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Visiting Switzerland and Germany from home

As part of my MSc in Islamic Finance, I signed up for a study trip to Frankfurt. Throughout the academic year, I got more and more excited about going to Frankfurt and combining this with a trip to my family in Stuttgart, but then COVID-19 happened. I ended up traveling to Stuttgart earlier than expected…

10 Sports-Related Experiences for UF Students to Add to Their Resumes

If it’s your dream to work in sports, you are likely at the point in your college career where you want to gain experience–especially from one of the top athletic schools in the nation. However, getting a job within the sports industry can be difficult without having a full resume. So, how do you do…

The government must protect universities in this crisis or job cuts...

Colleges and universities deliver vital opportunities and drive economic growth. Yet the current coronavirus crisis is now creating huge financial uncertainty in post-16 education. As the general secretary of the University and College Union, I have today written to the government setting out a plan that will protect universities and colleges so they can play…

Lecturers went on strike over insecure jobs – now we fear...

It’s no secret that around half of university teaching staff are on temporary contracts. While they feel anxious and insecure at the best of times, they are now doubly so due to the threat coronavirus poses to their future careers. This has been compounded by reports about academic job losses in Australia and hiring freezes…

A Reporter’s Roadway to United States Weekly

Okay, you love writing. Step one: check. Next up: what exactly do you love to write? Paulina Issac, a former College Magazine editor, knew before her career even started that she had a passion for pop culture. As a journalist, she didn’t sell herself short. Issac gave herself the creative freedom to choose a pathway…

One in 5 trainees lose cash by going to university, IFS...

One in five students would be financially better off if they skipped higher education, according to groundbreaking research that compares the lifetime earnings of graduates and non-graduates. Analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies found while 80% of former students gained financially from attending university, about 20% earned less than those with similar school results…

How to Construct Professions in Music Without Going Broke

So, you play with your own self-made band at school, you can name the chord structures of every pop song on the radio, and everyone wants to use the beats you put together at their smashing house party. What’s next? It’s time to take this musical talent and make it into a career. Finding jobs…

As trainees, we support our striking speakers in their defend education|Claire...

As staff at more than 70 universities walk out on strike, students are standing by their side. Over the coming weeks you will see us on the picket line, holding sit-ins in university buildings and campaigning for better working conditions for our educators and support staff. We know that this is not just a fight…

UK universities deal with pressure to reform admissions procedure

British universities are taking a hard look at changes to their admissions procedures for undergraduates, after evidence that significant numbers of disadvantaged and ethnic minority students are dissatisfied with the current system.A survey of university applicants commissioned by vice-chancellors and seen by the Guardian found that many black and other ethnic minority candidates, as well…

‘Naked intimidation’: how universities silence academics on social networks

When Cardiff University PhD student Grace Krause began getting headaches and back pain after staring at a computer screen for days on end, she decided to speak out online. “Staff are marking hundreds of essays in an impossibly short time. It is exhausting. Everyone is in crisis mode. Stressed, moody, morose, everyone feels like they’re…

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