31 juillet 2017

There's a gulf between academics and university management – and it's growing

The Guardian homeUniversity managers used to couple administrative work with research. Now the role is full-time, they’re losing touch with the academic community. More...

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Two-year university degrees: trimming the fat or a bad deal for students?

The Guardian homeGovernment thinks accelerated degree courses will improve perceptions of value for money. But it’s not clear they’re worth it for universities or for students. More...

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Ban on students from Cuba is a sign of changes at the Open University

The Guardian homeCuba Solidarity is rightly leading protests at the banning of applications from Cuban students by the Open University. It has been policy for a while now that the OU does not accept applications from Syria, Sudan, Iran, Cuba and North Korea, because of the fear of US sanctions. More...

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Housing benefit cuts spark row as Emmanuel Macron's poll ratings fall

The Guardian homeStudents and opposition party demand French president withdraw cost-cutting measure as he’s accused of targeting poor. More...

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Student Loans Company quadrupled my interest rate – just for taking a short trip

The Guardian homeGraduates who fall foul of the Student Loans Company face paying back thousands of pounds more after it emerged the firm has the right to penalise students with extra interest for simply taking a three-month trip. More...

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Don't fear British sarcasm – and other advice for overseas postgrads

The Guardian homeMoving countries for a degree is a formidable challenge but it’s immensely rewarding. Here are some lessons I learned. More...

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Leopard-print leggings and iPhones in class: how do we teach professionalism?

The Guardian homeToday’s dental students can seem like they’re on their own planet. But really they just want to learn from our example. More...

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Why are students getting more firsts at university?

The Guardian homeThe number of UK degree students receiving first-class degreess has soared. Here academics and students give their explanations for why this is. More...

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Malala Yousafzai: notes from my Girl Power trip to Nigeria

The Guardian homeIn a few months I’ll be starting at university. If only more girls around the world had this opportunity. More...

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Norfolk playing catch-up in the anti-littering stakes

The Guardian homeGosh! How clever we have all become. Fifty years ago, only the top 2% of the population went to university and about 10% of them got firsts, so 0.2% of the population. Now, 30% go to uni, and 25% of them get firsts (Number of UK degree students receiving firsts soars, theguardian.com, 20 July), making 7.5% of the population. The universities say there is no grade inflation so we must be more than 30 times cleverer! Impressive or what. More...

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