Today, March 5th, is University Mental Health Day in the UK. Run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN, it’s an annual event that helps raise awareness of mental health in higher education.
Each year the VitalSourceⓇ Digital Discovery Day brings contrasting voices from across the UK to explore the opportunities and challenges of technology in education. They have different backgrounds and perspectives, but all are looking to technology as a way to improve the experience and outcomes for their increasingly diverse students.
In Back to the future? Part I, I looked at the motivations of ‘returners’; mature students who, having spent some time in the workplace, have decided to step back into the classroom in order to progress their careers.
Sometimes it feels as though you have to take a step backwards in order to move forwards. An idea that can be particularly daunting when it’s your career that you’re stepping away from.
Which is 2020’s top UK university?
According to The Times Higher Education World Rankings, released early last week, Oxford University once again takes the top spot. However, THE tables now jostle for attention among other providers such as The Guardian University League Tables, The Complete University Guide (CUG), and the Good University Guide (GUG). In contrast to THE, all three of these positioned Cambridge University as their number one.