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Dérapage majeur à l’UQAM

Dérapage majeur à l’UQAM | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Ce devait être la journée du retour au calme à l'UQAM. Ce fut plutôt celle de tous les dérapages. Au terme d’une journée explosive marquée par 21 arrestations en après-midi, cinq arrestations en soirée et de multiples interventions policières au sein même de l’établissement, près de 150 étudiants ont résolu d’«occuper» l’un des pavillons de l’Université, en soirée mercredi. La police a dû intervenir avec force pour restaurer le calme. (...) - Le Devoir, par Philippe Orfali, 09/04/2015

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[US] Study finds undocumented colleges students face unique challenges

[US] Study finds undocumented colleges students face unique challenges | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Undocumented college students have a much higher level of anxiety than the population at large, likely caused by a unique set of challenges they face as a result of their legal status.

Concerns related to finances, fear of deportation and a sense of isolation weigh heavily on undocumented students, according to a study released today from the Institute for Immigration, Globalization and Education at the University of California at Los Angeles. (...) - @insidehighered, by Kaitlin Mulhere, January 26, 2015

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Government promises to pursue British graduates living abroad who default on their student loan payments

Government promises to pursue British graduates living abroad who default on their student loan payments | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Universities Minister David Willetts promised to extract payments through courts in "the EU and elsewhere"

British graduates who end up living overseas are more likely to fail to pay off their debts than overseas students, MPs were told yesterday.

Universities Secretary David Willetts told the Commons select committee covering higher education that he was prepared to tackle those who defaulted on their fee repayments through the courts - either in the UK or abroad - if necessary. (...) - by Richard Garner, The Independent, 14 January 2014

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[USA] Dettes étudiantes: La révolte commence!

[USA] Dettes étudiantes: La révolte commence! | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Il y a quelques semaines, quinze étudiants américains ont lancé une action jamais vue outre-Atlantique: la grève de la dette. Face à la faillite de leur université et pour attirer l'attention sur le problème des dettes étudiantes, ils refusent de rembourser des milliers de dollars au gouvernement fédéral (...) - Francetvinfo, Géopolis, 25/02/2015

 

 

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Many students paying higher tuition fees consider courses poor value

Many students paying higher tuition fees consider courses poor value | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A third of first- and second-year students in England, paying up to £9,000 fees, consider their course poor or very poor value for money, according to findings from a student experience survey.

 

A third of first-year and second-year students in England, who pay up to £9,000 in tuition fees consider their course to be poor or very poor value for money, according to the latest findings from a student experience survey.

The findings from the Higher Education Policy Institute Student Academic Experience Survey show that poor value for money was felt most by students in England, who have experienced a dramatic rise in fees to £9,000 per year. (...) - by Caitlin Robinson, The Guardian, 22 May 2014

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