Neben BWL und Medizin haben Hochschulen inzwischen exotische Studiengänge im Angebot - wie Zukunfts-Design. Drei Studierende erzählen.
Many students struggle to complete their undergraduate degree. Here’s what to consider before you take time out
On the morning of the most important exam of his second year, Harry Smith* woke up and realised he’d missed it. “I fell asleep revising,” he says.
With a series of poor grades and two failed units behind him, his degree at University College London ended up taking two years longer than expected. This included summer resits, which he kept secret from his family, and various retakes. He graduated with a 2:2.Continue reading...
Bristol distances itself from academic who claims to have solved century-old mystery
A university that breathlessly declared one of its academics had cracked the code of the celebrated Voynich manuscript has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown after medieval experts poured scorn on his theory.
Bristol University said this week Dr Gerard Cheshire had “succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed” by identifying the language and purpose of the mysterious and apparently coded 15th-century text.Continue reading...
Teachers are better able to identify radicalisation than most, yet in the UK they are too often ignored
Dozens of heads of state, policymakers and leaders of technology companies gathered in Paris this week to discuss social media’s impact on global terrorist violence. Their goal – to eliminate terrorist and violent content online – is a laudable, necessary step toward combating extremism. But a critical group was missing from the meeting: educators.
During dozens of meetings about extremist radicalisation and violence across Europe and the US over the past several years, I’ve met plenty of academics, CVE (countering violent extremism) specialists, terrorism analysts, policymakers and diplomats working to understand the roots of extremism and ways to stem violence. These discussions typically bring experts together to discuss collaborative approaches to law enforcement and surveillance, learn about new research findings and practical efforts on the ground – and forge high-level, international public-private cooperation around issues such as online radicalisation.Continue reading...
Die CDU-Politikerin Widmann-Mauz greift die Debatte aus Österreich auf, obwohl sich ein mit dem Grundgesetz konformes Verbot kaum umsetzen ließe. Widerspruch kommt auch aus der eigenen Partei.
Impresario hopes Mountview Academy donation will help prove ‘you don’t have to be posh’ to get on in theatre
Sir Cameron Mackintosh has given £1m to help one of the UK’s most diverse drama schools in the hope it will prove “you don’t have to be posh” to get on in the theatre.
The producer’s donation to Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts completes a £6.5m fundraising campaign for the school’s new £30m home in Peckham, south London, and will mean its plans for 200-seat theatre space can be completed.Continue reading...
Soil Association calls for pupils in England to get ‘healthier and more climate-friendly’ meals
All state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week, under new recommendations to the government that aim to make school meals more environmentally friendly and reflect changing dietary advice.
Given wide acceptance that diets need to change to address the climate crisis – including by eating less meat and more beans and pulses – the Soil Association is urging the Department for Education to replace a non-mandatory recommendation for a weekly meat-free day with a statutory menu once a week offering only plant-based proteins and foods.Continue reading...