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Universities warned mental health services must improve following student suicides

Universities warned mental health services must improve following student suicides | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Universities and local NHS services must improve mental health services for students to avoid failing a generation, academics and healthcare professionals have warned following the deaths of three students in as many weeks at Bristol University. Ten students from the University of Bristol and two from the University of the West of England, also in Bristol, have died since October 2016, of which a number have been confirmed as suicides. (...) - The Independant, by Mattha Busbay, 2018/05/12

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[Europe] Why accommodation is a key barrier to studying abroad

The benefits of study abroad have long been known – the positive impact is so widely accepted that the European Union is currently working towards the ambitious target of having 20% of all students enjoy a mobility experience.  (...) - University World News, by Rosie Birchard, 11 May 2018 Issue No:505
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[US] Details leaked about the White House's upcoming education budget include proposals to cut science programs and student aid

[US] Details leaked about the White House's upcoming education budget include proposals to cut science programs and student aid | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The White House's 2018 budget for education — expected to be released next week as part of the administration's full spending proposals — appears to double down on the eye-popping cuts to programs included in the Trump administration's "skinny budget" released in March.(...) - Business Insider UK, by Andrew Kreighbaum, May 19 2017

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Enseignement supérieur : quel est le bilan de Barack Obama ?

Enseignement supérieur : quel est le bilan de Barack Obama ? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Tour de vis donné au privé, mesures en faveur des prêts étudiants et des bourses. Tel est, en résumé, le bilan d'Obama dans l'enseignement supérieur. Ses mandats restent cependant marqués par l (...) - EducPros, par Jessica Gourdon, 18/01/2017

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Erasmus Could Have Stopped Brexit | The World View

Erasmus Could Have Stopped Brexit | The World View | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

In the Erasmus Impact Study, 88% of the UK (!) Erasmus people feel very European and 84% have a positive attitude towards Europe compared to 62% of the non-mobile UK students. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Uwe Brandenburg, Nov 27 2016

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EU applications to UK universities down 9 per cent after Brexit vote

EU applications to UK universities down 9 per cent after Brexit vote | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Ucas data for early deadline courses are first sign of possible reaction to referendum result


The number of European Union students applying to early deadline university courses in the UK has fallen by 9 per cent in the wake of the country’s vote in favour of Brexit.(...) - Times Higher Education, by Chris Havergal, October 27, 2016

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EU eases visa rules for researchers and students

The European Parliament has passed a new visa directive on European Union entry and residence that makes it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities. - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley13 May 2016 Issue No:413
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Ministers believe students ‘aren’t getting their money’s worth’ at top universities

Ministers believe students ‘aren’t getting their money’s worth’ at top universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Government ministers are questioning whether tuition fee costs of up to £9,000 at some of the UK’s top universities can be justified given the “quality and intensity of teaching.” As reported by The Telegraph, the revelation has come to light after images of a private memo were leaked on Monday as an unnamed official carried meeting notes from Number 10 to the Cabinet Office. (...) The Independent, by Aftab Ali, 19 April, 2016

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UK Engagement Survey: universities have limited impact on students’ ‘soft’ skill development

UK Engagement Survey: universities have limited impact on students’ ‘soft’ skill development | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Responses of more than 24,000 undergraduates indicate limited development in areas such as creativity and citizenship over course of degree (...) - Times Higher Education, by Chris Havergal, December 10, 2015

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EU membership backed by 70% of UK university students, survey finds

EU membership backed by 70% of UK university students, survey finds | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Pro-EU support strong but unreliable, with fewer than half of students polled saying they would definitely vote in referendum (...) - The Guardian, by Richard Adams, 29 November 2015

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[UK] Proposed student loan changes would affect women and poor most – study

[UK] Proposed student loan changes would affect women and poor most – study | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Research finds George Osborne’s proposals to freeze the repayment minimum salary at £21,000 and replace grants with loans could significantly increase costs (...) - The Guardian, 24 September 2015

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[UK] 'The poorest students will leave university with the biggest debts'

[UK] 'The poorest students will leave university with the biggest debts' | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Converting maintenance grants to loans is unlikely to reduce government spending and may deter less well-off people from going to university (...) - The Guardian, by Nick Hillman, 8 July 2015

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Au Chili, le gouvernement tente d’apaiser la colère étudiante

Au Chili, le gouvernement tente d’apaiser la colère étudiante | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Dès la rentrée 2016, 260 000 des étudiants les plus pauvres du Chili auront accès aux études gratuitement. Une réforme qui vise la gratuité pour tous en 2020. (...) - Le Monde - AFP, 22/05/2015

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[Japan] Realignment of universities to deal with student decline

The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry in Japan has hammered out a reform plan for promoting cooperation and realignment among universities aimed at dealing with a decline in the population of 18-year-olds, reports The Yomiuri Shimbun. (...) - University World News, by The Yomiuri Shimbun, 11 May 2018 Issue No:505
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Suicide is at record level among students at UK universities, study finds

Suicide is at record level among students at UK universities, study finds | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Research also finds number of students who disclose mental health problem in first year has risen fivefold in 10 years (...) - The Guardian, by Sarah Marsh, 2 September 2017

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[US] Trump Budget Seeks Cuts to Student Loan Programs

[US] Trump Budget Seeks Cuts to Student Loan Programs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The White House budget proposal expected next week includes major changes to federal financial aid programs, according to details reported Wednesday by The Washington Post. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Andrew Kreighbaum, May 18, 2017

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Student Loans Lead to Reduced Social Security Payments for More Older Borrowers

Student Loans Lead to Reduced Social Security Payments for More Older Borrowers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Older Americans who defaulted on their federal student loans are increasingly having to repay them with portions of their Social Security benefits, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

The report found that borrowers at least 50 years old who default on federal student loans and must repay via “offsets” of their Social Security benefits have often had their loans for decades. The offset is typically about 15 percent of their benefit payments.(...) - The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education, by Fernanca Zamudio-Suarez, Dec. 20, 2016
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[Canada] Près de 40% des étudiants canadiens vivent dans l'insécurité alimentaire | Éducation

[Canada] Près de 40% des étudiants canadiens vivent dans l'insécurité alimentaire | Éducation | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Près de deux étudiants canadiens sur cinq sont dans une précarité telle qu'ils disent vivre dans un état d'insécurité alimentaire. (...) - La Presse, 03/11/2016

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[UK] Government under pressure over student loan change

[UK] Government under pressure over student loan change | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Petition against decision to freeze repayment threshold reaches 120,000 signatures (...) - The Guardian, by Miles Brignall and Patrick Collinson,

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Universités américaines : le cauchemar de la dette étudiante

Universités américaines : le cauchemar de la dette étudiante | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Aux États-Unis, des millions d’étudiants sont contraints de s’endetter lourdement pour pouvoir financer leurs études supérieures. Seuls ou avec leur famille, ils empruntent des dizaines de milliers de dollars sur plusieurs années, mais ils ne parviennent pas toujours à rembourser leurs dettes à leur sortie de l’université et sont contraints de démarrer leur vie active […] - Nouvelles de France, par Eric Martin, 30/04/2016

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My students have paid £9,000 and now they think they own me

My students have paid £9,000 and now they think they own me | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The government has turned students into customers who have no respect for academics and refuse to work for their grades (...) - The Guardian, by Anonymus Academic, 18 December 2015

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EU to ease entry rules for researchers, students

European Union Justice and Home Affairs ministers on Friday agreed on common entrance and residency rules aimed at making the European Union more attractive for students and researchers from third countries. (...)  - University World News, by Brendan O'Malley, 04 December 2015 Issue No:393

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Why international students should not come to Norway

Why international students should not come to Norway | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education recently organized an event about the value of international students. My presentation was called Why international students should not come to Norway. (...) - Blog of Curt Rice, OCtober 26, 2015

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[Canada] Grèves étudiantes à l’UQAM

Le mouvement en faveur de meilleures conditions en éducation publique gagne l’UQAM. Dès mercredi, les étudiants de l’Association facultaire étudiante des sciences humaines (AFESH) tiendront une journée de grève. Les membres de l’Association facultaire des étudiants et étudiantes en arts (AFEA), eux, ont voté lundi pour une grève le 30 septembre, afin de se joindre à la campagne de « négociation nationale » lancée par la Fédération autonome de l’enseignement. De manière plus globale, l’AFEA suivra le mot d’ordre du mouvement syndical et prendra part en octobre aux journées de grève subséquentes appliquées de « manière rotative ». - Le Devoir, 15/09/2015

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[US] Survey: 70% of Students Stressed Over Finances

[US] Survey: 70% of Students Stressed Over Finances | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A national study released today finds that 70 percent of college students are stressed over their finances. The study, conducted by Ohio State University researchers, used a sample of students at 52 institutions, including two- and four-year, public and private colleges. Nearly 60 percent of students said that they worry about paying for college, while more than half worry about paying living expenses. Despite the stress, more than three-quarters of students said that they believed college was a good investment.(...) - InsideHigherEd, July 1, 2015

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