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Prüfungsbetrug: Zehn Euro pro Seite, produziert in Osteuropa

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 13/08/2019 - 05:53

Das Geschäft mit dem Ghostwriting wird global: Studierende lassen ihre Hausarbeiten inzwischen in der Ukraine schreiben - oft sogar auf Deutsch.

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School uniform: Can it be bought more cheaply?

bbc education - Τρίτη, 13/08/2019 - 03:29
Parents said they spent more than £200 per child on uniform when surveyed by the government.
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Lee Bennett Hopkins, Champion of Poetry for Children, Dies at 81

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 13/08/2019 - 02:25
In the scores of anthologies he compiled and in his own writing, he sought to teach and expand young imaginations through verse.
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Deaf pupils in England struggle at every stage of school, report finds

the guardian - Τρίτη, 13/08/2019 - 02:01

Campaigners say children face ‘lifetime of being left behind’ amid cuts to support services

Deaf pupils in England are struggling “at every stage of their education”, with fewer than half leaving school with two A-levels, compared with almost two-thirds of their hearing peers, according to new analysis.

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) analysed government data and found that 44% of deaf pupils achieve two A-levels or equivalent, compared with 63% of hearing pupils.

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Graduates in England face increasing debt burden, Labour warns

the guardian - Τρίτη, 13/08/2019 - 00:30

Total interest on student loans set to double to £8.6bn a year by 2024, government figures show

Graduates of English universities will be exposed to an increasing debt burden within the next five years, with total interest on undergraduate student loans set to double.

The government figures, highlighted by Labour as an example of the “eye-watering” debts being accrued, show that the interest charged on student loans is forecast to rise by £4.2bn to £8.6bn a year by 2024.

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Does dodgeball really encourage bullying?

bbc education - Τρίτη, 13/08/2019 - 00:06
Researchers in Canada say students should not be forced to play the sport in school.
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Brexit: Wenn Spitzenforscher wütend werden

sueddeutsche_bild - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 23:03

Britische Wissenschaftler befürchten großen Schaden durch den Brexit für die Universitäten des Landes. Zusagen von Boris Johnson können sie nicht besänftigen.

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Oxbridge summer schools and the benefits of a degree | Letters

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 19:22
Cambridge hosts less-advantaged students for free every summer, says Paul Coupar-Hennessy, while Paul Griseri believes a university education offers much more than just job prospects

Ruby Woolfe is right when she says that there are lots of private summer schools at Oxbridge colleges (Oxbridge summer schools should be for the disadvantaged, not the wealthiest, 7 August). I run a small charity helping students from ex-industrial parts of Yorkshire get to leading universities; we cohabit with private summer schools in Cambridge every summer. Many cost, for three or four weeks, what parents of some of our students earn in eight months. But it is not true to say that they always elbow out less-advantaged students.

Our friends at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, host us entirely free of charge for 10 days every year. If they put fee-paying summer schools in the rooms instead they would make a large five-figure sum. But they don’t. Instead, they take huge trouble to make sure everything is right, from sandwich fillings to talks from the vice-master that I know have transformed lives.

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Did you solve it? Get the gossip with Bobby Seagull

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 19:00

The solution to today’s text message teaser

Earlier today I set you the following problem, suggested by maths influencer Bobby Seagull:

Four friends each have a different piece of gossip. They are all in separate locations, and can communicate only via their phones.

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Bradford charity funds children's activities in holidays

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 17:57
The charity provide grants to pay for activities that families wouldn't be able to afford.
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Goldsmiths bans beef from university cafes to tackle climate crisis

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 17:51

University of London college will also seek to limit single-use plastics

A university has banned the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help tackle the climate emergency.

Goldsmiths, University of London, is also attempting to phase out single-use plastics and installing more panels to power its buildings in New Cross, as part of a move to become carbon neutral by 2025.

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University bans hamburgers 'to tackle climate change'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 16:54
Goldsmiths, University of London, is removing all beef products from sale.
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Is a British university degree really worth it any more?

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 14:06

We run the rule over UK higher education, as school leavers prepare for their A-level results

There are about 140 universities in the UK. It depends on your definition of a university: if it stretches to any public institution with degree-awarding powers, then the number rises to 164, according to Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) data. A small number of private providers can also award degrees.

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Student side-hustles to help pay for university

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 09:56
Young entrepreneurs move beyond bar work to earn enough to enjoy university life.
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Deadlines, distractions and difficult books: how uni differs from school

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 09:30

It’s up to you to structure your learning now – so schedule your lectures and set guidelines ... and ask for help if you need it

The most obvious difference between studying at school and at university is that the structure of school hours is no longer there, so you’ll have to develop time management skills and work out your own timetable. How much you study depends on your course, but Pete Langley, director of study help at thestudentroom.com, advises “a reasonable day’s work from Monday to Friday. Expect to burn the midnight oil sometimes, especially around exams, but also plan to have days off.”

Academically, you’ll need to learn a lot of new skills quickly. “A-levels are a very controlled environment to study in,” says Langley. “At university, answers will be less clear. There is more for the student to think through, and a much wider range of reading. You might not be used to reading around subjects, writing 5,000 words, or reading difficult books. You’ll need to develop your reading skills: finding the library, getting the books on the reading list, not being put off by language, and techniques for skim reading.”

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Can you solve it? Get the gossip with Bobby Seagull

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 09:10

How to spread the word

Today’s puzzle was suggested to me by Bobby Seagull, who was told it by his brother, who was told it by a Cambridge don.

Four friends each have a different piece of gossip. They are all in separate locations, and can communicate only via their phones.

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How secondhand clothes can save student budgets – and the planet

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 09:00

Fed up of fast fashion? Start a revolution with your wardrobe by swapping, sharing and repairing clothes

It may be cheap and on-trend but fast fashion isn’t the answer for cash-strapped students. For Mia Smith, a fashion communication student at Liverpool John Moores University, it’s not an option. “I am strongly aware of the effects fast fashion has on the environment and I believe they’re too catastrophic to ignore,” she says. “More people need to be aware.”

Thanks to our hyper-connected world and ethical fashion movements such as Fashion Revolution, we know more about the industry than ever. We know that garment factories pump toxic chemicals into local rivers, farmers use dangerous pesticides to grow the huge amounts of cotton needed, and thousands of gallons of water are used to make just one T-shirt. “The industry’s dirty secrets are now easily uncovered and once revealed they’re hard to ignore,” says Jessica Donnelly, programme leader of fashion communication and styling at De Montfort University.

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Spaghetti, tagines and rosti: a student's guide to meal planning

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 09:00

Look after your health – and your budget – while you study by following a menu full of fresh fruit and veg. But don’t attempt to carry all your groceries home by yourself

For many young people, university will be the first time you have to cook and fend for yourself, and that can feel overwhelming. As a student, it’s likely that you’ll have a smaller budget to spend on food than your parents, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make food that tastes just as good.

In my experience, canned goods are your best friends – they’re cheap, versatile, and they don’t go off, so there’s less food waste. With cans of chopped tomatoes and beans, you have the base for a delicious bean chilli. Swap the beans for chickpeas and add some carrots and you’re heading for a tagine. Or you can turn it into an easy tomato sauce with spaghetti.

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'Landlords have raised their game': how to find a student flat after clearing

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 09:00

Worried about where to look for accommodation if you got a university place through clearing? Don’t panic – there are still plenty of options

Finding accommodation after clearing might feel overwhelming, but there will still be many options available to you.

The first step is to contact the university and see what they can offer, says Jonty Green, head of FHP Student Living, an accommodation provider in Nottingham. Most universities will guarantee accommodation for first years, but that’s not always the case if you get in through clearing.

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Coatbridge schools NASUWT teachers begin strike action

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 12/08/2019 - 02:41
More than 30 teachers at the Coatbridge campus are taking strike action despite a review finding the school grounds were safe.
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