Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Russell Group Universities UK

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Which are the best universities in the UK and what is the Russell Group?

Once upon a time everybody knew which were the best universities in the UK. Oxford and Cambridge. Then there were the 'next best' - universities where students often referred to themselves as 'Oxbridge rejects'- places like Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, London, these were followed by a lot of old universities in major cities and newer universities in campuses in provincial towns. After this there came a long list of polytechnics in just about every town in the country.

This 'system' led to complaints about elitism, so the John Major government in its wisdom decided in 1992 to rename polytechnics and call them universities and that was supposed to put an end to elitism.

It didn't of course, and, given human nature there is no reason why it would. People always want to know which is the best, so that if possible they can get the best for themselves.

So now people in the UK want to know which are the best universities again.

The Russell Group of universities was formed in 1994 with the stated objectives of :

  • leading the research effort in the UK;
  • maximising income for member institutions;
  • attracting the best staff and students;
  • creating the regulatory environment needed to achieve these objectives by reducing government interference;
  • identifying ways to co-operate to make best use of the universities' collaborative advantage.

It is called the Russell Group because the first meeting took place at the Russell Hotel in Russell Square in London.

In the UK National Student Survey, Russell Group Institutions get average-strong ratings but many of their smaller counterparts get better ratings. There are also many universities not in the Russell Group wich achieve higher levels of Graduate employment than Russell Group Universities.

In the UK, the Russell Group Universities are seen as being amongst the best for academic achievement in the English speaking world and so get more applications from potential undergraduates than most others.

In response to the Russell Group, 19 smaller research universities formed the 1994 Group. The Russell Group is criticized for placing higher priority on research ratings which they say has resulted in lower teaching quality.

The Twenty Universities in the Russell Group are :-

University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
Cardiff University
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
Imperial College London
King's College London, University of London
University College London, University of London
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
University of Manchester
Newcastle University
University of Nottingham
Queen's University Belfast
University of Oxford
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University of Warwick

The 19 Universities in the 1994 Group are : -

University of Bath
Birkbeck, University of London
Durham University
University of East Anglia
University of Essex
University of Exeter
Goldsmiths, University of London
Royal Holloway, University of London
Lancaster University
University of Leicester
Loughborough University
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Reading
University of St Andrews
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University of York

The Russel Group Universities

The Russell Group of Universities and the 1994 Group in the UK

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Top Ten Best Paying Jobs

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Want to find a job that pays a lot of money ? You may wish to know which are the hot jobs and which job opportunities lead to the best paying jobs and which lead to the worst paying jobs. Well, if you want the best paying job in America, you need to be a surgeon. Personally I am surprised I thought all the best paying jobs were finance jobs on Wall Street, but I suspect that a lot of the money the Wall Street whiz kids makes comes from bonuses, so doesn't show up in government statistics on salaries.

You may also have thought lawyers, various legal jobs or accounting jobs were the best paid, or Chief Executives ? Well not so. Overwhelmingly the best paying jobs in America are healthcare jobs of one form or another - 14 out of the top 15 best paid jobs are healthcare jobs, although medical assistants are not in the top 25 - no surprise there ! Managerial jobs in marketing and sales are reasonably well-placed coming in at no. 23 and no. 24.

The worst paying jobs are in the food preparation and serving sector.

Figures from the the U.S. government relating to 2008 show that on average a surgeon makes just over $206K a year - which means that surgeons are above anesthesiologists and have the best-paying job in the country.

Overall, and despite the economic crisis, average wages rose in the U.S. by 3.9% over the year, and are now $42,270.

Want the best paid job ? You need to be a surgeon in Gary, Indiana. Surgeons there make around $15K more than the national average.

Where are the worst paid jobs ? Waiters and waitresses in Yauco, Puerto Rico, who are on $13,610 a year or a counter attendant in a cafeteria in Owenboro, Kentucky, on just $13,810 a year.

The District of Columbia, D.C. had the highest average annual salary, at $67,810. Followed by Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut, at $50,000. Puerto Rico was the lowest at $24,650 -- despite the fact that the cost of living is comparable to D.C.. Among the 50 states, South Dakota and Mississippi are the lowest, at $33,000.

Top 10 Best Paying Jobs in America

1. Surgeons ($206,770)
2. Anesthesiologists ($197,570)
3. Orthodontists ($194,930)
4. Obstetrician and gynecologists ($192,780)
5. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons ($190,420)
6. General Internists ($176,740)
7. Prosthodontists ($168,810)
8. Other Physicians and Surgeons ($165,000)
9. Family and General Practitioners ($161,490)
10. Chief Executives ($160,440)
12. Psychiatrists ($154,050)
16. Lawyers ($124,750)
19. Airline Pilot ($119,750)
21. Computer and Information Systems Managers ($118,710)
24. Sales Managers ($110,390)

Top 10 Worst Paying Jobs in America

1. Combined food-preparation and service workers, ($17,400)
2. Cooks, fast food ($17,620)
3. Dishwashers ($17,750)
4. Dining room/cafeteria attendants, bartender helpers ($18,140)
5. Shampooers ($18,300)
6. Counter attendants ($18,520)
7. Hosts and Hostesses Restaurants ($18,570)
8. Cashiers ($18,880)
9. Amusement and RecreationAttendants ($18,930)
10. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, Ticket Takers ($19,100)

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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