FutureLearn and LSHTM offer free online Coronavirus course - Global Education Times (GET News)

FutureLearn and LSHTM offer free online Coronavirus course

FutureLearn and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have partnered to launch a course to spread awareness about Coronavirus.

In an effort to spread awareness about the pandemic, FutureLearn and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have collaborated to launch a free online course – COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus.

The course focuses on the outbreak of Covid-19 and what is known about the outbreak till date.

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Estonia offers digital education solutions for free to help Coronavirus fight - Global Education Times (GET News)

Estonia offers digital education solutions for free to help Coronavirus fight

In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, Estonia has offered to support the educational systems of other countries with digital education services delivered at no cost.

Startup Estonia along with the Ministry of Education and Research and a few other entities have collaborated to roll out a new initiative which will allow other countries access to their digital education tools.

This step has been taken by the government of Estonia as most countries are facing school closures due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims - Global Education Times (GET News)

Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims

New research by the Royal Society of Chemistry has claimed that students tend to value careers guidance given by parents more than their teachers or career advisors.

A new study by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has found that, contrary to popular belief, children look for career guidance more from their homes and parents, than they do from their classrooms or school offices.

The RSC notes that it believes this is why it is essential to guide the parents so they can help their children make informed decisions.

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Tier 4 visa extension for Chinese students proposed - Global Education Times (GET News)

Tier 4 visa extension for Chinese students proposed

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called for an automatic extension of Tier 4 visa issued to Chinese students pursuing education in the UK amongst other measures to help them during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has caused significant disruption to classrooms across the world and several institutions within the UK have closed campuses as well.

International students, particularly Chinese students, find themselves in problematic circumstances with exam postponements, closure of student housing facilities, and the issue of their Tier 4 student visas running out.

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UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more

UK graduates with a first or upper-second class degree earn more money than their peers, a new study has found.

Researchers from HESA (the Higher Education Statistic Agency) and the Department of Economics at Warwick University compared the pay of graduates with non-graduates.

The research noted that the decline in ‘graduate premium’ was less pronounced for graduates with higher grade degrees.

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IÉSEG and Le Wagon launch joint MBA programme - Global Education Times (GET News)

IÉSEG and Le Wagon launch joint MBA programme

France’s IÉSEG School of Management and Le Wagon have announced plans to co-launch a new leadership and coding MBA programme that will be delivered at the school’s Paris campus.

The year-long MBA programme is designed to provide its participants with a dual expertise in the two fields that the respective institutions specialise in, which is business leadership and technical coding skills.

The integrated programme, developed jointly by the two institutions, will be based in IÉSEG’s Paris campus in the city’s La Défense business district, and will be open to applicants in October 2020.

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University of Huddersfield to open new London campus - Global Education Times (GET News)

University of Huddersfield to open new London campus

University of Huddersfield has announced that it has joined hands with Study Group to open a new campus in London.

From September 2020, Study Group will deliver University of Huddersfield’s postgraduate degree curriculum to international students in the new campus based in Greenwich.

The postgraduate business degrees provided in the London campus will be same as those offered in the University’s home campus.

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93% increase in Indians who got UK study visas - Global Education Times (GET News)

93% increase in Indians who got UK study visas

Over 37,500 Indian students received UK study visas in 2019, a 93% increase from last year’s number.

The latest UK Immigration Statistics, which was published last week, revealed that this is the largest number of UK study visas which have been issued to Indian students across the previous eight years.

This rise denotes the continuation of the strong upward trend in UK student visa numbers for Indians, which has continued to grow since 2016.

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