20 septembre 2015

Failure is an option: six ways to deal with it

By John Tregoning. We all do. Failure is part and parcel of academia. The two repeat offenders are grants and papers and, of the two, grant failure feels more brutal (to me at least). If you are like me, you will take each failure really badly, and it will ruin numerous evenings and weekends (and on one occasion, a child’s birthday party). More...

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Eternal dilemmas: interview with Mark Edmundson

By Matthew Reisz. Are you an idealist or a pragmatist? In his latest book, Self and Soul, Edmundson aims to provide fresh insights into how we might choose to live our lives. More...

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To stop REF game playing, why not let everyone take part?

By David Price. According to the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Selection of Staff for Inclusion report in the REF 2014, the proportion of women submitted to REF 2014 rose to 51 per cent of the eligible pool of female staff, 3 per cent higher than in the 2008 research assessment exercise, but well below the proportion of eligible men selected (67 per cent). More...

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A-level axe for creative writing prompts fury

By Matthew Reisz. In 2013, the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance examination board introduced an A level in the subject with much help from academics and creative writers. More...

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Post-study work options main reason for international students rejecting UK

By Ellie Bothwell. Overseas applicants also cited the UK’s attitude to international students as a factor dissuading them from choosing a university in the country. More...

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Open University set to shut seven regional centres

By Chris Havergal. Five hundred staff face a choice of relocating to Manchester, Milton Keynes or Nottingham, or leaving. More...

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Brian Cox: new freeze in research funding would be ‘dire’ for UK science

By David Matthews. Another freeze in research funding over the next five years would be “dire” for UK science, according to Brian Cox. More...

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Gap between education of aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in Canada widening

By Ellie Bothwell. Study finds proportion of non-aboriginal people in the country graduating from university is improving at a faster rate. More...

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The world’s most innovative universities

By Ellie Bothwell. US tops the inaugural Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Universities tables, a ranking of institutions that contribute the most to science and technology. More...

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Students hold national day of action over axeing of maintenance grants

By Chris Havergal. Student campaigners are to lobby MPs across the country over the government’s plan to scrap maintenance grants. More...

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