Tag Archives: Academia

Publishing Opportunity for Graduate Students

27 Nov

Publishing Opportunity for Graduate Students.

Free Sources: Perspectives on Climate Change, Wiley

6 Aug

Free Sources: Perspectives on Climate Change, Wiley.

Funding: Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Students in UK 2015

1 Aug

Applications are opening for Chevening MA Scholarships.

Funding: Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Students in UK 2015.

Vacancy: Teaching Fellow, University of York, UK

20 Jul

Are you interested in a teaching fellowship?

Vacancy: Teaching Fellow, University of York, UK.

Funding: MARes World War I, Keele University, UK

29 Jun

Funding: MARes World War I, Keele University, UK.

Funding: MA Scholarships for Development Countries’ Students, University of Westminster

28 May

Funding: MA Scholarships for Development Countries’ Students, University of Westminster.

Funding: Postgraduate funding opportunities, Keele University

22 May

Funding: Postgraduate funding opportunities, Keele University.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Keele University is offering various funding opportunities to postgraduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year, for studies in Politics and International Relations

Review: Preparing for Uni, University of East Anglia

17 Mar

*Written by Christina Zygakis

In the era of information, when everything is carried out and delivered fast, academic e-learning is earning more and more ground, covering most disciplines and many courses are delivered free of charge. There are many platforms out there, but today I will speak about my experience with the platform FutureLearn (http://www.futurelearn.com) and the course “Preparing for Uni”, delivered by the University of East Anglia, which I found excellent.

Although the programme targeted high school students, people of all levels participated, including mature students. Furthermore, as it is normal for e-learning courses, the participants came from all over the world and actively interacted.

The programme was divided into six weekly sessions, each week discussing a different topic; preparing for and attending lectures (Week One), independent study (Week Two), plagiarism and appropriate referencing (Week Three), collecting and using numerical data to support arguments (Week Four), textual analysis (Week Five), and appropriate structuring (Week Six). In every session there were exercises and questions, giving the opportunity to the participants to “put their minds to work”.

The parts that particularly impressed me were the numerical data session, where I have to think in numerical terms and remembered the how significant numerical data is in any field, and the textual analysis section, where the tutors used a poem to make the participants reflect about the role of literature in politics.

Given the very important topics discussed, the very good structure and the high level of interaction included, I highly recommend this course to anyone who planning to begin an academic course, no matter his level or age. The next session is starting on 16 June 2014.

To participate in FutureLearn courses, go to http://www.futurelearn.com

Funding: 2013/2014 Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship for Chilean Students

25 Feb

Government of Canada is offering Canada-Chile leadership exchange scholarship for Chilean students. Exchange Scholarships provide students from Chile with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels. The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. Students or researchers remain registered as full-time students in their home institution during this exchange.

For details, click here

Funding: 2013 Glasgow International College Achievement Awards, UK

25 Feb

The University of Glasgow is offering 6 postgraduate scholarship positions in the fields of Social Sciences, Science and Engineering. The applicants have to be current students pursuing a taught MA degree for the term of 2013/2014. The deadline for applications is 26 April 2013. For details click here

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