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Wednesday at 18:52 PM, via The Guardian

Catch up on the week’s teaching news and highlights from our network, plus the pick of Guardian Jobs listings for educators

The Guardian Teacher Network is the place for news, features and opinion about education and teaching. With articles tapping into ideas and debates about learning, insights on best practice, and accounts from teachers lifting the lid on life in the classroom, we get to the...

Teaching union calls for 5% pay rise with possible strike backing

Wednesday at 14:58 PM, via The Guardian

National Union of Teachers asks for staff pay increase after NHS announces 6.5% settlement

Britain’s largest teaching union is calling for a 5% pay increase for school staff – buoyed by the announcement of a 6.5% settlement for nurses and NHS staff – backed by a campaign to include possible strike action.

The annual conference of the National Union of Teachers, shortly to merge and become the...

My postgrad experience: ‘I worked on essays as giraffes walked by’

Wednesday at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Carolyn Thompson has travelled widely, from Borneo to Cameroon, as a primate conservation researcher – a career she carved out with the right postgrad qualification

After a false start with a geography degree, Carolyn Thompson went on to study a BSc in life sciences with the Open University (OU). Now 32, she completed a master’s in research in primate biology at the University of Roehampton,...

Fantastic beasts: everything you need to know about conservation studies

Wednesday at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

The conservation sector requires postgrads with passion, curiosity and a commitment to science

Giving a new tamarin monkey a health check or investigating why a gemsbok died are some of the more hands-on activities on the MSc in wild animal health at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Wild animal care and conservation are fiercely competitive areas and a postgraduate...

Ethiopia:Focus On Mother-Tongue Language

Tuesday at 17:16 PM, via All Africa

[Ethiopian Herald] Many scholars advise governments to promote policies and strategies that help to impart basic education in mother tongue. The government of Ethiopia has been working in line with this despite constraints, some say that the country needs to do a lot in advancing mother-tongue education.

Ethiopia:Ministry Appreciates Quality Education Performance

Tuesday at 17:10 PM, via All Africa

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Education announced that the ongoing efforts of ensuring quality education through overcoming the challenges that have been witnessing in teaching- learning process have been proven successful.

Sackler family gift draws UK gallery into opioid crisis row

Tuesday at 17:08 PM, via The Guardian

National Portrait Gallery under pressure over proposed £1m donation from family linked to US crisis

The National Portrait Gallery is facing scrutiny over a proposed £1m donation from the Sackler family following allegations that the American dynasty’s fortune is tainted by the US opioid crisis.

The gallery is one of a number of British cultural and academic institutions in line for substantial...

What are your experiences of racism at university?

Tuesday at 15:24 PM, via The Guardian

There has been a series of reports recently about racist incidents at universities. We want to hear from you about this

The University of Exeter is investigating claims of racism among its law society members, after messages shared online show “vile” racist comments made in a private students’ WhatsApp group.

The university tweeted to say, “we unreservedly condemn any act of racism”, but...

University of Exeter investigates claims of racist WhatsApp group

Tuesday at 14:50 PM, via The Guardian

Student posts screenshots of ‘racist and vile’ comments in law society private chat group

A leading university is investigating claims of racism among law society members, after messages of “vile, deplorable” comments from a private students’ WhatsApp group were shared online.

University of Exeter made the announcement after screenshots showing comments made by those involved in the Bracton Law...

Three postgrad options you may never have thought of

Tuesday at 14:20 PM, via The Guardian

These three exciting fields give a glimpse into the varied world of postgrad study

Animal behaviourFrom the efficiency of bee pollination to whether magpies really love shiny things, animal behaviour is an endlessly fascinating subject. Studying what they do and why they do it can lead to a wide range of careers, from dog behaviourist to natural history researcher. Courses offered include the...

My MBA experience: ‘It was an eye opener’

Tuesday at 14:16 PM, via The Guardian

Samir Abid learned how to ‘pitch Dragons’ Den-style’ as part of his MBA, and used it to secure funding for his startup

Former car designer and engineer Samir Abid completed an MBA at Warwick Business School in 2009. In 2011, he started his own sports technology company, Pace Insights, which helps sports professionals improve athlete and team performance through better use of data.


Postgrad news in brief: Trump’s travel ban deters international students

Tuesday at 14:14 PM, via The Guardian

International applications to US graduate schools have declined for the first time in more than a decade. Plus, Hull university honours anti-apartheid activist Wiseman Khuzwayo with a £65,000 scholarship

Related: How exercise prescriptions could change the NHS

Diverse portfolioThe MSc finance programme at Imperial College has achieved an equal gender split among its students this year....

Zimbabwe:FBC Targets Teachers

Tuesday at 13:21 PM, via All Africa

[The Herald] FBC Holdings is targeting to build houses for teachers in 72 districts in a bid to strengthen partnerships with Government in delivering decent housing to teaching professionals while unlocking untapped markets.

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