Three 'keys' for job interviews
12 April 2012
A leading business expert who blogs for Forbes magazine has described the 3 questions that all job interviews amount to: Can you do the job? Will you love the job? and 'Can we tolerate working with you?'
University-led A-levels would be 'quick fix'
04 April 2012
Government plans to make universities more responsible for A-level content - to counter claims that students arrive unprepared - have had a mixed response and were labelled a 'quick fix gimmick' by the ATL teachers' union.
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29 March 2012
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£100 m will fund university research
27 March 2012
The Chancellor announced in the Budget a fund of £100 million to boost research in UK universities and involving private funding - details are yet to be released.
Russell Group welcomes four new members
21 March 2012
Durham, Exeter, York and Queen Mary (part of London University) are to join the Russell Group, the elite and research-intensive group of universities currently comprising 20 of the UK's top institutions.
Student march begins 'week of action'
15 March 2012
A march in London began a national week of action by students protesting about lack of clarity in education cuts - they are calling for government and institutions to 'come clean' over future plans.
More graduates are taking low-skilled work
08 March 2012
One third of graduates are in non-graduate jobs - up from a quarter ten years ago. But the Office for National Statistics reports a slight drop in graduate unemployment and pay is significantly higher than for the rest of the workforce.
£26m gift means 35 Oxford scholarships
01 March 2012
The biggest ever gift to the Humanities at Oxford University has been made by Mica Ertegun, widow of Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records - £26 million will endow 35 new scholarships in perpetuity.
Crackdown on student route to work in UK
22 February 2012
Tough new visa rules from April mean that students applying to work in the UK must have 'graduated from a university' and have been offered a skilled job earning at least £20k pa.
'No penalty' for early loan payback
16 February 2012
Graduates will not after all be subject to penalties for the early repayment of student loans, it seems - plans for 5% fines proposed by Vince Cable are likely to be dropped by the government.