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Bradford University Open Day (2015)

Last Saturday I visited Bradford University as they were holding the first of their open days for prospective students. It is fair to say that Bradford as a city does not have a glorious reputation as a scenic place and … Continue reading

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A move to equality or just window dressing?

One of Britain’s biggest graduate recruiters will no longer consider degree or A-level results when assessing potential employees. EY, the global accountancy firm, announced that it was scrapping the requirement for applicants to have a minimum 2:1 degree pass or Ucas … Continue reading

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There are lies, damned lies and student excuses for late submission of work!

For anyone who has ever worked in an educational establishment and has suffered from the inevitable student excuses for late submission of work. Every excuse from “my dog has shingles” to “I went back to Pakistan for a wedding……….for a … Continue reading

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Universities “obsessed over their research reputation”

Universities are obsessing over their research reputation instead of concentrating on good teaching ‘to the detriment of students’, a new report has found. The Institute of Economic Affairs warns allocation of resources is being ‘distorted’ away from helping students to learn … Continue reading

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Graduates earning less…………………..but more in work

Graduates in England have seen a fall in their median salary of more than £1,000 in the past five years, according to official statistics. But more are in work than at any time since 2007, suggests Department for Business, Innovation and … Continue reading

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Leicester University offers students paid internships…………a step in the right direction

A leading university is offering up to 500 paid internships to undergraduates. The University of Leicester says they will be available to students based in the UK or EU starting degree courses in 2014 and will last up to 12 … Continue reading

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University applications rise despite drop in mature student numbers.

Ucas says 637,500 students applied for university place this year, but there were fewer applicants aged 24 and above Applications from older and part-time students to study at UK universities continued to lag while overall applications increased by 3% this year, … Continue reading

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Men without children are ‘more depressed and sad’ than childless women

Men are almost as likely as women to want children, say British researchers Also feel more isolated, depressed and angry if they don’t have them Main reasons men want children are ‘cultural’ and due to family pressures For women, it … Continue reading

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Students………..they are not what they were………………!

A growing number of British students do not graduate from school with adequate or basic skills to join the workforce, a survey of bosses has found.   The survey of some of the country’s biggest businesses found three in four bosses … Continue reading

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