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A Team of Graduates From York University Wins National Video Game Competition

A team of university graduates from York has won a national competition that could help take their video game into the homes of millions of gamers.Mujo Games took part in Tranzfuser, the Government’s video game development competition where graduates pit … Continue reading

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Graduate Unemployment Rate Has Fallen to Its Lowest Since 1979!

The unemployment rate for graduates six months after leaving university fell to 5.1% this year – the lowest since the 1979 survey when it was 4.9%. Prospects’ What do graduates do? 2018 report shows a robust graduate labour market. Employment increased from … Continue reading

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Renting Privately Whilst at University – Know Your Rights

Students returning to university this autumn and renting a home for the first time don’t have to put up with rogue landlords. When things go wrong with rented properties, students have the right to get them fixed – and the … Continue reading

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Bristol PhD Student Sells New Diabetes Treatment in $800m deal!

A Bristol University PhD student is set to become one of the richest men in the South West after the company he co-founded was sold for around $800 million (£626 million). Ziylo, a University of Bristol spin-out company, has been … Continue reading

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More Students Than Ever Are Being Awarded Unconditional Offers For University

UCAS analysis of applications and offers patterns in England, Northern Ireland and Wales shows that students are increasingly likely to be made an unconditional offer for a place on an undergraduate course, before they have completed their qualifications at school … Continue reading

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Office For Students Calls on Universities to Look Beyond A Level Results

The Fair Education Alliance has issued a report (based on research from the University of Exeter) which calls on universities to improve the ways in which contextual data is used during the admissions process. The CEO of the Fair Education Alliance Sam … Continue reading

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Family Background Shown to Impact on Graduate Earnings

It has been well documented that university graduates from certain subjects and from certain universities earn considerably more than others. For example, five years after graduation, men from the highest earning universities earn almost 50% more than graduates from other … Continue reading

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Universities Pledge to do More to Support Students Trying to Access Mental Health Services

Universities UK’s Mental Health Taskforce has published new guidance for universities and NHS services working with students needing to access mental health services. 75% of all mental illness develops by the age of 24 years and research by the IPPR … Continue reading

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Student Loan Repayment Threshold Has Risen to £25k

Hundreds of thousands of graduates will save up to £360 a year from the raising of the student loan repayment threshold which came into effect on the 6th April. Around 600,000 university leavers will benefit from the change, which means … Continue reading

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UK Universities to be Rated by Subject Quality, Outcomes and Potential Earnings

Teaching excellence will be rewarded and poor quality teaching exposed under a new rating system for English universities, the Universities Minister has announced this week.  In a global first, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah has launched a new tool that will … Continue reading

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