A new way of getting more students to study languages - Reading in the news Fri 13 Jul
Release Date 13 July 2018
Language study: The Times Education Supplement interviews Professor Suzanne Graham (Institute of Education) on the current low uptake and attainment in languages courses and how to fix it.
Side hustle economy: A Henley Business School report on the many workers run a small business on the side of their main job is featured in The Sun newspaper (see attached).
Refugee scholarship: That’s Thames Valley TV interviewed Professor Robert Van de Noort, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Planning and Resource, about the University of Reading’s new refugee scholarship scheme and the social media reaction to its announcement. Read our news story on the scheme.
- Following his extensive BBC World News interviews on Thursday about US President Donald Trump’s UK visit, Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics & International Relations) also spoke to Canadian news channel CBC for a televised interview in London that evening. BBC Radio Berkshire (1hr 12 mins) then got his thoughts on Friday morning on a turbulent week for Brexit negotiations and Trump’s comments on this.
- BBC Four repeats a documentary titled Deep Down Dirty: The Science of Soil, in which Reading Emeritus Professor Stephen Nortcliff (GES) explains how rocky landscapes break down over time to create soil (30 mins in).
- Sam FM reports in its radio news bulletins and online on the Silchester Archaeology Field School investigation of a Roman baths building, believed to be one of Roman Britain’s earliest buildings. Read our news story.
- Get Reading runs a data story on the number of students using counselling services across the country, including some Reading data. It includes quotes from Selina Patankar-Owens, Head of Student Wellbeing Services, putting the issue in context and explaining the ways Reading supports its students.
- Get Reading reports that two Reading Art graduates are having work exhibited at Here Comes The Sun Festival at the Rising Sun Arts Centre in Reading.