Test 1 The questions in this section are based on an invented language called Dobla. tashu duset sekar The diplomat seduces the daughter. tine betsut vardar The maid helps the valet. betsu tinet sirehar Does the valet love the maid? claru bichut sudar The earl consults the butler. vardehar bichu kochet Does the butler help… Read more Language aptitude tests
An article in the Spring 2019 issue of Society Now summarizes the impact of a university degree on future income in Britain. The full report is from the Institute of Fiscal Studies. For men, studying creative arts, English or philosophy results in lower average earnings than if they hadn’t gone to university at all: For… Read more What not to study if you want to be rich
The Foundation Year Network is a group of people working in foundation year education. They hold an annual conference and have started a journal. The first volume has been published and is available online.
According to a paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings “are alleged to be more rigorous and sophisticated and certainly more prestigious” than other ranking schemes. However: The value of the THE rankings, but not their price, is drastically reduced by their lack of transparency… Read more THE World University Rankings
Today is University Mental Health Day. Information on events at UEA can be found here.
IREG Observatory lists university rankings. At present count there are 17 global rankings, plus various regional and specialized rankings (e.g. best fashion schools). Of the national rankings, Britain has three. For a somewhat cynical view of rankings and related matters, see University Ranking Watch. For the origin of shake a stick at, see this article.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 are out. Based on citations, it appears the most influential university in the world is Babol Noshirvani University of Technology in Iran, while our neighbour Anglia Ruskin comes in 22nd, ahead of Johns Hopkins. Well done! UEA’s rankings are here.
The academic year of 2018/19 is about to start and thousands of students are crossing the world by plane, train and taxi. Some of them are coming to us in Norwich. We hope they will have a nice time here!