23 mai 2014

Empty classrooms expose flaws in private colleges boom

The Guardian homeBy , and College called 'the ATM' by students who believe they can obtain loans of up to £11K a year and then not show up. A private college in north London is offering government-funded places to people who "blatantly" don't have the skills, recruiting candidates off the street and from countries in eastern Europe – and in at least one case lecturing to a class with no students. Read more...

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Is the UK still the destination of choice for international students?

The Guardian homeBy nternational student numbers are dropping. Has the UK lost its touch when it comes to recruiting overseas students? The UK currently attracts one in nine students seeking to study abroad. But universities are part of a fiercely competitive marketplace, and other countries are fighting hard to entice academic talent wherever they can find it. Read more...

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Mobile Moocs: a new way of learning

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Michael Curry. An app isn't going to provide large scale learning programmes, but mobile Moocs will start to build a new way of thinking about professional qualifications, says Michael Curry. Read more...

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Don't forget graduates in the zero hours debate

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy David Ellis. Zero hours contracts affect many people and there's a danger graduates may come to accept them as part of the employment process, says David Ellis. In 1996, the great American journalist Gay Talese peeked beneath his fedora to study himself. Read more...

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Students get just 10 minutes more coursework despite paying £9,000

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Agencies. Students say university courses are failing to give value for money as on average they spend just 28 and a half hours on courses. Students are getting just 14 hours of weekly lectures and tutorials, prompting claims that a degree fails to provide value for money, research shows. Read more...

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Traditional university lectures 'being consigned to history'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. David Willetts says the era of old-fashioned university lectures – with students sitting in rows listening to academics – may be over as research shows large numbers of undergraduates now access professors' notes online. Read more...

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Creative arts degrees, the business degree of the future?

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Mat Hunter. It’s the depth of practice of an arts degree that sets it apart and makes graduates so unique, these degrees open more doors than ever before, says Mat Hunter. If you were to guess the degrees obtained by financial institutions’ employees, it is unlikely that a creative arts or design degree would be your first, or even your tenth choice. Read more...

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Probe launched into waste of money at 'cashpoint college'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. The National Audit Office will launch an investigation into a private college dubbed "the ATM” that enrolled eastern European students at the taxpayers' expense but allowed many to shun lectures altogether. Read more...

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Private providers ‘need closer monitoring’, says Alliance report

By . Private providers should be monitored more closely to ensure they are delivering similar quality to universities, a mission group has argued. In a report on improving quality assurance in higher education, University Alliance, which represents 22 mainly post-1992 universities, said more checks were needed on alternative providers, which are set to receive about £900 million in student support this year – a nine-fold increase on 2011-12. More...

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UCL and IoE merger on track for December

By . Governing councils give the green light to look at detail of deal. A merger of the Institute of Education and University College London is set to be completed by December after the institution’s governing councils gave the go-ahead for more detailed discussions. More...

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