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New Canadian Education Agent Certification launched by Canadian government and ICEF

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:33

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The Canada Course for Education Agents was produced by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Consortium for International Education and Marketing (CCIEM) and ICEF to further professional standards in education advising. [CA]

   

The government's ideological assault on universities as a public service

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:00

The Higher Education Policy Institute has announced that the university sector faces a huge funding gap, which will necessitate cuts to student numbers and hikes in loan repayments. For those who have spent the last two years mobilising against fees and privatisation in education, this announcement will not be a revelation – and it is no longer enough to remark, as many commentators have done, that the government has "got its sums wrong". In reality, the £1bn gap in funding that universities now face is part of a broader, and calculated, policy to shrink higher education through a process of chaotic marketisation. [UK]

   

Lower costs lure U.S. college students to Canada, UK

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 00:00

WASHINGTON — More American teenagers are thinking about picking up a passport and heading abroad for their college years as a way of attending a top-rated school at a lower cost, Canadian and British college recruiters say. [US]

   

Modern music degrees strike a chord with students

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 00:00

Katy B, the Kooks and James Blake may sound pretty different, but they do have one thing in common: they all studied modern music at university. [UK]

   

The methodology of ranking 49 Canadian universities

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:22

Maclean’s places universities in one of three categories, recognizing the differences in types of institutions, levels of research funding, the diversity of offerings, and the breadth and depth of graduate and professional programs. Primarily Undergraduate universities tend to be smaller in size, and have fewer graduate programs and graduate students.Those in the Comprehensive category have a significant degree of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including professional degrees. Medical Doctoral universities offer a broad range of Ph.D. pro- grams and research; all universities in this category have medical schools. [CA]

   

Careers advice at every stage of life is crucial to social mobility

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 00:00

On a straight word count 'careers' gets 82 mentions in Alan Milburn's recent report, University Challenge: how Higher Education can advance social mobility. The majority of these mentions appear in two contexts. [UK]

   

Concordia addresses homestay issues

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:07

Concordia is taking action to address student housing issues for students from China, and particularly for those benefiting from the Concordia China Student Recruitment Partnership Program (CCSRPP). [CA]

   

Six out of 10 sixth formers opting out of university do so because of fee worries

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00

Almost six out of 10 sixth formers who have opted to not go straight to university have done so primarily because of worries about fees, according to a study by a commercial arm of the Guardian.[UK]

   

Michigan Makes It Easier For College Students To Register To Vote

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

It's going to be a little easier for college students in Michigan to register to vote this fall. [US]

   

Academic Writing Month and the social landscape of academic practice

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 00:00

With the 2014 REF deadline looming and job search committees eyeing up ways of banking a few more high quality REF-ables, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the pressure to produce. As an early career researcher this is particularly the case – you know what prospective departments are looking for. But despite increasing advances in open access publishing and peer-review, getting published still takes considerable time and personal commitment. Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo) may therefore seem like impeccable timing or a bid to push already overworked academics over the edge. [UK]

   

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