27 juillet 2014

Universities woo poorer students with mentoring not cash

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy  and . Fewer universities in England will offer bursaries to students, diverting their access money to outreach and employability. Universities are moving away from the idea that bursaries are the key to widening participation, diverting money instead to outreach events such as visits to local schools. More...

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Internships: pressure mounts on employers to pay young workers

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . New research finds that a quarter of employers still don't pay their interns – we can't ignore the illegal practice, say campaigners. A quarter of businesses generally pay their interns nothing, or less than the national minimum wage, according to new research by Intern Aware and YouGov. More...

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Work experience: 'There was a cleaning rota for the unpaid interns'

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Some sectors are worse than others when it comes to unpaid internships. Unpaid interns share their stories. Internships are a right of passage for many students, and while some companies offer payment and training on placements, many don't. More...

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Degrees losing attraction for smaller employers

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . SMEs prefer to hire apprentices over university graduates as they look for 'hard' skills that will have a bigger impact on their business. Read more...

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'Students are learners, not consumers'

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Rona O'Brien. Students need to remain conscious of their role as a learner, not just a recipient of a service in return for cash, says Rona O'Brien. Read more...

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Student loans under threat, say MPs

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Agencies. A new report into the student loans system says an urgent review is needed to address the fact that around 45 per cent of student loans will never be repaid. Read more...

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More universities to charge maximum tuition fees of £9,000

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Tom Brooks-Pollock. The average cost of a three-year course will rise to more than £26,000, with three-quarters of colleges charging the highest possible fee. Read more...

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Munich university accused of 'abandoning' German language over English course row

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Alastair Beach. Top German university criticised by politicians and business leaders after announcing plans to teach all master's courses in English. One of Germany’s top universities has been accused of “abandoning” the national language after it announced plans to start teaching all of its master’s courses in English. Read more...

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Graduate vacancies and salaries rise

By Victoria Halman. UK employers are reporting an increase in the number of graduate vacancies this year. According to a summer report published today by the Association of Graduate Recruiters, there is a 17 per cent increase in the overall number of graduate vacancies, when comparing 2014 with the last recruitment season. More...

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Ethnic minority applicants to university ‘less likely to receive offers’

By . Discrepancy exists even allowing for academic record or social background. Ethnic minority university applicants are less likely to receive an offer than their white British or mixed-ethnicity counterparts, even when controlling for their academic record, social background, gender and school type, a new study has found. More...

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