The dreaded A-Level results day has arrived for teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. According to UCAS, about 416,310 students have been placed in universities and colleges, down 2% from 423,880 last year.
As Scottish Qualifications Authority results are released today, UCAS confirms that about 34,750 students have found their university place. This shows a 1% increase from last year’s scores of 34,620 in spite of a decrease in 18-year-old Scottish population. The entry rate of young individuals pursuing higher education is up by 21.7%, the highest in […]
Today is the first Monday of August, which signifies the summer bank holiday in Scotland. England, Wales and Northern Ireland observe this holiday on the last Monday, which falls on the 28th August this year.
Anglesey is the home of the 2017 National Eisteddfod, which runs from 4th to 12th August. The maes are particularly situated at the village of Bodedern north Anglesey.
The biggest arts festival in the world is back. Are you ready for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017? Drawing massive crowds every year, the Fringe provides a platform to thousands of performers to hold shows for every taste.
Swimming is not just a fun physical activity but also an important life skill that every person should acquire. This is the reason why it is part of the national curriculum of primary school children in England.
Various studies reveal that more students in the UK are opting to leave university rather than complete their higher education. One report, On course for success?
Ravens and its Corvidae relatives have always been known to be some of the smartest animals in the world. They are complex species that could remember human faces, and even understand the principle of cause and effect.
Today, 12th July is a significant day for Protestants in Northern Ireland as they commemorate the Twelfth or Orangemen’s Day. This holiday honours the 1688 Glorious Revolution and its conclusion in the 1690 Battle of the Boyne.
Every parent wants the best for their kids. Raising children in this day and age can be more overwhelming considering societal expectations.
This is for incoming students without a uni or college place yet and IB students waiting for their results.
The oldest tennis tournament in the world, The Championships, Wimbledon not only commences but turns 140 today. You probably won’t miss it if you avidly use Google search as a Doodle has been dedicated to this milestone.
The popular wizarding book written by British novelist JK Rowling that has become a cultural phenomenon has turned 20. On 26th June 1997, the first of seven books, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released.
Have you heard about the diplomatic crisis that Qatar has been facing this month? On 5th June, several Arab countries announced that they would sever diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar.
Queen Elizabeth may have celebrated her 91st birthday on 21st April but celebrations do not stop there. She will be celebrating her official birthday, marked with the Trooping of the Colour, on Saturday, 17th June.
Those eyeing to attend university for academic year 2017 need to be aware of the key UCAS dates. Staying on top of deadlines maximises chances of getting a university place.
Have you done your share in preserving the environment? Today, 5th June is World Environment Day, the United Nation’s drive that encourages worldwide awareness and action for environment protection.
Some university students can breathe a sigh of relief after their exams as they start their summer midterm break. However, it may not be the case for various students in Manchester.
Because dinosaurs existed in pre-historic times, they seem to be a pigment of imagination brought to life in Hollywood films. Most fossils that were discovered were mainly composed of skeletons and bones.
The 115th anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism is commemorated today, 17th May through a Google Doodle. This mysterious artifact discovered in 1902 has been dubbed by some as the world’s first computer.