Emily Young


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UEA scholarships for Turkey

The Educational Counsel of the Turkish Embassy has opened a new office in central London, attended by the embassy’s Higher Education and Learning Abroad Chief, Bulent Ciftci, and the Turkish Education Ministry’s director for EU and foreign relations, starting business by signing a deal with UEA. A UEA spokesperson called the agreement a “renewal” of…

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Lessons cannot stop fake news

While fake news is an issue, I think “digital critical literacy” classes for students are unnecessary and patronising. Courses already teach us to discern reliable information from dubious websites for referencing material in essays, and this is easy enough to transfer to reading online news articles outside of our studies. Most fake news doesn’t hide…