17 mai 2014

British universities need Black Studies

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . In the US, black students see their lives and their history reflected in their studies. The UK must follow suit.
In San Francisco in 1968 a group of primarily black students went on strike to demand that their college establish an academic programme that reflected their lives and experiences. Their demand was met, and San Francisco State College became the first in the US to have a department and degree programme in Black Studies. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:57 - - Permalien [#]

Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Students have just one chance to hear a lecture - and mostly it's just someone reading their notes aloud. "Intelligent people leave their brains behind when it comes to technology," says Diana Laurillard, professor of learning with digital technologies at the Institute of Education. More...

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One in five LGBT students have been bullied or harassed on campus

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy  and . Half of trans students have considered dropping out of uni and they say lack of gender-neutral toilets and policies are an issue. One in five LGBT students, and a third of trans students, have experienced bullying or harassment on campus, according to new research by the National Union of Students (NUS). More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:55 - - Permalien [#]

Sheffield University rated best place to be a student? You'd better believe it

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The Times Higher Education survey results are no surprise: Sheffield is inclusive, welcoming and joyfully cheap.
The response I receive from many uninformed people when I reveal that I went to university in Sheffield ranges from surprise and polite mumbling about steel to a not remotely concealed it's-grim-up-north face, along with a confused "why?"
Well, those who have been a student in Sheffield, or indeed have visited the city for a significant amount of time, will know the answer. Rated number one in this year's Times Higher Education Student Experience survey, the University of Sheffield is quite rightly being recognised for being a fantastic place to study in a poll that isn't exclusively focused on academia. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:53 - - Permalien [#]

Developing new research strategies

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifPoliticians have sought assurances from Pfizer that it will not cut research and development jobs in the UK on taking over AstraZeneca (Report, 15 May). These assurances have not been forthcoming and are unlikely to be worth much if given. Pfizer is a public company and is reported to be interested in this takeover for economic and tax reasons, primarily. It would be sorrowful if job cuts in the medical and pharmaceutical research and development in the private sector were to occur due to this takeover. However, it is disingenuous of the politicians to use this takeover to champion research and development presence in the pharmaceutical sector in the UK by shouting about jobs at AstraZeneca only. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:51 - - Permalien [#]

Learning to live with a skin condition at university

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Skin conditions affect more than your appearance: your social life and confidence can suffer too, says a student blogger. Imagine being woken up in your student accommodation by an intolerable itch and then finding red, scaly skin spanning swathes of your body. That happened to me about mid-way through my first term at university. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:49 - - Permalien [#]

Academics should stop moaning – university life has many perks

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Anonymous academic. Academic work offers much more flexibility and freedom than other jobs.
Let's get the caveats out of the way. There are structural problems in the academic workplace, and as other contributors to the Academics Anonymous blog attest, many seem to be getting worse, not better. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:48 - - Permalien [#]

How to treat your brain during revision time

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . I A neuroscience graduate harnesses his knowledge to advise fellow students about memorising information. Read more: five secrets to revising that can improve your grades.
If you're a student, you rely on one brain function above all others: memory. These days, we understand more about the structure of memory than we ever have before, so we can find the best techniques for training your brain to hang on to as much information as possible. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:46 - - Permalien [#]

Universities receive record number of donations

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy  and . The number of donors giving to universities and of alumni giving back to higher education institutions has risen in the last year. UK universities received a record number of donations in 2012-13, according to a survey of 136 higher education institutions. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:44 - - Permalien [#]

Scottish independence could hit overseas student numbers, says survey

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Poll finds 46% of non-EU students less likely to pick university in independent Scotland because they want a British degree. Scottish universities could lose more than two-fifths of their non-EU students if the country votes for independence, a survey suggests. Of 200 overseas students surveyed, 46% of non-EU nationals said they would be less likely to choose a university in an independent Scotland because they wanted a British degree. More...

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