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Clearing 2018: what to expect, who can benefit and how to succeed

the guardian - Thu, 16/08/2018 - 08:00

It’s a buyer’s market for students going through clearing, so even students holding offers should consider rethinking their choices

Last year, more than a tenth of all university places were filled via clearing, and 2018 looks set to be even bigger. What once was a last chance saloon for students who didn’t get the grades is increasingly about offering students the chance to reassess. Have they chosen the right course at the right place to spend three to four years of their life? It can’t hurt to shop around for a better fit.

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Clearing: how to make sure you get an offer you can’t refuse

the guardian - Thu, 16/08/2018 - 08:00

What do you want from your university years? Focus on five key considerations to unearth the clearing gems and avoid the turkeys

You probably spent months picking your ideal uni course at the start of sixth form – visiting open days, comparing league tables, talking to current students. Now you’ve been plunged into clearing and have to sift through thousands of courses in what feels like a matter of seconds. So how do you tackle it?

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A-level results: Why clearing is 'not the end of the world'

bbc education - Thu, 16/08/2018 - 04:54
What are the immediate options if your A-level grades aren't what you were expecting?
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A-level results 2018: What was new about this year's exams?

bbc education - Thu, 16/08/2018 - 04:41
Thousands of teenagers are getting their A and AS-level results, but what have the recent changes been?
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Young people 'more sceptical about value of university' – poll

the guardian - Thu, 16/08/2018 - 02:24

With 26,000 places unfilled on A-level results day, research reveals drop in number of pupils with college ambitions

Young people are becoming more sceptical about the benefits of going to university, despite a large majority saying they want to carry on to higher education, research suggests.

The findings coincide with the publication today of A-level and BTec level three grades for hundreds of thousands of sixth formers. University admissions offices are bracing themselves for a flood of enquiries after more than 600,000 candidates applied though the Ucas process this year.

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Peterloo director calls for 1819 massacre to be taught in UK schools

the guardian - Thu, 16/08/2018 - 02:01

Mike Leigh grew up near scene of Manchester atrocity but says he was never taught about it

All schoolchildren in the UK should be taught about the Peterloo massacre, according to Mike Leigh, who has directed a film about the little-known Manchester atrocity sometimes referred to as Britain’s Tiananmen Square.

Leigh grew up in Salford, a short walk from St Peter’s Field, where on 16 August 1819 government forces charged into a peaceful rally by more than 60,000 people who were demanding political reform and protesting against poverty.

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Halls or no halls? How to pick decent university accommodation

the guardian - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 22:00

Wherever you stay, finding good digs can make a huge difference to the student experience

Unlikely friendships forged over supermarket own-brand vodka and burned pizza – they’re part of the university rite of passage for most students.

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Transgender Girl, 12, Is Violently Threatened After Facebook Post by Classmate’s Parent

NYTimes - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 21:22
After becoming the target of a hateful online campaign, Maddie, a seventh grader in a small Oklahoma town, said, “I’m going to keep my head held up high.”
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Student finances: the lowdown on loans – and how not to blow the lot

the guardian - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 18:50

University life is a blast – but it doesn’t come cheap. How will you keep the bank from running dry? Seb Murray has some pointers

Amid the clamour for clearing places, students tend to focus on just getting into university, rather than on how to pay for it. A student loan is the most cost-effective method for many, as repayments are a portion of earnings and outstanding debt is written off after 30 years.

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University open days: your turn to ask the questions during clearing

the guardian - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 17:51

You’re choosing a new home – so you’ll want the lowdown on the course, the university and the city

Students often feel under pressure to make a snap decision on a clearing place, but how do you choose the right one? It’s not all about the course – the university and its location will also have a bearing on how much you enjoy the coming years. An open day is your opportunity to get to know your potential new homes, and make an educated choice between them.

Prepare questions beforehand to make the most of the opportunity to grill course instructors in person

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What should I pack for my first term at university?

the guardian - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 15:19

Don’t go overboard with the essentials – chances are you’ll have less space in your new room than at home

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Informatik in der Schule: Wo programmieren die Schüler am besten?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 11:30

Ökonomen fordern einen bundesweiten Vergleichstest wie etwa im Lesen. Der Bildungsmonitor des IW zeigt, dass Schüler schon mal besser auf die Arbeitswelt vorbereitet wurden.

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Should I do a PhD? You asked Google – here's the answer | Rachel Hall

the guardian - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 10:00

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries

There are lots of good reasons for deciding to do a PhD. Deepening your knowledge of a subject you love is an excellent one. Wondering what to do with the next three years of your life and finding out your university will pay you to stay isn’t so bad either. But seeing it as a fast track to a cushy academic job probably shouldn’t be one of them.

PhDs are often glamourised in popular culture. If you grew up watching Friends, you might recall Ross Geller celebrating getting tenure at New York University. Getting tenure in a US university means you are virtually impossible to fire. Your university trusts in your intellectual brilliance to the extent that it’s willing to give you total academic freedom to research what you want. In short, it sounds like a dream.

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The man who is fervent about feeding hungry kids, but hates food banks | Aditya Chakrabortty

the guardian - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 08:00
Children should not be victims of austerity says Robbie Davison, head of a meals service. It’s all about dignity

Along the road sped the white Transit van, carrying its precious cargo. In its back were stacked rows of black Thermo boxes containing 750 freshly made children’s lunches. Chefs had been making them since around 4.30am that morning, working in a large kitchen on a small industrial estate a few minutes from Liverpool airport. Now it was just gone 9.30am and we were driving them over the bridge to north Wales and the playcentres of Flintshire.

For some children at the other end, this white van contained their first meal of the day. Simon Bazley, a play worker at the biggest centre of the lot, Quayplay, said, “If they don’t get school meals, some of them won’t eat. They come here hungry and angry.”

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'Crisis point': New Zealand hit by primary school teacher strike

the guardian - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 03:24

Zoos, community halls and churches hold all-day events to help keep 400,000 children occupied

Primary school teachers have gone on strike in New Zealand for the first time in 24 years, weeks after 30,000 nurses walked off the job.

An estimated 29,000 teachers stopped work for a full day on Wednesday, demanding a pay rise from the government of 16% over two years. The industrial action affected 400,000 children.

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Bringing up your baby as a vegan

bbc education - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 02:15
Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet. She explains how and why.
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Debate over Scotland's schools enters new term

bbc education - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 02:10
As Scotland's children head back to school this week, the debate over education intensifies.
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Exam results: The highs, lows and... embarrassing mums

bbc education - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 02:05
Thousands of students get their exam results this month. BBC Rewind looks at some classic reactions.
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Government accused of 'total failure' to widen elite university access

the guardian - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 02:01

Number of disadvantaged students at Russell Group institutions virtually unchanged since 2010

Ministers have been accused of a “total and abject failure” to widen access to top universities for disadvantaged students, after analysis by the Labour party found the proportions attending Russell Group universities had increased by only one percentage point since 2010.

Separately, research by a group of Labour MPs suggests pupils from towns are less likely to attend university than those from London, with a nine percentage point gap between pupils from London and the rest of the country, and a 20-point gap between those from low-income families in the capital and in towns.

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Wordplay: First Day of China Sudoku Championship Devoted to Children

NYTimes - Wed, 15/08/2018 - 00:05
Will Shortz, our crossword editor and the chairman of the World Puzzle Federation, reports from Beijing.
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