27 juillet 2014

Academics propose changes to modern languages A levels

By . Universities have proposed wide-ranging changes to modern languages A levels as “serious deficiencies” mean they are seen as “dull and uninspiring”. More...

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University applications ‘at a high’ for low-income pupils

By . University applications from school pupils eligible for free school meals have hit a record high, according to the admissions body Ucas. More...

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Student loan system ‘needs urgent review’, say MPs

By . BIS committee also criticises plans to sell loan book. MPs have recommended that the government undertakes “an urgent review of the sustainability of the student loan system” and have criticised plans to sell loans. More...

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Cable ‘scraps’ sale of student loans

By . Vince Cable has reportedly announced plans to scrap a planned sale of student loans, raising questions over the uncapping of student numbers. More...

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New Imperial College president reveals pay

By . The new American president of Imperial College London has chosen to disclose her £421,000 pay package before she even starts in the job. More...

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BBC helps produce First World War Moocs

By . Four UK universities are teaming up with the BBC to produce massive open online courses about the First World War. The pilot project, part of the BBC’s World War One series of programming which marks the centenary of the start of the conflict, will pair short, three-week online courses on the FutureLearn Mooc platform with multimedia content from the BBC’s archive. More...

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BME students ‘need more support’ in computer science

By . Too many black and minority ethnic computer science graduates are failing to get jobs after they graduate, a report has claimed. “While most computer science graduates go on to well-paid, professional jobs, too many find themselves unemployed,” the Labour-backed report, Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s World, says. More...

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Universities ahead for technology in education, finds OECD

By . Primary and secondary education can learn from higher education when it comes to adopting innovative technologies, it has been claimed. According to the Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective, Educational Research and Innovation report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, “innovation intensity” is greatest in higher education, and well above the rate in primary and secondary education. More...

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Young scientists worried by rising cost of study

By . Young people visiting London for an international science forum have aired concerns about the cost of a university education in the UK. More...

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Three-minute thesis finalists chosen

By . Elephant poo and ageing among the topics outlined in brief by PhD students. Presentations on elephant poo, ageing and Aids have all made it to the final of a competition that challenges PhD students to describe their thesis in three minutes. More...

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