07 septembre 2013

Business skills for the future

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Graduates of LSBU's MSc in Business Project Management will be armed with the real-world skills to make them sought after in the business world, or further their career with their current employer. In response to graduates looking to diversify and consolidate their workplace skills, London South Bank University (LSBU) is offering a new flexible learning masters course that increases employability – and that could eventually rival the more traditional MBA. More...

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Joint honours degrees: double the trouble?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Studying a joint honours degree at university might mean twice the work, but the experience is enriching. When I applied for my joint honours degree in English and history, I thought it would help me stand out from the crowd once it came to finding a job. More...

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Universities are employers – they are businesses

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Ahead of party conference season, John Cridland shares his perspective on the role universities play in UK economic growth.
You've spoken widely about schools and business, John. How important a role do you see higher education playing in getting the UK back on track?
I think the market is changing very rapidly and in part this is a consequence of tuition fees, which have been a real challenge for the higher education sector. But every cloud has a silver lining, and the silver lining is that it's bringing the customer, the young person, much closer to specifying what it is they really want to get out of higher education. More...

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Society is becoming less equal, less just … and higher education seems to be following suit

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The English higher education system is going through a counter-revolution, writes Peter Scott. There is a revolution under way in English higher education. But it is not the sort of revolution that has captured the headlines. It is not the triumph of a market. More...

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Private higher education: improving certainly, but still could do better

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Most private colleges provide a quality student experience, QAA reports, but 100 institutions failed to progress or pass review. Private providers are the subject of heated debate in the UK higher education sector. It's in this context that QAA (the Quality Assurance Agency for higher education) carried out 'educational oversight' reviews of 209 private colleges over the course of 2012. Overall, our review judged 86% of them to be providing a quality student experience, publishing honest and accurate information, and delivering courses that meet the academic standards laid down by their awarding organisations. More...

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Which graduates find jobs most easily? And who's earning the big money?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Good news for students: chances of getting a job are rising. But some sectors are hiring more people – and paying higher salaries – than others. There hasn't been much good news for university-leavers over the past four years, but it looks like things might be about to change. A survey released last week found that nine in 10 graduates of the class of 2008-09 have found work, despite graduating at the onset of the economic crisis. And, this summer, a survey of the 100 largest graduate employers also suggested that recruitment is on the mend. The number of vacancies being advertised is up 4.6% according to the survey, which – although below pre-recession levels – is the highest rate seen since 2008. More...

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Why is Guardian Students doing an employability section?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifEditors blog: We know students are worried about finding a job - so we're focusing on how you can use your time at uni to make sure you're employed when you leave. More...

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Should universities accept 'illegal' immigrants?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifNotre Dame University has announced that it will start admitting undocumented immigrants and will provide them with financial aid, to strengthen the student body. Should other universities follow suit? More...

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Do students who live at home miss out on uni life?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . More than a quarter of students in the UK now stay at home while they study. It's economical, but is it a good choice? Parents: what's it like to have a student living at home? More...

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A broad, cultural education is vital to the health of a democratic society

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/7515301283cfe16f903a8b3593c8af220b510907/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The Workers' Educational Association was set up to bring the joy of learning to the masses. Never has it been more relevant. The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) formally came into existence in 1903 and soon became a strong national presence. To understand whether it is still relevant in the 21st century, it is, as always, important to look at some aspects of the WEA's early history and some of the contrasting strands of thinking which characterise it still. More...

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