Will a master’s get you a job?

“It helped me stand out from the crowd and get a job,” says Gitte Pedersen of her master’s degree in international marketing. The fact that she’s talking about the course from her office at advertising g...
by Kyle Raffo


University admissions process is failing some students

“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, ...
by Kyle Raffo

Student Writing

Exam boards face punishment for blunders that hit 250,000 candidates

Examination boards could be banned from offering certain qualifications following a series of blunders that affected up to 250,000 pupils sitting GCSEs and A-levels. The exams watchdog has launched an official inquiry into a st...
by Kyle Raffo



Over 6,000 Schools will face strike action

More than 3,500 schools in England and Wales will be closed and some 2,600 partially closed on Thursday when two teaching unions stage strike action. Education Secretary Michael Gove, who announced the figures, said the strike ...
by Kyle Raffo


Universities White Paper – A Quick Summary

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 h...
by Kyle Raffo



Sheffield College launch flagship Press Photography Course

Applications are now being accepted for a flagship press photography course that has been the career launch pad for many high profile media snappers. The pre-entry press photography and photojournalism course at Norton Colle...
by Kyle Raffo


David Cameron says exam paper errors are not acceptable

A series of at least nine errors in this year’s GCSE, A-level and AS-level exam papers is “not an acceptable situation”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. He said England’s exams watchdog Ofqual wou...
by Kyle Raffo



Exam board AQA sorry for Maths GCSE printing error

One of England’s biggest exam boards, AQA, has apologised for a printing error in a maths GCSE foundation paper taken by pupils on Tuesday morning. Some of the papers, given to 31,659 students in England, had questions fr...
by Kyle Raffo


Become an Author competition!

  Here at Your Student Life we are always on the look-out for new Contributors to add to our ever expanding website of student knowledge and this month we have decided to host an Author Competition! If you would like to be...
by Kyle Raffo


Peter Jones hits back at a string of allegations relating to his National Enterprise Academy

Mr Jones denies a string of allegations relating to his National Enterprise Academy, made by Tom Bewick, who resigned as its chief executive last month after just one week in the job – apparently in disgust at the way it ...
by Kyle Raffo



UNITE survey shows student housing unsafe

A third of students at the University of Reading live in unsafe and poorly maintained accommodation according to a new borough-wide survey. The Reading Accommodation Report which has been compiled by student accommodation provi...
by Kyle Raffo


The National Enterprise Academy

Peter Jones, businessman and tv Dragons Den judge, has teamed up with the government and launched a network of ‘enterprise academies’ across the UK. The purpose of the academies is to identify the next generation of entrepr...
by Kyle Raffo



Michael Gove denies U-turn over school spending cuts

The education secretary has denied making a U-turn after agreeing to review funding cuts for councils. Michael Gove said they were “accelerating the pace of reform” and the review was needed because of the growth in...
by Kyle Raffo


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...
by Kyle Raffo



Multiple-choice AS-level exam answers ‘all wrong’

Another incorrect question has appeared in an AS-level exam – the third such mistake pupils have faced this summer. The multiple-choice biology question, set by Edexcel, offered a selection of wrong answers but not the co...
by Kyle Raffo


MPs warn over tuition fees funding gap

England’s universities could be hit by a funding gap worth hundreds of millions of pounds due to a miscalculation over how many will charge top tuition fees, MPs say. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says more universi...
by Kyle Raffo


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...
by Kyle Raffo


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Thousands to miss out on University places

Figures released this week by the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) have revealed that nearly a third of prospective students will miss out on university places. With tuition fees set to rise to £9,000 in 2...
by Kyle Raffo