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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Cord cutting and unbundling caused a massive shakeup in the TV industry. The same type of change is coming to colleges.

College students are starting to depend more on a range of different entities to meet their needs. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images Similar to how the cable TV industry was unbundled into options like Netflix and Hulu, students in higher education are starting to depend more on a range of different entities to meet their needs. As time goes on, more young people will choose to forego traditional higher education and instead pull together a quick set of credentialed skills tha...
Tags: Google, Education, US, Trends, Netflix, Healthcare, Universities, Hulu, Getty Images Similar, Riipen, Denison University, Adam Weinberg, Kenzie Academy, GRANVILLE Ohio, Pathstream, MediaNews Group Boston Herald


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


Sexual abuse at English and Welsh universities 'a public scandal' – study

About 50,000 cases of abuse or harassment take place every year, report findsAn estimated 50,000 incidents of sexual abuse or harassment take place in universities in England and Wales every year, according to research, which accuses the sector of failing to adequately address what is “fast becoming a public scandal”.Unsafe Spaces: Ending Sexual Abuse in Universities highlights the role of the “lad culture” in student sports clubs – especially rugby clubs – in creating a toxic atmosphere leading...
Tags: England, Education, Wales, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, Sexual Harassment


The uberfication of the university

The pandemic is hastening neoliberal universities’ moves towards platform pedagogy, where lecturers become participants in the “just-in-time” gig economy and students become “clients” The post The uberfication of the university appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Uber, Education, Linkedin, Privatisation, Universities, Airbnb, Distance Learning, Neoliberalism, Gary Hall, Deregulation, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Science Brexit deal faces £3bn hurdle in EU research programme

Sector calls on both UK and EU to compromise on ‘financial formula’ to Horizon EuropeThe UK’s post-Brexit collaboration with European scientists hangs in the balance after it emerged that the EU offer of staying in the Horizon research programme could leave London with a £3bn deficit.“The financial negotiations are not in a good position and the offer that the [European] commission has made to the UK is not appealing,” Vivienne Stern, the director of Universities UK International, told a Lords B...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, University Funding, Science policy, Universities, Horizon, Brexit, Universities UK International, Vivienne Stern


Brexit: £3bn standoff over UK-EU scientific collaboration

Sector calls for compromise to ensure UK researchers stay in Horizon EuropeThe UK’s post-Brexit collaboration with European scientists hangs in the balance after it emerged that the EU offer of staying in the Horizon research programme could leave London with a £3bn deficit.“The financial negotiations are not in a good position and the offer that the [European] commission has made to the UK is not appealing,” Vivienne Stern, the director of Universities UK International, told a Lords Brexit comm...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, Education, Eu, European Union, UK News, University Funding, Science policy, Universities, Horizon, Brexit, Universities UK International, Vivienne Stern


Institutions of higher learning should commemorate their casualties

The bust of Matikweni Nkuna at Tshwane University of Technology is an example of how we should honour those who fought for equal access to education The post Institutions of higher learning should commemorate their casualties appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Access, Statues, Universities, Tut, FeesMustFall, Commemoration, Top Six, Tshwane University Of Technology, Katlego Monareng, Lesedi Benjamin Phetla, Matikweni Nkuna


'My ticket out': the Indian village where every family has an engineer

Students from a small community traditionally known for weaving are beating the odds to gain coveted university placesHe had tossed and turned all night. When he finally got out of bed at 4am, Anand Kumar realised his parents had too.The 17-year-old was confident he had worked hard for his exam – the joint entrance exam (JEE), which is the ticket to India’s finest engineering institutions – but the anxiety was undeniable. Huddled together in their living room last week, the family sat refreshing...
Tags: Education, India, World news, Poverty, South and Central Asia, Engineering, Higher Education, Global development, Universities, Anand Kumar, Global Education


Academics warn of ‘chilling effect’ of Hong Kong security law

Exclusive: global scholars on China call for agreement to resist interference in researchSome of the world’s leading scholars on China have called for a united international front in defence of university freedoms, amid claims of an increased Chinese threat to academic inquiry since the passing of Hong Kong’s national security law.Individual universities will be picked off unless there is a common agreement to resist Chinese state interference in academic research and teaching on China, a group ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Education, China, Germany, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, US UK Australia


Dyson technology institute to be given power to award its own degrees

Institute founded by Sir James Dyson will be first alternative provider to be granted such powerThe technology institute founded by the inventor Sir James Dyson will soon have the power to award its own degrees – the first of the new wave of alternative providers.The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, which opened in 2017 on the site of Dyson’s design centre in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has 150 engineering undergraduates who pay no tuition fees and receive a full-time wage during their ...
Tags: Technology, Students, Education, Higher Education, Universities, University administration, James Dyson, Dyson Ltd, Dyson, Engineering general, Malmesbury Wiltshire, Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology


Five universities extend academic year to March 2021

Under-resourced institutions are most likely to close later to allow students some time to catch up after lockdown The post Five universities extend academic year to March 2021 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Universities, Openaccess, Blade Nzimande, Tertiary Education, Top Six, Department of Higher Education and Training, Walter Sisulu University, University of Zululand, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, University Of Fort Hare, University Of Venda, Bernard Nthambeleni


Follow Covid rules so students can go home for Christmas, says minister

Oliver Dowden says everyone must follow rules after Labour urges promise on ‘unfair’ restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUniversity students should be able to return home to their families at Christmas if the country “pulls together” and observes the new coronavirus rules, a cabinet minister has said.The government is under pressure to guarantee young people are not confined to their halls of residence over the festive period because of Covid-19 outbreaks on c...
Tags: Students, Education, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Higher Education, Glasgow, Universities, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Glasgow, Coronavirus outbreak, Oliver Dowden


‘We came all this way to start a new life’: the misery of Glasgow’s lockdown freshers

The university has offered a rent rebate to students stuck in its halls, but will it ease their anger and frustration?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen Theo Lockett tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, he was the first of his 10 flatmates to do so. Within 24 hours, four more had reported positive results amid a rapidly increasing outbreak in University of Glasgow student accommodation. Related: 'Our first case of Covid. Parents are hounding me, staff are ...
Tags: Education, Scotland, UK News, Higher Education, Nicola Sturgeon, Epidemics, Health policy, Glasgow, Universities, University of Glasgow, Coronavirus outbreak, Theo Lockett


Dorm snitches and party bans: how universities around the world are tackling Covid

From asking students to report illicit gatherings to expanded online teaching, educational institutions continue to adapt Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage From overcrowded lecture halls in France to a ban on sleepovers in Ireland, special coronavirus apps in the UK, snitching on dorm parties in the US and shuttered campus gates in India, students face a range of experiences when – or if – universities reopen.Authorities around the world have introduced different measu...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, France, India, US, World news, Ireland, Higher Education, Universities, Coronavirus outbreak


UK universities recruit record numbers of international students

Ucas says institutions have seen a 9% increase, as 44,300 students are set to start studiesUK universities are on course to recruit record numbers of international students during the global pandemic, defying predictions of financial disaster, the latest admissions figures reveal.The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) said UK universities enjoyed a 9% increase in the number of undergraduate students from outside the UK and the EU starting their studies this autumn, rising to a n...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, Eu, Higher Education, Student Finance, Universities, International Students, Admissions, Ucas, Universities and Colleges Admissions Service Ucas


Durham University withdraws fresher's place over 'abhorrent' online posts

Wealthy prospective students planned competition to have sex with poorest undergraduateDurham University has withdrawn a student’s place after an investigation into “utterly abhorrent” comments on social media.It launched the inquiry after it came to light that wealthy prospective freshers supposedly planned to hold a competition to have sex with the poorest student they could find. Other comments discussed drugs and concerns about being accused of rape. One wrote that he would “sleep with a dif...
Tags: Students, Education, Social Media, Higher Education, Universities, Durham University, Freshers


Jamaican director of UCL's slavery research centre: British racism is 'clear and sharp'

The UK continues the fiction that racial exploitation is in the past, says Matthew Smith. He hopes his London appointment will help change thatMatthew Smith did not plan to quit Jamaica. Until last year the historian, who previously headed the history and archaeology department of the University of the West Indies at Mona, near Kingston, had made a point of staying. “I wanted my career to be an example that you don’t have to leave,” he explains on a video call. But when the directorship of UCL’s...
Tags: UK, London, Education, Americas, Society, UK News, History, Higher Education, Schools, Slavery, Colonialism, Universities, Bristol, Jamaica, Kingston, Smith


Cambridge college threatens to evict students if a Covid-19 outbreak occurs

Trinity’s policy accused of being ‘extremely punitive’ and breaching official guidanceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTrinity College Cambridge has been accused of taking punitive measures after telling students they could be abruptly removed from their accommodation in the event of a coronavirus outbreak.Trinity College, which has reported assets of £1.5bn, has told students living in the college’s halls of residence to sign a new contract that warns they will be “re...
Tags: Students, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Cambridge, Universities, Trinity, University administration, Oxbridge and elitism, University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Student housing, Student health, Coronavirus outbreak


Oxford University takes top spot in Guardian's annual university guide

This year’s report sees Oxford moving up from third to first for the first time in a decadeThe main table How Oxford leapfrogged its rivalsOxford University has vaulted into top place in the Guardian’s annual universities guide for the first time in a decade, thanks to new employment data showing that more Oxford students are moving into graduate-level jobs after completing their studies.This year’s Guardian university guide sees Oxford moving up from third to first, while the University of St A...
Tags: Students, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Oxford, Cambridge, Universities, University of Oxford, Oxford University, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University Of St Andrews, Admissions, Graduate Careers, Bournemouth University, Anglia Ruskin University


The best UK universities 2021 – rankings

Find a course at one of the top universities in the country. Our league tables rank them all subject-by-subject, as well as by student satisfaction, staff numbers, spending and career prospects Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, Higher Education, Universities, University guide


Elite Cambridge club asks members for £50,000 to keep it open

Pitt Club, founded in 1835, faces financial crisis after losing rental income from Pizza ExpressCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt has survived a wartime recruitment crisis, a disastrous fire and a “horrible scarcity of whisky”. Now a Cambridge University members’ club is facing a surprising new challenge to its survival: the lockdown misfortunes of Pizza Express.One hundred and eighty-five years after it was founded, the university’s Pitt Club – whose alumni include ...
Tags: Education, UK News, Higher Education, Cambridge, Universities, Prince Of Wales, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Elite Cambridge, Pitt Club, John Maynard Keynes John Cleese



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