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University admissions process is failing some students

Posted  November 7, 2011  by  Kyle Raffo

“If a competition had a closing date of 15 January, you wouldn’t expect any of the winners to be picked beforehand. But that’s exactly what happens with university applications,” says Stuart Lesser, 18, a first-year zoology student at Liverpool John Moores University. According to Ucas, every student who applies by 15 January (except for medicine, [...]

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Universities White Paper – A Quick Summary

Posted  June 28, 2011  by  Kyle Raffo

A look at the government’s proposed changes to higher education in England, as it is due to publish a White Paper setting out ministers’ vision for the future of the sector. The document will set the landscape for higher education as tuition fees rise to up to £9,000 per year. Competition and student numbers The [...]

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The complete guide to starting University

Posted  June 27, 2011  by  Kyle Raffo

One of the hardest tasks for freshers is to get to grips with the way university differs from school. It can be a shock when teachers start being really pleased if you answer back, and you don’t have to hand in your homework for weeks and weeks. You will also discover that since you can [...]

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Student Insurance: A guide to choosing the right policy

Posted  June 24, 2011  by  Kyle Raffo

If you are a student heading off to university this autumn you may be considering buying home contents insurance to protect your possessions. Whether you’re moving to halls of residence or a house share, it’s likely to be a wise investment. An investigation by Santander revealed in 2009 one in eight students had been a [...]

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University Guide: Want a University place? Get some insider knowledge…

Posted  June 22, 2011  by  Kyle Raffo

If you’re thinking about applying to university, you’re probably confused about what to expect. As part of the first cohort to be hit with tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year, you’re likely to be wondering what the final bill will actually be and whether it’s worth it, as well as the usual questions [...]

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University Guide: Want a University place? Get some insider knowledge…

If you’re thinking about applying to university, you’re probably confused about what to expect. As part of the first cohort to be hit with tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year, you’re likely to be wondering wh...
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Getting Caught With Drugs

If you’re caught with drugs in your pockets or in your bag, you can be charged with possession, even if it’s not yours. If you’re under 17, the police can tell your parent or guardian. The punishment for drug possessi...
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Google Fail

While searching Google recently, one of our visitors found this on Google and decided that it would be perfect for our Funny Pics page. We totally agree!
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Money Saving Tips

When your a student theres a good chance that money is going to be tight, and you’ll need to conserve it as much as you can. The key is to know where your money is going and by putting together a budget you will see if there ...
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Love Film – 14 Day Free Trial

Introducing LOVEFiLM, the DVD rental service with just about every movie and TV box set you can think of, from new DVD releases to movie classics and your favourite shows. You’ll never be stuck for an awesome movie to w...
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Exam question error in AS-level paper

Pupils taking an AS-level exam have been given a question that could not be answered – the second such problem this summer. The latest unanswerable question was in a business studies paper set by the AQA exam board. A tea...
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Is Racism a problem on campus?

Racism is a bigger problem on our campuses than previously thought, according to the NUS. New research from the union shows that one in six black students (African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean students) have experienced racism at...
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Finding and applying for your first job

To apply for a job, you need to understand what makes a good CV and how to perform well in an interview. Being prepared to work hard and learn new skills will help you get to your dream career. Help with finding a job No matter...
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Learning at college or sixth form

If you want to stay on in full-time education after 16, there are lots of courses to choose from. First you’ll need to decide which subjects you want to focus on: you can then find a place to study. There are lots of reso...
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