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News articles of interest to higher education LLAS subject fields.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Our ever changing English

Our ever-changing English

I get grumpy about crimes against language. But we Brits have been lamenting declining standards of English for centuries

Alison Flood

The Guardian

Trapped in the Anglosphere, we've lost sight of next door

Trapped in the Anglosphere, we've lost sight of next door

It's great the internet has engaged us in Australian elections and Alaska, but language has cut Europe from our mental maps

Martin Kettle

The Guardian

Thursday, 19 August 2010

UK students urged to go Dutch amid place shortage

With tens of thousands of would-be students likely to be turned away from UK universities this year and degree costs set to rise, higher education institutions in the Netherlands are promoting themselves as an alternative for British students.

They say there are still plenty of places left for this year and the costs of studying abroad could, for some students, be less than staying in Britain.

Dr Jeanine Gregersen, director of communications at the university says: "These are courses like life sciences, European law, European studies, arts and culture - these types of programme are still available.

BBC website

Monday, 2 August 2010

More British students 'to study abroad', says Willetts

British students are to be offered up to two years at universities abroad amid Government warnings that poor language skills are crippling graduates’ job prospects.

Daily Telegraph