THE STUDENT VOICE
The Monthly Newsletter of the European Students' Union
September 2010
 Issue 27
Full ESU reaction to Youth on the Move communication
Youth on the MoveThe Europe 2020 Strategy underlines important targets such as achieving 40% level of tertiary education attainment and reduction of poverty levels below 10%, and is now being backed by initiatives such as Youth on the Move. But not really backed in the view of ESU, since no concrete and explicit plans for extra funding have been outlined.

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ESU and EI launch student-centred learning toolkit
SCL ToolkitESU and Education International (EI) will present a student-centred (SCL) toolkit for students, staff and higher education institutions at the Student-centred learning stakeholders' forum in Leuven on October 14-17.

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Download the toolkit
OECD report: Fees do not encourage students to complete studies quickly
Tuition fees do not make students more eager to or capable of completing higher education. This is the finding of the latest Education at a Glance report by the OECD. "It is high time that universities, so-called experts and others stop using this argument for justifying student fees", says Bert Vandenkendelaere, Chairperson of the European Students' Union.

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White paper outlines future of higher education cooperation between Europe and Africa
An international consortium of African and European higher education organisations has published a White Paper outlining a series of recommendations for strengthening higher education cooperation between the two continents, both as a response to global challenges and to contribute to African development.

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Student conference in Rome
3 representatives of ESU chaired workshops at the UNICA students' conference in Rome, On 22-25th September.

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In This Issue
Youth on the Move reaction
Student-centred learning toolkit
Fees don't improve competion rates
Europe-Africa cooperation
UNICA conference
Upcoming ESU Events
October 15-17: ESC 20/Student centered learning stakeholders' forum

October 31 - November 6: BM 59 and seminar, Israel

November 18-20: European Quality Assurance Forum, Lyon

February 14-17: 21st European Student Convention, Budapest
ESU in the media
Times HE: Bologna slowly does it not doing it for students

The Chronicle of HE: Notes of discord

Universitas: - Tuition fees a bad solution (in Norwegian)
HE News in Brief
UWN: OECD: Higher education conference attacks rankings

UWN: Students shun expensive library services
Interesting bits from elsewhere
Read Bert Vandenkendelaere's and other contributions to the OECD education today blog.

Consider going to EURASHE's 20th anniversary conference "Implementing Bologna:from rhetoric to reality"

Read about the European Commission's Youth on the Move Communication.
European Students' Union
www.esu-online.org

For more information contact:
Olav ye: olav@esu-online.org
Allan Pll: allan@esu-online.org

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