BTEC students prepare for results day
13 July 2012
BTEC students achieving DDD (Triple Distinction) may be in for a bonus! It is perhaps less well known that in the 2012 entry student number controls imposed by the English government, BTEC students who achieve DDD (Triple Distinction) or better also qualify to be outside the 'cap' on the number of students universities are able to recruit – it is not just AAB+ A level students who are in this position.
8.9% fall in 2012 student applications
10 July 2012
A fall of about 8.9% in UK student applications is reported after the latest UCAS figures, but the Russell Group and others say the picture is encouraging overall and that young people know in tough economic times a degree remains a 'smart investment'.
Students urged 'march - you should be angry'
03 July 2012
The National Union of Students is calling for a London march in November this year, saying students have 'a lot to be angry about' with their education being 'systematically attacked across the board by the coalition.'
Corsair Bursary at the University of East Anglia
23 June 2012
Corsair, the fiction imprint of Constable & Robinson, is sponsoring the Corsair Bursary at the University of East Anglia. The annual bursary, worth £5,000, is available for students wishing to study for the MA Creative Writing: Prose degree course offered by the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA.
Greenest universities presented with 'degrees' at parliament
23 June 2012
Complete University Guide reveals best, worst cities for student-related crimes
19 June 2012
The best – and worst – cities for student-related crimes are published today (Tuesday, June 19) by the authoritative and independent Complete University Guide. Compiled from official police data, the ranking gives the clearest picture possible of the crime rates across 103 universities in England and Wales. For the first time this year, the guide publishes crime figures for all universities in England and Wales. In past years it has focused on cities with two or more universities.
£22k for Scots students at Oxford
18 June 2012
Oxford University is offering up to £22,000 in financial aid per Scottish student - they hope the package will encourage more Scots applicants from poorer backgrounds.
10 colleges could become universities
12 June 2012
Up to ten smaller colleges could change status to become universities this year under new government rules - the qualifying number of students is to be lowered from 4,000 to 1,000.
NUS slates 'shocking record' of Scots universities
06 June 2012
NUS Scotland has said Scottish universities have 'the worst record in the UK' at widening access - data show St Andrews, Edinburgh and Aberdeen all took fewer than 100 Scottish students from the most deprived backgrounds.
Poor students aided to enter professions
31 May 2012
The Russell Group of elite universities has responded to criticisms by 'social mobility tsar' Alan Milburn, detailing those which offer special help for disadvantaged students to enter top professions such as medicine.