Widening Access to Education

The Equality Project: Starting from Home - Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania.

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A team lead by Dr Katarzyna Borkowska (School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK) has secured research funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) under the aegis of its contribution to the University of Glasgow to develop projects associated with Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research. The project entitled: ‘Gender Equality Starts at Home: Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania’ brings together the following Co-Is:

  • Dr Lavinia Hirsu (School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Dr Amina Kamando (University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France (University of Botswana, Botswana)
  • Dr Nancy Njiraini  (Strathmore University, Kenya)

All of the international co-Is from the global south are former PhD students from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.

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VINCE project latest news - Validation for Inclusion of New Citizens of Europe

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We are happy to share with you the latest newsletter - Issue 4/2019, featured below - of our project VINCE; an ERASMUS+ project that is developing training materials for university staff working in processes of Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) and Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning (VNIL) with migrant and/or refugee students.

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The vlog channel "Aging for Beginners" has launched

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On YouTube the vlog channel "Aging for Beginners" has launched. Populations are aging, our customers are aging, we all in person are in the process of aging, but the acquisition of knowledge about normal aging is still based on a trial and error method. The professional ager Tiina Tambaum shows in her vlogs what are the needs of normally ageing persons, and together with the successful ager Ants Värnik they discuss age-related things.

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Supporting refugees to access higher education - A rich resource from the European Resettlement Network

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Refugees can face many barriers to accessing higher education, including a lack of information, advice and individual guidance sensitive to their specific needs, inadequate provision of intensive language courses for academic purposes, and restricted access to government student finance schemes.

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No need to keep learning if you don’t do any work?

This summer, we went to Russia, where we were driving across Kaliningrad Oblast and Pskov Oblast. In the museums and the zoo, where the price list promised student discounts, I produced my ISIC card and my fellow traveller – a vocational student’s card. Immediately, we were told that our looks undoubtedly gave our age away as the marks of grey were clearly visible.

We were laughed at. Ticket aunties looked out of their boxes in astonishment: “Students? Um… Are you joking?” One even offered us a pensioner discount.

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