STUDY ABROAD - IN SPOTLIGHT

Things to consider prior to studying abroad

Overseas Education One thing is clear that the appeal of studying in a different culture attracts many while there are arguments for and against studying outside the country. However, there are several academic and financial elements that need to be addressed. Like any decision, choosing to study abroad requires careful planning, research and execution. Studying abroad can provide much-needed global exposure to students. A global financial company recently reported that India has the world’s highest proportion of parents—about 88%—who want to send their children...

Bennett University unleashes AI Programme to reach the masses

Artificial Intelligence The project regarding AI has been funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering in London through the Indo-UK Newton-Bhabha research fund. The Bennett University on Tuesday kick-started a Deep Learning and AI Skilling and Research project, which aims to impart training in artificial intelligence technologies to nearly one million students in two years. Skeleton of the Programme Recently while launching the programme on campus, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chairperson professor Anil Sahasrabudhe said the programme was in...

Official: UK’s Best Nursing Students

University of Sunderland nursing students proved they had their finger on the pulse after picking up a prestigious prize at this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards. The University had already proved it was streets ahead of the opposition after receiving five nominations as part of the 2018 awards. Now in their seventh year, they are the only national awards to celebrate the very best in student nurses and nurse education. The School of  Nursing  saw off opposition from across the UK to be named Post – registration Education Provider of the Year. ...

Psychologist Gains National Recognition

Dr Helen Driscoll has become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of her continued impact in learning and teaching. Achieving a Senior Fellowship demonstrates meeting all dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in Higher Education. This is a nationally recognised framework for benchmarking success within Higher Education teaching and learning support. Achieving this requires demonstration of thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support. Crucially, a Senior...

Graduate lands publishing deal

A Sunderland Journalism graduate has signed a three book deal with major publisher, Headline. Since 2007 Glenda Young has run two Coronation Street fan websites, and has authored a number of books based on the soap. She graduated BA Journalism Studies in 2001, and recently made history when she created the first ever soap opera 'Riverside' for weekly  The People's Friend. In Glenda's first novel,  Belle of the Back Streets,  15-year-old Meg finds herself taking on the rag and bone business in Ryhope to protect her family from an...

Elliott flexes his business muscles in USA

A Sunderland graduate’s live and on-demand service which allows people to join fitness classes from the comfort of their own home has attracted the attention of the lucrative American fitness market. Since Elliott Perry, from Washington, founded Flex in 2015, his business has gone from strength to strength with up to 3,000 sign-ups. The streaming service allows leading fitness instructors to host live and interactive classes, broadcast into the home via internet TV boxes and supporting casting devices, as users link up through a heart-rate monitor to keep check on their...

Pro-Vice Chancellor wins RTS Pilgrim Award

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graeme Thompson, has been awarded the Royal Television Society's Pilgrim Award, which recognises outstanding voluntary service to the Society. As well as Graeme's responsibilities for engagement and culture at the University, including his role as Chair of the new Sunderland Culture Company, he also chairs the Arts Council-funded community arts project, The Cultural Spring and was on the Steering Group for Sunderland’s City of Culture 2021 Bid. Graeme is also Chair of the International Group of the North East Cultural Partnership and...

New Dean ready for business

Professor Lawrence Bellamy has been appointed as Academic Dean to the  Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism  at the University of Sunderland. He joins the University as former Deputy Provost and Associate Dean at the University of Chester and prior to that as Head of Strategy and Economics at Leeds Business School. A Chartered Engineer, Professor Bellamy started his career in manufacturing - in the area of thermoplastics, composites and thermosets - before moving into Higher Education. Professor Bellamy noted: “I am passionate about business education and...

Nursing and Social Work degrees at stake – UK New University rankings

Of late, nursing academics have been with a strong intent that they are still “reeling” from the significant drop in applications since the government replaced nursing bursaries with loans. Universities have hit out at government plans to rank their academic teaching according to how much their graduates earn. On the future workforce in various NHS hospitals, they are urging ministers to think hard about the impact of their education policies. Ministers now plan to assess teaching quality at subject level, placing a new emphasis on graduate salaries. According to which...

One Year Full Time MSc Finance and Management degree from University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland is offering a one-year full-time MSc degree in Finance and Management. The course starts on October 15. By pursuing this degree, you will apply up-to-date theories and knowledge to current situations. You will also graduate with the tools and knowledge to tackle real-world issues. After you complete the MSc in Finance and Management, you will qualify for senior roles with tremendous responsibility. Overview This MSc is a specialised Masters, which provides in-depth knowledge of key finance and management concepts, offering a powerful boost to...

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