Entries by Interstu

UK Universities and the “Black Lives Matter” Movement

The brutal killing of George Floyd in Minnesota sparked outrage worldwide which were then followed by mass protests that originated in the USA and immediately spread to the UK. Many different issues lead to the protests – Read more about the background to the protests here. What is racial harassment?  The racial harassment is the […]

How vital technology can be in times of change and uncertainty

While some sectors are significantly deprived, it is the prime time for others. As everything moves online due to the virus, business follows suit where we notice an increase in demand for online products and services. Relevant to education, there have been many tools, apps and methods introduced to mitigate the current conditions. Some are […]

How will the virus impact the process for 2020/21 applicants & the grades ?

UCAS Applications UCAS is working with universities, colleges, and the government to support applicants during these unprecedented times. To give some more time to students applying, they have extended some deadlines such as their May offer deadline for UCAS Undergraduate applicants. UCAS aims to minimise the impact on applicants and is opting for the same […]

How are universities in the UK affected by COVID-19 and what actions are they taking?

Universities around the UK mostly followed pursuit in following government advice and gradually implemented institutional lockdown measures while moving to teach online. Some are involved in the research, whereas other schools and universities face unprecedented challenges that they must make necessary adjustments to accommodate a large population in this crucial sector. University of Oxford  Oxford […]

Top 10 university courses with the heaviest workloads

University is hard work. In between making your 9 am lectures and making new friends, you’ve also got to master cooking, cleaning and your finances. On top of all that, there’s your coursework. Depending on which course you choose, your workload will vary. Using HEPI UK Engagement Survey 2019, and raw data from researcher Rachel […]

What do universities look for in a personal statement?

A personal statement is your chance to make your UCAS applicationstand out and convince tutors at your chosen universities that you’re the perfect candidate for a course. A short essay of 4,000 characters, with the content, structure and tone entirely up to you, it can also beadaunting prospect. “Interviews are no longer routine in the […]

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine”, which let children tackle questions at their own pace. By the mid-1960s similar gizmos were being flogged by […]

Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness

NEW HAVEN — On Jan. 12, a few days after registration opened at Yale for Psyc 157, Psychology and the Good Life, roughly 300 people had signed up. Within three days, the figure had more than doubled. After three more days, about 1,200 students, or nearly one-fourth of Yale undergraduates, were enrolled. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/nyregion/at-yale-class-on-happiness-draws-huge-crowd-laurie.