Category Archives: Education

The Best Christmas Party In 3 Simple Steps

Most of you may fret at the idea of hosting an elegant Christmas soirée or a simple get-together with cocktails. Imagine all the work and the planning that it will need; needless to mention cooking, cleaning and organizing to take care of.

Some of you may already be breaking into a sweat simply imagining that massive to-do list. This is one Christmas list that is better left for the perfect housewife like Brie from Desperate Housewives to get done, while you binge on the Hors d’oeuvre and eggnog leaving all the heavy lifting to others.

But wait, hosting a Christmas dinner party or get-together might not be such a nightmare after all.Simply follow these easy steps and be the perfect party-host and the envy of neighborhood ladies.

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Which Business Schools Score Highest On Satisfaction?

The MBA Programs with which could boast of the highest number of alumni who are most satisfied with the skills they picked up in their Alma matter was recently the subject of a study by Forbes. Graduates of the year 2010 were considered, a distressing period of time for job seekers in the wake of the Global Recession fallout.

In spite of the less than bright career prospects, at least in the short run, MBA graduates from the elite schools were hardly affected by it. As a matter of fact most of the graduates earned as much as their investment in the business school on an average of four years. In the calculations of the study not only the tuition fees but the two years of lost salary was considered by them. Continue reading –>

England Tops High Cost of Education List

In a recently released educational survey conducted annually England stood at pole position as far as average tuition fees for undergraduate studies are concerned in the world of industrialized nations,though the Return on Investment or the ROI remains high due to the higher wages for graduates.

On an average, British undergraduate students had to shell out approximately £6,000 annually as tuition fees in the academic session of 2013-2014 after it was decided by the government to higher the upper ceiling of tuition fees by as much as three times, the survey conducted by OECD, an abbreviation for “Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development” revealed .The US was the next most expensive place to study for under-graduates having £5,300 as tuition fees. In Japan it costs around £3,300 for doing the same according to OECD which is based in Paris and is comprised of 34 countries many of which may be considered to be prosperous.

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Policy Deadlock over Higher Education Funding to Continue in Australia

The Australian Coalition government is unlikely to be able to resolve the deadlock over the higher education package with the move of cuts in funding and deregulation of fees stalled for by a year at least.

The New Education Minister

The newly appointed education minister Simon Birmingham conceded that start date for the new policies as 2016 January was not achievable. Birmingham also confessed that there is need for institutions and students alike to have certainty over the education path charted by the country and as such all future reforms and their legislation will not start till 2017 at the earliest.

He also announced at a summit for education at the prestigious University of Melbourne that the arrangements for funding of higher education will remain unchanged as of 2016 while the government makes further consultations on future reforms. He advised institutions for higher education and students to plan on the basis of current arrangements for 2016 as the financial intricacies will remain basically unchanged, duly indexed for inflation.

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Corbyn Is Right About Education But Needs To Highlight His Views

Corbyn is among those rare leaders who actually practice what they preach. This is illustrated by the breakup with his wife over exclusivity in their child’s education, but in spite of the personal tragedy Corbyn stuck to its stance. And after all these years it appears that he will be the one who will have the last laugh.

His stance bears proof that it is not necessary to be exclusive or “elitist” in order to have merit. Most parents want the best for their children and the credibility of the name alone (of the school or university) stands as one of the foundations of our modern education. But a better option is expanding the spheres of quality education so that meritorious children even from lesser known educational institutions are given equal opportunity to excel in their chosen fields.

But Corbyn is no fool. He fully realizes that the elite who attend private schools (accounting for only
seven percent of all school going children in the UK) are the ones who dominate the decision making
positions in corporate, media and governmental organizations alike. They will do their best to maintain
their privilege and exclusivity but Corbyn is up to the fight.

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