24 avril 2019

Do A-level results matter or not? A question for our unscrupulous universities

The GuardianUniversities have merrily sacrificed academic standards on the altar of cash. The school sector should not let them forget that. More...

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English language usage and politicians’ prowess

The GuardianThe second language of any scientist or engineer will almost always be English. Yes, language teaching in British schools is a disgrace. We should teach French, German and Spanish in our schools and require evidence of reasonable fluency in them as an indispensable component of an acceptable level of education. But when you get told by a security guard, as happened to me when trying to use French at the shipyard in La Ciotat, to “speak English. I like to practise my English”, it is easy to see why native English speakers don’t see the point of trying to acquire any great facility with any other language. More...

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Neoliberalism and crushing bureaucracy in the public sector

The GuardianThe rigid rules and regulations we are bound by, which stipulate not merely which procedures have to be followed for each activity, but how these must be performed, make it impossible for us to do our jobs effectively. The bureaucratic tail now wags the professional dog. More...

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Curtains in patients' rooms often rife with drug-resistant germs – study

The GuardianExperts say that with antimicrobial resistance a growing problem, the possibility of cross-contamination between patients from such sources should be taken seriously. More...

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More universities are teaching lawtech – but is it just a gimmick?

The GuardianLast month, the Estonian Ministry of Justice caused shockwaves when it announced “robot judges” could soon replace humans in small claims courts. More...

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Flanders stream so polluted 'water could be used as pesticide'

The GuardianWinding between green meadows in the west Flanders countryside, the Wulfdambeek stream is fondly remembered as a place local boys would fill up their water bottles before football games. More...

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University of Essex plans largest ever expansion of staff and students

The GuardianThe University of Essex will recruit 150 new members of staff, amid a spate of planned redundancies and cutbacks at other universities as a result of a shrinking pool of students and political uncertainty. More...

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Nottingham Trent wins inaugural Guardian university of the year award

The GuardianNottingham Trent University has been crowned university of the year in the Guardian’s annual awards for its inclusive curriculum and focus on social mobility. More...

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NUS approves measures to plug £3.6m deficit

The GuardianDelegates at the annual conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) have approved a set of changes intended to transform the 100-year-old organisation and save it from financial collapse. More...

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Universities are in a building frenzy, but who is actually impressed?

The GuardianPeople say “shiny” new university buildings like it’s a bad thing. What would be an improvement? A matt finish? No doubt that could be arranged too, if your pockets are deep enough. More...

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