Top PDF Speech : Chris Skidmore : Universities Minister sets out progress on access and participation : 15 July 2019

Speech : Chris Skidmore : Universities Minister sets out progress on access and participation : 15 July 2019

Speech : Chris Skidmore : Universities Minister sets out progress on access and participation : 15 July 2019

Experimenting with contextual admissions is one part of this. Contextual admissions involve universities reflecting on the circumstances within which students’ attainment has been achieved; for example, the nature and overall performance of the school they attend, their socio-economic background, or perhaps a difficult personal situation. Most universities already do this to some extent, but I would like the most selective, in particular, to be more ambitious in making contextual offers to recognise the untapped potential that many disadvantaged students have. There is good evidence to show that students who have had offers reduced by several grades can make excellent progress at university, provided the right support has been put in place for them.
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Speech: Chris Skidmore: Universities Minister calls for
greater improvement on access: 28 February 2019

Speech: Chris Skidmore: Universities Minister calls for greater improvement on access: 28 February 2019

My fifth and final point in my plan has to do with enhancing accountability and transparency around access and participation. Historically, largely due to the way policy has evolved, higher education providers have focused less on the outcomes of their disadvantaged students than they should – particularly when compared with schools. Differing approaches have not helped. The key measure to drive widening participation in higher education has traditionally been POLAR, which reflects the likelihood of someone going to university based on where they live. The POLAR system has many strengths, and the insight it has provided has helped lead to genuine progress in opening up access to university. Yet, it is also known that POLAR doesn’t always overlap well with other measures of disadvantage – such as eligibility for free school meals which, of course, is the principal measure used in schools and forms the main basis for extra support and funding.
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Speech : Chris Skidmore: Universities Minister reinforces the civic role of institutions: 13 February 2019

Speech : Chris Skidmore: Universities Minister reinforces the civic role of institutions: 13 February 2019

Universities make a real difference to local communities, not just by getting people into higher education, but enabling them to progress into meaningful work afterwards. The Challenge Competition, administered by the OfS, specifically helps providers develop projects to support graduate employability and improved outcomes for graduates who choose to remain in their local area. I look forward to working with the OfS and the Director for Fair Access and Participation over the year ahead to consider what more can be done to recognise and appreciate the many ways universities contribute to social justice and mobility in their individual regions.
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Speech : Chris Skidmore : Science Minister hails the importance of humanities to society : 6 June 2019

Speech : Chris Skidmore : Science Minister hails the importance of humanities to society : 6 June 2019

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.
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Report to the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister from the Advocate for Access to Education: ‘The Hughes Report’

Report to the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister from the Advocate for Access to Education: ‘The Hughes Report’

progress. There is a shared national interest for our universities and other higher education institutions to remain the best in the world. But there is an equally important interest in making sure that every single individual living in this country in the future begins at an early age to aspire to an apprenticeship or further or higher education, and not necessarily only once in their life. Parents and teachers, and schools, colleges and universities all have their role to play. We all do. There are few greater collective responsibilities than encouraging the next generation, our neighbours and our fellow citizens to discover the great personal and wider benefits of education and training. We must make sure that no ivory tower or university campus should be a no-go area for anybody in this country in the future. Simon Hughes
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Speech: Damian Hinds: Education Secretary sets vision for boosting social mobility: 31 July 2018

Speech: Damian Hinds: Education Secretary sets vision for boosting social mobility: 31 July 2018

Now, we know that all of us live in two worlds now – the real one and the virtual one. It’s easy for kids and parents to spend a lot of our time looking at the screen whether it’s our phones, our TVs, our laptops. And we can derive huge benefits from this, life is much faster, more convenient, more entertaining, but as we all know there are also downsides if we downgrade the benefits of the real world, of human interaction. But are we also missing a trick here? If our phones and apps can help us bank, shop, diet, exercise and figure out where we are.

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Prime Minister Modi Returns, 2019:  New Governance Agenda

Prime Minister Modi Returns, 2019: New Governance Agenda

There has been fierce criticism that a person with ‘Hindu-terror’ charges has won against a two-term former Chief Minister, Member of Parliament and a very influential person of the Congress, Mr Digvijaya Singh. Traditionally, Bhopal constituency has been a strong BJP bastion since 1989 with approximately 69 per cent of the population following the Hindu religion. Nuanced observation unveils that the opposition themselves are responsible for the win of Pragya Thakur by associating a heinous crime like ‘terror’ with Hindu religion, thereby fueling the emotional sentiments of the electorates of Bhopal. Indeed, to avoid anti- incumbency but taking into consideration the winnability factors (such as class, caste and community), the BJP strategically steered a smart and a prudent move across the country in issuing tickets to the candidates. As a consequence, many sitting MPs were refused tickets. For example, Mr Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, who is a representative of the tea tribes and had won the 2014 General Election from Jorhat constituency, Assam was denied a ticket. Instead, the BJP fielded Mr Topon Kumar Gogoi, who hails from the Ahom community to contest against Mr Sushanta Borgohain of the INC, who also belong to the Ahom community. These pedantic strategies not only helped the BJP to an emphatic sweep but also increased the vote share from 31.1 per cent in 2014 to 37.4 per cent in 2019 (Election Commission of India). Interestingly, the vote share of the BJP in about 13 states (Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Delhi, Chandigarh and Arunachal Pradesh) was either equivalent or more than 50 per cent (Election Commission of India).
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Proceedings of WCE 2019, July 3 5, 2019, London, U.K., IAENG Open Access Publication

Proceedings of WCE 2019, July 3 5, 2019, London, U.K., IAENG Open Access Publication

I found learning C to be beneficial since it gave me a greater understanding to how the coding in Scratch works. I am unable to determine a way my 4 th grade students could utilize this level of coding. I am pleased that this program has provided me with the background knowledge to speak knowledgably about the coding behind Scratch. This will allow me to inform my students that are very interested in Scratch about the other programs out there they can explore to dive deeper into the world of coding.

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Report from the Commission on competition policy 2018  SWD (2019) 297 final, 15 July 2019

Report from the Commission on competition policy 2018 SWD (2019) 297 final, 15 July 2019

as one of its strategic priorities. Reaching the Digital Single Market connectivity objectives for 2020 and 2025 is estimated to require an overall investment of around EUR 500 billion over the coming decade. While private funding is expected to cover a large share of such investment, public funding is required to ensure that rural and remote areas are not left behind. State aid control seeks to ensure that such public investments do not crowd out (planned) private investments and that publicly-financed infrastructure is open to all operators to compete. In this context, in 2018, the European Commission approved, under the Broadband Guidelines 44 , a Bavarian project 45 to deploy very high capacity networks in six municipalities. This was the first time the Commission looked at a support measure as envisaged by the objectives of the Gigabit Communication. The transmission speeds are far above those that users have had so far in the target areas. The new networks will therefore bring about a significant improvement in line with the strategic objectives of the Gigabit Communication.
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No 15 (2019)

No 15 (2019)

Many researchers have focused their attention on gender inequality. B. Friedan in her book "The Feminine Mystique" (2013) debunked the myth of male dominance and female natural subordination. The main ideas for understanding the phenomenon of gender inequality through the lens of suppression of the feminine across cultures and societies were developed by S. de Beauvoir (2011). The key concepts of gender studies were elaborated by J. Pilcher and I. Whelehan (2004). V. P. DeFrancisco, C. H. Palczewski and D. McGeough (2013) in their book "Gender in Communication: A Critical Introduction" revealed how communication constitutes gender. A comprehensive analysis of gender stereotypes was carried out by N. Ellemers (2018). A. Mitra, J. Bang and A. Biswas (2015) explored the impact of gender equality on economic growth. S. Storozhuk and I. Hoyan (2017) draw attention to the problem of gender inequality disclosing gender relations at different stages of social and cultural development of society. Most studies interpret gender inequality in terms of win – lose situation, in which men always win. But in fact, when it comes to inequality, both sides lose totally. Thus, a further research of a wide range of issues is needed to fully understand the origin, essence, and impact of gender inequality.
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Speech: Nadhim Zahawi: Children and Families Minister announces new early years funding: 28 February 2019

Speech: Nadhim Zahawi: Children and Families Minister announces new early years funding: 28 February 2019

Today, I am pleased to announce that the University of Newcastle, led by James Law – Professor of Speech and Language Science – will develop our early language assessment tool. The team working on this tool has extensive expertise in speech and language therapy, health visiting and general practice, and academic expertise in linguistics, psychology and statistics.

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Speech: Anne Milton: Apprenticeships and Skills Minister addresses Association of Colleges spring conference: 23 May 2019

Speech: Anne Milton: Apprenticeships and Skills Minister addresses Association of Colleges spring conference: 23 May 2019

Most of you and your governing bodies are brilliant at squeezing the last drop out of the money you get. Hadlow, sadly, shows us that this is not yet universal, and there are a few other cases that are of course of concern. But I know many of you give time, including the AoC, to make that list ever diminishing.

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Citizenship through participation and responsible action: speech for the Barclays New Futures conference, 15 November 2005

Citizenship through participation and responsible action: speech for the Barclays New Futures conference, 15 November 2005

I urge the Department for Education and Skills to maintain the excellent support it has given to citizenship development by expanding the inservice training programme for teachers of cit[r]

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Sarah’s Participation in WAT 2019

Sarah’s Participation in WAT 2019

Table 2 shows our model performance for the patent task. For brevity, we only reported the re- sults on the JPCN test set, which is a union of JPCN { 1,2,3 } , and the Expression Pattern task (JP- CEP) for zh-ja. For the detailed breakdown for each test set, we would like to refer readers to the overview paper. Since human evaluation result is not available as the time of this writing, we only present the results in terms of BLEU scores. It is clear that ensemble decoding significantly out- performs single model decoding. Under the con- strained settings, our best submissions obtain the first place in the WAT leaderboard 5 for zh-ja, ja-
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Progress out of Poverty Index TM

Progress out of Poverty Index TM

The cost analysis for AlSol and NWTF, above, does not include the benefits of using the PPI. These benefits need to be quantified. It is expected that as MFIs strengthen social performance management, they will meet clients needs better. This should increase client retention and make MFIs more competitive as they carve out a better- defined market position. Likewise, using the PPI is actually a time saver when compared to the lengthier means testing that the organizations did before. In this respect as well, there likely will be a net savings to the MFIs.

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Librarians and Implementation of Open Access in Universities

Librarians and Implementation of Open Access in Universities

Therefore, librarians, especially those in research libraries, who make extensive use of scientific journals, should firstly convince their institutions to become producers of scientific content. On the other hand, they should convince and even compel their researchers to deposit their publications in the institutional repositories that librarians would have previously created and organised. The increase in the size of these databases can respond to two main modalities: firstly, Librarians can "impose" a kind of legal deposit on all publications produced within the framework of the university (thesis, dissertations, reports, syllabuses, bibliographies, etc); secondly, the entry of documents in an Open Access system of a library, can consist of a policy with objective to encourage scientists to develop a culture of depositing their publications, as this increases their visibility and the possibility to increase their citation count. On the mandatory deposit of scientific publications, Rentier explains that, The best incentive is the significant increase in reading their works and, therefore, an increase of their citation index [16].
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Progress Report Week 14 and 15

Progress Report Week 14 and 15

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Effective 15 July 2014

Effective 15 July 2014

‘Roadside Assistance Cover’ means, subject to clause 5.4, the provision of the following services for the payment of the Roadside Assistance Cover fee specified in the Rental Document: refuelling up to 6 litres where You run out of fuel, changing flat tyres, provision of spare keys where You lose the keys to the Vehicle, unlocking the Vehicle when You lock the keys in the Vehicle, and provision of a replacement battery or ‘jump start’ where You have a flat battery if You leave the lights, air conditioning, entertainment system(s) or other electrical equipment running while the ignition is off.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Submitted by. July 15, 2010

Submitted by. July 15, 2010

Due to the complexity of the sets of policies and coordinating bodies involved in the process of submitting a non-traditional and self-supporting program, the task force believes that clear guidance be made available describing the proposal process. Draft Proposal Guidelines for a non-degree self- supporting program can be found in the Appendix. A broad guidance document was proposed by the Revenue Task Force in spring, 2009 that would consolidate the policies and describe the process for approval. Completion of this document would be helpful. Further, having a knowledgeable body available to answer faculty questions possibly within the Academic Senate, would facilitate the process and likely would speed the process of approval. An annual training program could be offered to inform faculty and chairs about the process to submit a proposed self-supporting program.
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