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THE STUDENT VOICE

THE STUDENT VOICE
The monthly newsletter of
the European Students' Union

July 2013

 Issue 7         

A new project on the peer assessment of student centred learning 

BRUSSELS - The European Students Union (ESU) applied to the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union for financial support for two projects; Peer Assessment of Student Centred Learning in Higher Education in Europe - PASCL - and Peer Evaluation of Gender Integration at Institutional Level in Higher Education - GenWatch. With a 22 per cent success rate in the selection process, ESU is glad to announce that the application for PASCL has been accepted. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU is looking for a Financial Officer

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) is looking for a team player to fill the position of a Financial Officer (FO) at its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The Financial Officer will be responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, administrative and personnel services in order to meet internal and legal requirements. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU issues a statement on the rights of Syrian students 

BRUSSELS - Syrian students have the right to pursue their higher education, to study in a safe environment where their rights are respected under any circumstances, and to be represented by student unions in a fair way. A statement issued by the European Students' Union (ESU) yesterday underlines the importance of protecting Syrian students from persecution and harm, as many have been forced to flee their country or end abruptly their studies. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Luxembourgish court case could put grant systems at risk 

LUXEMBOURG - The European Students' Union (ESU) believes that a ruling made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on 20 June 2013 on the access of children of frontier workers to student support in Luxembourg is highly controversial. ESU is especially concerned about the commitments of state aid beneficiaries to a particular labour market and the possible introduction of student loan schemes in relation to the judgment. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU's Activity Report for 2012 has been published

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) published this month its annual activity report, going through all the main achievements, events and developments in higher education policy across Europe in 2012. This includes all the research or partnership projects that the organisation is engaged in. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Students contribute to a Council of Europe publication on student engagement

STRASBOURG - Student participation is at the core of the work that is being done by the European Students' Union (ESU) and its members. Therefore, ESU is glad to hear that the Council of Europe plans to publish a new book in the spring 2014 on student engagement in Europe. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

The recruitment process of quality assurance experts opens soon

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) will open for applications on September 2 to students that would be interested to join ESU´s pool of student experts on quality assurance.  Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

ESU close to the finishing line in SAGE research

BRUSSELS - The European Students' Union (ESU) has since 2011 been running one of the biggest researches on the employability of graduates. The research team has now almost finished collecting all the data that is needed for the project. Once that data has been analysed, the results will be published in a book where different aspects and understandings of the employability concept will be examined from students' point of view. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Student support is key in Iceland's continuing recovery, says ESU's Chair

REYKJAVIK - The European Students' Union (ESU) believes that Iceland´s future and Iceland´s education sector will be profoundly damaged if the capacity of all people to access and participate in higher education will be limited. That could be the consequence of a recent proposal presented by the country's Minister of Education, Illugi Gunnarsson. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

This Month
A new project on peer assessment of student centred learning
ESU is looking for a Financial Officer
ESU issues a statement on the rights of Syrian students
Luxembourgish court case could put grant systems at risk
ESU's Activity Report for 2012 has been published
Students contribute to a Council of Europe publication on student engagement
The recruitment process of quality assurance experts opens soon
ESU close to the finishing line in SAGE research
Student support is key in Iceland's continuing recovery, says ESU's Chair

ESU in the media 

The Pie News: 16 bn for a consolidated Erasmus+ programme

Science Business: Irish seal deal on Erasmus+

Equal Times: Minding the gap on education and employment

University World News: Graduate employability and the social good

University World  News: OECD more engaged than ever with higher education

Science Guide: The employability trap

Euractiv: Erasmus student programme sets record

Mid Norway Europe Office: Erasmus for alle

Azernews: Increased tuition fees unaffordable for students

Gazeta de Bistrita: Iulia Miron - "Elevii isi doresc o investitie in educatie!"

Ziua de Vest: Studentii - nemeltumiti de banii primiti de la Uniunea Europeana

Studentie.ro: Ingrijorarile studentilor cu privire la Erasmus

Observator de Constanta: Studentii se opun sistemului de imprumuturi al UE

Tele Cinco: La union Europea de estudiantes denuncia que la reforma de becas "discrimina" y va contra la Estrategia 2020

Europa Press: La union Europea de estudiantes denuncia que la reforma de becas "discrimina" y va contra la Estrategia 2020

Slovenian Press Agency: Vodenje Evropske studenske organizacije prevzema Slovenec

Universitetslararen, p. 21: Elisabeth Gehrke tar plats i Europas studentpolitik

Student.is: Fjarhagsadstod namsmanna er lykilthattur i efnahagsuppbyggingu Islands

Morgunbladid: Ekkert til ad hropa hurra fyrir

Morgunbladid: Segja tilloguna geta skadad menntakerfid

Morgunbladid: LIN hafnadi sattatillogu studenta

Pirmais Baltijas Kanals: We are Europe

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