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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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