Value in a PhD?

An interesting piece on the ‘value’ and employability of a PhD Who would do a PhD? Who would willingly submit to spending endless hours, over three or four years, in the laboratory or library, racked by self-doubt and money worries, in preparation for a career for which vacancies were never more oversubscribed? … But do […]

Traditional Lecturers replaced by Online Mentors?

I’m not sure if the following is dystopian or utopian… I really hope that universities still value the skills of their staff and reward appropriately – and recognise what works online and what doesn’t: Traditional lecturers may soon be replaced by networks of online mentors working for several universities, a new study predicts. In the […]

Linked In Posts Employability Data

An interesting use of data by LinkedIn: LinkedIn, the social media giant, has started publishing details of what each university’s students do after graduating. When users register with LinkedIn – a social network for professionals with more than 238 million members worldwide – they are asked to give information about their alma mater and their […]

Consumerism of Higher Education

Interesting article. Find the idea of students as consumers difficult to take on board, but it’s definitely a feeling that’s getting stronger & stronger: Dr Williams – who will be discussing her views at the Barbican in London later this month at the Institute of Ideas’ Battle of Ideas Festival – said that during her […]