03 mai 2015

Do young people in Scotland still care about politics?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Scottish students threw themselves into the fray during the independence referendum. But will this enthusiasm for politics carry over into the general election. More...

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Take one university … and see how it votes

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Higher fees, visa controls … a lot has changed in higher education since the last election. We visit Kingston university in Surrey to speak to staff and students. More...

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Whether it's apartheid or fossil fuels, divestment is on the right side of history

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Our campaign to stop Barclays investing in South Africa crushed the arguments against divestment. So why are they wheeled out again today for fossil fuels. More...

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The UK creative sector leads the world in talent – now it needs a strategy

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . A plan that links culture, the creative industries and education would encourage economic growth and draw new talent from universities.
The UK’s creative industries have never been stronger. British developers are behind some of the world’s bestselling video games, UK architectural companies lead on high-profile projects across the globe, while homegrown films are taking home the most coveted of international industry awards. More...

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Want to get your research noticed by politicians? Work with a think tank

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . There’s no doubt political parties listen to think tanks. Using them to present academic work could help researchers penetrate the Westminster bubble. More...

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UK university class sizes falling, study finds

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Press Association. Money committed to areas such as sport, careers services and counselling has increased under coalition government since legislation to increase tuition fees. More...

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The top 15 new UK universities

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwThe Times Higher Education has published its top 100 universities under the age of 50. For the first time since the list’s inception in 2012, South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology has been pushed off the top spot and Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale is number one. We take a look at how UK universities fare. Read more...

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The 10 hardest universities to get into

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwThe Complete University Guide has revealed the universities with the highest standards of entry. The data was collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, and is based on the average UCAS tariff score of new undergraduate students from 2013-2014 of 126 universities. So which universities boast fierce competition for entry. Read more...

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How to choose a university using rankings

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . Times Higher Education's Phil Baty says rankings should only be the starting point in your quest to find the perfect institution.
 The Times Higher Education world university rankings are just one set of many higher education lists helping students decide where to study. They use criteria such as quality of teaching and research and the number of overseas students in their calculations of the best places. Read more...

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Top five 'new universities' to watch out for

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy , . Forget about Oxford, Cambridge and the older elite institutions. Among the relatively-new universities, there are some outstanding and less obvious choices. Read more...

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