26 novembre 2017

E = mc^2 … and make mine a pint while you’re there

The Guardian homeA Cambridge professor forgets that a glass or two can expand the mind with amazing results.
Some university professors have always made it their mission to keep their students out of the pub. More...

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Universities now sell themselves – just like shampoo

The Guardian homeNow that education is a commodity, colleges are bound to exaggerate their standing.
When something is turned into a commodity, should anyone be surprised when it starts to behave like one, even to the point of exaggeration in its marketing. More...

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Here's what to consider before choosing an online degree

The Guardian homeFor most students, choosing a university is as simple as counting up Ucas points, checking a league table or two, and signing up to a few open days to whittle the list down. But things are more complicated for distance learners, for whom studying off-campus brings a whole new set of considerations. More...

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UK risks mass exodus of EU academics post-Brexit, finds report

The Guardian homeOne-third of languages and economics teaching staff are from EU, who need more clarity about their status, says British Academy study. More...

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New university tops green table as Oxbridge lags behind

The Guardian homeCampuses have come a long way in the 10 years of the student-led People & Planet rankings – but there are surprising fails. More...

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So it’s Shakespeare out and Shaggy in at Cambridge?

The Guardian homeTwo key examples of irresponsible journalism have dogged the papers. First, the Telegraph published a photograph of a Cambridge student, Lola Olufemi, who had written an open letter calling for more BAME writers to be included in the syllabus, under the misleading headline “Student forces Cambridge to drop white authors”. The second is my return as an Observer columnist, journalism’s true nadir. The person who founded the Observer is probably rolling in his grave. Whatever his name was. I can’t be bothered to look it up. More...

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The big issue: Oxbridge only has itself to blame for its lack of diversity

The Guardian homeAcademics deflect from their establishments’ deficiencies by saying society is at fault. More...

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Leftie? Yes, and proud to be among those upholding Enlightenment values

The Guardian homeThe Mail’s attack on universities is typical of a campaign denigrating those who dare to question Brexit. More...

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Perspectives on decolonising and diversifying English teaching

The Guardian homeGuardian readers, teachers and academics respond to the controversy around the Cambridge university English syllabus. More...

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Brexit witch-hunt against universities reveals the right’s paranoid thinking

The Guardian homeWhy stop at Heaton-Harris’s demand for names of Brexit academics? Business leaders and judges too are ‘enemies of the people’. More...

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