Join professionals in your field to explore ethics at the University of Brighton

University of BrightonFrom September 2009 the University of Brighton is offering a range of Applied Ethics MA degrees designed for professionals wishing to gain a qualification in ethical aspects of their field.

Ethical standards and practices are often part of the regulatory framework in ‘traditional’ professions such as law and medicine. More recently questions of ethics have come to the fore in a broad range of professions, and the academic fields of philosophy and ethics are increasingly concerned with application and practice.

Run through the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) at the University of Brighton, these seven distinct degrees explore applied ethics or ethics in relation to art and design, education, healthcare, media, medicine or politics. One year full-time and two year part-time options are available. No previous familiarity with philosophy is assumed. Continue reading

University of Brighton students’ grand prix glam in Bahrain

University of BrightonThe University of Brighton International Events Management BA (hons) course has always offered a practical stepping stone into the glamorous and challenging world of managing large events – but for four lucky students, it also catapulted them directly to the recent Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Four lucky University of Brighton students recently completed work experience at the Grand Prix of Bahrain, working hard to organise and entertain guests as well as selling merchandise and soaking in the atmosphere.
The trip began with training to prepare the students for the upcoming challenges over the four hard days of work. “During the day we worked in the hospitality tents, selling merchandise and promoting products,” said Amy Hooper, one of the students who travelled to Bahrain for the event. Continue reading

Save 15% on uCertify IT Certification Practice Tests this July

logouCertify (June 25, 2009). uCertify, the market leader in IT certification preparation, is offering 15% discount on all its certification PrepKits. uCertify offers a variety of certification PrepKits (such as MCTS, MCITP, MCSE, OCP, CISCO, CompTIA, SCJP, LPI, DB2, CEH…). You can click on the following link for a list of full offering:

uCertify exam preparation kit (PrepKit) is a software tool that gives you a unique learning platform. Each PrepKit comes with “Interactive Quizzes”, “How Tos”, “Flash cards”, “Exam Objectives”, and most importantly with a user-friendly interface to help you focus on learning the subject instead of spending the time on learning the software. Continue reading

TVU launches innovative 'iUni' iPhone prospectus app

TVU_London_logoThames Valley University (TVU) has today (Wednesday 1 July) become the first university in England to have its own iPhone prospectus app. The application, iUni, is free and features details on TVU’s entire portfolio of courses and clear and easy to access information for students and parents. iUni allows potential students to apply online, go to the website, email through the auto-enquiry function or call TVU directly to learn more.

Young people are used to gathering information on the web, getting their email, listening to music, watching videos, getting directions, or pinpointing exactly where their friends are – anytime and anywhere – and iUni is a natural extension of this. The introduction of this application sees TVU pioneering the use of mobile technology in the education sector. Continue reading

Chinese-English Online Learning Website Nciku Redesigns and Revolutionizes

main_logo4Popular Chinese-English dictionary nciku has outdone itself again, this time with a visual makeover of its website and big improvements on its widely-used learning features.

Known for its refreshingly modern interface, nciku has revamped the website to look even sleeker and more user-friendly. Instead of having to search for links to different features, they are now all prominently displayed on the home page in clearly designated sections so users can search and find exactly what they’re looking for. Continue reading

Teachers, Other Professionals Survive Unemployment By Starting A Home Tutoring Business

Newbury Park, California (June 2009) Teachers everywhere are facing unprecedented layoffs. In fact according to the Associated Press, The National Education Association estimates that some 34,000 teaching jobs will be eliminated this year alone with California facing the largest loss of nearly 18,000 teachers. It’s a frightening statistic, however, fortunately unlike many careers where employees are left with few options, teachers can utilize their previous experience to find stable income. In fact, many are finding that they can make even more money than before. By simply utilizing their vast educational experiences, teachers are able to start their own business – A Home Tutoring Business.

Laurie Hurley, the president of Home Tutoring Business, has been helping entrepreneurs start their own home tutoring business since 2005. To date, over 110 new entrepreneurs have utilized Hurley’s proven business model to start their own business. What makes Hurley’s program different is that unlike a costly franchise, wherein the buyer shares their income and pays royalties monthly, Home Tutoring Business provides all the necessary tools a business owner needs including a complete website, customized accounting software program, marketing and advertising materials, a 186-page manual and ongoing support through mentoring and consultation. All of this can be obtained at a price significantly lower than the thousands of dollars required by most tutoring franchises. And, in today’s economy, an affordable option to owning one’s own business is extremely attractive and attainable. Continue reading

WAES celebrates publication of Good Ofsted Inspection Report

WAES-webWestminster Adult Education Service (WAES) is celebrating the publication of its Ofsted inspection report after being awarded a Good: Grade 2 overall.

During the week commencing 11 May 2009, the service was inspected by Ofsted, the government department responsible for setting and monitoring standards in education. The purpose of the inspection was to assess the quality of education provision for adults provided by WAES, and to consider the effectiveness of the service along with its capacity to improve. The inspection also assessed the service for leadership and management and quality assurance procedures. Continue reading

Upset Hindus ask European Union probe into reported racism in UK labor market

Shocked at the recent report published by prestigious University of Bristol on religion and ethnicity, Hindus have called on European Union to probe into the reported blatant discrimination prevailing in United Kingdom (UK) labor market.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was highly disturbing to note that “non-White people in England and Wales are likely to be educationally and occupationally disadvantaged because of their skin colour or religious background”, as pointed out in this report. Continue reading

Hyderabad City Police Launches 'Delete' Campaign To Fight Against Cyber Crime

DeleteHyderabad City Police launches ‘Delete’ campaign aiming to spread awareness to prevent cyber crimes.

Increasingly Internet users are being trapped by cyber criminals causing large financial losses, sometimes victims have been wiped of earnings they have accumulated in their lifetime. Along with the sharp increase in cyber crimes, multiple forms of cyber crimes are causing much heartburn and nuisance to thousands of people in the cyberspace. Continue reading

HSBC STUDENT BURSARY AWARDS

HSBC is providing £120,000 in university bursaries to help four promising students realise their potential and make the most of their time at university.

The bursaries will be awarded to the four students in November 2009, with £10,000 made available every year for three years. To enter, students1 need to complete a short online application2 explaining why they chose their degree and how they plan to use the funding. Continue reading