30 août 2014

Declare the social mix of your staff, British companies told

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy . Alan Milburn, head of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, condemns the scale of 'elitism' at the top of British public life as he calls for companies to engineer a more socially-balanced workforce. Read more...

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Brian Cox: universities need to play a bigger role in society

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Josie Gurney-Read. Professor Brian Cox says that universities need to work alongside schools to raise aspirations, help close the skills gap, and make pupils aware of STEM opportunities. Read more...

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Labour warns UK will lose global science lead without more investment

The Guardian homeBy . Shadow universities minister says Britain’s science base at risk if government does not increase research spending. Britain’s science base will be in “real jeopardy” if the government does not commit to spending more in the years to come, warns Liam Byrne, Labour’s shadow universities minister. Read more...

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Rise of the live-at-home student commuter

The Guardian homeBy . Cost worries mean that many don't want to move away from their families, even if it means travelling long distances. Figures this month from Santander show that more than 22% of students still live in their family home. Of these, 66% say the cost of living is the main reason. Read more...

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What skills do you need besides a postgraduate degree?

The Guardian homeBy . From work experience to emotional intelligence, employers look for more than a postgraduate degree. It's a tough job market out there, and often employers are looking for more than a postgraduate degree. But whether your qualification is vocational, academic or otherwise, there are skills you can pick up alongside it to improve your prospects. Read more...

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Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know

The Guardian homeBy . Trying to complete a PhD thesis in time for the October deadline? We share some advice on getting over that final hurdle. Read more...

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Should you study something you love or a degree that will get you a job?

The Guardian homeBy and . Two students debate whether you should follow your head or your heart when it comes to picking your degree. Choosing what to study at university is one of the biggest decisions you'll make as a young person. So how do you decide what's right for you? Should you follow your heart and study something you're really passionate about, regardless of where it might lead you, or should you instead opt for a degree with a more secure career route? Here two students argue both sides of the debate. Read more...

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Bookless library opened by new US university

The Guardian homeBy . Florida Polytechnic University's enormous facility promises to make 'many more books available for the students' in digital form. There are no dusty bookshelves or piles of textbooks in the library of Florida's newest university. Welcoming its first students this week, Florida Polytechnic University's new library houses not a single physical book. Read more...

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The hardest job for graduates? Finding a job

The Guardian homeBy James Charles. In the final part of our series, we look at the problem graduates face when they try to find paid work. Baffling interview questions, endless job applications and frustrating rejections – graduates face a tough time trying to secure their first job after university. Read more...

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University reforms are no laughing matter – students need our support

The Guardian homeBy Anonymous academic. Australian government displays a shockingly dismissive attitude towards students’ concerns, says our anonymous academic. Students in Australia have been protesting about a new higher education bill that will introduce deregulation of university fees, and require students to pay higher interest rates on loans. Read more...

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