06 septembre 2014

Fact or fiction? Five myths that surround the student world

The Guardian homeBy . Are students always boozing? Does Oxford prefer posh applicants? And is student finance run by lizards from Zorg? We get to the bottom of it. Read more...

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Learn languages to boost your MBA

The Guardian homeBy . Fluency in languages will complement your MBA and help you in your business career. In the increasingly globalised world of work, multinational companies are looking to hire business high-flyers who can communicate in several different language. Read more...

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The students happy to pay £1,000 a week to rent a flat in central London

The Guardian homeBy . Boom in rentals in Mayfair and Chelsea as oligarchs and Middle Eastern royals demand the best for their offspring. There is a new breed of students in town and they're looking for accommodation just a little smarter than your average digs. Read more...

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Scottish independence could threaten free tuition for its students

The Guardian homeBy . If Scotland were an independent member of the EU, it would be forced to re-think its fee arrangements. The Scottish government's policy of free tuition for Scottish students could be threatened if the country votes for independence later this month. Read more...

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Graduate in a dead-end job? Perhaps it's time to go back to uni

The Guardian homeBy . Many young people are trapped in low-paid work in the wake of the recession. Could postgrad study be the way out? Young people who graduated and struggled to find work in the midst of the global financial slump may have started to wonder whether to go back to university to increase their chances of getting the graduate job they always dreamed of. Read more...

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Student recruitment agents sometimes engage in ‘outright fraud’

By . Report from OBHE says ‘no question’ some are involved in suspect practices. There is “no question” that suspect and outright fraudulent practice exists among the international agents that work to recruit students on behalf of universities, a report out today claims. Read more...

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Challenges for early arts and humanities careers highlighted

By . Major challenges facing early career researchers have been highlighted in a new report. Published by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Support for Arts and Humanities Researchers Post-PhD presents the results of a detailed survey highlighting the kind of issues faced by researchers in the arts and humanities in the period immediately following doctoral study. Read more...

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EU student support targeted under government plans

By . Plans to slash maintenance payments to European Union students have been unveiled by universities minister Greg Clark. Under proposals announced on 1 September, non-UK EU students would have to live for five years in the UK before they became eligible for loans or grants to help with their living costs – instead of the current three-year requirement. Read more...

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University finance heads want to spend despite uncertainty

By . Universities are set to increase investment in their estates despite growing financial uncertainty, a new survey shows. Some 83 per cent of finance directors polled by the consultancy firm Deloitte said that they plan to increase capital expenditure in the next year, with 61 per cent of spending to be focused on teaching facilities. Read more...

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The honour society: value in social exclusion

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy Jonathan Thon - The Black Hole. Dave published an excellent post last week where he compared the academy to the fashion industry for its general lack of innovation and conformist social exclusion. Today I thought I’d play devil’s advocate to Dave’s very well-received piece, which almost always lands me in trouble. In the interest of staving off the expected torrent of personal attacks on my character, let me begin by stating clearly that the views and opinions expressed in this article are not those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of this or any other organization.Let’s begin. More...

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