Who Writes Your Essays?

Writing essays, dissertations or any form of academic writing is one important part where university professors assess the learning of students and determine their marks and the degree they earn. Students have difficulty with the writing, research and even the English language itself especially for … [Read more...]

British and Japanese Scientists Awarded the Nobel Prize for Work on Stem Cells

As students applying for medicine and Oxbridge courses prepare for the 15 October UCAS deadline, they should draw inspiration from a former schoolboy whose ambition to become a scientist was dismissed as “quite ridiculous” by his science teacher, but who went on to produce groundbreaking medical … [Read more...]

Writing a Personal Statement

Writing a Personal Statement

University entrants who wish to apply through UCAS have until 15 October to submit applications for all professional medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and veterinary science courses. All courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge also have the same deadline. One of the most … [Read more...]

2012 London Olympics Begins – Students Amongst Those to be Given Free Seating

“The Greatest Show on Earth” which is happening this year in London kick-started with a three-hour opening ceremony on 27 July characterised by history, pageantry and even comedy. The list of prestigious attendees included no less than the UK’s Queen Elizabeth in a first-ever film cameo role, … [Read more...]

Report Shows Mismatch Between Skills Training for Students and Available Jobs

Report Shows Mismatch Between Skills Training for Students and Available Jobs

New research by the Local Government Association reveals that colleges provide popular courses that teach skills for jobs that are nonexistent. The LGA says that as many as 17% of vacant jobs in England can be directly traced to the shortage of skills. The association believes that despite the … [Read more...]

Smaller Specialist Institutions Now Eligible for University Status

The government has recently introduced new rules that will define how the university title is used. Prior to this, institutions needed at least 4,000 students to be awarded a university status. With the change, this limit will be reduced to 1,000—thus doing away with an arbitrary piece of … [Read more...]

UK Economy Benefits from Students with A Level and Degree Qualifications, Study Finds

State Gains £227,000 from Students with A levels and a Degree, Study Finds

Research published on 9 June 2012 by the Institute for Public Policy Research on behalf of the University and College Union suggests that the UK economy gains over two hundred thousand pounds from students who have earned A level qualifications and university degrees. For degree holders, this is … [Read more...]

Minister Rebuts Claim that Student Visa Restrictions Will Deter Foreign Students from Enrolling in UK Universities

In a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, a group of 68 senior education experts composed of chancellors, governors and university presidents warned that British universities could lose out on around £8bn in annual tuition fees generated from one in 10 foreign students who study outside their … [Read more...]

Higher Tuition Fees May Cause Mature Students to Quit, Study Warns

Higher Tuition Fees May Cause Mature Students to Quit, Study Warns

A report compiled by the National Union of Students and Million+ based on a survey of almost 4,000 mature students has found that withdrawing state support for higher education, which will result in higher university tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year starting this autumn, may hinder mature … [Read more...]

Trebling University Tuition Fees Did Not Result to More Teaching Hours, Study Says

Trebling University Tuition Fees Did Not Result to More Teaching Hours, Study Says

A comprehensive survey of 9,000 university students conducted by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) found that trebling tuition fees did not lead to an increase in the teaching time for undergraduate students. Universities did not implement measures to increase teaching volume since fees … [Read more...]