Education

Tamwood to launch int’l start up school

The International Start Up School will open in June this year in Vancouver teaching students business start-up concepts as well as enabling them to begin their own project through a peer group and mentor. Students will have the opportunity to pitch business ideas and join groups to work on developing them, said Tamsin Plaxton, president of Tamwood Careers. “Our model ... Read More »

UK: Brexit raises concerns about Erasmus+ future

The impact of exiting the European Union on higher education inquiry, which was launched in September last year, received 191 written submissions of evidence from organisations and stakeholders in the UK HE sector. Concerns were raised over the impacts of Brexit on students and staff at higher education institutions, ensuring the UK remains competitive in the European higher education landscape, ... Read More »

MOOC users reach 58 million globally

The number of first-time users meanwhile reached 23 million – a quarter registering with regional MOOC platforms which have proliferated in the past year. The new figures are part of a series of articles from Class Central on the MOOC landscape, which curate information and reviews from 41 different MOOC providers around the world. Regional MOOC providers outside of English speaking regions ... Read More »

Mexican student’s musical talent wins video contest

Mariana Osorio’s video soundtrack, an original song about how she travelled from one of Mexico’s most dangerous and impoverished states to study art and music in New York, clinched the win for InternationalStudent.com’s Travel Video Contest. “I challenged myself to create something different with the hopes of continuing my dreams of studying in the United States” In the video, ‘This ... Read More »

INTO partners with Washington State University

The partnership, which was announced last month, will see international students enrol in the pathway programme to improve their English language ability and prepare for entry into the university. Kirk Schulz, president of WSU, said enhancing international diversity across the campuses is “critically important”. “This new venture will increase the exposure of students throughout the WSU state-wide system to international ... Read More »

India: short term effects of rupee demonetisation could hit outbound market

On November 8, the government announced that the ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes – the two largest value bank notes in the currency – will no longer be legal tender, with almost immediate effect. “Eventually it’s going to be more positive. On the shorter term it’s going to be a little bit negative” The decision was made by Prime Minister Narendra ... Read More »

Deakin to offer postgrad degrees via FutureLearn

The six master’s degrees and two postgraduate certificates will be launched towards the start of next year, in six different subject fields. Students will also be able to enrol in a free, two week taster course before fully enrolling. “This is a testament to how far we have come in just three years” Taking the step to offering full degrees was a ... Read More »

UKCISA: preserve EU students’ rights post-Brexit

In addition, EU students who are in the UK when Brexit occurs should be exempt from changes to immigration status and any benefits and services they can access at the moment, the association has argued. EU students beginning their studies in 2018 should have access to loan funding and ‘home’ fee status, UKCISA has said This would mean these students ... Read More »

Data key to make international student services better, more efficient

This was the message at a recent event held by international student services and advocacy organisations ISANA International Education Association in Australia and its sister organisation, ISANA New Zealand. The associations have called upon institutions and education bodies to take an evidence-driven approach to develop strategies and inform student services spending. “There’s much more focus on evidence based practice now because we need ... Read More »

Calls for ‘complete overhaul’ of UK university application process

University workers are demanding an overhaul of the UK higher education application system after a report revealed that five out of every six predicted results for A-levels turns out to be wrong. Research commissioned by the University and College Union (UCU), which analysed the results of 1.3 million students over a three-year period, found that the majority of students applying ... Read More »