Counting the cost of graduation day

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Over the past few nervy weeks students the length and breadth of the UK have come to the end of an anxious wait as GCSE and A-level results are revealed. Those A-level students achieving the results they needed will, in the coming months, be setting of into the unknown where their futures will be forged... Read more »

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Could this herald the end of school as we know it?

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With the launch of a new higher educational project, an online university Futurelearn, education is taking another new turn. The project sees UK universities beginning to offer massive open online courses which could ‘revolutionise conventional models of formal education” according to the universities minister David Willetts. (BBC news) But perhaps it will go beyond that... Read more »

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Are things getting tougher for international students?

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Times are certainly getting harder for international students. Recently ‘The Complete University Guide’ published the results of a survey on universities.  The survey concerned international (those who are not from the UK and EU) students and how much they were going to be charged to study in the UK for the 2013-2014 academic year. The results... Read more »

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Are exams getting easier?

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Record numbers of students have made it to university this year, despite the reduction in applications.  Numbers of people going through the UCAS system dropped by nearly 10% during the last cycle, yet 401,000 students managed to secure a place at university in August 2013.  This is a rise of around 9%. Of course, there... Read more »

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