Tagged: Science policy

Universities and (lack of) showcasing use of science degrees - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 09, 2009

Universities could do more to expose their students to a wider range of uses of their science degrees. A couple of years ago I was at a national molecular biology conference. In between sessions they held a forum for (post-graduate) students, offering a panel of senior scientists presenting what the students might expect in their futures. Read More

Fees or deposits for undergraduate university degree courses? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 06, 2009

When the government moved to "full-cost" course fees for undergraduate university courses, I felt it was an heavy-handed solution and wondered if a deposit scheme might have been a wiser starting point. (For any readers wandering in from overseas, I'm speaking of New Zealand (NZ) universities, but my general thoughts may still be worth considering?) … Read More

Buddies, annoyances and depression - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 21, 2009

Reading an article on Destigmatizing depression among medical trainees or graduates which, in turn, points to an article by Karen Hebe “Destigmatizing Depression” on Science magazine’s Science careers website, reminded me of an idea I had to improve the grad students’ and post-docs’ lot a few years ago. The original article focuses on … Read More