Today is #EducationDay on Twitter – a celebration of all the good that’s going on in the world of education, both in the UK and further afield. And we’re right behind it!
We’ve got loads going on. For a start, if you’re a student or a parent with questions about going to university, then our student editor Carly Minsky will be answering them from her university advice Twitter account at 4pm. Send your questions to her now (you can send an email if you’re not on Twitter).
I’m taking all your World University Rankings questions today at 3pm for #EducationDay. What would you like to ask me? Send any Qs my way!— Phil Baty (@Phil_Baty) October 15, 2015
Our sister publication, TES, is also getting involved. Check them out on Twitter for more information, but this education technology Q & A with Lord Jim Knight will no doubt be of interest to anyone with an interest in that sort of thing.
There’s already plenty of university #EducationDay activity to get your teeth into. In fact, Francois Therin sums things up quite nicely:
The Open University is offering followers a virtual tour of its Walton Hall campus. Did you know that the OU has a library (and a decommissioned church that’s now used for staff meetings)?
The Open University (@OpenUniversity) October 15, 2015
It's not the only institution using #EducationDay to offer students a look a campus tour. There are two more in Milan alone...
IE Business School in Madrid, meanwhile, has been taking a trip down memory lane (we’ve got more on Bill Gates on our website today, by the way):
And the University of Oxford is getting involved with the odd inspirational quote:
Phil Baty, THE rankings editor, hosts World University Rankings Q&A
As part of #EducationDay, our rankings editor answered questions on everything from the rankings methodology to what he eats for breakfast. Here are some of the highlights.
.@Phil_Baty is it possible to have competition AND collaboration?— Annika Coughlin (@annikacoughlin) October 15, 2015
Carly Minsky, THE student content editor, runs higher education Twitter surgery
Our student content editor Carly Minsky has been using #EducationDay to offer help and advice to students thinking of attending university. Here’s one of the highlights from her university clinic. Follow her for more!
Next Q from Bilal on facebook, who wants to help choosing a university in London for a masters degree #EducationDay— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 15, 2015
Imperial, UCL, LSE & Kings all top-ranked in London. UCL best for research, Imperial best for teaching & international outlook #EducationDay— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 15, 2015
But each London uni has different specialisms & choice will be personal, depending on subject, funding & priorities #EducationDay— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 15, 2015
This blog has now closed. We hope you had a good #EducationDay!