09 juin 2014

Tuition fees: studying the bottom line

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . As the cost of education has gone up, so too have the expectations of undergraduates. It would be nice to live in a world where no complaint is ever necessary – but sometimes a rise in complaints is a healthy sign of growing consumer power. Take higher education, where a freedom of information request reveals that more than 20,000 students paying tuition fees have expressed dissatisfaction in the past year. That represents a jump of 10 per cent, and possibly shows that as the cost of education has gone up, so too have the expectations of undergraduates. Read more...

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A N Wilson: A university education is priceless

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy A N Wilson. As record numbers of students complain that the teaching is not worth the fees, A N Wilson argues that it is impossible to put a value on eccentric dons, time-wasting and learning to think. Read more...

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John Carey: Oxford should introduce a state school 'quota system'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Matthew Stadlen. Professor John Carey has called for 'something drastic to be done' about the low number of state school pupils attending Oxford University. Read more...

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'Admit state school pupils to university with lower grades'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . Research commissioned by the Department for Education says that universities should accept pupils from comprehensives with lower entry grades than students from state grammars and private schools. Read more...

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20 new ideas from UK universities that will change the world

By . A “magic carpet” that protects the elderly from falls and clothing that detects cancer risk among ground-breaking higher education research projects. The theme of Universities Week 2014, which started today and runs until 15 June 2014, is the relevance of university research and its everyday impact on our lives. More...

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Brazil passes goal for education as World Cup looms

By Isabel López Ruiz. Brazil will aim to be spend 10 per cent of GDP on education within a decade after a national plan was passed by the country’s main legislature. The National Congress of Brazil passed the National Education Plan (Plan Nacional de Educação, PNE) on 3 June, around four years after the proposal was initially tabled by the Ministry for Education. More...

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Bright comprehensive pupils ‘just as likely’ to reach 'high status' unis

By . DfE report suggests grammar schools appear not to have huge influence on HE path once background taken into account. Bright pupils who go to comprehensive schools are almost just as likely to attend a high-status university as grammar school children with similar backgrounds, a study says. More...

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Forget about impact factors – the revolution is upon us!

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy  - The Black Hole. Publication in high impact journals often drives both the experiments and the career trajectory of early career researchers. Hardly a day goes by in the lab without somebody lamenting the peer review system or the latest rejection (or acceptance!) in Cell, Science or Nature. It is the source of much consternation and last week the University of Cambridge’s Graduate Student and Postdoc Forum (GRASP) hosted an evening discussion to try and identify a way forward for young researchers to help change the system. More...

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Cutting down your resume is not the end of the world

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogCareersCafe.jpgBy . For a mere two to three pages of text, your cover letter and resume can cause a lot of heartbreak. This is especially the case if you are looking for your first non-academic job. 
Cutting down your CV, and condensing or even eliminating your academic experience in order to create a focused resume can be painful. More...

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OISE explains its decision to drop BEd programs

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Moira MacDonald. Some education deans are concerned about fairness and repercussions on their programs.
One of the country’s largest teacher education programs turned heads in early May with an announcement that it will drop its bachelor degree programs and return to its roots as a graduate studies institution. More...

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