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Live Music In Edinburgh Throughout July: Ragged University has teamed up with Edinburgh Fringe Live to bring you 26 live music acts over the month of July on the Peartree Garden Stage. Come Along, enjoy the sun with some music....

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12th August Edinburgh Ragged University: Come along to the Central Library in the George Washington Browne room, one floor down on the Mezzanine level at 5pm to hear ‘Plebs’: the Ruskin College Strike of 1909 by Colin Waugh - plus - 'Left for the Rising Sun. Right for Swan Hunter. The Plebs League in the North East of England 1908/1926' by Robert Clive Turnbull....

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11th September Edinburgh Ragged University: Come along to the Counting House at 7pm to hear ‘A Different Kind Of Revolution' by Ciaran Healy - plus - ‘How Accents Work’ By Lauren Hall-Lew....

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Coursera

Coursera is an education technology for-profit company founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California.

Coursera says it is “committed to making the best education in the world freely available to any person who seeks it”.

The business model has not been made public, but John Doerr has suggested that people will pay for “valuable, premium services”. It will be interesting to see what this development eventually offer on the internet.

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Rich Dad

Rich Dad

Resources to Improve Your Financial Education

Ever-changing economic conditions make increasing your financial literacy a life-long process. Here, you will find Rich Dad and Rich Woman resources including: up-to-date financial information about real estate, the stock market, entrepreneurship, money, and more. We are committed to giving you the tools you need to help you learn to increase your cash flow, become an entrepreneur, or simply improve your financial education.

 

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Priorities in Post School Education; Who Benefits and who Pays: a digest by Alex Dunedin

human capital

Education is now recognised to be an investment in human capital that generates benefits both for the individual – in the form of better employment prospects and higher lifetime earnings – and for society at large by increasing the skills and productivity of the labour force.

This raises issues both of efficiency and equity. Since education benefits society as a whole, then some form of public subsidy is justified on efficiency grounds, to prevent under investment and provide the skilled manpower necessary for economic growth and prosperity.
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What’s it all about Brian?

The Cast of Monty Python's Life of Brian
The Cast of Monty Python’s Life of Brian

So, what’s the Ragged University all about then ? Well, sometime back, whilst sitting in the pub in Hackney with four friends, we realised that was we shared information to socialise; swapped stories, compared facts, related things as entertainment. What is the nature of knowledge ? First hand experience is a good place to start.

What is the Ragged University all about then ? Well, sometime back, I thought that the Ragged Schools movement was immensely successful and what positives came of it.  People were valued who were not before, professions became unlocked to new talent, people invented answers to problems.  Imagine if they all had access to a printing press in each house, cheap paper, pens, multiple free librarys, the internet…
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University of Strathclyde

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The University of Strathclyde is a Scottish public research university located in Glasgow, Scotland. It is Glasgow’s second university by age, tracing its origins back to 1796, and receiving its Royal Charter in 1964 as the UK’s first technological university. It takes its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde and is characterised today by its approach of innovative, flexible learning concentrated on practical subjects, striving to fulfill the vision of a “place of useful learning”.

The University of Strathclyde is Scotland’s third largest university by number of students carrying an international reputation and outlook, with students and staff from over 100 countries. The institution was awarded University of the Year 2012 by Times Higher Education. The university is highly competitive and selective thus making entry a not so easy option; applications for a place into many of the courses in the university run into double figures, and successful entrants have on average of almost 460 UCAS points. This places Strathclyde as the 15th highest ranked among UK higher education institutions.

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