Social sciences most employable

first_imgA recent study has found that people who study a social science at university are the most employable after they graduate. The study showed that 84 percent of social science graduates are in employment three and a half years after their degrees. This is in comparison with 79 percent of graduates who had taken a humanities degree and 78 percent of graduates who had studied a science, engineering or mathematics based subject. The study was undertaken by the Campaign for Social Sciences, an initiative that began in 2011 to work on raising the profile of social sciences. James Wilsdon, the Chair of the Campaign said, “the Campaign was set up a couple of years ago to try and raise the visibility of social sciences in policy debates, in the media and in broader public debate.”He commented on the results of the study saying, “It should help to remind decision makers of the critical importance of those subjects and of the value that they are bringing to the workplace.”Oxford students were similarly enthused by the news. An E&M finalist said “As a finalist job hunter, it’s heartening to hear that social science students are seen as more employable. When facing such a grim jobs market, it’s good to know that the skills I have developed whilst doing my degree can translate into tangible results.” Paul Moroz, who studies PPE, said “It’s great to know that all those 9am lectures will be worth it.”Other students however were not intimidated by the success of social science graduates. A third year Classicist commented, “As a classicist, I think that my degree, or any arts degree, fosters skills of analysis and communication just as much as a social science degree does. I do not think that I’m disadvantaged by studying for an arts degree, nor would I have picked a social science degree in preference because it may be more employable.”This sentiment was shared by Shearer West, the Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford who claimed students should not be put off studying humanities or scientific subjects because they might be less employable. She said “Generally, I feel that the collective evidence demonstrates that pupils at school should feel confident in choosing an academic subject that reflects their interests and passions and not feel deterred by anxieties about their future career prospects.”The study also found that not only do more social scientists find employment after they graduate, but there are also more social science graduates in jobs like senior officials or managers. 7.6 percent of people who have social science degrees are in jobs like these compared to only 3.6 percent of people who did mathematics or science based degrees.A Balliol Chemist however was unconvinced by the findings; he said “I find it hard to believe. The statistical maths and computer programming, and complex problem solving learned during a science degree can be applied almost anywhere. Scientists have the widest range of transferable skills and I think employers know that.”last_img read more

State Road 252 crash injures Brookville woman

first_imgFranklin County, In. — A Thursday morning crash injured a Brookville woman on State Road 252 west of Little Cedar Road.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says a car driven by Harlee Combs, 18, failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the road. The car went over an embankment and struck a tree.Combs was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital with serious injuries.last_img

Failure to do the ‘little things’ costs Syracuse in 84-77 loss to No. 4 Louisville

first_imgWith 2:33 left in the third quarter, Louisville led by 17 when SU’s Miranda Drummond got fouled and made both free throws. The Orange, despite being down 15, seemed to have a little life.Following the free throws, UofL came down the floor and fed the ball to Dana Evans, who missed a 3. Gabrielle Cooper came down with the missed shot and flipped the ball to Tiana Mangakahia.But in a flash, Evans followed her miss to Mangakahia’s hands, poked the ball free, and got two points for the Cardinals.Roughly a minute later, UofL’s Arica Carter swiped the ball from Chelayne Bailey off an inbounds play and fed star-guard Asia Durr for an easy two. Those small swings, timely shots and defensive adjustments kept No. 4 Louisville (24-1, 10-1 Atlantic Coast) ahead for most of the game against Syracuse (17-7, 5-6) in an 84-77 SU loss, on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. At a quick glance, both teams played well  — UofL shot 50 percent and SU turned in a 49.1 percent shooting performance — and the Cardinals edged the Orange in just a handful of statistical categories. On Sunday, the small loomed large for Syracuse after the game.“It was just little things,” Mangakahia said. “They didn’t press us … it was kind of our own mistakes.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly in the game, SU made a concerted effort to get the ball to freshmen bigs Amaya Finklea-Guity and Digna Strautmane. The ploy worked, as the two combined for 12 of SU’s 23 first-quarter points.But in the second quarter, Louisville played more focused, head coach Jeff Walz said, and reinforcing the Cardinals’ defense was size and a tactical adjustment.“I felt we regrouped after that first quarter,” Walz said.Louisville’s comparable size, paired with fronting SU’s bigs — moving between them and the ball handler when it appears a pass is coming — kept the ball away from the rim. As a result, Strautmane started hoisting 3s. Despite starting 2-of-3 from behind the arc, Strautmane went 1-of-7 for the rest of the game. She only became a threat again late in the game when off-ball action freed her up for passes while she moved to the rim.“I just should’ve attacked more,” Strautmane said. “We just should’ve shot our shots and penetrated to the basket.”Louisville also got a strong contribution from its bench, outscoring SU’s reserves 18-5. Sophomore Kylee Shook had six points, making both her shots. Sophomore guard Sydney Zambrotta scored eight, going 2-of-3 from deep.Zambrotta positioned herself in the corner in front of the SU bench late in the first half. As Durr brought the ball down the court she fired it to Zambrotta and told her to, “Knock it down, Syd.”That 3 with 1:38 until the break, pushed UofL’s lead to six points amid a mini five-point outburst. With five seconds left in the half, after Drummond had just hit a layup, Zambrotta was left open in the corner again and made SU pay.“Other people had double-digit points,” Cooper said, “points off the bench. … You can’t let someone else come through and pick up their own points.”With inconsistent options down low and a lack of output from the bench, SU found itself in a big hole in the second half. It would need some type of run to cut into an 18-point Louisville lead. Every time SU strung some baskets together, Durr answered.A six-point run in the middle of the third quarter got ended by a Durr 3. A five-point run early in the fourth quarter was ended by a Durr 3. Another six-point run, this time Syracuse’s last gasp with 4:24 left, was ended by a Durr 3.“She’s just a fantastic player,” Hillsman said of Durr, who finished with a game-high 27 points, “and she can just really get a basket from all spots of the floor.”The steals UofL nabbed on inbound passes late in the third quarter weren’t aberrations from the Cardinals’ general body of work Sunday. They finished the game with 12 steals.Several thefts came on held balls, usually when Syracuse would grab a rebound from a Louisville miss and feed it to a guard, usually Mangakahia, who finished the game with 10 giveaways. While she surveyed the floor, a UofL straggler would pounce, using precise hands to grab the ball and avoid a foul.It was the same story contesting shots, an area Louisville excelled at without fouling. Rarely in the game did SU get a look at the rim without a pair of hands getting to the ball or altering the shot.“They were getting hands on balls,” Cooper said. “Little picks here, little there. Little tips, deflections and it was just making a difference in the game.”After the game when Hillsman addressed the media, he joked about how he had the same old things to say. Louisville is a great team, he said, and that he’s proud of how hard his team played.But on a night when both teams played well enough to win, Louisville found an edge.“That’s why they’re 24-1.” Hillsman said. “They make plays and don’t let you off the hook.” Comments Published on February 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Linden students graduate from Heritage Awareness programme

first_imgOver 40 students between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, who hail from the community of Linden and attend any of five primary schools around Linden, have received training from the National Trust of Guyana through its Heritage Initiative.During the course of the 5-day programme, participants were involved in the construction of models of national sites, quizzes, and a tour of the local heritage sites.Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust, Nirvana Persaud-Chandernauth, in her address to the students, said that while the programme is in its 8th year, it is the first to be held in Linden.“This is our first programme in Linden. So you are the lucky ones, who can safely say you’re the first to experience this particular heritage hands-on programme”, Persaud- Chandernauth said. She added that the programme is about sharing knowledge on history, and she encouraged the students to share what they have learned with others.“You now are the ones we expect to pass the knowledge on to your siblings and to your brothers and sisters, your cousins, your friends at school… Pass the knowledge on about what you’ve learnt, about how much you’ve learnt about your heritage, Linden’s heritage, and where you came from”, she encouraged.The institution recently held its eighth annual Children’s Awareness Heritage Awareness programme graduation ceremony at the Mackenzie Primary School, where the students all received certificates and a copy of the Linden Heritage Trail publication.The programme has been sponsored by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport.last_img read more

Manchester United boss refuses to rule out Premier League title charge

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes the 1-0 win at arch-rivals Liverpool can re-ignite their Barclays Premier League title challenge.Wayne Rooney’s 78th-minute strike – the visitors’ only shot on target at Anfield – settled a game low on quality and chances.It left United within seven points of leaders Arsenal and Van Gaal has not ruled out a late charge for the summit.“We have a lot of matches still to go,” said the Dutchman.“We started 2016 very good with a lot of wins and I think this game will give a big boost to the players and the fans, and everyone in the environment of Manchester United.“We have to continue, which is not so easy. We have seen that today but we can do it because we show every week we can do it.”Asked whether it was his best day of the season, Van Gaal added: “No, I don’t think so. You have to see it always in perspective.“It is a fantastic win for the fans, for me and the players and it will give us a boost, and maybe in that perspective you are right.“There are matches we have played much better than today, and in that perspective I can’t say it is a good day because Liverpool were the better team in the first half and normally we are dominating games.“I have to admit we survived the first half because Liverpool were more aggressive, we could not create anything.“They have created in the first half three chances and that was surviving, but to beat Liverpool is always important.“When I see this game then I think we can still improve but it was still good enough to win at Liverpool away.”The fact United were able to leave Anfield with three points was largely down to David de Gea, who was by far the busier goalkeeper.However, although the Spain international was named man of the match, Van Gaal saw nothing but De Gea’s usual high standards.“He is always reaching a very high level so I am very happy, but I cannot say that today he has done a lot,” he said.“He has stopped the balls that he had to stop. Maybe the one with one hand (from Emre Can in the second half), maybe but I think he has to save it. I think a goalkeeper has to do it.“I demand it and I demand it also of the players. That is why he is playing for Manchester United.” 1 Louis van Gaal last_img read more