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Save on student life: four ways to split the bill with housemates

the guardian - 4 hours 32 min ago

Cut student costs with a little help from the flat

Every student flat has witnessed its share of messy breakups, mouldy pans and Whatsapp fights over unpaid bills. But if you get on with your housemates, you can save money by splitting costs with them. The easiest way is with a shared bank account, or an account into which everyone puts the same amount of money. If you already have one set up to pay bills with, it could be worth putting in a bit extra for other outgoings:

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Un deuxième professeur principal pour étouffer les ambitions des élèves les plus fragiles ?

lemonde_edu - 4 hours 40 min ago
« Veut-on que les profs aident les élèves à construire un projet d’orientation personnel ambitieux, ou veut-on qu’ils fassent peur aux élèves dont les dossiers ne sont pas les plus solides ? », interroge sur son blog Claude Garcia, lui-même enseignant au lycée.
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Grenfell campaigners win reprieve in fight to save local college

the guardian - 5 hours 9 min ago

Ministers tell London institutions considering merger that their plans should be delayed until at least the end of April

The government has intervened to save a further education college near Grenfell Tower after locals warned a plan to replace it with flats would deprive the community of a popular local asset after the fire.

Kensington and Chelsea College, where many Grenfell residents studied, had been due to merge before the end of the year with a much larger institution in another London borough.

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If we're going to have two-year degrees, leave them to revived polytechnics

the guardian - 5 hours 23 min ago

Simon Jenkins says universities should switch to two year degrees and give up research. I disagree

For once there is something in an article by Simon Jenkins with which I agree. He wrote that “Britain’s wiping out of polytechnics in the 1990s and the subsequent suppression of 16-plus technical education was a disaster ... It left industry bereft of trained skills and work ethic, and reliant on foreign migrants.” Leaving aside the negative connotations of that last clause, I concur that lumping polytechnics and (pre-1992) universities together as all the same is unhelpful. They do not all have, or wish to have, indistinguishable missions and student populations, and thinking of the sector like that has been not only unconstructive but damaging.

Despite his comment, Jenkins proceeds to treat the university sector as a homogeneous collection of institutions, attacking them all as “bastions of privilege”, a description that will incense vice chancellors and their staff. As a PPE graduate of Oxford, he has experience of a particular period of history and a particular course of study from which he has made general extrapolations that don’t stand up to scrutiny.

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Après un doctorat, des débouchés très variables selon les disciplines

lemonde_edu - 6 hours 51 min ago
Les docteurs sont 86,3 % à avoir trouvé un emploi un an après avoir décroché leur diplôme. Il s’agit pour la grande majorité d’un poste de cadre, mais pour seulement la moitié d’un emploi stable.
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Les écoles de commerce à la recherche de la distinction

lemonde_edu - 8 hours 24 min ago
Pour faire son choix parmi les quelque 200 établissements français, des critères comme l’alternance ou la possibilité d’obtenir un double diplôme ont leur importance.
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Tory Chris Holmes calls for HMRC to act over long unpaid internships

the guardian - 10 hours 38 min ago

Peer urges investigations into firms who advertise for long-term interns and calls for ban on placements over a month

A Conservative peer has called on HMRC to investigate companies who advertise for long-term unpaid interns and called for a ban on any placement that lasts more than four weeks.

Chris Holmes, whose private member’s bill to limit unpaid internships recently got its second reading in the Lords, said he wanted to bring clarity to an area “muddied” by companies and organisations that take advantage of the current legislation to exploit young people.

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Student vote 'swings further to Labour'

bbc education - 14 hours 38 min ago
With tuition fees under scrutiny, researchers say Labour is strengthening its position among students.
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Depression: 'I kept my head down to survive the day at work'

bbc education - 14 hours 54 min ago
People would rather talk to their colleagues about sex and money worries than mental health problems, says survey.
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Autism at Christmas: 'My son likes to lock himself in his room'

bbc education - 15 hours 23 min ago
How do families with autistic children make it through the festive season in harmony?
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Outdoor lessons for toddlers at nursery that never closes for snow

bbc education - 16 hours 27 min ago
There are no snow days at the Dandelion nursery in Marsham, Norfolk.
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Andrée Grau obituary

the guardian - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 20:08

My colleague Andrée Grau, who has died unexpectedly aged 63, was professor of the anthropology of dance at Roehampton University. She helped establish the anthropology of dance as an academic discipline, continuing the trajectory she had started as a student of social anthropology at Queen’s University in Belfast, receiving her PhD in 1983.

Andrée grew up in a Swiss mountain village, daughter of Suzanne Durgnat, a herbalist, and André Grau, a pharmacist. She studied in Lausanne before moving to London to train in dance and was awarded an MA in Benesh dance notation in 1976. Her anthropological skills were enhanced by her expertise in notation, focusing on the significance of movement practices in different cultures. Her ethnographic work was vast, and included researching the Venda people in South Africa, the Tiwi people of the Melville and Bathurst islands, Australia, and many projects in India and London.

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"Wir müssen uns klar werden, was wir wollen"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 19:45

Die neue Vorsitzende des PhilologenverbandsSusanne Lin-Klitzing erklärt, wo sie die Zukunft des Gymnasiums sieht.

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Im digitalen Hörsaal

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 19:45

Der Kölner Professor Martin Bonnet hat die Vorlesung abgeschafft, stattdessen stellt er Lernvideos ins Internet. Seine Studenten haben sich verbessert - doch die Methode ist nicht für jeden geeignet.

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Heretics welcome! Economics needs a new Reformation | Larry Elliott

the guardian - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 13:27

Neoclassical economics has become an unquestioned belief system and treats those challenging the creed as dangerous

In October 1517, an unknown Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther changed the world when he grabbed a hammer and nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The Reformation started there.

The tale of how the 95 theses were posted is almost certainly false. Luther never mentioned the incident and the first account of it didn’t surface until after his death. But it makes a better story than Luther writing a letter (which is what probably happened), and that’s why the economist Steve Keen, dressed in a monk’s habit and wielding a blow up hammer, could be found outside the London School of Economics last week.

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Poo, nits and handsy dads: what childcare professionals think about your kids

the guardian - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 11:00

Every day our little darlings pass through the hands of experts: the doctors, party entertainers, nit nurses, teachers and nannies. But behind the warm smiles, how do they really feel about our kids – and about us, the parents? Assured of anonymity, they reveal all

Our whole ethos is to make children feel comfortable, as if they’re having their hair done. We use a treatment to kill living lice and then dehydrate eggs using heated air. Then we nit comb and forensically remove everything. We need to see the kids twice, a week apart, because after the first time there will be eggs left over that no one can see.

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Call to fine schools that illegally exclude poorly performing pupils

the guardian - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 02:05
Headteachers who abandon children with special needs must be punished, charity tells ministers

Ministers are being urged to fine schools that are informally excluding poorly performing pupils, amid mounting evidence that some institutions are attempting to game the exam system.

Hundreds of cases of children being removed from schools on tenuous and potentially illegal grounds have been reported to a charity offering legal advice to parents. Experts blame the rise of so-called “off-rolling” on schools that are under pressure to improve performance.

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Heinz Wolff, scientist and Great Egg Race presenter, dies at 89

the guardian - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 14:53

Emeritus professor at Brunel University was best known to the public for presenting long-running BBC2 series

Heinz Wolff, the scientist who presented BBC2’s long-running show The Great Egg Race, has died aged 89.

The German-born inventor and social reformer suffered heart failure on Friday, his family said in a statement released through Brunel University London.

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Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman receives 'venomous' threats

bbc education - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 14:47
They came from "a mixture of Islamic extremists and the hard left", she says.
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Ofsted chief receives threats over private faith school criticism

the guardian - Sat, 16/12/2017 - 11:53

Amanda Spielman tells of ‘venomous’ tweets and emails after accusing schools of resisting legal and moral duties

The head of Ofsted has received threats and abuse after accusing private faith schools run by religious conservatives of “deliberately resisting” British values and equalities law.

Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England, said she had received some “pretty venomous stuff”, including “nasty tweets” and threatening emails from what she believed to be a “mixture of Islamic extremists and the hard left”.

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