Category Archives: Universities

Flexible terms making it easier for students to swap university

When students receive their A-level results and a confirmed university place next month they will be finding out the path their lives will take for at least the next three years. But what if, at the end of their first year – and again at the end of their second – the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) gets in touch again with a friendly email. “Happy with your choice of course and university?” it could ask. “Why not look around for something that suits you better?”

What Employers Think of Your Online MBA Degree

When Michael Urtiaga goes on job interviews, he regularly gets asked the question, “How were you able to balance an MBA education at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with your previous full-time job near Cincinnati?”

Find a Mentor as an Online Bachelors Student

Some of the most formative and important learning experiences I had as a college student occurred outside of the classroom. Quick and casual conversations with professors in the hallways, library and dining halls; on Main Street; and during office hours guided my career planning, aspirations, goal setting, professional development, resume-building endeavors and eventual success.

Teacher shortages of greater concern than full-scale academisation

Looming teacher shortages represent a bigger problem than turning every school in England into an academy, according to the head of one of the country’s largest and most successful academy chains.

Academies plan turns schools into businesses says union chief

Nicky Morgan’s plans to force all schools in England to become academies is an attempt to turn education into a business and destroy the public service ethos of teachers, according to the head of one of Britain’s teaching unions.

Study Big Data Through Online Learning

In the 21st-century workforce, knowledge of big data is useful in virtually any industry, experts say. It was the desire for a degree in the field that drove John Cook, an analyst at ​Marriott International, to online education about two years ago.

Teachers leader condemns sexist bullying of swotty girls

Sexist bullying in schools is inhibiting girls from putting up their hands and speaking out in class because they fear appearing “swotty and clever”, according to a senior teachers’ leader.

Secret Teacher last-minute revision classes do more harm than good

The days are getting longer and the sun is making occasional, rather shy attempts to show its face. While it may be a little pre-emptive to claim that summer is on its way, what is certain is that exam season is lurking just around the corner. This means that hundreds of otherwise sensible and well-balanced school leaders will soon develop temporary hysteria.

Education reform has failed to improve social mobility

More than half a century of sweeping educational reforms have done little to improve Britain’s social mobility, according to one of the country’s leading experts on equality.

Instead, young people from less well-off families entering today’s labour market have far less favourable prospects than their parents or even their grandparents, despite having gained much better qualifications.

ITU issuing universities ranking on quality research

LAHORE – Information Technology University (ITU) Vice Chancellor Dr Umar Saif on Wednesday said that the ITU was the first institution of Pakistan, which had launched issuing ranking of universities purely based on quality research output according to the international standards.