Work placement to be made compulsory for NAFA students

Diploma students at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), will now have to complete an internship, industrial attachment, industry project or community project, in order to graduate. The requirement forms part of a compulsory Industry-Based Learning component, which aims to expose students to an authentic work environment, where they can pick up discipline-specific skills and … Read more

Dublin City University becomes world’s first autism-friendly university

Earlier this year, Dublin City University (DCU) became recognised as the world’s first autism-friendly university. The university has made great efforts over recent years to develop new initiatives that will help students diagnosed with autism to achieve their potential. These efforts include an 18-month research project that shows students with autism often experience greater levels … Read more

Genetics, not schools, determine academic success

A King’s College London study conducted recently has found that grammar or private schools have virtually no effect because genetics determine academic success. The researchers examined the genetic differences between students who attend selective and non-selective schools, and analysed their GCSE results. They found that children who attend grammar or private schools are more likely … Read more

New SMU students need overseas stint to graduate

Recently, the Singapore Management University (SMU) joined the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), in making overseas experience a graduation requirement. Students joining the SMU from August will need overseas experience to graduate, announced the university. This could include exchange programmes, internships, cultural exchanges and immersions, among other kinds of programmes. Professor Lim Kian Guan, … Read more