Category Archives: Graduates

Mock Assessment Centre (Day 1), Bradford University School of Management 2016

A further pilgrimage to the School of Management at Bradford University today (in the ubiquitous “re” building) for the mock assessment centre for the students participating in the career management module which is part of their degree programme. The students … Continue reading

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Gender equality……read this and weep!

Straight, able-bodied white men who represent college and university lecturers from minorities have been banned from sessions at an equality conference because they do not have a “protected characteristic”. The University and College Union decided at its congress last week … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy…….vision of the future

  The Royal Navy is proud to announce its new fleet of Type 45 destroyers. Having initially named the first two ships HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless, the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from Brussels, renamed them HMS Cautious … Continue reading

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David Hockney funds Lithuanian Artist Egle Jauncems (graduate of Vilnius University)

DAVID HOCKNEY is to pay the tuition fees and living costs of a Lithuanian artist at the Royal College of Art (RCA), where he was a student. Egle Jauncems, 31, has become the first recipient of Hockney’s scholarship, worth about … Continue reading

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University education never used to be like this……………………

Just imagine, you have spent three years at university studying like mad to get the kind of degree that will transport you into that job that you so covet. Three years of “hard graft” (as we say here in the … Continue reading

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Bradford University Open Day (2015)

Last Saturday I visited Bradford University as they were holding the first of their open days for prospective students. It is fair to say that Bradford as a city does not have a glorious reputation as a scenic place and … Continue reading

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Cambridge University reinstates “entrance examination”

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY is planning to introduce a universal entrance exam for the first time in a generation because the glut of top-grade A-levels is making it hard to identify the brightest. The ancient institution is considering reinstituting a university-wide test that … Continue reading

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