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£23k Compensation for Pepper Spray Cop

A former campus policeman who used pepper spray against students two years ago has been awarded $38,000 for psychiatric injuries, the equivalent of £23,400. The settlement has sparked widespread outrage, as it has emerged that the victims of the incident have received less compensation than the officer who sprayed them.   Lieutenant John Pike, now [...]

November 5th, 2013 | Posted in University | Read More »

Fall in University Applications Heralds Further Concern Over Increased Tuition Fees

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Entrance to UCAS The organisation which is responsible for managing more than 2 million applications to higher education courses in the UK. (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Statistics released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) have shown that the number of applications to study at university has fallen for the [...]

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in University | Read More »

Sales of Treadmills and Elliptical Cross Trainer Machines Spike as Obesity Spreads

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English: Nordic walking on a treadmill in a health club in Nürnberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) January traditionally sees a huge spike of interest in exercise equipment and manufactures such as Spirit, Confidence, Nordic amongst many others are well stocked up for the surge with outlets such as Amazon UK at hand to take orders. See [...]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in University | Read More »

£450 Million Wasted Every Year On Gadgets By UK Schools

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UK- Schools are wasting up to £450 million every year on buying useless technology which is rarely or never used.  This is the conclusion from the report by education charity NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) which said money was being spent on gadgets without assessing whether it was of any educational [...]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in University | Read More »

Are Your Staff’s English Skills Up To Scratch?

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  Employment Exhibition (Photo credit: Modern_Language_Center) The British Council have launched a new assessment tool allowing businesses to test the English language skills of their staff. The new tools launched last month, known as Aptis and developed by the Language Test Development Group, allows employers to test their employee’s ability to speak, listen, read and write. It is designed to [...]

October 10th, 2012 | Posted in University | Read More »