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School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards

School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards

School of Business, Management and Economics School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards The hard work of academics and support staff in the School of Business, Management and Economics (BMEc) has been recognised with the announcement that nine of 41 winners of the University’s annual Excellence in Teaching Awards work within the School. The awards, which invite nominations by students and staff from across the University in start of each spring term, celebrate outstanding…

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Sussex Celebrates Excellence in Teaching and Support staff

Sussex Celebrates Excellence in Teaching and Support staff

Sussex celebrates excellent teaching and support staff Forty-one members of staff have been announced as winners of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards. Staff and students put forward their nominations earlier in the year, after which nominees were asked to submit reflective statements evidencing how they met the criteria for the award and including feedback from colleagues and students. School Teaching and Learning Committees reviewed the statements and agreed which of those met the criteria for award. The full list…

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The Washington Post: Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

The Washington Post: Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?   If you watch college sports on television, you’ve probably seen the ad for Enterprise Rent-A-Car featuring former college athletes working behind the counter at your nearby Enterprise location. Enterprise – which hires more entry-level college graduates annually than any other company in the U.S. — likes recruiting college athletes because they know how to work on teams and multitask. “We see a lot of transferable skills…

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Interesting observations after reading the BIS Report

Interesting observations after reading the BIS Report

After reading new BIS’s report there are following interesting observations I could find. Firstly, for last few years centrals banks have been printing electronic money like crazy. The only effect of pumping this empty money into the economy is that the total debt increases and the creation of huge speculative bubbles in the economy. Secondly, the percentage of tax revenue allocated to the repayment of government debt rose from 20% to around 25%. And because, the last few years economic…

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Top 10 questions for the PhD oral exam

Top 10 questions for the PhD oral exam

Top ten questions for the PhD oral exam A checklist of ‘viva’ issues that always come up When you have finally finished writing a PhD dissertation or thesis, and submitted it to the university for review, you are at the end of a long period of grappling with dozens of tricky and detailed problems and issues. For instance, how to upgrade the dodgy paragraph on page 102; what the sources were for Figure 5.7; or how to best (re-)phrase your…

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