15 mars 2015

Social scientists shouldn't shy away from political debates

The Guardian homeBy John Holmwood. Social scientists are pandering to politicians rather than engaging in proper debate – and it’s the public who lose out. Read more...

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10 tips to help your teaching placement go smoothly

The Guardian homeBy . Teachers share their wisdom on how to make a good impression while on a teaching placement. Read more...

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Young people 'unlikely to attain wealth of parents' generation' – study

The Guardian homeBy . London School of Economics-led report says young people have suffered disproportionately big fall in earnings, despite being well qualified. Read more...

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Unloved and sidelined: why are social sciences neglected by politicians?

The Guardian homeBy . Social sciences can help governments address important social and political challenges, but many academics feel their research is ignored. Read more...

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We are citizens, not mere physical masses of data for harvesting

The Guardian homeBy . The deal we have struck with the information society over the extent to which our lives are shaped and our privacy invaded requires urgent renegotiation. Read more...

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Should vice-chancellors’ pay be linked to that of the lowest-paid staff?

The Guardian homeBy . The Green party has suggested that vice-chancellors’ pay be brought in line with the rest of university staff. Many earn more than £250,000, and the highest paid has a package worth £623,000. Read more...

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Teaching homeless people gives photography students a new perspective

The Guardian homeBy . When university students take on the task of teaching hostel residents to take pictures, both groups are stretched to their limits. Read more...

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German professor rebuked for rejecting intern over 'India's rape problem'

The Guardian homeBy . German ambassador to Delhi writes open letter criticising Leipzig University academic for excluding male Indian applicants over sexual violence in country. Read more...

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Beach study shows tourists like good weather

The Guardian homeBy . Do not assume that tourists prefer good weather when they visit a beach. A study published in the International Journal of Biometeorology in 2013 challenges that easy-to-make assumption. The researchers gathered evidence – rather than relying on mere guesses and assumptions – as to what kind of weather brings beachgoers to the beach. Read more...

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Inside the University of Oxford's Museum of Natural History

The Guardian homeBy . Today’s “Museum Monday” video tags along with several employees at the University of Oxford’s Museum of Natural History, and provides us with a glimpse of the many, varied, roles of a Natural History Museum within its local and scientific communities. Read more...

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