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Stephen Fry Narrates Two Animated Videos Explaining How Fear, Loathing & Misinformation Drove the Brexit Campaign

For millions watching in the UK and around the world, anticipating the looming Brexit deadline over the past two years has been like watching the slowest train wreck in history. But for those not following the coverage daily, the impending UK secession from the European Union is mystifying. Just how many trains are there, and where are they coming from, and how fast, exactly, are they going? From the future of food and drug imports, to the status of the “currently invisible” border betwe...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, College, US, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, George Orwell, Theresa May, Current Affairs, NHS, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Stephen Fry, Brexit


The UK Needs a Bold Strategy Around Competition to Survive Brexit

There is little doubt that the United Kingdom’s separation from Europe will reduce its competitiveness for the foreseeable future, argues Michael E. Porter. Here's what can be done about it. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
Tags: Europe, UK, College, United Kingdom, Michael Blanding, Michael E Porter, by Michael Blanding


Why You Should Pre-Order Digital Minimalism

A copy of my new book, hot off the presses, on the custom-built minimalist library table I use to find focus in an otherwise noisy world. My new book, Digital Minimalism, which comes out on February 5th, is available for pre-order. If you live in the US, you can pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or a local bookstore (as well as many other retailers). If you live in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India or Africa, you can pre-order the UK edition at Amazon UK. (The book is also ...
Tags: UK, College, Africa, Uncategorized, US, New York Times, Amazon UK, Amazon Barnes Noble, Europe Australia New Zealand India, Digital Minimalist Book Club


The UK Needs a Bold Competitive Strategy to Survive Brexit

There is little doubt that the United Kingdom’s separation from Europe will reduce its competitiveness for the foreseeable future, argue Michael Porter and Christian Ketels. Here's what can be done about it. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
Tags: Europe, UK, College, United Kingdom, Michael Blanding, Michael Porter, by Michael Blanding


These Are the Key Differences Between Colleges in The United States and Europe

If you're going to study abroad in Europe, here's what to expect at a European university. The continent of Europe is the most common destination for American college students who are studying abroad. It's no surprise why: Lots of universities there are affiliated with American schools and the continent is rich in culture and history.It obviously helps to know what to expect before studying abroad in Europe, but articles that explain the study abroad basics usually tell you about the housing ac...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, College, US, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Colleges, Study Abroad, Taco Bell, United States Europe, College Life, Atlantic Classes View


2019: Year of human renaissance?

A key message I'm seeing already at the start of 2019 is that the 'next industrial revolution' will be about people. Joe Kaeser wrote a recent article for the World Economic Forum on the subject, and it has been echoed in publications by several others who have their fingers on the pulse.Although I'm not convinced that the term 'revolution' is apt - most technological developments feature long processes of evolution rather than sudden disruption or revolution - the argument that humans are at t...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Learning, Education, Future, Skills, Development, eLearning, World Economic Forum, Joe Kaeser, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Kaeser, Change agency, Richard Gerver


'Victor Hugo becomes a sex god in my mind' – how to get better at French

Worried that she is speaking French like Joey Essex speaks English, Emma Beddington fights back with classes, podcasts and cartoons about mustard-loving aliens resuscitating literary giantsI used to think I was pretty great at French: I could handle a subjunctive and disdained the myriad mangled pronunciations of “millefeuille” on Masterchef. I lived in French-speaking Brussels for 12 years and have a French husband who still tolerates me misgendering the dishwasher after 24 years. My inflated s...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, France, Life and style, World news, Brussels, Languages, Samuel Johnson, Victor Hugo, Joey Essex, Emma Beddington


I'm Attending College 5,000 Miles from Home & Here's What I Love About It

It's not as scary as you'd think!Over the past few months, I’ve written off and on about my experiences as an international student. Yes, it’s scary and daunting to feel so separated from your family, but there are a thousand and one reasons that make that tradeoff worth it. To round off this series on a high note, here are five things that I love most about studying abroad. 1. Expectation vs. Reality Places are so much more than the tourist version of themselves. Growing up I loved watching ...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, England, College, Harry Potter, Study Abroad, College Life, Home amp


A little help from my friends

Image from Maxpixel My grandest project of 2018 has been writing a new book, which was commissioned by Kogan Page in January. Anyone who has authored a book will know how compelling, and also how lonely it can be. Throughout the year, the book has continuously exercised my mind, and I have spent countless hours of planning, thinking, researching, writing and editing.I decided to call the book 'Digital Learning in Organisations' from the outset because my expertise lies in learning techn...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, UK, New York, Learning, Education, Social Media, Development, Change, David, Italy, Mobile Devices, eLearning, David Kelly, Julian, Kogan Page


The Story of The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York,” the Boozy Ballad That Has Become One of the Most Beloved Christmas Songs of All Time

Drugstore Cowboy, Barfly, Leaving Las Vegas, even Bonnie and Clyde… we love a good story about doomed, down-and-out lovers. Whatever emotional reservoir they tap into, when written well and honestly, such stories have broad cultural appeal. Which in part explains the overwhelming popularity of The Pogues’ 1987 classic “Fairytale of New York,” the kind of “anti-Christmas song,” writes Dorian Lynsky at The Guardian, “that ended up being, for a generation, the Christmas song.” Many holiday ...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, New York, College, Christopher Lee, Bbc, James Brown, Ireland, Paul Mccartney, Elvis Costello, Clyde, Facebook Twitter, Johnny Cash, Lower East Side, Kirsty MacColl


New Research and Ideas, December 11, 2018

Platforms compete in UK betting industry ... Oral history sheds light on corruption ... Startup considers risks vs. rewards of new technology. [Author: Dina Gerdeman]
Tags: UK, College, New Research, Dina Gerdeman


Donuts, dogs, and de-stressing: library programs to ease student stress

For most students, December is the most wonderful (read: stressful) time of the year. With final projects and exams nearing, students and librarians alike are gearing up for the anxiety-filled, coffee-fuelled days and nights ahead.To help prepare their patrons for the long hours of studying, writing, and prepping, librarians have created anti-procrastination, stress-relieving events that seek to ease the pain of the finals push. We chatted with librarians from the United States, United Kingdom, ...
Tags: Books, UK, Featured, Education, Canada, Exams, College Students, University of Toronto, Facebook Twitter, Toronto Canada, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, United States United Kingdom, John Jackson, University Library, California US


Equality watchdog launches inquiry into racial harassment at universities

EHRC move follows a string of high-profile racial incidents on UK campusesBritain’s equality watchdog has launched an inquiry into racial harassment at universities amid mounting evidence of students and staff from minority groups facing abuse.The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said on Tuesday it was aware of claims from some student groups that universities were “brushing incidents under the carpet unless they go viral on social media”. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, Race, Higher Education, Universities, Ehrc, Equality and Human Rights Commission EHRC


Watch Classic Performances by Peter Green, Founder of Fleetwood Mac & the Only British Blues Guitarist Who Gave B.B. King “the Cold Sweats”

“Of all the guitar giants to emerge from the British blues boom,” writes Stuart Penny at Empty Mirror, “Peter Green was perhaps the most naturally gifted.” After replacing Eric Clapton in John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (and earning the nickname “The Green God”), the guitarist formed his own band, originally given the unwieldy name “Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac featuring Jeremy Spencer.” Soon shortened to Fleetwood Mac, the band recorded their debut, eponymous album in 1968, and went on i...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, College, Green, Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Erickson, Christ, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Penny, Allmusic, Lindsey Buckingham, Peter


48 US college students awarded Marshall scholarships to study in UK

Forty-eight U.S. students have been awarded the 2019 Marshall Scholarship, the largest class of scholars in the program’s 65-year history. The U.K. government mainly funds the scholarships and announced them Monday. Recipients come from across the U.S., and next year’s group includes more women than ever before. The scholarships enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to […]
Tags: UK, News, Education, US, Nation, Marshall, Nation & World


Michelle Obama to revisit Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school

Former first lady was inspired to take up educational initiatives after visiting school in LondonMichelle Obama will return on Monday to the London girls’ school that inspired her focus on education when she was US first lady, as part of a one-day UK tour to publicise her memoir.In 2009 Obama visited Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school (EGA) in Islington, which at the time had 900 refugee pupils in a student body where 55 languages were spoken. In her memoir, Becoming, she recalls: “Looking at the...
Tags: UK, London, Education, Obama, US, UK News, US news, Schools, Secondary Schools, Michelle Obama, Islington, EGA, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LondonMichelle Obama


Matthew Hedges: pardoned British academic arrives back in UK

Durham student accused of spying by UAE lands at Heathrow after being granted ‘gracious clemency’A flight carrying British academic Matthew Hedges landed at London Heathrow airport on Tuesday morning, Reuters has reported, a day after he was pardoned in the United Arab Emirates from a life sentence for spying. The UAE released Hedges, 31, on Monday after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency. Britain has denied he was a spy and welco...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Heathrow, United Arab Emirates, Universities, MI6, Uae, Durham, London Heathrow, Reuters, Durham University


'Mr Hedges will be permitted to leave' : UAE pardons UK academic – video

Matthew Hedges to be released after being jailed for life on charges on espionage in the United Arab Emirates. The 31-year-old PhD student was visiting the country for research purposes but the UAE insists he was an MI6 agent Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Universities, Uae, Durham University, Hedges, Matthew Hedges


Matthew Hedges jailing: two more UK universities cut ties with UAE

Durham University and University of Exeter join backlash against Gulf state over academic’s imprisonment The academic backlash against the life imprisonment of Matthew Hedges is growing, with two more UK universities cutting ties with the United Arab Emirates until the Durham PhD student accused of spying is released.Durham University has suspended all field research in the UAE while lecturers at the University of Exeter, where Hedges did his master’s degree, have voted in favour of an academic ...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Universities, Uae, Durham, Gulf, Durham University, University of Exeter, Hedges, Matthew Hedges


London schools tackle pollution with face masks and air purifiers

Schools introduce walk-to-school initiatives and stock up on asthma medicineSchools across the UK are taking ever more drastic steps in an effort to mitigate the effects of air pollution on their pupils’ health.Amid growing concern about the long-term implications of toxic air on young people’s development, the Guardian has found one London school is raising money for face masks for its pupils, while a growing number are installing air purifiers in classrooms and thousands more are trying to det...
Tags: Health, UK, London, Education, Children, Environment, UK News, Air Pollution, Schools, Guardian


The Making of “Bohemian Rhapsody”: Take a Deep Dive Into the Iconic Song with Queen’s 2002 Mini Documentary

Despite being fraught with production difficulties, an absent director, and a critical quibbling over its sexuality politics, Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Freddie Mercury and Queen, has been doing very well at the box office. And though it has thrust Queen’s music back into the spotlight, has it even really gone away? The song itself, the 6 minute epic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” was the top of the UK singles charts for nine weeks upon its release and hasn’t been forgotten since. It’s part ...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, College, Kanye West, Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose, Brian May, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Roger Taylor, Elstree, Ted Mills, Justin Shirley Smith


Birmingham University staff to boycott UAE campus after jailing of academic

Lecturers in UK will refuse to teach at Dubai outpost after Matthew Hedges sentencingStaff at the University of Birmingham have voted for an academic boycott of its campus in the United Arab Emirates as fears grow for the rights and safety of academics and students following the life sentence given to a Durham PhD student accused of spying in the UAE.The motion passed on Thursday means lecturers based in Birmingham will refuse to teach in Dubai and will not provide the campus with any academic s...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Trade unions, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Universities, Birmingham, Uae, Durham, Academics, University of Birmingham


The Guardian view on the sentencing of Matthew Hedges: a violation of rights | Editorial

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is right to stand firm in defence of the British academic jailed for life in the UAE for spyingThis year, the United Arab Emirates launched the inaugural World Tolerance Summit – its latest initiative to brand itself a humane and progressive country celebrating openness and dialogue. That was last week. Today, it jailed the British academic Matthew Hedges for life for spying, stunning diplomats as well as friends and supporters. The sentence has sent a chill through...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Education, Law, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Jeremy Hunt, Uae, Durham University, Mohammed bin Zayed, Hedges


Matthew Hedges: British academic accused of spying jailed for life in UAE

Durham University student was detained while on way home from PhD research tripA British academic who was accused of spying for the UK government in the United Arab Emirates after travelling to Dubai to conduct research has been sentenced to life in jail.Matthew Hedges, 31, has been in a UAE prison for more than six months. The Durham University student, who went to the country to research his PhD thesis, was handed the sentence at an Abu Dhabi court in a hearing that lasted less than five minut...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Durham University, Matthew Hedges


British academic accused of spying jailed for life in UAE

Durham University student Matthew Hedges was detained while on research tripA British academic who has been accused of spying for the UK government in the United Arab Emirates after travelling to Dubai to conduct research has been sentenced to life in jail.Matthew Hedges, 31, has been in a UAE prison for more than six months. The Durham University student who went to the country to research his PhD thesis, was handed the sentence at an Abu Dhabi court in a hearing that lasted less than five minu...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Durham University, Matthew Hedges


We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters

On the UN’s Universal Children’s Day – 20 November – teachers and lecturers urge the UK government to lobby for the release of child prisoners and an end to the mistreatment of children detained under military lawAs teachers and lecturers, we feel strongly that today, on the UN’s Universal Children’s Day, we must call on our government to work with increased determination to achieve improved welfare for the children living in Palestine under occupation and in Gaza. On this day, we are reminded t...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Education, Children, Israel, Society, World news, Teaching, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Trade unions, Gaza, Palestine, United Nations, Schools, Un


Looks on Campus: Sharen - University of Westminster

This Gossip Girl gabs about fashion (on a college budget).Can you believe this cute and quirky outfit was assembled in less than five minutes by Sharen before she rushed off to her morning classes? This busy law student has epic style on a budget. The best way I can think of describing her outfit today is Blair Waldorf meets {throwback) Avril Lavigne.  Sharen 101 Name: SharenHometown: Farnborough, EnglandSchool: University of Westminster, London, EnglandYear: Second YearMajor: Law Let’s Talk F...
Tags: Topshop, UK, College, International, Street Style, Plaid, Schoolgirl, University of Westminster, Farnborough, Blair Waldorf, Campus Style, Looks on Campus, Barbara Palvin, Fall Style, Fall Trends, Beret


HESA Selects Confirmit to Support Innovative Graduate Outcomes Programme

New research programme will deliver richer insights to drive higher education developments London, UK and Oslo, Norway: 15 November 2018: Confirmit has today announced that the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the experts in UK higher education data and analysis, Read more… The post HESA Selects Confirmit to Support Innovative Graduate Outcomes Programme appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: UK, Education, Advertising, Marketing, Seo, It, Pr, London UK, Oslo Norway, News Trends, Confirmit, HESA, Higher Education Statistics Agency


British Doctors To Prescribe Arts & Culture to Patients: “The Arts Are Essential to our Health and Wellbeing”

Photo by Adam Jones, via Wikimedia Commons The arts and humanities are afterthoughts in many American schools, rarely given priority as part of a comprehensive education, though they formed the basis of one for thousands of years elsewhere. One might say something similar of preventative medicine in the U.S. healthcare system. It’s tempting to idealize the priorities of other wealthy countries. The Japanese investment in “forest bathing,” for example, comes to mind, or Finnish public schools an...
Tags: Health, Google, Art, UK, College, France, Life, Canada, NHS, Smithsonian, Baltimore, Facebook Twitter, Adam Jones, Rolling Stones, Hancock, Royal Philharmonic


Hautelinks: Comfy Heels for Holiday Parties, the Delia's x Doll's Kill Collab, & More

Plus the rest of the things we were reading this week. Fashionista did a great look back at the costumes witches have worn in pop culture through the years.Also from Fashionista, some interesting statistics on what's affecting holiday shopping numbers this year. Five ingredients for the perfect fall night spent at home, via Lauren Conrad.Ummm want everything from this Delia's collab!Fashion Nova has a knockoff of Meghan Markle's reception dress and I want it even though I have nowhere to wear i...
Tags: UK, News, Buzzfeed, College, Massachusetts, Disney, New York Times, Ariana Grande, Vogue, Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham, Idris Elba, Victoria, Usa Today, Diddy, Cosmo



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