University Students

07 Nov Students losing interest in politics

By DAVID MYTON University students overwhelmingly prefer to join campus organisations that are issue-based rather than those that are traditional political party-based, according to new study from the United States. “For traditional political parties, the research … shows that old-style electioneering activities and organisations are not resonating...

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25 Jan Highered shake-up puts focus on students

By DAVID MYTONEngland’s higher education sector looks set to encounter some turbulence this year in the shape of a new government-approved regulatory and competition body bearing the title Office for Students, aka Ofs.Unless it becomes mired in bureaucracy and the exigencies of realpolitik, this new body could...

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10 Dec In conversation with Shirley Alexander

By DAVID MYTONAt the Universities Australia conference earlier this year the learned audience paid rapt attention as former US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich painted a dystopian picture of new technologies and global trends driving “shock and uncertainty” in the wake of the unfolding digital revolution.In the audience was Professor Shirley Alexander,...

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15 Nov Chinese students and the importance of a country’s culture

By DAVID MYTON Chinese students who prefer a particular country’s culture are significantly more likely to also name that country as their preferred overseas study destination, according to a new report from the British Council. And students who say they are “interested” or “very interested” in overseas culture...

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31 Oct Universities – self-serving or civically engaged: HECG Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON In a blistering speech earlier this year, international higher education policy expert Professor Ellen Hazelkorn argued that while higher education historically has had a close relation with the city and country of its founding, today universities are “considered part of the elite” and have become disengaged from...

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