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Self Portrait launches Central Saint Martins Scholarship Programme

Self Portrait launches Central Saint Martins Scholarship Programme

Fashion, Lifestyle, Uncategorized
The scholarship aims to aid MA Fashion students financially, starting in November 2019. Founder and creative director of Self Portrait Han Chong has decided to thrown his support behind young talents by launching a five-year Scholarship Programme at Central Saint Martins. The fashion brand will offer financial backing to five students, one each year, from November 2019 until 2023. This support stems from Chong’s own experience as a Central Saint Martins alumni. He will offer his mentorship to the chosen students in addition to the financial backing. Chong told Business of Fashion: “I’ve been through a lot [and made] mistakes… it’s a tough industry and often you only have a few chances, I want to set up a hub where we get talent from across the industry, so that when people have q
Stormzy accuses Oxford university of rejecting The Stormzy Scholarship

Stormzy accuses Oxford university of rejecting The Stormzy Scholarship

Arts, Entertainment
At the Barbican in London for the launch of his new publishing imprint #MerkyBooks, in partnership with Penguin. Stormzy's #merkybooks is another way of trying to give those an opportunity to break into the industry. Stormzy accused Oxford University of rejecting his proposal for the Stormzy scholarship and has instead taken up an offer made by Cambridge University. The scholarship was created to fund two black students from underprivileged backgrounds to attend university, Stormzy would pay for their tuition and maintenance loan for up to four years. In June, the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge university came under fire for its failure to take in students who are black and from underprivileged backgrounds. Stormzy, who's from South London, was educated at Harris City Academy in South...
Avocado eggs on toast with a side of microplastics please!

Avocado eggs on toast with a side of microplastics please!

Health, Investigations, Specials
What seemed inevitable is now a confirmed reality: we have plastic in our bodies - and it may be widespread in the human food chain as a direct consequence of our negligence. In fact, a study by the Environmental Agency Austria last week reported the presence of microplastics in all stool samples that were examined. Eight volunteers took part in the study: three males and five females aged between 33-65 from Europe, Russia and Japan. For years we have been carelessly polluting our oceans, killing marine life and did little to tackle the problem. After microplastics were found inside different species of fishes, it became clear that it would have been just a matter of time before we would have found it in human bodies as well. There are different ways in which our bodies can...
Too many first-class degrees? Government will investigate

Too many first-class degrees? Government will investigate

Lifestyle, UK
A panel of experts will moderate the marks universities award to students in response to concerns of ‘grade inflation.’ The Higher Education Statistics Agency previously reported that 26% of students are graduating with a first-class degree, an 18% increase from just five years ago. These statistics sparked concern that degrees were being ‘marked up’ and decreasing the credibility of universities. Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said: “When you look at what makes our universities so prestigious, it comes down to the value of our degrees. The value of those degrees is threatened by grade inflation and that is a problem for students, employers and the universities themselves.” The government will be using the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework rating system, i
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