Government orders steep cuts in teaching budgets for English Universities
27 July 2015
English universities face an immediate cut of £150 million in the money they receive from central government for teaching in their share of the £3 billion reductions in government spending announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on June 4.
Critics predict abolition of grant for poorer students will hit Government target for wider access
20 July 2015
The Labour opposition in England has warned that the latest efforts by universities to increase the numbers of students from low income families and other disadvantaged groups may not be enough to offset the effect of the abolition of maintenance grants announced in last week’s Budget.
Student maintenance grant to be scrapped – the Twittersphere reacts
09 July 2015
Maintenance grants reserved for students from low income families will be scrapped and converted into loans, George Osborne announced in yesterday's budget. The social media reaction seems to have been overwhelmingly negative, see the tweets below
North East the cheapest place to play tennis – prospective students take note.
03 July 2015
Prospective students caught up in Wimbledon furore may be interested to hear that Newcastle is the cheapest place for annual membership to a tennis club. London and Scotland are the most expensive. So get the North East on your UCAS form. Scroll down for the full list of costs by region.
71% of parents worry about their children's future. We reveal the best uni subjects for employability.
17 June 2015
Research from LifeSkills reveals parent's concerns over their children's futures. 71% of parents fear that their child will not be able to find work. 68% admit to not understanding the options available to their kids. We reveal the best subjects to study at university for securing professional employment.
Two thirds of students plan to get a summer job. Two thirds of students plan to get a summer job. With competition so high, how will you secure work over the coming months?
16 June 2015
www.vouchercloud.com survey reveals student's plans for the summer. 61% of those surveyed say they'll get a summer job. 39% report no plans to get a job, saying they'll consider alternative methods of financing their uni lifestyle. The Complete University Guide provides its top tips for securing work over the summer break.
Students to back Labour on May 7 – but Tories close behind
05 May 2015
The Labour Party looks set to win the student vote but only just, TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk general election survey reveals.
US and UK dominate global subject rankings but rest of the world shares in quality stakes
29 April 2015
The US and the UK together dominate the rest of the world in the latest QS World University Rankings by subject, released today.
Bath, Exeter leading universities in South West TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk 2016, but drop out of Top Ten
26 April 2015
The Universities of Bath and Exeter have dropped out of the Top Ten in TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk’s ranking of 126 UK universities for 2016, published today (Monday 27 April).
Cambridge again tops TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk 2016 ranking
26 April 2015
The University of Cambridge again heads TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk’s 2015 ranking of the UK’s universities, published today (Monday 27 April).
The University of East Anglia remains in the national Top 20, but dropped one place on last year, to 16th place. The University of Essex climbs five places, from 39th to 34th.