22 mars 2014

BIS committee launches inquiry into university-business links

By . A cross-party group of MPs has launched a new inquiry into university-business collaboration. MPs from the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee will look at evidence from academia and industry about the strengths and weaknesses of their collaborations and how competitive these links are compared with other countries. More...

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UCL recruits former diplomat to steer international strategy

By . The former British High Commissioner to South Africa is to join University College London to steer its international strategy. Dame Nicola Brewer held the position since 2009 until last year and is also a former commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She will take up her position as vice-provost (international) on 7 May, following the retirement of Michael Worton in September last year. More...

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'Massive' budget hole predicted as RAB charge rises

By . A £2.5 billion drop in forecast student loan repayments over six years means the government will “massively overrun” on its higher education budget, independent experts have warned. Meanwhile, the government has also confirmed that its estimate of the portion of student loans that will never be repaid has risen to 45 per cent. More...

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Unpaid internships: work for pay, never pay for work

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy David Ellis. Getting your dream job – or any job – shouldn't mean working for nothing, says David Ellis. It's time to kick up a fuss and stamp out unpaid internships. That questions continue to be asked of unpaid internships does not baffle me. I would prefer that it did. It shouldn’t make sense that obtuse debates persist over whether those at the bottom deserve a wage - but it does. Read more...

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Student volunteering: exploitation or opportunity?

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Brittany Davidson. Following Student Volunteering Week, business student Brittany Davidson debates the pros and cons of adding volunteering to your student schedule. In the context of volunteering, I believe that students fall into three main categories. Firstly, there are students that are simply unaware of the many volunteering opportunities available. Read more...

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'The access labyrinth for foreign students'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Zakaria Mahmood. The UK’s reputation in higher education is being tarnished by an overseas student recruitment process that is full of pitfalls, says Zakaria Mahmood. Four years ago, a young relative of mine, living abroad, told me he wanted to come and study at a British university and asked me to help him out, to which I happily obliged. Little did I know what I was letting myself in for. Read more...

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Student loans: fewer will be repaid

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Telegraph reporter. Ministers now believe that 45% of university graduates will not earn enough to repay their loans. The percentage of unpaid student loans is approaching the point at which the government will start to lose the money gained from having hiked tuition fees. Read more...

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Who am I? The serial entrepreneur

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy Jonathan Thon - The Black Hole. I was recently invited to give a keynote address at the Human Disease Mapping conference at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland  that was fully coordinated by a small group of the college’s PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. The scope was to share my experience and story of my academic career in a period where the global financial and humanitarian crisis is affecting young scientists’ hopes of doing what they love most – science.

Given its length, I have divided the original talk into multiple posts.

To read the previous articles in this series please visit the links below:
An impactful scientific career. More...

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Changing the dominant narrative of success after the PhD

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/Blog-phd-to-life.jpgBy Jennifer Polk - From PhD to Life. At last night’s Versatile PhD meetup in Toronto, a fellow PhD told me about her experiences talking to professors about her current (non-academic) work. In some cases, they were positive, encouraging, and interested; in others, they were confused and dismissive. More...

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The rise of the student entrepreneur

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogLeo_en.jpgBy Léo Charbonneau. In the January 2012 issue of University Affairs, we published a cover story on “campus incubators” that encourage students to create start-up companies and “hatch the entrepreneurial spirit.” While that story is only just over two years old, the campus incubators idea has caught on with such intensity since then at Canada’s universities that I thought the trend deserved acknowledgement and an update. More...

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