NUS: “Students want IP education”
A survey backed by the National Students Union (NUS) shows that there is a demand for better Intellectual Property (IP) education.
The survey which was also backed by Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) shows that whilst 82% of partaking students think IP is important, their knowledge seems to be limited to that of plagiarism.
The results also showed that a surprising number of students do not correlate commercial success with IP.
Rachel Wenstone, NUS Vice-President (Higher Education) said that better knowledge of IP was of vital importance to allow students to complete their courses adequately, and to help them understand how ideas are protected and to prepare them for the world of enterprise.
She said: “Students want IP education to be integrated into their courses, and linked to their future career options.”
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Educating young people about the importance of copyright has been a key aspect of ALCS’ work over the last couple of years. For details of the projects that we have developed and the resources developed around copyright education, please click here: www.alcs.co.uk/copyright
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