MHRD Invites Application For 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship In UK For Masters, PHD Programmes

MHRD Invites Application For 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship In UK For Masters, PHD Programmes

MHRD Invites Application For 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship In UK NEW DELHI: Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) has invited application from eligible candidates for 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom. The scholarship is for students in Master’s and doctoral degree programme. The study will commence in September/ October 2018. There is a provision for maximum 65 nominations for the scholarship out of which 26 have to be for PhD. Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarship can do so in the online mode. The last date to apply…

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A tool or a distraction? UK schools’ approach to mobile phones varies widely

A tool or a distraction? UK schools’ approach to mobile phones varies widely

New York lifted a 10-year ban on phones in public schools in 2015 to enable parents to stay in touch with their children. Photograph: Monkey Business Images/Rex This week the French government announced a ban on students using mobile phones in schools, following through on a pledge made by Emmanuel Macron during his presidential election campaign. The new law will allow phones to be brought into school, but prohibit their use even during breaks. The French education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, said the measure was a “public health message to families”. Though not…

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UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) of the University of Manchester have signed a global partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to deliver an educational programme designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of MSF’s personnel for stronger operations and leadership in the field. Educational portfolio ‘We are very pleased with this partnership’, said Michael Lurie LSTM’s Director for International Education and Knowledge Exchange. ‘As part of our ever expanding educational portfolio this is a bespoke offering that…

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UK schools trial police-style body cameras for teachers

UK schools trial police-style body cameras for teachers

To combat disorderly students, two secondary schools in the UK have started trialling staff-worn body cameras. Teachers will use the equipment to record specific incidents, such as a “perceived threat to a member of staff or pupil,” according to Tom Ellis, a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and a former Home Office researcher. The identity of the schools is, for now, a mystery, to avoid unwanted interference during the trial. The cameras won’t be recording at all times either — similar to the police, it will be up to…

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Two UK schools are testing body cameras for teachers in the classroom

Two UK schools are testing body cameras for teachers in the classroom

Two schools in the UK are testing the use of body cameras worn by teachers in order to deter bad behavior in the classroom. The move is part of an “unstoppable” trend for the adoption of this technology, says criminal justice researcher Tom Ellis, who revealed the existence of the three-month trials in a report for The Conversation. According to Ellis, the cameras are optional, only turned on when it is “legitimate, proportionate, and necessary,” and are intended to help teachers resolve conflicts and reduce low-level disturbances. “The cameras are…

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Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

A petition to stop US President Donald Trump’s UK state visit has gathered more than a million signatures. Numbers of signatories have been rising rapidly since a US clampdown on immigration came into effect over the weekend, causing anger worldwide. PM Theresa May announced the visit during her recent US trip. Downing Street has rejected calls for it to be cancelled as a “populist gesture”. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn urged the PM to postpone the visit. The petition is now the second-most popular on the government’s website. MPs will discuss it…

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Nissan in UK: ‘No cheque book’ involved, says minister

Nissan in UK: ‘No cheque book’ involved, says minister

There was “no cheque book” involved in the assurances given to Nissan ahead of its decision to boost UK production, Business Secretary Greg Clark has said. The carmaker said it would build two new models at its Sunderland plant following talks with the government. Ministers have declined to confirm reports that a written promise was made to protect the company from any consequences of Brexit. Labour said the government should set out exactly what was promised. Speaking on BBC Question Time, Mr Clark indicated there had been no offer of…

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