Through summer school, Canadian students explore different pathways to higher education
Summer school programs at Canadore and Dalhousie University are designed to motivate high schoolers to apply to college — but these initiatives have to reach kids even earlier to be effective, according to one expert. Paths largely fixed in high school, expert says Most students start considering college and university toward the end of high school. That timeline is too late to correct course for students who aren't on a clear trajectory to higher education, said Karen Robson, an associate professor and the Ontario research chair in educational achievement and at-risk youth at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.
© AP - Christophe Ena A student working at her home in the Paris region. (Illustration photo)
to three weeks from the start of the school year, students are looking for accommodation or good deals to compensate for inflation. They have already had more enthusiastic summer ends. A survey by the Mutual of Students recently estimated that 70% of French students describe themselves in a state of discomfort and this Monday, another of the UNEF union points to their precarious growth.
Increased rents, more expensive university catering and insufficient revaluation of scholarships: the cost of living increases sharply for students due in particular to the increase in inflation, according to a Syndicate Study Union published on Monday. For the year 2022-2023, the cost of student living increased by 6.47%, while inflation was 6.1%, says UNEF. This increase represents a necessary additional budget of 428.22 euros for the year, or 35.7 euros more per month.
Map. Visualize the degradation of drought in France since the start of summer 2022
with Paris and the small crown that joined the list this Tuesday, August 2, all the metropolitan departments are now concerned by vigilance against the drought. Discover the progression of the phenomenon in France since early July, with our animated image. The degradation occurred very quickly. This early August 2022, All the departments of France are affected by the drought vigilance , according to the government site Propluvia , which records the water use decrees.
The cost of "almost all spending stations" increases, with the exception of that of transport, according to the union (classified on the left), which denounces the insufficiency of "public policies of Macron governments towards students. .. well below expectations ”.
The Government plans to revalue the 4% school scholarships at the start of the school year. But this increase remains insufficient, according to the union, because it is lower than inflation.
For UNEF, the survey reveals the "extreme precariousness" of students and highlights the need to set up a "social protection" for these young people in training and insertion. The union proposes to create an autonomy allowance "of an amount sufficient to live, intended for all students" and calculated on their own income rather than that of their parents. A student precariousness which has effects on morale
However, the mental health of French students has suffered particularly for two and a half years. L A Pandemic of COVID-19 and its consequences, in particular the confinements and restrictions, had a significant impact according to an investigation, published in July, of the CSA Institute for the student mutual LMDE . A final observation: 70% of French students are in a situation of discomfort , a figure up five points compared to the last study carried out in 2019.
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Julien, met at the Cité University de Paris, where many Students stayed to work, returns to this issue. He saw his entry into a large school as a culmination. But in this context of health crisis, he was caught up in several concerns. “We thought, arriving in a school, having associative activities. It couldn't really be done. I find that this discomfort has been going on for a long time. It is linked to the way in which student and university life is built in France, it is linked to student precariousness. What the covid has only shown, "he told Perla M'SIKA .
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As frosh begins, Western beefs up safety after student death, sexual assault reports last year .
Western University and its student union overhauled orientation for this fall after a first-year student died near campus during last year's frosh and at least four women reported sexual assaults. The student union's safety programming includes a mandatory gender-based sexual violence course the 8,000 incoming first-years had to take before arriving on campus this week. Other steps include new training for the orientation leaders, including a two-week course that covers anti-racism policies, mental health support and sexualized violence.