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Our Better World: Good Story Competition

29 Jan

We found this when browsing the wonderfully uplifting stories of the Singapore based site. Have a crack at it – and maybe you could change the world for the better! ———– We’ve always focused on two groups of people: those making a positive impact in the world, and those who come alongside them through […]

Brookings India Column: Higher Education in India

23 Jan

On Dec 9, 2013, Experts in higher education converged at Brookings India to discuss some of the most pressing challenges confronting the sector. The panel – comprising Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor; Principal of Somverville College at the University of Oxford, Alice Prochaska; and the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global […]

The British Council’s Playwriting Competition

21 Jan

We found this at The British Council’s website:, and it looked like a mighty fine opportunity to share with all budding writers! The prize is £2,000 (about two lakh INR), and a trip to London to see your play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service. Read on for all the details […]

Breaking Up on Facebook: A Conversation

9 Jan

Breaking Up on Facebook A Conversation

Courtesy of Tom McBride at How Today’s Millennials Fall Out of Love: An Intergenerational Conversation Between Jeanette Geraci and Tom McBride Millennial Jeanette Geraci, has attended Beloit, is a 2011 graduate of Goddard, and is currently a writer living in New York. Baby Boomer Tom McBride is co-author of the annual Beloit College Mindset […]

Social Networking for Students

30 Dec

Preparing us for University

Tap tap, I just clicked ‘like’ on a friend’s picture – who I had met two years ago during a vacation to Vancouver. Tap tap, I just commented on the news that China is barring its financial firms from dealing with bit coin exchanges. Tap tap, I’m checking my school site to see the new […]

Cardiff Met University Competition to win an iPad

20 Dec

For your chance to win an iPad, enter the Cardiff Met global essay competition 2014. In February 2014, Cardiff Met looks forward to welcoming new students to campus from all over the world – we are offering all of our new International starters the chance to take part! To win, simply tell us about a […]

Indian student wins Prestigious Australian Scholarship

18 Dec

Indian student Uttam Kumar has beaten more than 37,000 competitors from 190 countries, to win the Australian Government’s prestigious Win your Future Unlimited competition. His prize includes 12 months study at Australia’s world class University of New South Wales, return air-flights, 12 months free accommodation, a generous stipend and the opportunity for an exclusive internship […]

Does Attending a Top Ranked University Mean the Best Job Afterwards?

3 Dec

It’s a dilemma that students face with the increasing number of universities and colleges on the market today. But it’s a good question – does attending a top ranked university anywhere in the world necessarily mean that you’ll be guaranteed an amazing job after graduation? According to us, there’s a short answer: No, it doesn’t. […]

What Education Means to Me

28 Nov

Preparing us for University

“Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead,” said Aristotle, once upon a time. Education is an essential human virtue. Man becomes ‘man’ through education. He is what education makes him. It has been rightly said that without education, man is a splendid slave, a reasoning savage.We […]

Travel to Learn

5 Nov

Preparing us for University

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” – The Prophet Mohammed Though my imagination is known to run as wild as the zebras on the African plains, it is inconceivable to ever substitute the experience and learning that comes with travelling to a place. It is my considered […]