Oxford tops University league tables

first_imgOxford has come top of a list of UK universities in an annual study carried out byThe Guardian and Campus Pi, an applied research department at Brunel University.This is the first time that the study includes a comprehensive list of fees, bursaries and scholarships on offer in universities, included in anticipation of the introduction of tuition fees in 2006. As well as these it assesses the teaching quality, staff to student ratios, graduate job opportunities, entry requirements and ‘value added’ to students. It also takes into account prospects for students from ethnic minorities and with disabilities.Oxford received 84.08 out of a possible 100 marks, compared to Cambridge’s score of 83.10.The Guardian also published lists to show which universities are best for certain subjects. Here, as in the general study, Oxbridge and the London universities took a prominent position.An Oxford spokesperson commented, “[The University’s] position at the top ofThe Guardian’s ranking is a tribute to the high standard, hard work and powerful performance of staff and students across the University and Colleges.”Top Five Ranking Universities |1|Oxford|2|Cambridge|3|Imperial College|4|School of Oriental and African Studies|5|London School of EconomicsARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more

PSCU card fraud investigator arrested for fraud

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every day, PSCU’s technology and risk management team works to successfully detect and prevent credit card fraud.But recently, that technology and team also caught one of its own employees, Reynaldo Colon, a former PSCU credit card fraud investigator. He was arrested Monday for stealing customers’ credit card account numbers to pay for fast food meals.After the fraud was detected and reported to police by the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based CUSO, an investigation found that Colon, 26, of Apolo Beach, Fla., allegedly stole 21 credit card accounts and used them to make about 100 fraudulent transactions, mostly at fast food restaurants, Rick Shaw, a spokesperson for the St. Petersburg Police Department, said. continue reading »last_img read more

Evolving operations and security in the post-coronavirus business world

first_imgThe impacts from COVID-19 have undoubtedly left an indelible imprint on our world. The pandemic has fueled a health and economic crisis that will have a long-lasting impact on customer attitudes, behaviors and purchasing habits. In reflecting on my own experiences, my attitudes toward online shopping and purchasing habits have changed. While I’ve used Amazon and other online shopping services in the past, I find myself using digital services more regularly for things like grocery shopping and prescription delivery. I even had a virtual appointment with my doctor recently. Many of us have adapted to using new tools for staying in touch, like video conferencing with friends and family, and taking up online hobbies and classes. My grandchildren are even taking taekwondo and clarinet lessons online during this stay-at-home time.After just a few months of living in a new service world, consumers are embracing the expanded role of digital commerce, which will certainly extend into credit unions’ interactions with members. The main questions for credit unions include “What are the traditional face-to-face services that members will want to perform remotely?” and “What security and compliance issues could emerge when meeting those expectations?” In the COVID-19 context, credit union leaders must strike a critical balance between security and privacy, while considering cost and convenience. While this will require thinking outside of the box, we’ve seen that remote work can not only work, but there are also several operational and cost advantages.Credit unions are now faced with new member expectations, enhanced security risks, office closures and reopening planning. The majority of credit unions I’ve spoken with predict a long-term increase in the virtual workforce. Many are also looking at alternative plans to avoid physical office expansion, freeing up capital for member-facing programs. However, these advantages don’t come without risk to the organization. This new operating model has become the focus of cybercriminals globally. Thousands of new attacks and scams are flooding the marketplace to cash in on weak spots in this new business model. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

5th PUSAG Sports Festival opens in Abetifi on July 1

first_imgPrivate Universities in Ghana will lock horns in a healthy sports competition on July 1, 2013.The host university is the Presbyterian University, Abetifi.Participating universities include All Nations University College, Catholic University College, Central University College and Datalink University.Others are Garden City University College, Ghana Baptist University College, Jayee University, Wisconsin International University College and Valley View University.The Private Universities Sports Association of Ghana (PUSAG) was formed to encourage interaction between faculty and staff of private universities through diverse sporting activities.The sports initiative is in its 5th year. The maiden edition was organised by the Central University College at the Elwak Sports stadium. Last year’s event was held at the University of Ghana and hosted by Wisconsin International University College. The African University College of Communication won the men’s football with Valley View University and Central University College winning the Volleyball men and women respectively.This year’s competition will be in the following disciplines; Volley ball and Football. Other disciplines include 400 meter race for faculty and staff above 50 years and the 200 metre “Obolo Race”. There will also be indoor games such as scrabble, chess and Ludo.According to Mr. Kwame Amankrah Appiah the Organising Secretary of PUSAG, the aim of this initiative is to foster stronger bonds between private universities while maintaining healthy bodies.last_img read more