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Year: 2020

Sheep farmer

A farmer from China once spent 16 years teaching himself law in order to sue a big chemical firm for polluting his land. He used a dictionary to help him understand legal jargon.   In an ideal world, education would be accessible to people from all walks of life regardless of where they’re from, the language they speak, or their current level […]

Written by Vrinda Nain (Digital Marketing Intern at the ISG) on 7 September 2020   Under-representation of women in STEM   Women are instrumental in the development of technology. Throughout history, there have been many brilliant women like Ada Lovelace, Jean Bartik and several others who have contributed to the field of data science. They have paved the way for women in the […]

If you have recently graduated and are starting a new career or if you are thinking of switching careers, the University of Edinburgh offers tons of useful information related to career planning to online learners during and after completing their courses. This information would be a good starting point for anyone starting a new career […]

Myth busting marque

Guest post by Rachel Ashcroft, Digital Engagement Officer in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh Are online degrees easier than on-campus degrees? That’s certainly what some people would have you think about online learning. And it does seem as though there’s an assumption amongst a minority of prospective students that completing […]


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