09 juin 2014

Yes, let's reward those with a true hunger for higher education

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Since so many state-school pupils have the drive to outperform their privileged contemporaries, they deserve a helping hand to get into university. Interesting to see the new Department for Education study urging universities to consider lowering entry requirements for state-school pupils. More...

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Homeless college students and the fight to escape poverty through education

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Young Americans are living out of cars and using public facilities as families and schools close doors and prioritise budgets. A month before his 18th birthday, Jeffrey Williams found himself homeless. The condition did not come out of blue, as Williams, who was adopted at the age of four, was warned about the fact by his adoptive parents, who said they would not support him after he graduated high school. More...

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'Cloning' does not explain the lack of women at the top

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The future is bleak for women in leadership positions due to our unconscious urge to favour men. If you're a modern Rip Van Winkle, you haven't missed much when it comes to the presence of women in top leadership. In fact, you'd probably have to extend your siesta for another 70 years if you'd like to wake up to a society with equal opportunities for men and women. More...

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Why we're launching a new hub for those studying teaching at university

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . With an oncoming shortage, there's never been a better time to join the profession. With so much to learn and so many paths to consider, we know the journey to becoming an educator can be a daunting one. That's why we are launching a new hub on studying teaching, where we'll be regularly adding features, news, student blogs and Q&A sessions with expert panellists. More...

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Council Challenge 2014: collaborations between students' unions and councils

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Gabrielle Melvin. Shortlisted idea: Runner-up calls for better links to universities and colleges as means of helping to shape public services. Councils should engage with local university and college students to encourage innovation in service design and increase volunteering levels. More...

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Guardian University Guide 2015: who came top for employability?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . In case you missed it, this week we launched the Guardian University Guide 2015, our rankings of universities by subjects such as student satisfaction and employability. So who came out on top when it comes to graduates finding work or further study six months after university? More...

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Student complaints to universities rise to 20,000

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . Complaints and appeals recieved by universities rise by ten per cent as students paying £9000-a-year are forced to watch lectures online and travel miles between campuses. Read more...

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Universities to offer US-style 'major and minor' degrees

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . David Willetts, the Universities Minister, backs the introduction of major/minor degrees in Britain, saying the system is needed to meet student demand for greater 'breadth'. Read more...

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More than 20,000 students 'complained over degrees'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . Research by the BBC finds that 20,000 university students complained over their degree grade and quality of courses last year, with numbers rising by 10 per cent following a hike in tuition fees. Read more...

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School leavers 'better off training for a trade than going to university’

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . School leavers should consider alternatives to university as the UK will need more workers with practical skills in the future, a study by the Institute for Public Policy Research warns. Read more...

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