University of Birmingham plans new study programmes in Dubai

As the first global top 100 and UK Russell Group university to establish a campus in Dubai, Birmingham already offers programmes including Business, Economics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and teacher training degrees.

It is launching the following new study programmes for the academic year 2019/20:

BSc Accounting and Finance
BSc Money Banking and Finance
LLM International Law and Globalisation
Prospective students can find more information on applying for courses at the University of Birmingham Dubai by visiting the website. University of Birmingham degree and transcript, 
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University of Birmingham Dubai Provost Professor Glyn Watson commented: “We aim to offer the highest quality academic experience to stretch and challenge our students in Dubai, whilst encouraging bold, independent thinking to ensure that our graduates are equipped to stand out in a competitive, global employment market.

“We are now broadening our academic offer to prospective students for 2019 and believe that our additional programmes of study will help to attract the brightest and most inquiring minds to embark upon their academic journey with the University of Birmingham Dubai.

“As a global university with a civic outlook, we are committed to contributing to UAE society and playing our part in supporting the UAE as it drives economic progress through knowledge and innovation, whilst contributing to the development of a growing international education hub in Dubai.”

The University of Birmingham Dubai opened its doors to students in September 2018, offering degrees that will be taught, examined and accredited to the same recognised high standards as those delivered on its UK campus.

It supports the UAE’s vision of developing a competitive economy driven by knowledge and innovation, as well as Dubai’s goal of building an international education hub.

The University of Birmingham Dubai is located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), a leading international education hub with 26 universities.

With a strong tradition of teaching excellence, commended by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in 2016, degrees at the University of Birmingham Dubai are taught, examined and accredited to the same recognised high standards as those delivered on the University’s UK campus in Birmingham.

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Arizona State University releases its football schedule of 2019

Arizona State University has released their 2019 football schedule, highlighted by a November 29 Territorial Cup matchup against the University of Arizona in Tempe.

The Sun Devils will have seven home games next season, including Pac-12 games against USC, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Arizona.

ASU’s two other home games are non-conference matchups with Kent State and Sacramento State. Arizona State University diploma, Arizona State University degree, Arizona State University diploma and transcript, US university diploma.

Their season opener is Thursday, August 29 against Kent State, followed by Sacramento State on Friday, September 6.

Among their notable away games is a rematch against Michigan State on September 14. The Sun Devils beat the Spartans, 16-13, at home in 2018.

ASU will not play Stanford or Washington in 2019 or 2020, after losing to both teams in 2018.

The Pac-12 Championship game will be played on Friday, December 6 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The Territorial Cup will air on Fox. Exact broadcast schedules for other games will be determined at a later date.

* 2018.12 Indian CAs can Now join for MBA from Coventry University, UK: ICAI signs Agreement

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( ICAI ) has recently finalised an arrangement with Coventry University, UK, to launch a range of progression routes for the members; to allow them to complete the MBA (Global Financial Services) Degree course from Coventry University, said ICAI Chief CA Naveen N D Gupta. Established in 1992, Coventry University is ranked 13th best University in UK as per a 2019 report by UK national daily The Guardian. Indian Chartered Accountants with three years of post-qualification experience are eligible to enroll in the MBA (Global Financial Services) programme of the University at a cost of £4000 per student. However, first 100 to enrol will be offered a scholarship of £1000 and this brings down the total cost of the programme substantially to £3000. They will be required to complete 60 credits-two 15-credit online courses in Global Marketing and Leadership and Change Management, and a 30-credit project—in this programme. The fee will be inclusive of enrolment/registration, tuition, online delivery, online examination/evaluation and certification. ICAI members will have the access to all services of the University locations and the complete range of alumni services would be extended upon the successful completion of the programme.

Carnegie Mellon University Diploma and Transcript

Last Saturday, for the second year in a row, a group of Carnegie Mellon University students and faculty transformed a 100 year-old limestone mine in East Brady into the region’s only underground arts festival called SubSurface, Site Specific Sight and Sound. Carnegie Mellon University diploma and transcript, Carnegie Mellon University diploma, CMU diploma, CMU transcript.

A team of CMU students and faculty created works designed to be presented within the confines of Brady’s Bend Underground Storage, an old limestone mine owned by CMU alumnus Daniel Bruce located in East Brady, Armstrong County.

The project was conceived and executed by Richard Pell, an associate professor at CMU’s School of Art, and Jesse Stiles, a faculty member with the School of Music at the university.

“I think it is a very dreamlike experience to kind of leave the reality that we’re familiar with for a little while, and enter this world that is, perhaps unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” Stiles said. “Hopefully have that experience uplifted by music, visual arts and performances, and then come back to our world.”

Audience converged on the entrance to mine and, with flashlights in hand, began a tour that spanned a half mile through the mine with visual and performance pieces lighting the way. The event culminated with a musical performance by a group that Stiles describes as CMU’s experimental music wing called Exploded Ensemble coupled with Activated Animorphs. That class is focused on performance art led by CMU professor Scott Andrew centered around a unique approach to costume design.

University Of Montana Bans ‘Mean’ Speech

We’ve moved on from using the term “hate speech” to describe wide swaths of speech we don’t like and have moved on to banning subjectively “mean” speech – at least at one northwestern university.

The University of Montana has been featured as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE) “Speech Code of the Month” for its supposed commitment to “civility” by banning subjective speech. University of Montana diploma, University of Montana transcript, Montana State CPA certificate, Northwestern university diploma.

“The ‘Statement of Responsibility’ from the university’s Student Code of Conduct explains that all members of the campus community ‘have the personal responsibility to promote an atmosphere of civility,’ and that discussions ‘should never become mean, nasty or vindictive,’” wrote FIRE’s policy reform program officer, Laura Beltz.

Of course, this raises the obvious question of who gets to decide what speech is considered “mean, nasty, or vindictive.” If I were to take a guess, based on how speech and other matters are disciplined at other universities, I’d have to say the person who decides is the person most offended, rather than a reasonable person.

Intent, in these situations, is never important to colleges and universities. One student may say something to another without any ill intent, yet the second student may take it the wrong way and consider it “mean” or “nasty.” The second student is wrong, but that doesn’t matter, all that matters is their feelings.

As Beltz points out, this speech code could determine constitutionally protected speech as punishable, including tweets critical of the school, or even those who claim themselves “nasty women” based on the response to then-candidate Donald Trump’s description of Hillary Clinton.

“Our concerns are not hypothetical — FIRE has reported on increasing instances of faculty members being investigated or even punished over speech that is deemed to have lacked civility. And even if these civility policies aren’t applied to punish protected speech in practice, they’re still likely to have a chilling effect on speech, as students reading the policy will self-censor and avoid controversial expression rather than taking that risk,” Beltz wrote.

University of Iowa appointed dean for largest college

IOWA CITY — After spending more than two years in a state of leadership limbo — and in anxiety as questions swirl over what its future holds — the University of Iowa’s largest college will receive a new dean next summer.

Steve Goddard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln senior associate to the executive vice chancellor, will take the helm of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on June 1. How much it cost to study in University of Iowa, Get degree from University of Iowa, University of Iowa diploma and transcript. 

Goddard, whose appointment still is subject to Board of Regents approval, will earn $372,000 annually. He’ll oversee the largest of the UI’s 11 colleges, which contains 37 departments spanning visual, performing, literary and cinematic arts; humanities; natural and mathematic sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines.

More than 16,000 undergraduate students are enrolled in the college, accounting for about 68 percent of all UI undergraduates. The college also enrolls the most graduate students, with 1,914 this fall — about 33 percent of the total.

Several of its programs sit among the top 25 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings, including its Nonfiction Writing Program, Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Speech-Language Pathology department, all of which rank No. 1.

In a statement following his appointment, Goddard called the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences “a tremendous resource for the people of Iowa.”

“I am excited to work with the amazing students, faculty, and staff of the college, as well as alumni and community partners, to build on its strong legacy,” he said.

How to apply for studying at Ulster University?

Goretti Horgan, a lecturer at UU and a member of the University and College Union (UCU), wanted to stand for election to the university’s council.

In a letter, UU said she would not be allowed to go forward for election.

This was due to a “conflict of interest” caused by her union membership.

However, in a statement to BBC News NI, a spokesperson for the university said it was: “reviewing this matter”. Ulster University degree certificate, Ulster University diploma, Ulster University transcript, how can I apply for studying at Ulster University?

There are currently two vacancies for staff members on the 15-member university council, which oversees all of UU’s operations.

Ms Horgan had applied to fill one of those positions.

‘Staggered and upset’
She received a letter from UU on 3 December telling her that she was not being allowed to stand for election as she was a senior member of the UCU, which represents many university staff.

“It is also likely that an office-holder in one of the trade unions recognised by the university will have a conflict of interest that would unduly impact on their responsibility to fulfil the role of council member,” it read.

Ms Horgan was told that, as a UCU member who had previously negotiated with the university on the union’s behalf, she had “a conflict of interest that would unduly impact on your ability to fulfil the role of council member and therefore your application will not go forward for election”.

Ms Horgan said she was “staggered and upset” by the university’s decision.

Both she and the UCU union subsequently made a complaint and threatened the university with legal action.

In a statement to BBC News NI, a university spokesperson said that expressions of interest from staff intending to stand for election to council had been reviewed by a nominations committee.

“If deemed to meet the criteria and to have no significant conflict of interest, the applicants will then progress to a staff election for the position,” they said.

“We are currently reviewing this matter following receipt of a complaint from an employee and it would not be appropriate to comment further on individual applicants until this is completed.”

University of Aberdeen plan to recruit more Scottish disadvantaged student.

The university wants 10% of its intake of Scottish students to be from areas the included in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD20) from September next year.

In recent years the figure has been between 4% and 5%.

Principal Prof George Boyne said the university had to be “open to all”.

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The university will continue to offer free accommodation for the first year of study for students from SIMD20 areas.

Prof Boyne – who became principal in August – said: “This university was founded on the guiding principle of being open to all. University of Aberdeen degree UK, UK degree, UK universities, University of Aberdeen degree and transcript, University of Aberdeen diploma.

“It is for this reason that we have set this ambitious new target to recruit 10% of our Scottish students from SIMD20 areas from September.”

‘Equal chance’
Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead said: “I welcome the University of Aberdeen’s commitment to recruit more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to this impressive institution.

“The Scottish government wants every young person in Scotland to have an equal chance of success, no matter their background or circumstance.

The University of Aberdeen knows it has to act to meet widening access targets and act fast.

To meet Scottish government targets by 2030, a fifth of its students will need to come from disadvantaged postcode areas.

As a general rule, the older institutions – so-called ancient universities – and those which became universities in the 1960s have the most to do, while some of the former polytechnics have already met the targets.

But there are two issues to consider.

Some within academia question whether simply using an applicant’s postcode is the best measure of whether a university is doing enough to help disadvantaged young people.

The other question concerns what may be seen as the university’s catchment area.

While universities attract students from all over the world, a large number of the students at most of them come from relatively nearby – almost like commuters.

A significant proportion of Aberdeen’s students come from the north east and parts of northern Scotland which have good links with the city.

There are relatively few of the most disadvantaged postcode areas in this patch but there will be young people in almost every community who have faced personal disadvantage.

For that reason alone, Aberdeen may find it harder to meet the 2030 target than some others.

University of Aberdeen fourth year psychology student Marta Lopes went to the city’s Torry Academy, which is regarded as being among the more deprived areas, and also had to take some classes at another school due to the subjects that were available.

She told BBC Scotland of the university’s 10% pledge: “I think it’s a good step forward.

“Getting into university was a bit challenging, a bit of a journey – when I was applying, part of me wasn’t sure I’d get in, to be honest.

“I didn’t know of the widening access initiatives – I think that’s still a big problem.”

She said people “subconsciously” still think students need to come from more advantaged backgrounds, but that was not the case any more.

Of her university experience so far, she added: “It’s been stressful, but I have definitely enjoyed it.”