Tag: University

Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships –  by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships – by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships has made eight recommendations, via its annual report, to help improve the uptake of apprenticeships in the UK. There are eight key proposals that the TES have highlighted as the most important. The government need to ensure that apprenticeships are flexible to better suit small and medium sized enterprises … Continue reading Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships – by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

New ‘Olympic’ rating for degree courses

New ‘Olympic’ rating for degree courses

It has been reported by the BBC News that degree courses offered by universities and college providers will be awarded an ‘Olympic’ rating of gold, silver and bronze. The degree courses will be given this rank based on three different factors. This will be a big undertaking for the government, as it is planned that … Continue reading New ‘Olympic’ rating for degree courses

Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

Robert Halfon, the chair of the commons education select committee, is going to explain his vision for the future of further education and social justice this morning. What is social justice? GOV.UK has explained that social justice is how we can help people who may be disadvantaged turn their lives around. This is also about … Continue reading Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

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