Private university offers last chance to study a degree before 2012 fee rises
15 February 2012
Students looking to avoid the tuition fee rises in September are able to start a 'career ready' degree in May 2012 at BPP University College. Study places are available in May 2012 at £3,225 per year, in Birmingham, London and Manchester; there is an option to study 2-year fast-track degrees in accountancy, business and law, at a total cost of £6,450 (£3,225 per year). Specialist careers support is available before, during and up to a year after studying.
Home swap scheme for students
09 February 2012
Two mums have set up an online agency, Unihomeswap, to help students save thousands on accommodation - you simply register a room to exchange your own student son or daughter for someone else's!
Universities face 'nuclear' option over access
03 February 2012
Offa's likely next director has threatened universities with a 'nuclear' penalty of being denied the right to charge top fees, if they fail to meet targets for widening access to poorer students.
UCAS Applications for 2012
01 February 2012
UCAS has released application figures for 2012 entry as at the 15 January deadline (but applications via UCAS continue to be accepted for many courses so it is not too late to apply). The UK figures show a 7 per cent fall overall but close to a 10 per cent drop in England.
'Significant' hike in pay for graduates
26 January 2012
Starter salaries for graduates are expected to rise by around 4 % in the coming year, according to the latest survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters - the biggest jump since 2005.
Flying start for University Face Off competition
19 January 2012
In its first week the viral competition University Face Off, being held on Facebook to find the UK's most popular university, has signed up thousands of student participants.
Jump in overseas students for UK
17 January 2012
Numbers of overseas students choosing to come and study at UK universities continue to rise - up by 4% from EU countries and 6% from outside the EU according to the latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Students Opt for Degrees that Start in January to Avoid Fee Hikes
11 January 2012
Students looking to avoid the tuition fee rises in September are able to start a ‘career ready’ degree this January at BPP Univeristy College. BPP University College has extended the number of undergraduate courses that students are able to start studying on this month. The fees are set at £3,225 per year – whether studying in two or three years – enabling more students to start a degree before the September 2012 fee increases.
Minister - universities can gain UK a high-tech future
10 January 2012
A five-point plan to help universities make Britain a world centre for the high-tech industry of the future was revealed last week by the minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, at a speech given at the Policy Exchange.
'Girls only' do 8% better at university
04 January 2012
A year-long experiment with economics students at Essex University has revealed that 'girls only' groups can perform about 8 per cent better than mixed or boys only groups at university level.