19 avril 2014

Research councils ‘should develop metrics’ to measure success

By . But BIS review of system says all seven councils should be retained. Research councils should develop “quantitative metrics” to evaluate how successful they are for accountability purposes, according to the latest three-yearly review of the system. More...

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For-profit-owned online provider gains degree-awarding powers

By . Former RDI shareholders set to gain extra £4 million from US parent as a result. A privately-owned online provider of UK university qualifications has been granted degree-awarding powers and now hopes to become a distance learning university. More...

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Graduate starting salaries tumble

By . University leavers have seen their starting salaries plummet over the past five years, new figures show. Research by the Complete University Guide says graduate starting salaries in professional posts fell by 11 per cent in real terms, from £24,293 to £21,702, between 2007 and 2012. More...

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Postgraduate website aims to improve student information

By . Prospective postgraduate students are to be given extra information on how to choose the right course thanks to a new website. Provisionally called PGT Choices, the site is designed to help applicants for postgraduate taught courses to think about what questions to ask when deciding what and where to study. More...

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Graduate earnings ‘premium’ cut by up to a third in five years

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . Research by The Complete University Guide finds that the value of a degree in many subjects has declined since the economic downturn, even though tuition fees soared to a maximum of £9,000. Read more...

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'Universities remain bastions of middle class culture'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Alison Wride. We need to ensure there is diversity in HE, to fit the needs and approaches of people from non-traditional student backgrounds, says Alison Wride. As more people go to university and more funding and effort goes into 'widening participation' (WP), we should be seeing a new world of diversity, new ideas and voices. Read more...

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STEM degrees: partnerships that deliver experience

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Lucy Hodges. Kate Seymour, 21, did a foundation degree in Aerospace Engineering, run by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, in partnership with Kingston University. She is currently completing a one-year BSc in Aircraft Engineering at Kingston. Read more...

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No jobs in academe? Consider becoming a scientist-entrepreneur

By . 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. Read more...

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Transition Q & A: Emily Simmons

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/Blog-phd-to-life.jpgBy Jennifer Polk - From PhD to Life. What did you hope for in terms of employment as you completed your PhD?
A few days after my defence I started to search for communications and writing jobs. I was still emotionally drained. I remember becoming immediately overwhelmed realizing that other people had been professionalizing themselves into this field for years. I had to go for a walk to clear my head, and then I promptly abandoned the idea. I didn’t realize it then, but academia was like a bad relationship, and that was my first attempt to break-up. More...

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Of course we need varsity sport

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Richard Price. Athletics connect universities with their communities and fosters healthier, better educated citizens. Todd Pettigrew in his recent opinion article in University Affairs argues that universities should get rid of varsity sport. As a former varsity athlete and current faculty member who remains engaged in and supportive of sport at universities, I am responding with some of the reasons why I disagree with his position. More...

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