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‘It is so hard being a black and broke’: How access to NSFAS funding involves privilege, luck

Thousands of students are anxiously awaiting for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme to respond to their funding applications as registration at institutions draws to a close The post ‘It is so hard being a black and broke’: How access to NSFAS funding involves privilege, luck appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, University Funding, Universities, Privilege, Openaccess, UKZN, Ufs, Top Six, Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command, South Africa (country, Fees Must Fall, National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, Andile Nongogo, LLB

MI5 involvement in drone project revealed in paperwork slip-up

Exclusive: Document produced by university cited agency as secret funder of researchFor an agency devoted to secrecy and surveillance, it is an embarrassing slip-up. An inadvertent disclosure on a university document has revealed that MI5 is partly behind what was meant to be a covert bug and drone research project.Ostensibly, Imperial College’s research was to create a quadcopter system for charging remote agricultural sensors – but MI5’s participation has emerged because somebody involved stat...
Tags: Technology, Education, UK News, Higher Education, UK security and counter-terrorism, MI5, Espionage, Imperial College London, Drones (non-military, Ostensibly Imperial College

Why student debt will keep rising despite loan-forgiveness programs lawmakers are proposing in Congress

A graduating student wears a money lei, a necklace made of US dollar bills, at the Pasadena City College graduation ceremony, June 14, 2019, in Pasadena, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images US lawmakers are debating student debt-relief proposals, seeking help for people saddled with loans. But the proposals on the table right now are not a comprehensive solution, experts say.  The problem is a cycle of student loan accumulation, and little education about how this debt works. Visit...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, College, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Higher Education, Tuition Fees, Universities, Student Loan Debt, Biden, Tuition, Lendingtree

Thousands of UK language students left in limbo as Brexit hits travel plans

Universities say they have received inadequate guidance on red tape and costs for academic years abroad Thousands of UK students hoping to spend the year abroad are caught in limbo after facing major disruption to their travel plans due to post-Brexit red tape and costs, in respect of which universities say they received inadequate guidance from the government.Coordinators of academic years abroad who spoke to the Guardian said there had been limited information from the Foreign Office ahead of ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Students, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Higher Education, Guardian, Universities, Languages, Brexit, Foreign Office

The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court

The EFF is going to court in a bid to have the higher education minister’s directive that Unisa lower its first-time student intake overruled The post The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Eff, Universities, Court Case, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, FeesMustFall, Economic Freedom Fighters, UniSA, Top Six, EFF Student Command, Enrollment Target, First-time Student Intake, Over-enrollment, Tommy Huma

Pasadena builder weathers pandemic’s construction downturn, growing revenue 15%

Though deemed an essential industry, construction was another casualty of the pandemic — in California and across the country. Last year saw more projects canceled in the United States than were started, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. Construction worker jobs declined in most metro areas. In Southern California, new construction fell 8.6% in 2020, and employment fell 4% as of September, industry data showed. Permits for new homes fell 10% in the region to the lowest numb...
Tags: Business, Education, California, Spain, Sport, Soccer, United States, Higher Education, San Diego, Construction, Pasadena, Orange County, Bay Area, Southern California, Costa Mesa, Orange Coast College

Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid

Ramaphosa says regaining learning time lost to the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority this year, but does not specify how The post Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Higher Education, Schools, Learners, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, State Of The Nation, State Of The Nation Address, COVID-19, COVID, TVET colleges, Sa Connect

How college 'promise' programs can help boost diversity in community college

College promise programs have been found to increase the number of first-time and full-time students. Peter Cade/Getty Images New analysis shows that programs covering tuition and fees help increase community college enrollment. Partial or full tuition coverage programs can increase the number of Black, Latino, and white students. With the Biden administration's push for debt-free community college, these programs will likely expand. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories....
Tags: Education, Opinion, Trends, Strategy, Higher Education, Biden, Nordic, Florida International University, Community College, GRE, Contributor, The Conversation US, The Conversation, Amy Li, Contributor 2019, Peter Cade Getty

UCLA creates new department to focus on languages and cultures of Europe

LOS ANGELES — Despite national trends moving away from language instruction, UCLA announced Monday it established the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies, which will combine several of its departments and focus on cultures and languages across Europe. “This merger allows us to train an interdisciplinary lens on the rich and varied cultures of Europe while preserving the first-rate language instruction for which UCLA is known,” said David Schaberg, senior dean of the UCLA C...
Tags: Google, Europe, News, Education, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Yale, Los Angeles Times, Black, Ucla, Thomas, San Fernando Valley, Justice Dept

Huddersfield University Bahrain degree 'providing torture hub with legitimacy'

Forty MPs sign letter urging closure of police master’s course run in building where dissidents say they were torturedForty cross-party MPs and peers have urged the University of Huddersfield to close a master’s course it runs at the Royal Academy of Policing in Bahrain, after allegations that political dissidents were being tortured in the same building.The MPs, led by Ian Blackford, the Westminster leader of the Scottish National Party, have written to Huddersfield’s vice-chancellor, Bob Cryan...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Universities, Huddersfield, Bahrain, Scottish National party, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield University, Ian Blackford, Master's degrees, Royal Academy of Policing

Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music The post Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Leadership, Education, Bullying, Higher Education, Universities, Transformation, Mathematics, Academia, University of Cape Town, SABC, Times Higher Education, UCT, Lucky Dube, Q&A Sessions, Mamokgethi Phakeng

Majoring in marijuana? That soon could be common as universities adapt to a growth industry.

Want practical experience growing marijuana, but have no idea how to get a plant? Or just not comfortable growing cannabis at home? Try stinging nettle, which is a plant that’s distantly related to cannabis and has similar growth patterns. That’s just one of many workarounds Dana Milstein had to learn as she developed curriculum for UC Riverside’s new extension program focused on cannabis, which is the first program of its kind at a public university in California. Just four years ago, graduate ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, White House, Marijuana, Sport, Cannabis, Soccer, Higher Education, Orange, Hall, Southern California, Ventura, San Bernardino, Brown

'Find of the century': medieval hoard of treasures unearthed in Cambridge

Graves found under demolished student halls are providing valuable insight into life in a post-Roman settlementAn early medieval graveyard unearthed beneath student accommodation at Cambridge University has been described as “one of the most exciting finds of Anglo-Saxon archaeology since the 19th century”.King’s College discovered the “extensive” cemetery, containing more than 60 graves, after demolishing a group of 1930s buildings which had recently housed graduates and staff in the west of th...
Tags: Science, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Cambridge, Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Anglo Saxon

PRESENTING: 64 edtech startups looking to disrupt Harvard as part of a $9 billion market

Online learning platform Coursera has raised a total of $443.1 million in funding, with $130 million raised July 2020. Coursera When the pandemic forced students of all ages into the remote learning model, the value of an in-person college experience came into question. Education tech startups saw a surge in funding up to $9 billion in 2020 from investors looking to enhance virtual learning in the US and abroad. These companies have figured out how to digitize every part of college life, fr...
Tags: Startups, College, US, Trends, Harvard, Higher Education, Universities, Teaser, Edtech, Coursera, Online Learning, Nordic, Harvard Here, Tech Insider, Remote Learning, Virtual Learning

Cimate activist Luisa Neubauer: 'how can we turn this anxiety into something constructive?'

The German activist gives her advice to young people on how to help tackle the climate crisis“Once we decide to do something about [the climate crisis] we can move mountains.” If the motivational quote sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Meet “the German Greta”, 24-year-old climate activist Luisa Neubauer, one of the main organisers of the Fridays for Future movement in the country, which organised the school strikes prior to the pandemic.A “sense of loss,” she says, led to her involvement in...
Tags: Students, Education, Climate Change, Higher Education, Universities, Young People, Luisa Neubauer

Climate activist Luisa Neubauer: 'how can we turn this anxiety into something constructive?'

The German activist gives her advice to young people on how to help tackle the climate crisis“Once we decide to do something about [the climate crisis] we can move mountains.” If the motivational quote sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Meet “the German Greta”, 24-year-old climate activist Luisa Neubauer, one of the main organisers of the Fridays for Future movement in the country, which organised the school strikes prior to the pandemic.A “sense of loss,” she says, led to her involvement in...
Tags: Students, Education, Climate Change, Higher Education, Universities, Young People, Luisa Neubauer

Senator: ‘More transparency is needed’ by exam proctoring tech firms

Three of the leading exam proctoring companies are facing calls to be more transparent, amid continued claims of bias by students forced to take remote exams because of the ongoing pandemic. Exam proctoring tech lets students take remotely invigilated tests from home. Students are told to install their university’s choice of proctoring software, which allows the exam monitor deep access to the student’s computer, including their webcams and microphones, to monitor their activity to spot potentia...
Tags: Security, Education, Privacy, Articles, Tech, United States, Higher Education, Webcam, Richard Blumenthal, Internet Speeds, Proctorio, Sen Richard Blumenthal D CT, Scott McFarland, Proctorio ExamSoft

A Princeton professor warned students not to take his class while in China amid the country's tightening grip on dissent

Blair Hall at Princeton University. Loop Images/ UIG/ Getty Images. Rory Truex, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, told students not to take his course on Chinese politics if they currently reside in China. Truex told the Daily Princetonian the course covers subjects the Chinese government may consider sensitive and could endanger students. American academics fear for their Chinese students in the wake of China's increasingly bold crackdow...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Education, College, China, Trends, Higher Education, Chinese communist party, Freedom Of Speech, Princeton, Truex, Princeton University, Academia, Communist Party, Daily Princetonian, Tiananmen Square Massacre

The free-market gamble: has Covid broken UK universities?

The pandemic has exposed the impact of 20 years of turning higher education into a marketplace and students into increasingly dissatisfied customersIn 2018-19 Manchester City FC had revenues of £535.2m. Manchester United had £627m. The University of Manchester made more than £1bn – not far short, in other words, of the combined income of the city’s two global sporting brands. This is in many ways a cause for celebration, a sign of the economic power of higher education, of British success in att...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, Culture, Manchester United, Higher Education, Tuition Fees, University Funding, Universities, University of Manchester, Manchester City FC, Coronavirus

The humble syllabus puts students first

By building online courses backwards, the necessary skills can be taught in stages The post The humble syllabus puts students first appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Curriculum, University, Higher Education, Pedagogy, Algorithms, Online Learning, Zoom, Assignments, Project Syndicate, Syllabus, Learning Communities, COVID-19

University College London apologises for role in promoting eugenics

Links to early eugenicists such as Francis Galton a source of ‘deep regret’ to institutionUniversity College London has expressed “deep regret” for its role in the propagation of eugenics, alongside a promise to improve conditions for disabled staff and students and a pledge to give “greater prominence” to teaching the malign legacy of the discredited movement.The formal apology for legitimising eugenics – the advocacy of selective breeding of the population often to further racist or discrimina...
Tags: Students, Education, Race, UK News, History, Higher Education, Universities, University administration, Ucl, University College London, Francis Galton, UCL (University College London, Higher education policy, institutionUniversity College London

I was an early Erasmus scholar, and I grieve for what British students have lost | Julian Baggini

My time in Europe transformed my outlook; those who think Brexit is all about trade deals ignore what else was at stakeThe prime minister offered the country a “feast” this Christmas but many of us still haven’t been able to digest it. The truth is it was never very appetising, not so much an oven-ready treat as a cheap ready meal. Boris Johnson’s trade deal does not bring “glad tidings of great joy” but final confirmation that a special relationship has been turned into a purely transactional o...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Students, Education, European Union, UK News, World news, Higher Education, Education policy, Philosophy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Erasmus, Julian Baggini, Higher education policy

Elli Glevey obituary

My friend Elli Glevey, who has died aged 62 of cancer, was a passionate educator and philosopher dedicated to building links between the UK and Africa. Through his work at the Institute of Education, in London, Elli made a real impact in the field in the UK, but he was determined equally to make a contribution in his home country, Ghana.Born in Accra, shortly after Ghanaian independence, Elli was the son of Gabriel Gleveh, an official in Kwame Nkrumah’s government, and Gladys (nee Atta Nee Boleh...
Tags: UK, London, Education, Africa, Teaching, Higher Education, Ghana, Accra, Kwame Nkrumah, Elli, Institute of Education, Elli Glevey, Ghana Born, Gabriel Gleveh, Gladys nee Atta Nee Boleh

COVID-related school closures could shorten life spans, study says

Elementary-aged children in the United States whose education was disrupted by school closures during the 2019-20 academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic could face shorter life spans, according to an article this month in JAMA Network Open, a journal published by the American Medical Association. Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the University of Washington analyzed the relationship between school closures and reduced educational attainment over the lifetime ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Britain, Soccer, United States, Higher Education, Pakistan, Biden, Pasadena, Ucla, University of Washington, LA County, Garcetti, ZIMMERMAN, Argentina Belgium

With the pandemic boosting college stress, the UC system is boosting the course “Life 101”

Life would be easier if it came with instructions. For students throughout the University of California system, it soon will. Starting next month, “Life 101,” a two-unit course taught at UC Irvine since 2013, will be expanded and made available for students at any UC campus. In addition to helping students in everything from nutrition to health management, the course teaches students how to recognize and manage stress. With the pandemic in full swing, stress is ratcheting up. “My goal is for stu...
Tags: Health, News, Education, College, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Black Lives Matter, UC Berkeley, University Of California, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ucla, UCI, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Jafari

UK universities fine students £170,000 for Covid rule breaches

Exclusive: 28 institutions issued fines, with Nottingham University students alone hit for £58,865Universities fined students more than £170,000 for breaching coronavirus safety rules in the first weeks of the new academic year, a Guardian analysis has found, as students told of struggling to make friends without flouting restrictions.Twenty-eight institutions fined students for breaking university, local and national Covid rules, including on household mixing, mandatory face coverings and socia...
Tags: Health, UK, Students, Education, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Higher Education, Universities, Nottingham University, Coronavirus

Different age groups may get different Covid vaccines, experts say

Oxford/AstraZeneca planning new trial of lower-dose jab to see how well it works in older peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConcerns around the efficacy of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab in older people could lead to different age groups being given different vaccines, experts have said.The partners announced last week that the vaccine had a 70% efficacy overall. For most trial participants – given two full doses, spaced a month apart – the effi...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Education, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Oxford AstraZeneca

Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reasonPeople worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have to struggle through a climate apocalypse, according to the first academic study of the issue.The researchers surveyed 600 people aged 27 to 45 who were already factoring climate concerns into their reproductive choices and found 96% were very or extremely concerned about the wellbeing of their pot...
Tags: Family, Education, Children, Climate Change, Environment, Research, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Higher Education, Parents and parenting, Childbirth

First-year EU students face £800 Brexit bill if not in UK before 2021

Visa and health fees likely to be levied on those who started UK courses overseas due to CovidFirst-year EU students who enrolled in UK universities this autumn but have been unable to move to the country due to the pandemic face an £800 Brexit bill shock if they don’t set foot on British soil before 31 December, campaigners have warned.The Home Office said they will not qualify for EU pre-settled status if they arrive after the end of the transition period, even though they have been unable to ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Students, Education, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, NHS, Higher Education, Lithuania, University of Edinburgh, Brexit

‘A game changer’: Humboldt State University ponders becoming third Cal Poly

Humboldt State University will conduct a self-study, at the request of the California State University system, examining whether it should become a polytechnic university. HSU announced Monday that it would conduct the study and would complete it by spring 2021. There is no guarantee the university will become a polytechnic and no timetable for when it might. “Designation and recognition of HSU as a polytechnic university would make your campus increasingly attractive to students from around Cal...
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