Monthly Archives: November 2020

What you should know about student loans

What you should know about student loans

Students need a student loan to pay their college tuition and expenses. Individuals who can’t get a scholarship need a better way to pay for their college expenses and attend college. Student loans are a beneficial way to pay these expenses, and they give the students an installment plan to repay the loans. When reviewing […] … learn more→

UK government’s foreign aid cuts put girls’ education at risk

UK government’s foreign aid cuts put girls’ education at risk

The UK government’s 2020 spending review includes a cut in international aid, from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5%. My research shows that this will have severe effects on the lives of girls worldwide. Earlier this year, my colleagues and I at the University of Cambridge published a report highlighting the urgent need for political leadership […] … learn more→

5 ways Australia can get ahead in attracting and retaining Chinese international students

5 ways Australia can get ahead in attracting and retaining Chinese international students

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, about two in every five international students enrolled in Australian higher education institutions were from mainland China. These Chinese students brought in more than $A10 billion a year. During the pandemic, Australian universities have struggled to retain and recruit international students. The first returning students are due to fly out under a pilot scheme this weekend, arriving in Darwin […] … learn more→

The financial side of seeking higher education

The financial side of seeking higher education

Attending university can be a life-changing and highly valuable experience. In addition to earning a qualification to set you up on your desired career path, attending university can help you to develop a range of key life skills, allow you to live somewhere new, make new friends and much more. Higher education certainly has its […] … learn more→

Universal higher education is the key to combating misinformation

Universal higher education is the key to combating misinformation

A group at the University of Cambridge has recently developed a game called Go Viral! Based on inoculation theory, it teaches players how to spread misinformation through social media. But the real aim is to educate them about the dangers of misinformation. It is a very useful tool – but it barely scratches the surface […] … learn more→

Social networks: why do teens go to TikTok?

Social networks: why do teens go to TikTok?

TikTok is the most downloaded application in the world, already with more than 1.6 billion downloads to its credit since the start of the year, according to the firm Sensor Tower . Present in 150 countries, it has around 150 million active daily users. Before winning in Europe, it was very popular in Asia, especially China and Japan. With […] … learn more→

California vetoed ethnic studies requirements for public high school students, but the movement grows

California vetoed ethnic studies requirements for public high school students, but the movement grows

California Gov. Gavin Newsom surprised many supporters in his state earlier this fall when he vetoed a bill that would have required public high school students to take ethnic studies. The move was unexpected as, just a few weeks earlier, the state had made ethnic studies mandatory for the California State University system. Furthermore, in 2016 the state passed […] … learn more→

Kids as young as 3 years old think YouTube is better for learning than other types of video

Kids as young as 3 years old think YouTube is better for learning than other types of video

Young kids believe that YouTube videos are better for learning than TV shows or videos created on a researcher’s smartphone. They also view people in YouTube videos to be more real than those on TV but less real than those featured in a researcher-created smartphone video. These are the major findings from a pre-COVID-19 study conducted in […] … learn more→

US colleges need help, but Biden may not be able to deliver

US colleges need help, but Biden may not be able to deliver

Faced with a president and a political party that seem to stand against everything they believe in, most American college leaders and professors went all-in on Joe Biden. But now that Biden has won the presidency, can American higher education get its head above water? Coronavirus has been an obvious body blow, but colleges were […] … learn more→