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The value of student maintenance support

The value of student maintenance support

The Budget Report refers to a Universities UK (UUK) survey of current home undergraduates in support of this claim. There are two relevant questions. The first asks, “how concerned are you about meeting the costs of living during your course?”, with 21% of respondents saying that they are unconcerned, and 79% that they are concerned. The second asks, “how concerned are you about your ability to repay your student loan after your course?”, with 37% saying that they are unconcerned, and 63% that they are concerned. While the Budget Report is literally accurate, it is somewhat misleading. Though more students are concerned about meeting the costs of living during their course than their ability to repay their loans afterwards, nearly two thirds of students are still concerned about their repayments. This echoes a recent Sutton Trust/ComRes survey of 16-18 year-olds, which showed that the majority of young people (58%) are either fairly concerned or very concerned about repaying student loans after they finish studying.
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The value of student maintenance support

The value of student maintenance support

The Budget Report refers to a Universities UK (UUK) survey of current home undergraduates in support of this claim. There are two relevant questions. The first asks, “how concerned are you about meeting the costs of living during your course?”, with 21% of respondents saying that they are unconcerned, and 79% that they are concerned. The second asks, “how concerned are you about your ability to repay your student loan after your course?”, with 37% saying that they are unconcerned, and 63% that they are concerned. While the Budget Report is literally accurate, it is somewhat misleading. Though more students are concerned about meeting the costs of living during their course than their ability to repay their loans afterwards, nearly two thirds of students are still concerned about their repayments. This echoes a recent Sutton Trust/ComRes survey of 16-18 year-olds, which showed that the majority of young people (58%) are either fairly concerned or very concerned about repaying student loans after they finish studying.
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Value of student maintenance support

Value of student maintenance support

Between 1962 and 1990 the provision of student support remained largely unchanged. Full-time UK based students studying for a first degree received 100% grants for maintenance, means tested according to parental income. Non income-assessed student loans first became part of the student support package in 1990/91. Over the following decade they gradually replaced maintenance grants as the main form of public support. Access funds for students in particular financial difficulties were introduced at the same time. Students’ eligibility to various benefits in the short vacations was removed in 1986; most students became ineligible for Income Support, Unemployment Benefit and Housing Benefit in the long summer vacation from 1990. 1
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Determining the Economic Value of Preventive Maintenance

Determining the Economic Value of Preventive Maintenance

Consider the example of the corporate real estate managers of a large telecommunications firm who believed that their preventive maintenance program had been significantly underfunded for years. They wanted to ask corporate management for additional funds but needed financial backup to support their request. To convince the decision makers that investing in preventive maintenance makes good financial sense, the managers had to show a significant return on any proposed investment. The company partnered with Jones Lang LaSalle to conduct an analysis. The team set out to develop a system that would quantify the net present value (NPV) and return on investment (ROI) 1 of
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How To Value Data Center Maintenance Services

How To Value Data Center Maintenance Services

Economic and competitive conditions continue to pressure IT managers to make significant cuts in costs for internal capabilities and external services. When the time comes to cut IT costs, hardware maintenance contracts are often viewed as low-hanging fruit that is easy to dispense with. Why? This paper, which reviews aspects of hardware support commoditization and discusses the business value of third-party hardware maintenance services, provides the answer.

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BEST VALUE REVIEW WINTER MAINTENANCE SERVICE

BEST VALUE REVIEW WINTER MAINTENANCE SERVICE

95% of the Winter Maintenance Service budget of £2.4m is outsourced through contracts with LCR Highways Ltd (for drivers), TransLinc Ltd (for vehicles), the Met Office (for forecasts), Vaisala Ltd (for ice prediction system), Salt Union and Salinity UK Ltd (for the salt), farmers for snow ploughing support.

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Supermicro Global Hardware Maintenance Service & Support

Supermicro Global Hardware Maintenance Service & Support

As a leading provider of Building Block Solutions® for Data Centers, Supermicro is the premier choice for your professional support services- offering global coverage and highly efficient, on-time responsiveness to meet your hardware maintenance challenges. Supermicro’s goals are to help you improve your service levels, reduce operating expenses through efficiency, while extending your overall infrastructure value through maximum uptime. With Supermicro Super Services, you can count on results through these areas below:

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Cost sharing and student support

Cost sharing and student support

The final dynamic that helps explain the rise of cost-sharing is the failure of cost-side solutions alone to solve the problems of ‘diverging trajectories of costs and available public revenues’ (Johnstone and Marcucci 2010: 44). Examples of cost-side solutions include reductions in the academic workforce, their working hours, and wages; replacing expensive staff with cheaper junior or casualized, part-time staff; increasing teaching loads; raising staff–student ratios; expenditure cuts on libraries, equipment, and other facilities; and deferring costly buildings maintenance. The list is endless. More radical solutions include greater sector differentiation, mergers, and new forms of provision such as online degrees. In the long term, such cost-cutting measures may not lead to greater efficiencies, are likely to have negative impacts on the quality of provision and to change the nature of the HEIs, rendering them less attractive to staff and students. Most significantly, the gap between the ever-increasing costs of HE and available revenues is just too wide to close by expenditure cuts. Hence the need for additional, non-government sources of income to supplement insufficient, and often declining, government funds.
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Constituency casework toolkit : student support

Constituency casework toolkit : student support

Firstly it is important in all cases to establish whether a student is a home/EU student or an overseas student. The rules regarding fee status assessment are set out in regulations. Only home students are eligible for full student support. EU students are eligible for loans for university tuition fees on the same basis as home students but generally are not eligible for grants or maintenance loans. Overseas student do not receive any public funding and generally pay much higher fees that home students.

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Home student criteria for HE student support in England

Home student criteria for HE student support in England

The purpose of this note it to outline the criteria used for the classification of students as home or overseas students for higher education student support. Home students may apply for tuition fee support and eligible students may be able to access other forms of publicly funded student support such as maintenance loans and grants. Students classified as overseas student are liable for higher fees and are not eligible for any public funding. The assessment of students as home or overseas is dependent on the circumstances of each individual student and can be rather complicated. An organisation called the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides advice and information for overseas students on issues including fee classification.
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Using assessment to support student learning

Using assessment to support student learning

considerable literature on whether you can trust students’ own marks – of their own work or of the work of others (see for example reviews by Falchikov & Goldfinch, 2000, and Dochy et al, 1999) – sufficiently to use them as a substitute for tutor marks. In summary, with certain safeguards it is possible to produce levels of reliability from both self- and peer-assessment that are similar to levels of reliability of tutor marks. However, this is largely because the level of reliability of tutor marking is also low, rather than because students are particularly reliable. Students are not very good at judging unconventional or ‘professional’ tasks, and are poor at producing marks against each of a list of criteria: they are more reliable when making a single overall judgement of a form of academic assignment they are familiar with, such as an essay. But the real issue here is that you almost certainly do not need more marks. The real value of self- and peer-assessment lies in its impact on students’ learning to self-supervise in relation to standards that they have come to understand, through marking. More would be gained by making self- or peer-assessed tasks a course requirement and then concentrating on the usefulness of self and peer feedback, than by training students to produce reliable marks.
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National Student Fee and Support Systems

National Student Fee and Support Systems

• Although student grants exist at national, regional and local level, only those at national level have been considered here, as they are quantitatively the most important ones. The national grants are made up by several components, and each student may receive one or more of the components depending on their family income (grades are also taken into account in one of the components). These components are: fixed amount of EUR 1 500 based on the student’s family income; fixed amount of EUR 1 500 for living costs, for students living outside the family home during their studies and who also meet certain income criteria; and a variable amount, based on the student’s family income and grades. The minimum variable amount is EUR 60, and the maximum amount in 2013/14 was EUR 2 843.49 (this amount varies from year to year, since it results from distributing among the applicants the money that is left over after paying all the other components). Full-time students can apply for all components, whereas part-time students can only apply for the minimum amount of the variable amount component (EUR 60), and distance education students can apply for the complete variable amount component. There is also a last component aimed at students whose family residence is located in the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, or the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and whose university is located either in another one of those locations or in mainland Spain. This component ranges from EUR 442 to 937. Since this kind of support is granted on an individual level, and each student receives a different amount, the 'most common' value cannot be provided. However, the average amount for a grant (including fees and other components) is EUR 2 498.84.
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School Maintenance: Getting Value for Money

School Maintenance: Getting Value for Money

Queensland adopted an opt-in model which allowed schools to choose to take responsibility for getting their own quotes for work. This direct-to-market (D2M) maintenance model gave schools the authority, support and funding to directly engage their own maintenance contractors. The Queensland Auditor General found that while only 29 per cent of schools opted in to this model, the competitive effect reduced the prices of work for all schools. WA Labor is seeking your feedback from school communities on the introduction of a direct- to-market (D2M) maintenance model in WA schools.
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Research on Application of IETM in Equipment Maintenance Support

Research on Application of IETM in Equipment Maintenance Support

The development of IETM cannot independent of equipment design and equipment maintenance support design. Raw data in the production of IETM roots in design information and analysis information in design process in addition to the traditional data analysis technology, especially in equipment maintenance and support design of process equipment in FEMCA (failure mode effects and criticality analysis) MTA (maintenance task analysis), LORA (repair level analysis), maintenance resource information, maintenance personnel maintenance analysis, cost analysis and risk analysis, analysis of the use of information etc. IETM uses these design information to assist user operation, fault isolation, maintenance operation. It not only can reduce the manual workload, but also can guarantee the consistency of equipment use and maintenance specifications and fault code. It ensures the IETM structure clear, which solves the existing technical information content pertinence feebleness and the structure chaos the problem. The relationship between IETM system, design and manufacture is shown in Figure 1. IETM has gradually become a kind of high added value output of equipment maintenance support design work. The results produced during the design process can be applied to the production of IETM. IETM edit has more systematic, more efficient and more accurate and design basis.
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Versatile Security Support and Maintenance

Versatile Security Support and Maintenance

The parties acknowledge that by reason of their relationship hereunder each party will have access to certain proprietary information and materials concerning the other party’s business, plans, customers, software and other technology and products that are confidential, trade secret and of substantial value to such party, which value would be impaired if such information were disclosed to third parties ("Confidential Information"). Each party agrees that it (the “Receiving Party”) will not use in any way on Receiving Party’s own behalf or on behalf of any third party, nor disclose to any third party, any Confidential Information revealed to Receiving Party by the other party (the “Disclosing Party”) or otherwise obtained by the Receiving Party. Receiving Party shall take reasonable precaution to protect the confidentiality and avoid unauthorized disclosure of all Confidential Information. Notwithstanding the above, each Party is entitled to disclose any information received from the other Party to any of its affiliated companies controlled by the Party having received the confidential information on a need-to-know basis.
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Development of a Decision Support System for Road Maintenance Scheduling

Development of a Decision Support System for Road Maintenance Scheduling

The Road Quality Index of the accelerometer data shown in Tables 4 and 5 was ranked in order of priority from the lowest value (roughest road segment) to the highest value (smoothest road segment). The result can serve as a vital information tool for road maintenance agencies to know the road surface condition of the particular road section under test. This will also influence in decision making processes for strategic road repair planning.

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Decision support system for proactive maintenance of earthworks assets

Decision support system for proactive maintenance of earthworks assets

All the collected data from each resistivity sensor were further processed in order to get the resistivity, ground movement and pressure. Due to the current setup the sensors are sending directly their measurements to the gateway, where they are receive a timestamp. Due to the amount of the data and each sensor’s sampling rates , there have been cases of dropped or wrong order packages. This synchronization is more important for the resistivity analysis, as in order to define one resistivity value, measurements from all sensors are required.

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Standards to support the ongoing development and maintenance of nursing terminologies

Standards to support the ongoing development and maintenance of nursing terminologies

Controlled health terminology -- Structure and high-level indicators, seeks “to document to principal ideas, which are necessary and sufficient to assign value to a controlled health vocabulary” (International Organization for Standardization 2002). ISO/TS 17117 was published in 2002. Even though the Technical Specification has been available for 5 years, there is little reported evidence of its practical applicability. It is currently under review. Certain aspects of ISO/TS 17117 focus on issues around the ongoing development or maintenance of controlled health terminologies and in this respect it identifies a number of relevant ‘desirable characteristics’ for formal terminological systems such as ICNP®. In this paper we seek to determine the suitability of ISO/TS 17117 for assigning value to formal terminologies. We do this by judging the degree of conformance of ICNP® to a set of
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The Europeanisation of student financial support systems : a case study of the changes of the Dutch and German student financial support systems

The Europeanisation of student financial support systems : a case study of the changes of the Dutch and German student financial support systems

Both strategies, the Lisbon en the Bologna processes have one thing in common, they want to create more student mobility in Europe in order to create more internationalization in Europe. One of the biggest obstacles of student mobility is the financial support for students who study abroad. In order to support student mobility, the EU introduced grants for mobile students, however those grants, like the Erasmus grant are not sufficient enough to support all mobile students or those who want to become mobile. At the one hand European national states are mostly supporting their students or parents of students. However, this support is mostly restricted to studies at national higher education institutions or only for a short time portable to foreign university. EU-citizens claimed their right before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to receive student financial support paid for studies abroad by the home country or host country. At the other hand, those cases already forced many EU Member States to change their rules on student financial support. In order to make portability of grants and loans possible in more nations in Europe, inside the Bologna Process a network has been established. This Expert Network on portability of grants and loans discusses obstacles to portability of grants and loans tries to solve those problems. However, this network is still in its beginning and has not accomplished anything yet. It is not easy to see why Germany and the Netherlands made the change in their student financial systems and made their grants and loans long-term portable to foreign higher education institutions. Is one reason the pressure of ECJ case law? Or is the work in the Bologna Process a reason? That is what this research is trying to find out: The role of Europe in this whole process. However, it is difficult to explain what effects the European Integration process actually has on Europe and its countries.
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Student Perceptions of Bullying Victimization: Associations with Student Engagement and Teacher Support

Student Perceptions of Bullying Victimization: Associations with Student Engagement and Teacher Support

school adjustment, and higher academic effort (Averdijk, Eisner, & Ribeaud, 2014; Sakiz, Pape, & Hoy, 2012; Tennant et al., 2015). Teacher support also appeared to have a positive influence on students’ engagement in school (Anderson, Christenson, Sinclair, & Lehr, 2004; Danielsen, Wiium, Wilhelmsen, & Wold, 2010; Pianta, Hamre, & Allen, 2012; Ruzek et al., 2016). In addition, support from teachers and adults at school was associated with increased affective and cognitive engagement among students and reduced levels of school-wide teasing and bullying (Konold & Cornell, 2015; Konold et al., 2014; Mehta et al., 2013). The positive effects of social support can arise from the direct social interactions between teachers and students or having teachers as available resources if a child needs assistance for managing stress from school (Gottlieb, 2009). Committed teachers who are enthusiastic and demonstrate genuine concern for students’ success find ways to support their students (Bryson & Hand, 2007). Thus, consistent with the main effect model, social support from teachers and adults appears to be associated with positive outcomes for students.
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