Say my Name Right is a shareable resource developed by Dr Hannah Deakin-Smith and Dr Jane Pilcher of Nottingham Trent University. It draws on findings from the Say My Name research project funded by the British Academy which explored the impact on students of staff avoiding saying their name or mispronouncing it. It emphasizes how important it is for staff to learn how to […]
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The ‘gross benefits are, on average, £87,000 for each EU student and £102,000 for each non-EU student according to the latest research published this week by The Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan. Download the full text from the website to find out more. Also published this week by the Higher Education Policy Institute What […]
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According to the latest report from London First, foreign students in London add a total of £2.3 billion to the economy. However many find current immigration rules onerous. This echoes a Universities UK 2014 analysis which also highlighted the positive economic impact. A number of organisations have emphasised that the benefits of foreign students are […]
Foreign students and Immigration: Should they be counted in net figures? The debate continues. Other good places for research: UK official immigration data Parliamentary discussion: the Home affairs select committee has some recent reports. Universities UK has research on public attitudes towards foreign students. IPPR conducted research in 2012 HEFCE has data on demand for […]
http://www.readytoresearch.ac.uk/ Great site created by the Open University, in partnership with the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester, and Manchester Information and Associated Service as part of the Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE) project. It aims to provide a portal to free OER resources for research students with an emphasis on students new to […]
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http://www.idp.com/about-idp/research-database/quick-search.aspx Managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and containing details of more than 8,000 books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of international education from publishers in Australia and abroad. Monthly updates of new additions are sent to this list. There is also a Twitter feed on the site. Good […]
The UK Council for International Student Affairs website http://www.ukcisa.org.uk provides access to a useful collection of factsheets covering basic questions asked by international students. Topics include regulations, finance and support services.
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http://www.usip.org/programs/initiatives/blogs-bullets This programme of the United States Institue of Peace is exploring how social media such as blogs and twitter can be used both to provoke and prevent conflict. The website provides free access to papers, video lectures and events from 2009 onwards covering these issues. These include materials relating to the Arab blogosphere.
The library has a page for international students. This page has information and tutorials which will help you get the most out of the library. There is also a section on Living in the UK and there are links to online newspapers where you can read about what is happening back home. Access the International […]
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