A recent survey by the Centre for Higher Education or CHE demonstrates that more and more holders of vocational education and training qualifications are enrolling at German universities. What is vocational training?: Vocational qualifications are practical qualifications that relate to a specific job or career sector. Unlike more academic courses like A-levels, they combine a mix of theory and practical learning and you’ll probably do some work experience too. In 2016 there were 56,900 students enrolled at universities solely via vocational experience and qualifications – twice as many as in 2010.
Higher education in the United Kingdom is riddled with inequalities, says Ben Whittaker, National Union of Students (NUS) director of student voice and influence. For many students, opportunities slam shut every step of the way. Improving equality is not only about students getting in – but also on – at university.
by Amalia Mobley
It’s the day after International Women’s Day. Less than 24 hours ago, women all around the world gathered in solidarity. We use this day to demand equality, fairness, and the right to enjoy all of the privileges men enjoy. As a part of that effort, Maeve Cohen, director of Rethinking Economics, believes that one of the most crucial steps to equality is a more practical and gendered approach to economic study.
In economics an unhealthy intellectual monopoly of neo classics dominates teaching, research, advice to policy, and public debate.
Anyone who has one’s eye on an MBA has to think ahead first: Where can I work after it and what do I want to achieve?
Brexit has given urgency to the UK’s quest to be a major international trading partner beyond Europe, while at the same time highlighting the importance of our continuing connection with our European neighbours. Among the skills and capabilities the UK will need an understanding of other cultures and languages will continue to be important for successful international relationships at all levels.