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15 JANUARY 2013

Minerva Project: seeks to satisfy global demand for an elite education

"Elite American universities maintain their prestige by turning away a huge percentage of applicants every year. And the education entrepreneur Ben Nelson sees an opportunity in this demand for top–flight education: He wants to reach talented students across the world and to build a new university that could remake the image of Ivy League education.

Mr. Nelson, founder of a start–up called the Minerva Project, believes the minuscule acceptance rates at prestigious institutions leave some college–bound students without a place where they can pursue a blue–ribbon degree. So his for–profit enterprise seeks to satisfy that demand by offering a rigorous online education to the brightest students around the world who slip through the cracks of highly selective admissions cycles. ...

To create these advanced courses, Minerva will break down the role of professor into two distinct jobs instead of simply poaching faculty members from other universities. The company will award monetary prizes to 'distinguished teachers among great research faculty,' Mr. Nelson said, who will team up with crews to videotape lectures and craft innovative courses when they are not teaching at their home institutions. (Mr. Nelson declined to elaborate on the size of the prizes.)

Minerva will then hire a second group of instructors to deliver the material. Mr. Nelson called them 'preceptors,' who will typically be young graduates of doctoral programs–they will lead class discussions online, hold office hours, and grade assignments."

(Nick DeSantis, 3 April 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

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Simon Perkins
01 OCTOBER 2012

The Student Room: student discussion forum about Higher Education

"The Student Room is owned by a small but perfectly formed Brighton based company called Acumen PI, but soon to morph into The Student Room Group.

We're all passionate about The Student Room and our sister sites, and love working on them. Generally we see our role as facilitators, steering our sites forward in exciting ways, but we're under no illusions that it's the community of members that make The Student Room special and unique in the vast world of social media."

(Acumen Professional Intelligence, UK)

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academic help • Acumen PI • Acumen Professional Intelligence • advice for studentsBrightoncareerscoursesdiscussion forumeveryday student life • fashion and beauty • find information • gap year • health and relationships • help and advicehigher education • internet forum • league tables • member community • networked publicsonline communityonline discussion • personal statement • school students • sixth form college • student advice • student circumstancesstudent experiencestudent storiesstudent viewsstudentsstudying • The Student Room • The Student Room Group • TSR • UKUK educationUK universityundergraduate studentsuniversity admissions • university applications • university courses • university students • university towns

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Simon Perkins
19 SEPTEMBER 2011

Unistats: UK university comparison site

"Unistats lets you search, review and compare official information about universities and colleges in the UK, and the subjects they offer. It includes results from the National Student Survey–where more than 220,000 students give their views about the quality of their higher education experience. ...

HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England)¹ owns the Unistats websites and has contracted UCAS to manage the delivery and maintenance of these websites on its behalf."

(Unistats, UK)

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Simon Perkins
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