R2G’s Monday Roundup 29th October – 4th November

November 5th, 2007
By Jon H
R2G’s Monday Roundup 29th October – 4th November

This is the first of the Monday round-ups, which reviews the past seven days in the academic/educational word for undergraduates and postgraduates at college/university, as well as some older articles that I may have come across. My reading throughout this area is varied and so you will see a range of links to articles that were published last week. Here goes……

The week just gone has been quite a busy week on the blogosphere for many bloggers, that has been towards a lost of google page-rank changes, but, I’ve managed to trawl through some news and really good content to give you seven of the best.

  1. The Fitness Guru: Recharging During the Day, Avoiding the Beer Gut, and Self-Amputation
  2. Study Hacks has just introduced a new writer to their team, Adam Gilbert, who is going to be writing some fitness posts targeting students, healthy eating and fitness.

  3. College costs keep rising
  4. This article adds to the information floating around the Internet and the world of costs for students on the rise. Although it’s from the 22nd of October I considered this a good read as it sums up some costs of living. Hint: costs of living are much cheaper in the USA than in the UK, so probably take 75% of this as a sterling amount (£) to compare.

  5. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mythbusters
  6. Science student posts this great video of mythbusters ‘walking on water’. Strange, but very intriguing and flavour some!

  7. The Northerner from Guardian
  8. If you’re studying in a Northern university in the UK, or are originally from the North, then I would suggest subscribing to the Guardian Northerner review. It provides you with information and links to what is happening in the North of the UK.

  9. NUS: Save students from the burden of debt
  10. With students recognising that they must think about the debt they have whilst at university, the student union’s President, Gemma Tummelty, provides her own views on the matter – scroll down for some interesting reader comments.

  11. UK needs more graduates, not fewer
  12. Does the UK not have enough graduates? Or, are all of them choosing to live abroad (or even go back to their native land)? Is expanding the higher education ‘net’ going to help and does the UK actually need more graduates? This article approaches these questions.

  13. The Quickest route is usually the boldest
  14. Scott Young provides us with a post on whether taking the quickest route to your development and progression. Mentioning when he is public speaking and choosing topics that he often picks area’s that are out of his comfort zone to encourage him to learn more. The final part of “How to Recognize When Your (think he means you’re) Being a Wuss” is a great part of the post.

That’s it for the week that was on the student/academic blogosphere. If you have any links that you would like me to look at, then please add a comment below.

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