Loughborough University holds on to lead in East Midlands but Leicester catches up – 2014 Complete University Guide
25 April 2013
Loughborough University remains the leading university in the East Midlands and is again ranked 14th in the UK, according to The Complete University Guide league table for 2014, which is published today (Monday April 29). But its nearest regional rival, the University of Leicester, is up to 16th place from 20th last year, just two places behind.
LSE loses out to Oxford as Cambridge tops university ranking – 2014 Complete University Guide
25 April 2013
The London School of Economics and Political Science has lost its second place in the 2014 Complete University Guide ranking of UK universities, which is published today (Monday April 29). It slipped behind the University of Oxford into third place while the University of Cambridge again heads The CUG ranking of the UK’s 124 universities.
The Big Issue Foundation – Big Joke comedy night
19 April 2013
Monday 22 April sees the Big Issue Foundation hosting their first ever Big Joke comedy night at the Comedy Store, London.
Dropout rates fall at English universities
15 April 2013
Dropout rates at English universities have fallen slightly in the past year, according to a report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Part-time university education collapses
21 March 2013
Part-time students are shunning higher education because of the costs they face, a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute claimed this week. Part-time demand has dropped by a third despite the fact that some part-time students now qualify for access to loans on a similar basis to full-time students, according to the report.
Starting salaries for graduate jobs fall for some subjects
15 March 2013
Starting salaries for graduate-type occupations have increased overall but the advantage over non-graduate employment has diminished for some subjects, according to analysis for The Complete University Guide, published today (Monday, March 18 2013).
"No risk from reforms" but universities beg to differ
14 March 2013
The 2012 English higher education reforms pose no immediate risk to the overall financial health of the country’s universities from the switch to higher tuition fees and lower direct state funding. However, the report, Challenges and opportunities: Impact of the higher education reforms on students, universities and colleges, from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), says that the changes in funding, coupled with recruitment shortfalls in 2012–13, have led to a wide variation in financial performance and health across institutions.
Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings
04 March 2013
Three UK universities have dropped out of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings while Australia continues to build its presence. Although the US is the country with most universities in the top 100, its performance is slipping.
UCAS applications to UK universities up by 3.5%
31 January 2013
As predicted by The Complete University Guide in early January, 3.5% more students applied to UK Universities by the 15 January deadline – a rise of 9,000 applicants to over 550,000. Most courses and universities are still accepting applications after the deadline so it is not too late to make an application for 2013.
UK Government acts as university leaders criticise mixed messages over international students
25 January 2013
The UK government has set up a new agency to support the expanison of education exports – including international student recruitment.
Skills Minister Matthew Hancock announced on 23 January that Education UK will specifically target fast-growing markets such as India and the Middle East, claiming that the UK has an excellent reputation for education internationally, but isn’t currently exploiting it to the full.