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Students urged to focus on longer work experience for employability boost

Half of college students had undertaken work experience despite the government recommendation for two experiences by age 18. Students are more likely to find work experience valuable for their career if it is...

Meet the students selling sex on social media to pay for university

Students are turning to sex work to deal with unexpected costs at university, the National Student Money Survey has found. For most, it’s because support from Student Finance, parents and universities falls short. The survey,...

Over a third of graduates have regrets about their degree

As an influx of graduates receive their degrees this month, new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, reveals that over a third (34.7%) of graduates actually have regrets about their degree....

Only 15% of students feel their university course offers value for money

The 2018 Annual Student Lifestyle Survey¹ carried out by Accommodation for Students (AFS), reveals that one-third of students have between just five and 10 hours of lectures per week.  Whilst most are generally satisfied with...

British students seduced by financial and cultural rewards of studying overseas

Almost half (44%) of students believe that they are more likely to get a higher paid job if they study abroad Only 14% are confident that studying in the UK sets them up...

PARENTS ARE FROM VENUS, TEENAGERS ARE FROM MARS – NEW REPORT REVEALS BIG MISMATCH...

Parents and teenagers are on different wavelengths about how ready they are for university life, a report from Unite Students reveals today. While 16-19 year olds are giving themselves A* grades for their life skills,...

Teach First bring brand new leadership programme to Yorkshire

On 28 April, Well Met at Leeds Beckett University will host one of the first events for Leading Together, an innovative new programme for schools from charity Teach First. The national education charity is partnering...

Scotland faces severe accommodation shortage for university students on campus

Scotland has a “clear problem” with providing accommodation for university students on campus, an MSP has claimed. Green Mark Ruskell called on the Scottish Government to hold a summit of university accommodation providers and...

RICS launches global competition to solve problems facing the world’s expanding cities

The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has launched a global competition in partnership with the UK National Commission (UNESCO) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) - known as the Cities for our...

Overseas students ‘worth £20bn’ to UK economy

International students are worth £20bn to the UK economy, says a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute. The analysis says on top of tuition fees, their spending has become a major factor in supporting...
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