Monthly Archives: May 2015

Jonathan Goddard: Meet the man using rap to make Latin a hip new subject

Rapper Jonathan Goddard is using his skills to motivate his students in a classroom in a deprived area of London. The children, some as young as eight, are rapping, singing and gesturing in unison, but the language they’re using isn’t English. It’s Latin.










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Leading employers prefer value work experience among graduates over grades, says new research

Leading employers value work experience among graduates more than the grades or the university they have been to, according to new research. Figures show that 58 per cent of employers rated work experience as “the most popular qualification among those presented” – with a student’s personality coming second, with 48 per cent favouring this.










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Leading employers prefer work experience over grades, says new research

Leading employers value work experience among graduates more than the grades or the university they have been to, according to new research. Figures show that 58 per cent of employers rated work experience as “the most popular qualification among those presented” – with a student’s personality coming second, with 48 per cent favouring this.










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Stephen Hawking fears talented academics with serious medical conditions may not receive the support he enjoyed due to lack of funding

Stephen Hawking fears that talented academics with serious medical conditions like his own would no longer receive the support they need to flourish due to a lack of funding.










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Oxford Union criticised over ‘tasteless’ Colonial Comeback cocktail served during debate on British Empire

The Oxford Union has come under fire after a cocktail called “The Colonial Comeback” was listed on its menu as part of refreshments for a debate about the British Empire.










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Universities should ‘ditch degree ratings for point scores’, says advisory group

Universities should scrap degree classifications and replace them with a US-style point score, according to a government advisory group.










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University of Oxford nominates first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history

The University of Oxford has nominated its first female vice-chancellor in its 800-year history. Professor Louise Richardson, who is currently principal at St Andrews University, is set to take up the role at the start of next year, subject to the approval of the institution’s legislative body.










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Number of UK university students travelling abroad as part of studies soars by 50 per cent

The number of students at UK universities who went abroad as part of their studies soared by 50 per cent last year, according to figures released.










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Number of UK university students travelling abroad as part of study soars by 50 per cent

The number of students at UK universities who went abroad as part of their studies soared by 50 per cent last year, according to figures released.










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Mediterranean migrant crisis: Pupils to study issue as part of revamped A-level curriculum

Pupils will be studying the Mediterranean migrant boats crisis as part of a revamped A-level geography exam.










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