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Weekly news roundup: Russell Group Universities to take measures for helping Ukrainian students and academics

Haripriya Sivasubramaniam
Haripriya Sivasubramaniam
Last updated: Apr 13, 2022
Weekly news roundup: Russell Group Universities to take measures for helping Ukrainian students and academics

The first week of April is busy and buzzing, with numerous happenings around that impacting the education sector. So, here is the weekly news roundup to keep you updated on "What's the happs?!"

Biden Government to extend payment deadlines of student loans through August.

The Biden Administration has planned to extend another payment pause of federal student loans through August. This is the sixth extension of the breaks, which spanned over two presidencies.

For now, they have also lapsed the student loan bills of pandemic-era relief policies to May month.

Canada witnesses reaping benefits from Brexit on student enrolment.

A survey data on Canadian universities' enrolment shows a "spike" in the number of students enrolled in this academic year.

The figures stated that there had been an increase in students between 10 percent and 80 percent in the Western European Nations post-pandemic times.

Russell Group Universities to take measures for helping Ukrainian students and academics.

The Russell Group, consisting of 24 leading Universities in the United Kingdom, has announced measures to help and support students affected by the war in Ukraine.

Some of the measures they have stated include scholarships for displaced students, housing and accommodation support for academics and more on the list.

The University of Auckland is in the International top 50 for 12 subjects.

One of the top institutions in New Zealand- The University of Auckland, has registered its place in the QS world rankings in the top 50. The order is done subject-wise, and 12 subjects have made it to the list from this university.

The rankings are determined based on the academic and employer reputation of the University staff alongside the research innovation and collaboration work stats. Some of the subjects ranked in the list are Geography, Pharmacy, Linguistics, Anthropology and Engineering (Civil and Structural).

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Haripriya Sivasubramaniam

A writer by profession and an artist by passion. Out here to give interesting and informative articles on the education sphere!

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