Engineering graduates secure better wages and higher positions
02 October 2012
School leavers concerned about the cost of a university education would be wise to consider a course in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) subjects, according to a new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
University course comparison website goes live
27 September 2012
A new website that allows prospective students to compare key information about the UK’s 31,000 higher education courses was officially launched by Business Secretary Vince Cable today.
‘University websites should be more like Amazon’
26 September 2012
Universities could be missing a trick when it comes to attracting the best applicants by neglecting to provide adequate online support for prospective students.
Reprieve for London Met’s foreign students
25 September 2012
Foreign students already enrolled at London Metropolitan University will be able to continue with their studies despite the decision by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) last month to revoke the institution’s right to sponsor international students.
London Metropolitan Visa Licence Revoked
30 August 2012
Around 2,000 non-EU overseas students at London Metropolitan University face deportation. The university has had its right to recruit and teach overseas students revoked by the UK Border Agency after its failure to address serious failings in its systems, including checking course attendance.
Financial support for Scottish students announced
22 August 2012
Scottish students received encouraging news today with an announcement on student funding and financial support by Scottish Education Secretary Michael Russell.
UCAS Clearing and Adjustment for 2012
22 August 2012
UCAS Clearing figures yesterday (Tuesday 21 August) show that out of a possible 408,000 students, only 1,138 (less than 0.3%) students gaining university places this year have used the Adjustment Period to trade up to a course with higher entrance requirements. This is an increase on last year of 621 students using Adjustment at this stage in the Clearing process.
UCAS Clearing 2012
17 August 2012
Figures reported this morning (Friday) show that some 372,000 students have a confirmed place at university, compared with 402,000 at this point in Clearing last year. While there are 170,000 students eligible for Clearing, some 80,000 are waiting for a decision. Almost 3,700 students have found places through Clearing so far.
Results: top A grades down, but pass level still rising
16 August 2012
A slight drop in the highest A-level grades, A and A* was announced today for the first time in two decades, but as some 335,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their results it was also the case that the overall pass rate has increased again.
Complete University Guide reveals UK’s largest employers of graduates
16 August 2012
The Complete University Guide today reveals that the multiple arms of Boots – the Nottingham-based pharmaceutical and retail group – recruit the greatest number of UK graduates seeking graduate-level employment. The Complete University Guide’s analysis of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey shows that the company’s various divisions recruited more than 520 graduates in 2009–10.