Wimmera uni student intern scheme to be expanded to cover all other internships
LONDON (Reuters) – The International Young People’s Union will expand the “UniWimmera” scheme to cover all other internships, the union said on Monday, adding to criticism that it has been little more than a welfare scheme.
The program’s aim is for graduates who are working full time but aren’t planning to attend university to take on one month’s unpaid internships, with up to half of them working on student projects and projects designed to further their education.
The union said its Youth Union was looking at the possibilities of expanding its UniWimmera scheme to cover all other university internships, a move that is thought likely to prompt opposition by some students who said they were being left in the lurch.
“UniWimmera is a really useful programme and it’s been very, very well received in the education sector but it’s been very difficult in the wider society,” Alex Edwards, the head of the union’s Higher Education Commission, told Reuters.
Edwards, a 29-year-old student studying for his GCSE in English literature and humanities, said he was pleased his plan would be considered.
“If you do it for half-time, you’ll be spending a lot less than three hours on university and a lot less than four hours on apprenticeships,” he said. “I think what’s important is the impact of the program is being felt around the whole education sector, across many different countries.”
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The British Higher Education Commission (BHEIC) is set to announce new measures to tackle soar인터넷 카지노ing costs and teacher shortage issues in May 2016.
UniWimmera will be rolled out over the course of next year, with an initial phase of 60 hours over the summer, then the scheme could go into effect for the next five years, the BHEIC said in a statement.
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But David Rutter of the Young People’s Union said the issue was “overblown” and that the union was not suggesting it was giving the job to students.
“It’s always the case that people who are the first to go for universit