More students opt for two-year degree to keep costs down and get onto the career ladder earlier
14 August 2012
BPP University College extends two-year degree programmes to eight regional centres. In the run up to A level results on 16 August, BPP University College has seen a 97% increase in students applying for its undergraduate degrees, with its two-year programme proving popular again this year.
A level students get stress free checklist for the night before, and what to do on results day...
13 August 2012
Your last A level exam may seem like a lifetime away, but the waiting game of the last six weeks is about to end. As results day gets nearer, privately owned BPP University College offers some help on how to focus on the night before, and the day after, with its quick checklist below... or, for more detailed information, check out its essential online guide, "Be Prepared for Clearing".
Scramble expected when A level results come out
12 August 2012
Extra places can be offered by universities to any student with two As and a B this year, so some switching around is expected as elite establishments seek to lure students with higher than predicted grades.
Scottish exam results released and UCAS clearing starts in earnest
07 August 2012
Students in Scotland receive their exam results today, with a record number passing their Higher exams. Dr Janet Brown, chief executive of the SQA, said: "The increased number of qualifications achieved by candidates not only reflects their hard work and commitment, but also the value they place on qualifications, particularly in this difficult economic climate."
University Clearing in Scotland
07 August 2012
Universities 63% in favour of new admissions system
01 August 2012
After consultation between Ucas, universities and schools and other bodies, over two thirds have voted to drop the current A-level based points system for admission - a decision will be made in the autumn.
Erasmus and year abroad exchanges – a nugget of gold for UK students?
31 July 2012
Overseas study 'should count towards degree'
27 July 2012
More British students should be encouraged to study abroad and British universities to set up overseas, says David Willetts - and the Universities Minister has urged greater international cooperation in building up degree credits.
Complete University Guide reveals best universities for sport
24 July 2012
The Complete University Guide today (Tuesday July 24) publishes the most comprehensive survey yet of sports facilities and activity at the UK’s universities. Compiled for The Guide by British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), the national governing body for higher education sport in the UK, the survey classifies universities by their performance, facilities, and scholarships. It gives the clearest picture possible of the opportunities for sport at 96 universities across the UK.
Edinburgh to offer free online courses
17 July 2012
Edinburgh University is to be one of 12 elite institutions to join the expansion of online course provider Coursera - offering free tuition in a wide range of subjects via courses designed by top US academics.