Friday, 28 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Reports from the BBC have highlighted some of the downfalls to learning in this way; expense, support, quality of course material and inevitably high drop-out rates. Distance learning means that students have to find their own motivation to attend on-line seminars, to participate in remote workshops or discussion threads, to carry out reading and research and to get those essays submitted on time. Balancing this requirement for self motivation with daily working life can prove too much for many.
Yet, personal experience and that of others who have contributed to this debate show that, for many, distance learning is the only practical way to undertake study, particularly later in life.
Let us know what you think. What are your experiences?
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
The competition has three strands:
The poetry collection award aims to provide a platform for new voices in poetry. The winner will have their collection published by Cinnamon Press and also receive a cash prize of £100.
The short story award is for stories between 2,000 and 4,000 words. The winner will receive a cash prize of £100 and will have their collection published by Cinnamon Press.
The aim of the novel award is to encourage new authors, enabling debut novelists/novella writers to achieve a first publication in this genre. The winner wish receive £400 and have their novel published by Cinnamon press.
For more information visit: http://www.cinnamonpress.com/competitions.htm
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Words Worth Reading will be attending the Hay Festival, why not join us there?
If you would like to see us there , the Guardian are having a prize draw for VIP tickets!
Just follow the link below!
Tom Lamont asks designers to explain why books are routinely given different covers abroad.
She was also found guilty of offering immigration services that she was unqualified to do.
One day strike at universities and colleges: Wednesday 5th May 2010
Protests have taken place outside colleges in support of Lecturers over education cuts. How might students be affected? Is access to education going to disappear?
Thousands of students preparing for exams have been disrupted by a walk-out by lecturers over funding cuts.
In addition to this, the BBC also have produced an article for students on 'What makes a good CV?' With examples of a good and poor CV, with helpful tips and suggestions.
This article from the Guardian Website gives you some helpful tips and hints to create a fantastic CV without having to fib!
Monday, 3 May 2010
With tips including how to tailor your CV to the job, focus on the wider themes of your career history and reorganise your career history, it's definitely worth a look.