Tag: University

How wealthier students are getting more university places

How wealthier students are getting more university places

The number of wealthier students receiving a place at university this year has increased; but poorer students won more places overall. Unconditional offers UCAS data has showed some interesting statistics which are given below: 40% of students were offered an unconditional offer last year 17.5% of students were offered at least one unconditional offer last … Continue reading How wealthier students are getting more university places

Two year degrees with lower tuition fees

Two year degrees with lower tuition fees

Students will soon be offered a two-year degree with a tuition fee of 20% less than a three-year degree. BBC News have recently reported that there will be an accelerated degree for undergraduate courses with a decreased fee of 20%. It was proposed earlier this year – but it has been moved forward to help … Continue reading Two year degrees with lower tuition fees

Personal statements – Top tips to make your application stand out!

Personal statements – Top tips to make your application stand out!

So, the October half-term is over and writing your personal statement is at the top of your agenda if you are applying for university in 2018/2019. But, how do you actually write a top-notch personal statement?Your personal statement is a big part of your application and is required by all students applying for university through … Continue reading Personal statements – Top tips to make your application stand out!

Internships – What Are They All About?

Internships – What Are They All About?

What is an internship? If you are a graduate student, looking for experience and gaining new skills in your chosen industry, an internship is a great place to start – but what is one? An internship involves a student or trainee, usually aged between 18 – 25 years old, working within an organisation in order to … Continue reading Internships – What Are They All About?

Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

What Is an Apprenticeship? You have been looking at university or A level courses and they seem that they don’t suit you. An alternative route that you could choose is an Apprenticeship - but how do you actually apply? Apprenticeships are training schemes that allow you to learn and become qualified on-the-job, while earning real pay. This … Continue reading Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

You have decided to go to university, chosen your course, attended a few open days, found a spacious welcoming campus with plenty of activities and a city or town that is charming and bursting with cultural and social hangouts. All very important but what about the teaching and quality of the course? A student is … Continue reading The new Teaching Excellence Framework, What does it mean for universities?

Higher education and careers guidance

“Fifth of graduates work part-time.” Telegraph “Number of graduates in basic jobs doubles in five years.”  BBC “More graduates in low skilled jobs.” BBC “40% [of graduates] failing to get graduate-calibre posts two years after leaving education.” Guardian These headlines, amongst ones of graduate unemployment and of fierce competition for graduate jobs, reinforce the need for effective career … Continue reading Higher education and careers guidance

Teachers are concerned about the quality of careers advice

The TES (Times Educational Supplement) has reported how almost two thirds of teachers are concerned about the standard of careers advice on offer in schools. The research, undertaken by Pearson Think Tank, reports that out of 700 schools, sixth-forms and FE colleges, 63% said they worried ‘a lot’ or ‘sometimes’ about careers guidance and a … Continue reading Teachers are concerned about the quality of careers advice

UCAS personal statements

With UCAS applications well underway, students need to ensure that they are producing top quality personal statements. Thousands of students are competing for places at the top universities, so UCAS applications need to be personal and eloquent and not end up in the UCAS list of top ten most overused personal statement phrases. Teachers and … Continue reading UCAS personal statements