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First on the list or rank outsider? Thinking about world ranking systems in HigherEd.

One of the most interesting conversations I witnessed at Doc Week at Rhodes was around the issue of world Higher Education (HE) rankings. There were four panelists sharing their views, including Dr. 477 more words

Thoughts on IAW & the Rhodes website

I’m starting my PhD studies at Rhodes this year and yesterday I popped onto the StudentZone website to find out about fees. I was shocked to find that the┬áhome page is dominated by a large “Israel Apartheid Week” banner spanning the screen. 194 more words

I loved “Midnight In Paris” for many reasons: the clothes were beautiful, Paris is a dream, and Owen Wilson is unchallengingly likable. Most of all, however, the movie resonated with me because I am wholly nostalgic for times gone by. 344 more words

In defense of the quiet ones

Last week I had the pleasure of facilitating a couple of orientation sessions with this year’s batch of UCT MBA students. My sessions centred around the theme of group communication in an academic context and we covered skills like planning, writing and managing group dynamics. 324 more words

Eye cream and Higher Ed?

Did you see that South Africa’s experiencing a “Surge in the cost of higher education”? Click here to see the article from The Mercury on 3 January which compares and contrasts the price hikes across regions, institutions and disciplines. 268 more words