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How to break into fashion: 'A good school won't give you an easy pass'

the guardian - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 12:50

Even the top fashion schools can’t teach originality. You need to connect with industry pros in person, and start local to get ahead

‘Is [the fashion industry] glamorous? Not really,” says set designer Mariesha Green, who studied at the Chelsea School of Arts and has worked for brands such as Agent Provocateur and Marni. “Is it worth it if you make it? Yeah. But very few do. It’s highly creative, but it’s very competitive.”

Indeed, the fashion industry can be elitist and hard to crack. It can be all about who you know and, especially in the past, doing countless unpaid internships.

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Jours fériés et ponts, que nous réserve 2018 ?

lemonde_edu - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 12:40
Comme en 2017, seuls deux jours fériés tomberont un week-end. Le 8 mai et le jeudi de l’Ascension tombant la même semaine, les élèves ne bénéficieront pas du pont.
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« HEC recrute les 380 meilleurs candidats »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 12:06
Eloïc Peyrache, directeur d’HEC délégué au recrutement, expose le mode de sélection de la grande école, les classes préparatoires demeurent incontournables pour les étudiants français.
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A Ipesup, la prépa privée des beaux quartiers, le changement dans la continuité

lemonde_edu - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 11:46
Bertrand Léonard a racheté à ses fondateurs cette petite institution parisienne qui prépare aux écoles de commerce et à de nombreux concours. Avec pour projet de la développer, sans toucher aux fondamentaux.
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New universities minister Sam Gyimah has a battle on his hands

the guardian - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 10:59

Jo Johnson has swept off the stage leaving behind him a jittery sector, battered by radical policy changes and media hostility

Universities minister used to be an easy job, by ministerial standards. Unlike schools, prisons, local government or the health service, the office rarely held much direct power over its sector. The funding councils, combined with a tradition of self-regulation, formed a barrier between ministerial demands and institutional activity.

The job was often given to an up-and-coming backbencher hoping to move on to greater things, though sometimes it was farmed out to a wonkish, technocratic sort; the sort of minister reluctant to appear on newspaper front pages but happy to manage civil servants and behave soberly at the ceremonial openings of new laboratories or lecture theatres.

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Knacken Sie die Gleichung?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 10:47

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal geht es um Buchstaben und Ziffern.

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Quiz: test your knowledge on the species at risk of extinction

the guardian - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 09:00

Factors such as climate change, rising human populations and unsustainable farming and fishing practices are threatening the planet. But what’s at stake?

Thousands of animal species are at risk of extinction, according to the latest red list from the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Researchers found that species are becoming extinct at a faster rate than at any time in human history due to factors such as rising human populations, unsustainable farming and fishing practices, and climate change. The new list also includes two of the world’s most important food crops – rice and wheat – which threatens food security.

But how much do you know about what’s happening? Take our endangered species quiz for teachers, students and anyone wanting to educate themselves on what’s at stake.

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Don’t be fooled – these free-speech obsessives approve of no-platforming | George Monbiot

the guardian - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 08:00
The establishment voices who vilify student ‘snowflakes’ are routinely excluding political ideas they don’t like. Socialism or environmentalism, for instance

When people obsess over a trivial issue, it usually means they are avoiding a more important one. The intense focus on student politics, and in particular no-platforming, by middle-aged journalists – columnists and leader writers at the Telegraph, Spectator, Times, Mail and Sun – suggests to me that there is something they would rather not see.

As it happens, I agree with them: the no-platforming of people whom students find offensive is often wrong (though not in the case of direct hate speech towards minorities, or the incitement of violence). But I also believe that, on the scale of global importance, this issue ranks about 12,000th. This is student politics, for God’s sake. Daft ideas and failed experiments are its raison d’etre.

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School marks are important. But resilience is the real indicator of success | Johanna Leggatt

the guardian - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 04:27

My job highlights were opportunities I convinced someone to give me. The better equipped you are to handle adversity, the more likely you’ll achieve your goals

School reunions are funny places. The adolescent nicknames reborn over tepid buffets, the standard platitudes (“You haven’t changed a bit!”), the shock at the domestication of the surly malcontent you once had a crush on.

Most of us are keen to find out what became of the school standout, the person voted “Most Likely to Succeed”. Is their research published in peer-reviewed journals? Are they climbing the corporate ladder? Have they developed an app?

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UK student ambition exported to South Africa's townships

bbc education - Wed, 10/01/2018 - 02:34
A UK project inspiring disadvantaged youngsters to apply to university is being applied to South Africa's townships.
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Teacher Arrested at School Board Meeting After Questioning Superintendent Contract

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 22:10
An officer handcuffed Deyshia Hargrave after escorting her from a meeting. One school board member called the arrest a “disgrace.”
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Concerns over Catholic church's 2014 donation to Damian Hinds

the guardian - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 20:13

Campaigners say funding of intern raises questions about conflict of interest now MP has become education secretary

The new education secretary accepted more than £5,000 from the Catholic church in 2014 to pay for a parliamentary intern.

Damian Hinds, who was appointed on Monday to succeed Justine Greening, listed the donation in the register of members’ interests as “an educational allowance of £5,116.25 and accommodation provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months”.

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Universities will have to justify excessive senior pay under new rules

the guardian - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 20:04

Proposed guidance for institutions comes after series of headlines about huge pay packets of senior staff

Universities that pay vice-chancellors more than 8.5 times the institution’s average salary will have to publicly justify their decision, under new guidelines aimed at curbing excessive pay.

The new code aims to provide a framework for ensuring senior staff receive “fair, appropriate and justifiable” pay, and comes in the wake of damaging headlines on the issue – particularly of the £468,000 salary paid to the vice-chancellor of Bath University.

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On Campus: No College Kid Needs a Water Park to Study

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 19:19
Trustees must rein in frivolous spending at public universities.
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Toby Young: how barrage of nudges made OfS position untenable

the guardian - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 18:57

The self-styled provocateur was helped on his way by a growing rebellion among fellow board members and Tory allies

Toby Young may not have been pushed out of his role as one of England’s university regulators, but he received a barrage of nudges to help him on his way – from his colleagues on the board as well as allies in the Conservative party.

Young’s position on the Office for Students board – as one of 15 in charge of directing the powerful new regulator – became untenable after a gathering rebellion against his appointment among Tory MPs and other OfS board members dismayed by Young’s trail of boorish and sexist remarks.

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Sam Gyimah is new universities minister, replacing Jo Johnson

bbc education - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 15:59
Who is the new man in charge of higher education in England?
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How universities replied to that Brexit letter

bbc education - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 14:41
The replies universities sent to Tory MP Chris Heaton-Harris's letter about their Brexit research were more varied than the initial outcry suggested.
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Justine Greening’s departure is bad news for anyone who cares about education | Melissa Benn

the guardian - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 14:38
Coming after years of flamboyant and failed initiatives, she was about the best anybody could hope for from a Tory education secretary

• Melissa Benn is a founder of the Local Schools Network

I have a totally unproven theory that Justine Greening took heart from the ranked masses of female rebellion at Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony and refused to do what she was told when finally summoned to Downing Street on Monday night. Either way, time’s up for Theresa, not Justine, I’d say. Greening’s bold refusal to be moved from her role as secretary of state for education in the prime minister’s damp squib of a reshuffle could well prove to be one of the decisive moments in the eventual toppling of Theresa May.

Related: After this reshuffle, it’s clear Theresa May can’t detoxify the Tory party | Polly Toynbee

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Wales smacking ban plan goes to public consultation

bbc education - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 14:20
A new law would remove existing defences to assault and battery that cover physical punishment.
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Toby Young resigns from the Office for Students after backlash

the guardian - Τρίτη, 09/01/2018 - 13:07

Resignation comes less than 24 hours after minister issued robust defence of Young’s position in House of Commons

Toby Young has stepped down from the Office for Students less than 24 hours after the universities minister issued a robust defence of his position, amid a backlash over the free schools champion’s appointment.

Related: Toby Young: social media self-obsessive still battling with father's shadow

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