’emploi dans leur projet professionnel sera renforcé. Quelles sont les modalités pratiques de ces nouveaux dispositifs ? Explications de Mathieu Viltart, expert sur ce sujet.
Fini le DIF, place au CPF !
Un compte personnel de formation (CPF) sera ouvert le 1er janvier 2015 pour toute personne âgée d’au moins seize ans (occupant un emploi ou à la recherche d’un emploi ou encore accompagnée dans un projet d’orientation et d’insertion professionnelles). 120 heures de formation seront disponibles au bout de 6 ans et ensuite, il sera plus simple d’atteindre les 250 heures disponibles. More...

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