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Campus garden builds community through agriculture

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:28PM UTC Comments Off Picking garden tomatoes.

Liberty University has a campus garden located on a 15-acre lot (about 6 hectares) on Liberty Mountain. Students and staff grow tomatoes, pepper, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, broccoli, corn, and many other seasonal vegetables. Morris Campus Garden seeks to create an environment where students can get hands on experience in gardening and can adopt valuable...

Discover the secret weapon of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 6:51PM UTC Comments Off Discover the secret weapon of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The juxtaposition of a recent surge of graduate employment in science and engineering with funding cuts and decreased support for disciplines such as the arts could leave students pondering why they would risk their futures by studying anything other than science or technology. Countless budding artists, historians and sociologists worldwide have fallen prey to the...

The creative industries: reborn in a digital age

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 9:59PM UTC Comments Off Pic: Progressive new opportunities are developing within the creative industries for today's graduates

In the age of technological domination, students from creative disciplines could be forgiven for questioning their choice of industry. While numerous attempts have been made to emphasise the civilising role of arts and culture to society, today’s graduates require more robust evidence; what better confirmation than examples of employment opportunities? Never has there been a...

Fair Trade report from SOAS, University of London

By Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:17PM UTC Comments Off Tea pluckers delivering and weighing the day's harvest, Fort Portal, Uganda

The Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project based at SOAS, University of London, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented in Ethiopia and Uganda, has just published the findings of four years of research. The project has collected detailed micro-level evidence from areas producing agricultural exports on how rural...

New HEFCE Scholarships available in Language-Based Area Studies

By Tue, Jun 17, 2014 6:53PM UTC Comments Off

The SOAS-led consortium “Sustainable Funding for Language-based Area Studies”, funded by the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme with match-funding from SOAS, has a scholarship fund of £460,000 to award in 2014-15. These scholarships are available for 2-year full-time MA programmes dealing with the Arab World, China, Japan, Korea and South Asia.  One-year (£20,000) and two-year (£40,000)...

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