4,000 Unplaced Medics for UCAS 2012 entry
29 May 2012
UCAS data seen by The Complete University Guide indicates that over 4,000 UCAS applicants for Medicine at UK universities did not have a firm offer of a place by the main deadline of early May. This is almost a quarter of all unplaced applicants so far.
Alarm over 'copied' university applications
22 May 2012
Stringent new checks on 'copying' in personal statements has resulted in a threefold rise in students being flagged for possible plagiarism, say admissions body Ucas - if verified details can be passed on to the university concerned.
Whitbread prizewinner to teach at Manchester
15 May 2012
Author Jeanette Winterson, OBE and winner of international awards for literature, is to take up a post as professor of creative writing for two years at Manchester University from October 2012.
Student union's half price music deal
09 May 2012
Student holders of the NUS extra card are being offered 50 % off all music from the leading digital provider Spotify - for £4.99 a month they can listen on or offline to over 18 million tracks.
Unlimited places for ABB students in 2013
03 May 2012
Students who achieve ABB will be more likely to gain a place at the university of their choice according to new proposals for 2013 - unlimited places are to be set at that level, as opposed to the current AAB.
London universities figure highly in the UK university league
01 May 2012
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has edged ahead of Oxford to 2nd place in the latest edition of The Complete University Guide to the UK’s 116 universities. It is the first time since The Complete University Guide launched in 2007 that a university other than Oxford or Cambridge has held one of the top two places.
Universities from across the Midlands and East of England feature strongly in UK university league
27 April 2012
In the West Midlands, the University of Warwick has moved up to 6th place. The University of Birmingham is placed 23rd, down from 22nd last year. The University of Aston falls from 25th to 34the place.
How Do Universities in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales rate in UK university league – 2013 Complete University Guide
26 April 2012
Queen’s University Belfast remains Northern Ireland’s leading university and has continued to improve its position among UK universities, according to The Complete University Guide to 116 UK universities, published on Tuesday 24 April. Queen’s has climbed from 31st to 25th position in the rankings. The University of Ulster has moved down the ranking, from 52nd to 60th.
Universities in the north of England rate highly in UK university league – 2013 Complete University Guide
26 April 2012
The University of York has retained 12th place in The Complete University Guide to the UK’s 116 universities, which was published on Tuesday 24 April. The University of Durham retains its 5th place nationally and the University of Lancaster stays at 9th place.
Cambridge tops of UK league but Oxford loses 2nd place – 2013 Complete University Guide
23 April 2012
The University of Cambridge retains its first place in The Complete University Guide to the UK’s 116 universities, which is published today. But Oxford drops to third, narrowly beaten by the London School of Economics and Political Science. In separate listings for the leading universities and higher education institutions covering 62 subjects, Cambridge takes top place in 30 of the 46 it offers, and in the top ten for 46. The LSE is in the top ten for all twelve of the subjects offered and is top for three. Oxford is in the leading 10 universities for all 32 of its subjects, and is placed first in 12.