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Climate action and sustainable development: what students can do

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 06/10/2021 - 14:22

Sustainability is becoming more important across the university sector and students today are increasingly engaged in tackling social and environmental issues and expect their university to do the same.

Here are just some ways that students can be part of the change.

Research your university’s actions on sustainable development

Newcastle University scientists pioneer research to protect the world’s oceans

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Wed, 06/09/2021 - 12:41

“We can watch our marine systems disappear, or we can come up with solutions so that they are functioning in the future,” stresses Pippa Moore, a marine community ecologist at Newcastle University.

Ucas clearing advice from students who have been through it

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 05/27/2021 - 14:26

If you happen to find yourself in clearing on A-level results day, it certainly doesn’t mean that you’ve failed, and there are plenty of options available to you.

While it may seem a long and complex process, it is an opportunity to search through a range of courses and universities to find one that is better suited to you.  

How international students can make the most of virtual open days

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 15:27

Sponsored content: created in partnership with the University of Warwick.

Shortlisting your top university choices has always been challenging, but with Covid-19 disrupting overseas travel and many everyday activities, students around the world have had to adjust to a fast-evolving digital world.

Ten of the most unusual degrees in the world

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 05/18/2021 - 11:02

Deciding on your course is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when preparing for university. If you’re still struggling with your choice or if you’re searching for something a little different, here’s a list of some of the most unusual degrees offered around the world.

Whether you’re interested in learning an unusual musical instrument or discovering more about what’s out there beyond the stars, there really is a course for anything.

Food scarcity on university campuses: what is the problem and how can we fix it?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:09

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the issue of food insecurity among university students, but even before the pandemic, increasing numbers of students had been reporting food insecurity.

This is largely because of rising tuition and living costs combined with declining state support for students and the privatisation of food provision on campuses.

How virtual student fairs can help universities reduce their carbon footprint

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 05/04/2021 - 09:03

As we move tentatively into a post-pandemic world, some institutions might be expecting that the days of communicating via Zoom and other similar digital tools will soon be behind them. They are likely to be disappointed.

Where do Oscar-winning actors go to university?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:31

The winners of the 2021 Oscars have been revealed and as the red carpet is being stored away for another year, Times Higher Education looked at the winners of the Best Actor and Best Actress Awards over the past 30 years to see where they went to university (perhaps to refine their Oscar winning talents?)