17 mai 2014

THE best student experience 2014 – how does your university fare?

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgThe University of Sheffield ranks highest for "student experience" according to results released by the THE – find out where your university ranks in our searchable table. The University of Sheffield is the best place to study according to students. Read more...

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Sheffield University ranks top for 'student experience'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Josie Gurney-Read. The University of Sheffield ranks highest for "student experience", while universities in the capital make up half of the bottom 20, according to results released today. Gone are the days when universities would concern themselves exclusively with their academic offering. Now, with many institutions competing for school leavers, the “student experience” features just as highly on the higher education agenda.
Today the Times Higher Education (THE) releases the results of its student experience survey, based on responses from over 14,000 full time undergraduate students in 111 institutions across the UK. Read more...

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Student criticises 'appalling' lack of teaching time at university

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . A student hit out at the substandard teaching and short term times at Nottingham university, which charges £9000 per year for undergraduate courses. A student has criticised the “appalling lack” of tuition at Nottingham university claiming she has found herself missing her school teachers. Read more...

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Cambridge University admits fewer state school students

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. The proportion of Cambridge places claimed by pupils from state schools has declined this year amid warnings from admissions tutors that the university does "not operate a quota system”.
The number of pupils from state schools admitted to Cambridge dropped this year amid record competition for places, it has emerged. Read more...

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Pupils 'losing marks in exams due to poor handwriting'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. The rise of digital technology is having a major impact on pupils' handwriting skills, with teachers unable to read exam scripts and emoticons creeping into students' work, research finds.
Students may be missing out on vital marks in GCSEs and A-levels because of a significant deterioration in handwriting skills, according to research. Read more...

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Caveman logic v scientific fact? Here's what happens when hardcore science 'fact' is skewed by male bias

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Daisy Buchanan. A new postdoc seeks to fund biology research that has been overlooked because of gender bias. Daisy Buchanan says the way we learn about men, women, animals and plants could be about to change forever. Read more...

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Secret of success: how to become a millionaire

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgAs Office of National Statistics figures show one in five people who go to university become a millionaire, we give four key facts.
Twenty per cent of all adults who hold at least one university degree - more than two million people - now have wealth worth at least £1 million. Read more...

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Overseas fees of £11,000 ‘have little impact on demand’

By . Although tuition charges emerge as most important factor for international students in Hobsons survey.
Universities should increase their tuition fees for international students to £11,000 a year because this appears to have little impact on demand, a survey has suggested. More...

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University of London 'plans closure' of Institute of English Studies

By . Major concerns have been expressed about plans to close the Institute of English Studies, which forms part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. In a letter sent to the IES advisory board on 15 May, Roger Kain - dean and chief executive of the SAS – explains that the vice‐chancellor’s executive group was “recommending a concentration of funding into a smaller number of institutes”. More...

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U-Multirank launched by EU commissioner

By . A European Union-sponsored university ranking system has gone live after around six years of development.
At a press conference in Brussels on 13 May, the U-Multirank was officially launched by Androulla Vassiliou, European commissioner for education, culture, multilingualism and youth. More...

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