Students blamed for university and college cyber-attacks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A security analysis of cyber-attacks against universities and colleges in the UK has discovered staff or students could often be responsible, rather than organised crime or hacking groups.A government-funded agency that provides cyber-security has examined the timing of 850 attacks in 2017-18.Jisc found a "clear pattern" of attacks being concentrated during term times and during the working day.When the holidays begin, "the number of attacks

Does University Challenge need ‘gender neutral’ questions?

[ad_1] Image copyright Lesley-Anne Brewis Image caption Girls are often brought up not to be show-offs, says Lesley-Anne Brewis University Challenge is to focus on posing "gender neutral" questions, says the BBC Two show's executive producer.Speaking to the Radio Times Peter Gwyn said: "Questions should never sound as if they are directed more at men than women."But what is a gender neutral question?"It is not about a feminist drive," says
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Dinosaur DNA clues unpicked by researchers at Kent University

[ad_1] British scientists say they have pieced together what dinosaur DNA looks like.The researchers at Kent University say their work uncovers the genetic secret responsible for why dinosaurs came in such a variety of shapes and sizes.This variation helped the creatures evolve quickly in response to a changing environment - helping them to dominate Earth for 180 million years.But the researchers behind the DNA work say they have no plans

Facebook apologises for blocking Prager University’s videos

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption PragerU accused Facebook of "ratcheting up their algorithms" against conservative content Facebook has apologised for removing several videos posted to its platform by a US right-wing non-profit group.Prager University had said some of the clips had been falsely accused of containing hate speech.The conservative organisation specialises in publishing short lectures and discussions, but is not an accredited academic body.Facebook said it had made a

Thousands of top university places still up for grabs

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Universities are snapping up students for tens of thousands of degree places in a buyers' market for applicants, the latest Ucas data shows. A day after teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland got their A-level results, 430,060 applicants from the UK and overseas have accepted degree places, slightly down on last year. Clearing has been busy with 15,160 finding places after their results. Courses available

Durham University to spend £105m on new colleges

[ad_1] Image copyright Durham University Image caption The university already has 16 colleges Durham University is to create two new colleges to the south of the city at a cost of £105m, it has confirmed.A consortium led by construction and services firm Interserve will design, build and operate the colleges at Mount Oswald, which are due to open in 2020.The scheme will deliver 1,000 beds and include a new building

University Challenge duo Monkman and Seagull get TV show

[ad_1] Image copyright BBC/PA WIRE Image caption The four-part series will see Monkman and Seagull tour the UK University Challenge stars Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull will tour the country looking at Britain's technological achievements in their first TV show.The duo who rose to fame as rivals on the 2017 series will be searching the UK for hidden gems of British ingenuity.The pair have also presented a show for BBC

Musician Stormzy on why he’s funding university scholarships

[ad_1] Musician Stormzy says he will fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge.The Stormzy Scholarship will pay for tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course.Speaking to BBC reporter Ricky Boleto at his former school in south London, he stressed the importance of taking every opportunity in education. [ad_2] Source link

University unconditional offers ‘undermine education’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmile and Lleucu both have unconditional offers but said they still worked hardThe education system is being undermined by universities making more unconditional offers, according to the head of Wales' biggest college. David Jones, of Coleg Cambria, said offers were coming half way through courses and meant many A-level students were taking their "foot off the pedal".Figures from admissions service Ucas

Inquiry call in Robert Gordon University ‘cronyism’ row

[ad_1] Image copyright RGU Image caption The new principal is to be Prof John Harper A union has called on the Scottish Funding Council to investigate the appointment of Robert Gordon University's (RGU) new principal.Prof John Harper was chosen to lead the Aberdeen university after the departure of Prof Ferdinand von Prondzynski.The University and College Union (UCU) has alleged the decision smacks of "cronyism" and "jobs for the boys", by