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  • Missed the Ucas application deadline? All is not lost

    Missed the Ucas application deadline? All is not lost

    Via The Guardian : Missed the Ucas application deadline? All is not lost The 6pm deadline is Sunday 15 January for students to submit their application. But there are a few options left if you miss it … The deadline for Ucas applications is 6pm on Sunday 15 January. But if you miss it – be it due to indecision, delayed references or technological problems – don’t worry: there’s still time to land a place. Here […]

  • Virtual field trip: Victoria University goes to Antarctica

    Virtual field trip: Victoria University goes to Antarctica

    Via Educators : Victoria University is giving students the opportunity to explore Antarctica – for free. The tertiary education provider is offering its first massive open online course (MOOC) that will allow anyone, anywhere, to explore the ice continent. Enrolments are now open for Antarctica: From Geology to Human History on the global edX platform, a nonprofit, open-source technology platform founded by United States universities Harvard and MIT, and governed by universities for universities. With support […]

  • 5 Cheapest Universities To Study In The U.K

    5 Cheapest Universities To Study In The U.K

    Via University Herald : If you are thinking of studying in the UK, you might not have enough time left since the deadline for the submission of the UCAS is on January 15. On the other hand, if you want to pursue the thought some other time, here are five universities that are good for your budget. Albertay University Albertay University, which is located in Dundee is probably the cheapest where your £15,880 a year includes […]

  • Irish start-up to map genomes of 45,000 Irish people

    Irish start-up to map genomes of 45,000 Irish people

    Via The Irish Times : Genomics Medicine Ireland is joining with Abbvie to develop drugs to fight cancer Multinational pharma group Abbvie is joining with an Irish start-up to map the genomes of 45,000 Irish people in an effort to develop drugs for the future. The 15-year deal will see Genomics Medicine Ireland work with the US group to examine potential genetic triggers for a series of major chronic diseases in the areas of cancer, neurosciences […]

  • UQ tops Asia 100 ranking

    UQ tops Asia 100 ranking

    Via The Australian : The University of Queensland has topped a radical new Asia-specific ranking that seeks to measure the research excellence and capabilities of universities in real time rather than use historical factors. The Asia 100 ranking, which is focused on recent research outputs and citations, places four Australian universities in its top 10 and six in its top 15. The principal of Barlow Advisory, Thomas Barlow, who created the new ranking, said: “Global league […]

  • New medical device designed by Teesside University lecturer

    New medical device designed by Teesside University lecturer

    Via Medical Plastics News : New medical device designed by Teesside University lecturer A new piece of hospital equipment has been developed to help detect faults with existing medical devices in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The new PatSim200 patient simulator has been developed by biomedical testing technology company Rigel Medical with the help of Teesside University lecturer, Mark Beckwith. Beckwith, a senior lecturer in the University’s School of Design, Culture & the Arts, has over 25 […]

  • New discovery at heart of healthy cereals

    New discovery at heart of healthy cereals

    Via University of Queensland : New discovery at heart of healthy cereals A new discovery at the University of Queensland could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security – the access to balanced nourishment – globally. Researchers in UQ’s Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences have identified a new mechanism for how healthy cereals such as oats reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease. The discovery […]

  • 10 Tips to Study for Exams

    10 Tips to Study for Exams

    Via Inquisitr : 10 Tips to Study for Exams Exams have always been a nightmare for many students, irrespective of their age. It is fair to say the anticipation of finals, or any exam in general, always fills your mind with fear and makes you awfully nervous. However, few suggestions mentioned below have proven to be extremely useful, which can help you crack your tests. 1. Don’t Leave It Too Late One special mantra to ace […]

  • Zoom in. Keep zooming. Don’t stop. On New Zealand and the nano-revolution

    Zoom in. Keep zooming. Don’t stop. On New Zealand and the nano-revolution

    Via The Spin Off : Zoom in. Keep zooming. Don’t stop. On New Zealand and the nano-revolution Ahead of February’s AMN8 conference, Charles Anderson talks to some of the scientists at the vanguard of nanomaterial innovation and entrepreneurship in New Zealand. Look closely at the letters on this screen. Zero in on this full stop, right here. It’s small – to the human eye, at least. But that full stop still has billions of atoms within […]

  • Dublin City University designated as a University of Sanctuary

    Dublin City University designated as a University of Sanctuary

    Via DCU : Dublin City University has been designated as a “University of Sanctuary” in recognition of a range of initiatives demonstrating commitment to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees into the university community and to fostering a culture of inclusion for all. DCU is the first Irish university to receive this designation, awarded by the City of Sanctuary, an organisation that supports efforts in the UK and Ireland to build a culture of hospitality for people […]