The Pursuit of Hire Education

Prospective students' increased focus on graduate employment prospects and salaries in the wake of tuition fee rises will have profound repercussions for the sector in terms of setting fees, argues Christine Buccella Across England, thousands of 17-year-olds are calculating the cost of getting an undergraduate degree, and it is not only the thousands of pounds of debt they will incur that is on their minds. They are attempting to determine which degrees will offer the…

No Spark Kindled

The e-reader cannot surpass the pleasures of the page, says Gary Day, where everything is illuminated Let's hear no more about Kindle, Amazon's "Revolutionary Wireless Reading Device". It looks like a roof slate. A moment of carelessness and it could be used to fix a leak. So what if it can store 3,500 books? Who is going to read that many in a lifetime? Who can read that many? That's about 46 books a year,…

Rate My Professor & Other Sites

When students of John Halpin, a chemistry professor at New York University, went online to express what they thought of him through the increasingly popular website Ratemyprofessors.com, he did not take it lying down. Instead, Professor Halpin accepted an offer to make a video for the site responding to criticism of everything from his sense of humour to his tone of voice. He also addressed the "celebrity status" he has apparently achieved among students, and…
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