Yet, we must not forget that no amount of data can overrule personal choice or motivations when it comes to students’ eventual choice of career after graduation, as well as eventual location. Higher education providers and policymakers need to be empowering students to make the decision that is right for them. This involves giving students as much information as possible in an easily accessible way. Not all students will want to work in London; not all students will prioritise a high-paying career; and not all students will even know what career they would like to embark on in the first place. This is why we launched the Open Data Competition last year – in an effort to give students all the information they need when thinking about course choices and future career prospects. I’m excited that next week I get to reveal the two winning digital tools from this competition, and I hope that all students will find them useful when weighing up their options for further study and work. At the end of the day, as Universities Minister, I am keen that graduates from our universities are empowered to be the best they can be. And if our students are to go out into the wider world and make a positive difference to society with their professionalism, compassion, convictions and leadership, then we need to be displaying those values to them now through our own approach to their higher education. Only by enhancing the student experience from transition right through to progression for all student groups, and at all institutions, will we get one STEP closer to achieving that ambition.
For me, data is vital to shape good policy, so I am glad to see the OfS implementing the Transparency Duty enshrined in the HERA, which will require registered providers to release data on the application, offer, acceptance, completion and attainment rates of students, divided by ethnicity, gender and socio-economic background. Having detailed information like this will undoubtedly help the OfS track progress and encourage further activity in this area. And on this, I further welcome the OfS’s requirement that providers set out their ambitions for improving access and participation for up to five years and report annually –
achieve. World class science, tackling a big global challenge, deeply embedded in the real world and in its community. I’m especially glad that the government has committed to double down on our ambition when it comes to nuclear fusion, committing £20 million to begin development of a new UK based Nuclear Fusion reactor, STEP the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, paving the way to practical, energy-
dataset, which provides a consistent and transparent way to evaluate and compare provider performance between different student groups and their peers. It also allows us to identify gaps in access and outcomes. And the OfS is promoting and supporting greater and faster progress to support disadvantaged students into and through higher education. Whilst I know there are fantastic examples of good practice in the sector, all providers need to be able to access high quality evidence of what works to enable them to make a step change in closing the gaps between students - in access, experience, and outcomes. This is why the new Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) is so important.
But we must be careful not to confuse high-quality with high-value, for they are two different concepts, with two very different outcomes. High Quality is something that we should all aspire to, whether in our work, our research, our teaching. Many universities and many courses already are world leading: you don’t need me to repeat the fact that four out of the top 10 global leading universities are in the UK, 18 in the top 100, but I will. For I want to see that figure rise even further over time. I hope that our reforms to Higher Education, with the establishment of the Office for Students, which will be fully operational from 1 August this year, will help embed and achieve that focus on quality which must be continued. At the heart of the OfS’ mission will be to embed greater transparency within our HE system. Institutions will be held account both for their performance on access and participation, but they will also be accountable through the transparency duty that will provide more information than ever before.
Demographic Profile of the Respondents Among 450 forms delivered to respondents, only 398 responses were collected. After inputting data and screening questionnaires, 52 missing replies were rejected from the data set and the remaining 398 valid responses have been used to analyze by “SPSS 22.0-version software”. Among the respondents 70% are male and 30% of them are female. Most of the respondent's age is below 30 and their percentage is 50 and 25% of respondents age are between 26 and 40 years. Remaining 25% of respondent’s age is above 40 years.
It feeds into the convenient politics of the Right and, not too surprising, provokes a response from the Left . As mentioned earlier, the notion of Holocaust Memory was being appropriated by a multitude of academics and pseudo-historians for reasons beyond the scope of the present article .The cycling and recycling of concepts of memory further feed political ideology. Reinforced via means of cultural motifs ranging from literature to art and cinema, the public is overwhelmed .
The NESC review also points to the variable quality across the FET sector around the matching of individuals to the most suitable and meaningful education and training programme. The OECD review of vocational education and training in Ireland recommended that effective career guidance and information support consists of a combination of both career counselling and guidance, where the individual bases their choices on both their own strengths and aptitudes best aligned with labour market opportunities. It is essential that protocols and procedures are further developed and improved that enable the collaboration of ETBs and Intreo/JobPath at the local level to have maximum impact. Again according to NESC, it is the responsibility of DSP to make accurate referrals to the ETBs. ETBs can then carefully select between referred individuals for particular courses but may not ‘park’ them. 132
This paper presents an overview of the GALLU (Gwaith Adnabod Lleferydd Uwch- IPA: [ɡaɬɨ], trans- lation: furtherspeech recognition work) project to develop speech recognition technology for the Welsh language. Wales has a population of around 3 million people, of whom around 20% speak Welsh (Office for National Statistics, 2012). Lesser-resourced languages typically lag in digital inno- vation, including in language technologies. However since 2012, the Welsh Government has updated and revised a strategy for supporting Welsh-language technology. Emphasis is placed on “more tools and resources … to facilitate the use of Welsh, including in the digital environment” (Welsh Govern- ment, 2012: 45) and “the development of new Welsh-language software applications and digital ser- vices” (Welsh Government, 2013; 12). With funding from the Welsh Government and S4C (the Welsh language television channel), the GALLU project aims to develop speech recognition technology for the Welsh language. The resources will be available under a permissive open-source licence, and will therefore be available for use in a broad spectrum of platforms and devices, including voice control for smart televisions.
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reports of convulsions, anxiety, depressive states in patients treated with fingolimod compared with pediatric patients treated with interferon beta-1a. Convulsions occurred in 5.6% of the patients treated with fingolimod and in 0.9% of those treated with interferon beta-1a. A slight increase in bilirubin was also mentioned in children treated with fingolimod. Further, the SmPC advises prudence with pediatric patients due to the very limited knowledge that is available from clinical studies.
As for the evolution of interest rates and the level of savings in the economy, demonetization produced dissimilar results due to the difference in the complementary policies implemented by governments. The government of India with a low interest rate policy during the demonetization execution period together with the increase in funds received by banks through customer deposits, boosted credit activity, increased credits granted by the RBI and the banking system. In Venezuela, disincentives to savings deepened due to the fact that demonetization further weakened the interest rates received by bank clients for their savings and fixed- term deposits, at the same time that it generated an abrupt increase in the interest
There are a couple of quilt shows in March you do not want to miss. The Mid-Atlantic quilt festival is February 28th to March 3rd. I took a bus trip a few years ago to the show and it was really fun and relaxing to have someone else drive and talk quilting to your friends. The second show is the Lancaster show on March 27th- 30th.
It is the time of globalization; the whole world is in one hand and it is possible only because of information technologies. All sorts of business (service) are able to share information, specifications, production process etc across the national borders. In the last decade the use of information and communication technology (ICT) has boomed in many sectors, such as business, education, commerce etc. All over the world, E-tourism is the terminology generally used to represent the use of ICT in tourism sector to promote and facilitate E-tourism services . Jowkar & Samizadeh  stated that E- tourism is the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in tourism which may allow operating tourism in least variable cost, least time and increased work efficiency. Sheldon  argued that tourism is acknowledged to be very information intensive. He further stated that information as the ‘life blood’ of the industry, without it, the industry cannot function effectively. The Internet offers the potential to make information and booking facilities available to large numbers of tourists at relatively low costs. It also provides a tool for communication between tourism suppliers, intermediaries, as well as end-consumers . Arne Wiig  stated that with the aid of ICT and internet eliminating intermediaries like the travel agent, transaction costs (commissions for instance) may be reduced and secure a higher market share and a higher added value with taking competitive advantages. The great proponent of the national competitive advantage (Micheal E Porter) observes that the major sources of competitive advantage are cost and quality. In one sense, the ICTs enable an organization to exploit all these sources in the best possible way.
"On March 3, 2015, PSEG [Public Service Enterprise Group] confirmed the presence of tritium at a concentration of approximately [0.01] microCurie/ml in ice samples taken in a small area immediately adjacent to the north side of the Hope Creek Turbine Building. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Nuclear Engineering was notified at 1408 [EST] on March 4, 2015, in accordance with NEI 07-07, Industry Ground Water Protection Initiative.