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.... He saw it himself. The man was a student who worked on the iPhone assembly line. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....On an academic level, they get significantly better scores in international Pisa tests at the age of 15. After accounting for student and school-level socioeconomic status, students who had attended early childhood education for a year or more scored an average of 25 points higher in the Pisa science assessment compared with those who had not – 30 Pisa points is the equivalent of a school year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Meanwhile, household debts are on the increase. Credit card, car loan and student debt, and borrowing using that most pernicious of loans, the second mortgage, have all risen sharply in the last couple of years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....uk. Stephen Matthews “Pet hate: tourists and students who step into the road without looking. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Let’s move to Cambridge: ‘Ancient university and biotech boom town’ image
....uk. Stephen Matthews “Pet hate: tourists and students who step into the road without looking. ...
Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert image
....On an academic level, they get significantly better scores in international Pisa tests at the age of 15. After accounting for student and school-level socioeconomic status, students who had attended early childhood education for a year or more scored an average of 25 points higher in the Pisa science assessment compared with those who had not – 30 Pisa points is the equivalent of a school year. ...
Pain without gain: the truth about austerity | Phillip Inman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
....Meanwhile, household debts are on the increase. Credit card, car loan and student debt, and borrowing using that most pernicious of loans, the second mortgage, have all risen sharply in the last couple of years. ...
Are you struggling to pay back your student loan? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:40:55 AM
. Figures released today show the total amount of UK student debt has topped £100 billion for the first time. ...
UK student loan debt soars to more than £100bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:12:28 AM
....3bn of the total. “Lots of prospective and current university students will see these figures and worry about being part of an increasing pool of graduate debt,” said Jake Butler of at money advice website Save the Student. ...
Duke of Westminster's property group to build 1,500 rental homes in London image
....The Bermondsey apartments range from studios to three-bedroom family flats with “good sizes,” according to Simon Harding-Roots, the firm’s executive director of major projects. Despite the planned swanky entrance area pictured in the draft master plan, he said the firm did not want to create a “yuppie or student ghetto” or a “gated community”. ...
Taxman has his sights on Bank of Mum and Dad as complex rules increase  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 08:15:00 AM
....With the average house price standing at £220,000 in April, according to the Office for National Statistics, first-time buyers will have to produce £22,000 to put down a 10 per cent deposit. Almost one in five parents and grandparents want to help younger family members pay off debts and student loans, while 13 per cent would like to fund a wedding. ...
Carlsberg aims for zero carbon emissions after Trump's Paris pullout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:28:10 AM
....The company does not expect to incur extra costs because it will shift investment from elsewhere in the business and expects the sustainability plan to reduce costs, such as energy bills, over time. It will also hire PhD students to work in its laboratories on ways to reduce its carbon footprint and ask suppliers, such as firms that make packaging or grow barley, to implement their own environmental measures. ...
While Corbyn inspired the young, May was terrifying the old image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
.... It’s not the first time his cut-up edits of prime ministerial speeches have proved a hit, but this time it seemed to resonate with 18- to 25-year-olds just as they were signing up in droves to vote. Rob Wilson, the ousted Tory MP for Reading East, who accused No 10 of running a disastrous campaign, said that the university students who populate his side of the city played a large part in the 16% jump in Labour’s local vote. ...
‘A person who lies once is capable of lying again’ – our work expert responds image
....• Work (and domestic) martyrs exist in large numbers – they do unnecessary tasks in a pernickety way and then complain that no one else helps. I once shared a student flat with a woman who spent hours boiling tea towels and cutlery in large pans in the interests of hygiene, and then moaned that no one else did (we washed these normally). ...
Could growth hacking be the low-cost key to business success? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....The possibilities for growth hacking are endless and largely cost effective (or even free). Before it was worth billions, Facebook made use of hacking tactics when it first launched as a platform for students in 2004. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....Oil industry company Halliburton has been branded “obscene” for advertising unpaid UK internships, which critics say give an unfair advantage to people from privileged backgrounds. In an advert on its recruitment site, Halliburton said it was seeking “people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead” for student internships at its office in Chiswick, west London. ...
Cold revolution  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
.... . When the temperature exceeds 21C or 22C in exam halls, students start to score lower in maths tests. ...
Taking his own path image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:16 PM
....2 miles). In addition he has written 12 books about mazes, and gives both after-dinner talks on the subject, and talks to design students. ...
Berkeley duo's plan to solve traffic jams: hyper-fast lanes for self-driving cars image
.... Well, not if Anthony Barrs and Baiyu Chen get their way. The two graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, have devised a system that would have tightly-packed clusters of autonomous vehicles zipping past local traffic at speeds of more than 100mph, all on existing roadways. ...
'Focus on UK workers first, not migrants' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:36:51 PM
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Labour plans inheritance tax raid: Jeremy Corbyn sets his sights on YOUR inheritance image
....Growing numbers of parents and grandparents are taking action to give their children an early inheritance, giving away £15,000 on average, according to new research from equity release specialists Key Retirement. Technical director Dean Mirfin said the younger generation is struggling to save for a home and pay off student debt: "Parents and grandparents want to help and are already doing a lot with more than half planning major handouts. ...
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The new hipsters? London's exclusive 'downsizer' homes for the over-55s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 06:15:16 AM
.... But he also urges developers and planners to create downsizer homes in locations that better balance the desires of the residents and the locals. “When we talked to older people, many were quite keen on the idea of city centre living, but they generally tend to say ‘we don’t live next door to students’ or ‘we want to live in a slightly quieter area’,” says Tait. ...
BA’s failures fly in the face of ‘customer as king’. This is the new normal | Peter Fleming image
....But once locked into a provider, the customer is intrinsically meant to have little say over how that provider is managed, little more than you do at your local Sainsbury’s or Boots store. As a result, the student as customer gives up control over the university. ...
Why help to buy is no help at all to the economy | Jeffrey Frankel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:54:25 AM
....At the end of the first quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, American consumer debt for the first time exceeded its previous peak (in dollars), reached in the third quarter of 2008, just as the global financial crisis erupted. Although car loans and student debt have been rising especially rapidly, housing debt remains more than two-thirds of the $12. ...
Just the job? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:25:58 PM
.... . Mature student Kevin Helton told us: "The interviewer asked, 'You used to be in the Army, how many people have you killed?' . ...
Britons are sitting on too much debt without a financial safety net image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....”. Mortgage debt is not the only problem, with unsecured lending such as credit cards, store cards, payday loans, bank loans, student loans and car loans now at a record £13,900 per household, according to new figures from the TUC. ...
We will all pay the price for our financial illiteracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... Immigrants had much lower financial literacy than the native born (and it’s something our consumer champions have noted: immigrants with poor English are at times ruthlessly exploited by companies that know they are less likely to understand – or to complain). Despite the fact that the Chinese students had less money than their European or American counterparts, and were less likely to have bank accounts and debit cards, they came top. ...
'Working from home is having an adverse effect on your health' – our work expert responds image
....We know this university well as his brother graduated from it and now works as a motion graphics designer. My dilemma is the obscene amount of student finance needed for a degree. ...
Student housing tempts wealthy investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:08:32 PM
. Some of the world’s richest people and sovereign wealth funds are turning their attention to student housing, with the increasingly luxurious and expensive purpose-built accommodation becoming regarded as a must-have part of their investment portfolio. ...
TUC urges government to help boost pay as debt nears record levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 05:01:19 AM
....The Bank of England has also expressed its concerns about the rise in unsecured debt, announcing a review of consumer credit in its latest inflation report. Unsecured household debt includes borrowing on credit cards, store cards, payday loans, student debt and car loans. ...
TUC warns household debt will rise to £15,000 by 2020 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 12:00:00 AM
....". The TUC said unsecured household debt is defined as including credit cards, student and car loans but not mortgages. ...
White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:46:23 PM
....But that very same $2tr is then used to reduce the budget deficit. "My observation is that there appears to be a logical error of the kind that would justify failing a student in an introductory economics course," Mr Summers wrote. ...
Brum in the sun image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:35:16 AM
....While Dubai's shopping malls have collections of big-brand international shops, the Gulf state also has an expanding line-up of high-status international universities. Birmingham's new base will be in Dubai International Academic City, a purpose-built campus opened a decade ago, which already houses 26 universities from nine countries, with 25,000 students. ...
Trump's $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:31:49 PM
....1tr) budget that would take the axe to the social safety net for the poor. The plan would sharply slash food stamps, healthcare for low-income patients and disability benefits, and eliminate student loan subsidies. ...
An apprenticeship or university – which would be better for my creative son? image
....We know this university well as his brother graduated from there last summer and now works as a motion graphics designer, which he is enjoying. My dilemma is, of course, the money side of things, which was brought home to me the other week while applying online for the obscene amount of student finance needed to undertake these studies. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
.... . Women who'd already decided to be students opted for these professional courses. ...
Picture perfect: how to make an art of your investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
....This is the time of year when budding artists around the country are busy putting the finishing touches to their final degree showpieces, the fruits of their past few years of artistic labour. Starting today, Slade School of Fine Art in London and Falmouth University in Cornwall are among the art colleges running the first of about 100 graduation shows in coming months, presenting the latest “hot” art produced by students. ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
.... Few places in town offered the steady hours and limited benefits that Walmart did. I lacked the self-confidence to return to college as a non-traditional student, had limited financial resources to move to a different city, and perhaps most importantly, I didn’t believe I had any social connections outside of Laramie to help me start a new life somewhere else. ...
Cineworld bosses to meet union over living wage dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:09:01 AM
....About 70% of Cineworld’s front-of-house staff in the UK – 3,750 including 700 at Picturehouse – are on zero-hours contracts. The company said staff could choose whether they want to be on a zero-hours contract and that it suited certain people such as students. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
....Computer giant Apple is expanding its supply line of talented young people with digital skills, by doubling the intake of its European academy. Last year, the technology company opened an academy in Naples, in Italy, where students spend a year training to be developers, coders, app creators and start-up entrepreneurs. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze image
....Labour's leaked manifesto hinted at ending the pay cap, while the Tories said voting Lib Dem would lead to Labour wrecking the finances. Speaking to the Royal College of Nursing conference in Liverpool, the Liberal Democrat leader also promised to restore bursaries for students nurses. ...
Foxtons' tweets win few fans – now the slowdown gives it little to sing about | Simon Goodley image
....Anyway, the company is now trying to cut the benefits to its employees who were already enrolled in the scheme, hence the threat of industrial action. As any A-level business student will tell you, pensions are wages deferred and if Royal Mail does not deliver, it’s conceptually no different from cutting salaries. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:14:58 AM
....The rest of the government's income comes from a variety of sources. These include interest - for example on student loans; dividends - for example from holdings of Royal Bank of Scotland shares; and profits from assets - including the leasing of 4G mobile licences. ...
Just do it: the experience economy and how we turned our backs on ‘stuff’ image
....” Strong also thinks the “slightly impoverished nature of millennials” is compelling them to get out more. At Home, however, Wrigley says that while students and young professionals are pouring through the doors, the venue’s appeal is crossing generations. ...
Togo's student-run chocolate co-operative image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 09:35:56 AM
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Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates' tech firm raises $500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
.... He taught himself to write code using C++ at 12 and chose to pursue a career in computing rather than entering the family construction business. After meeting Whitehead, a Liverpudlian who bolstered his student funds by making virtual weapons and selling them on the online virtual world of Second Life, he launched Improbable in 2012, months before graduating from university. ...
Corbyn needs to find £10bn a year to make good on tuition fee pledge | Phillip Inman image
....Just over half a million young people enter higher education in the UK each year, so Jeremy Corbyn would have to find a substantial sum of money – about £10bn a year – to make good on the pledge he made when running for the Labour leadership to abolish tuition fees and bring back maintenance grants. That is lower than the headline cost of multiplying the number of undergraduates by the £9,000-a-year tuition fees because the policy only applies to English students, and young people from households earning less than £25,000 a year are exempt. ...
Not research, but 'mesearch' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 11:06:50 PM
.... . By sharing her stories with a class, she says it "creates a positive atmosphere in the course" which encourages students to open up about "the issues that really concern them and they care about". ...
Australia budget 2017: Treasurer unveils big banks tax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 12:13:11 PM
....Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has unveiled a new budget which includes a surprise rise in taxation for the country's five biggest banks from July. Mr Morrison also announced education savings which will see students pay a greater share of the cost of degrees. ...
Sun trap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:07:44 PM
....Now, through a 40-watt solar panel perching on a tree branch outside the hut, they have enough power for three lights: one inside the house, one in the fields, and one on a tree above the roof. "With the extra light we can study until 10 pm," says their daughter Pooja, a 17-year-old student. ...
Superstar economics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:30:01 PM
Tripsta charges £118 to change misspelled name on flight booking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
....The 24-hour fee-free change period now common at many airlines was introduced in the wake of complaints by customers who had been excessively penalised after booking their flights. In 2015, student Adam Armstrong changed his name by deed poll because it was cheaper than paying Ryanair the £220 it demanded after his girlfriend’s stepfather mistakenly reserved a seat for him under the wrong surname. ...
FTSE 100 boosted by Pearson and IAG image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:08:03 AM
....The company also launched a "strategic review" of its troubled US school publishing business. The US business has proved problematic recently as students have been renting textbooks instead of buying them. ...
Half of us aren't happy to discuss mental health at work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:02:25 PM
....Long after Oliver Thompson-Smith's physical injuries had healed, the young man was still suffering. As a 19-year-old student on a night out in Chester, he had been brutally stabbed and mugged, near his home. ...
Norway billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke to give away 'lion's share' image
....He did not say how much the ship would cost or what else he would donate to. He and his wife already have a foundation for giving scholarships to postgraduate students. ...
On the buses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:31:11 PM
....Ticket prices, bus timings and the multitude of different companies were highlighted as issues by young people who took part in the BBC's Listen Up project, which canvassed opinions on what young people wanted to see from their elected mayors. At one workshop, university student Lauren Barclay, 19, from Trafford, reveals how she gave up on buses. ...
MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:00:07 PM
.... . "As a student in Bristol, Deliveroo offers me the flexibility that I need. ...
Will Canada's Tim Hortons win over UK coffee fans? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 05:31:04 AM
....Founded in 1964 by former ice hockey player Tim Horton, who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the chain was originally conceived as a kind of diner for baked goods. Ten years later, Horton died in a car accident, and the chain that bore his name went on to win itself a kind of nostalgic respect, along with a dedicated customer base made up of everyone from students to builders to working professionals looking for a cheap lunch. ...
Hero's legacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:07:14 AM
....It is Friday afternoon and children around the age of 12 are gathered in the computer lab of a public school in Itatiba, a small town an hour away from Sao Paulo. Class time is already over for the week, but these students have chosen to stay in school for extracurricular activities. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... Others said that for their groceries they went several blocks north and west to lower-cost rival Trader Joe’s, where products may not be so exquisitely selected but are, in general, more uniformly discounted. Maria Johnson, a postgraduate student, said Whole Foods’ pricing, with some items marked competitively and other expensive, was inconvenient. ...
Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:15:09 PM
....Mr Obama appears to be enjoying life after the White House since he left office in January. On Monday he made his first public remarks about community organising to students at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is set to be built. ...
Brexit brain drain threatens UK universities, MPs warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:39 AM
....A second poll of academics found that 53% of non-UK nationals were actively looking to leave the UK and the Guardian has heard reports of staff from other EU countries pulling out of job offers before they even arrive because of concerns about Brexit. Carmichael welcomed recent moves by the government to guarantee funding and loan access to EU students planning to start courses in the UK in 2018, but said ministers should now act urgently to address the uncertainty over EU staff, who constitute 16% of the UK’s university workforce. ...
Pensioners’ election REBELLION: Demands for May to look at pension issue for UK's 5MILLION image
....They were not able to plan for the shortfall and have been left counting the cost despite paying into the system for decades. She fumed: "Cameron and Osbourne spent our taxes like two school leavers with a student loan. ...
Canals offer alternative to London property ladder image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 08:56:18 AM
.... Like Hagan, they couldn’t afford a mooring, so live an itinerant London lifestyle on a continuous cruising licence, moving every two weeks. Jones is a final year architecture student and his wife is a teaching assistant specialising in speech and language. ...
Geeks v government  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:03:23 PM
. Two graduate students stood silently beside a lectern, listening as their professor presented their work to a conference. ...
As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
.... It wasn’t fun, even for me. But here I just want to buy out the store,” said 28-year-old medical student Philip Maynard, outside a Bonobos guide-shop on 5th Avenue in Lower Manhattan. ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
....This fantastic opportunity, available only to those with independent means, wealthy parents and access to free accommodation, was advertised this week by US-based fashion chain Urban Outfitters. The company, which has 25,000 employees worldwide and last year reported earnings of more than $200m (£155m), wanted students to work for free as interns in photographic studio production and styling at its London office. ...
UK bank accounts of Iranian customers still being closed, says law firm image
....”. An Iranian student in Greater Manchester represented by Blackstone received a five-figure compensation from RBS in July 2016. ...
It's good to talk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:00:53 AM
....The think tank's education director Andreas Schleicher explains how much positive impact can come from simple changes such as parents taking time to talk to their children and eating a meal together. Perhaps the most distressing threat to student well-being is bullying, and it can have serious consequences for the victim, the bully and bystanders. ...
Trump order to target foreign worker visa programme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:26:13 PM
....The government allows 85,000 immigrants each year through the H-1B visa programme, which is reserved for foreign nationals in "specialty occupations" and is largely used by the technology industry. The government uses a lottery system to grant 65,000 visas every year and randomly distributes an additional 20,000 to graduate students. ...
Australia to introduce stricter rules on working visas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 07:38:55 AM
....Current 457 visa holders will not be affected by the changes, Mr Turnbull said. James Veale, manager at a high-tech company: "I think Mr Turnbull needs to look at the taxi-driving students studying home economics and aged care first before he singles out the 100,000 457 visa applicants who are creating real opportunities and income for Australia. ...
The gig economy 'slashies' risk burnout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... But others do it by choice. So, why do they opt for this seemingly unstable existence? Richard McColl, 40, is a British, Colombia-based hotelier, foreign correspondent, author, PhD student and travel guide. ...
The Guardian view on apprenticeships: an invitation for employers to cheat | Editorial image
....Meanwhile, one core difficulty is outstanding: a lack of esteem, characterised by the idea that apprenticeships are for other people’s children. Teachers are much more familiar with the path students need to follow to academic qualifications. ...
El Paso: the border city grappling with the ramifications of Trump's proposals image
....The Star-Spangled Banner is the Mount Everest of national anthems – many attempt it, but few ever hit its peak. In a school theater on the hot and dusty outskirts of El Paso, Texas, high school student Gisselle Castaneda nails the high notes to a hearty round of applause from the 100 or so locals gathered to meet their congressman, Beto O’Rourke. ...
Rise of the intern minority harms job hopes for the majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:11:58 PM
.... I reckon I applied for about 100 jobs over an eight-month period. As far as I understand, the majority of internships aimed at university students are unpaid or expenses-paid. ...

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