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Higher education’s most inspiring leader 2018 – the shortlist

Thursday at 16:13 PM, via The Guardian

Cast your vote for one of five leaders nominated by our expert judging panel and shortlisted by The Guardian

The judges

The Guardian Higher Education Network is delighted to reveal the shortlist for the Inspiring Leader 2018 award.

This award recognises a leader who has brought out the best in the people they work with to achieve exceptional results. They champion innovation and collaboration,...

The judges’ decision: finalists for the Guardian University Awards 2018

Thursday at 16:13 PM, via The Guardian

Here are the universities that impressed our judges most and made it onto the final shortlist in each category

The categoriesThe judges

The finalists for this year’s Guardian University Awards have been selected in each category. The decisions were made by expert judges with a wide range of experience in the higher education sector. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 24...

Zambia:Copperbelt University Workers Wonder Why Varsity Should Re-Open

Thursday at 16:11 PM, via All Africa

[Zambia Reports] The Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) has asked management to explain why students should report to school when the university reopens on Sunday despite unionised lecturers making it clear that they will boycott classes as long as Prof. Naison Ngoma remains vice Chancellor.

Tanzania:Loan Board Presses for Pay

Thursday at 16:01 PM, via All Africa

[Daily News] Dodoma -EMPLOYERS have been reminded of their obligations to remit payments to the Higher Education Students’ Loan Board (HESLB).

Malawi:By Laws to Reduce School Dropout Numbers

Thursday at 15:58 PM, via All Africa

[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The number of girls who drop out from school due to early marriages and pregnancies is expected to decrease in Zomba District, following penalties chiefs have introduced for parents whose children drop out of school.

Rise in unauthorised pupil absences blamed on term-time holidays

Thursday at 15:30 PM, via The Guardian

Increase coincides with father’s high-profile legal battle over fine for child’s unauthorised holiday

Unauthorised pupil absence rates in England are at their highest since records began as a result of more families taking children for holidays during term time without the agreement of their school, according to government figures.

Data published by the Department for Education (DfE) on...

Tanzania:Blind Pupils Plead for Support

Thursday at 14:17 PM, via All Africa

[Daily News] Dodoma -BUIGIRI Blind Primary School pupils have called for more support on studying materials in their effort to improve academic performance.

Hull schools at ‘breaking point’ over special educational needs

Thursday at 12:28 PM, via The Guardian

Heads blame ‘perfect storm’ of tighter budgets, higher demand and cuts to children’s services

Schools in Hull have reached “breaking point” with insufficient funding to match rising demand from the most vulnerable pupils, headteachers have said.

In a letter to the education secretary, Damian Hinds, the city’s primary school heads said they no longer had the resources to properly look after...

Tanzania:Standard 7 Exam Format Change Draws Mixed Feelings

Thursday at 11:32 AM, via All Africa

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Education stakeholders have expressed mixed feelings over the decision by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (Necta) to change Standard Seven national examinations format.

The great learning curve: how to improve your study habits

Thursday at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Experts now say a flexible approach, rather than sticking to a ‘learning style’ may be the key to successful study

It was once commonly believed if students were made aware of the learning strategies that worked for them, they’d become more efficient and effective learners. As a result, from the 1980s onwards tailored learning styles became popular and theorists such as Honey and Mumford...

Snackable study: how to break up your master’s degree

Thursday at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Postgrad certificates and diplomas enable you to build your master’s in blocks – or bank what you have

Not got the time, the inclination or the funds to do a full master’s degree? Then why not consider the shorter options? Postgraduate certificates (PGCerts) and postgraduate diplomas (PGDips) don’t require you to do a dissertation, but they also contain challenging, master’s-level...

Open University plans major cuts to number of staff and courses

Wednesday at 19:09 PM, via The Guardian

Lecturers express concern over future quality of degrees and £2.5m fees spent on consultants

Open University chiefs are planning significant reductions in the number of courses the institution offers and the number of lecturers it employs, the Guardian has learned.

Last June the OU, established in 1969 and the largest university in the UK, announced it needed to cut £100m from its £420m...

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