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Number of University Students Using Tech to Cheat in Exams is on the Rise

The Guardian has published research into the number of university student’s cheating in exams by using tech such as mobile phones, watches and hidden earpieces. They found a rise in the number of students caught cheating of over 40% since … Continue reading

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Significant Increase in the Number of Degree Apprenticeships Forecast

A report from Universities UK is predicting a significant increase in the number of people opting for degree apprenticeships in England. Degree apprenticeships – first introduced in 2015 – enable apprentices to split their time between university study and the … Continue reading

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Innovate UK Looking to Recruit 2017 Graduates

Innovate UK, the government sponsored innovation agency, is currently looking for graduates to fill 16 cross-disciplinary roles across its directorates. This includes the sector teams, development directorate, operations and information technology and business change. Innovate was set up to work … Continue reading

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Applicants for Higher Education in the UK Down for 2017

UCAS has published its analysis of full-time undergraduate applications made by the 15 January deadline – the first reliable indicator of demand for UK higher education for the 2017 cycle. Overall, UK applicant figures have decreased by 5% to a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh University Students Call for Nap Time in the Library

Students from Edinburgh University are calling for Nap Pods to be installed in the library. Petitioners claim giving students the opportunity to rest on campus will increase student well-being and so improve results and reduce the number of students found … Continue reading

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The 150 Best Universities for Delivering Work-Ready Graduates Announced

The Times Higher Education supplement has announced the results of its employability survey for 2016. The top ten universities for delivering work-ready graduates is dominated by the USA, taking 6 out of the ten places.  The UK takes fourth and … Continue reading

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New Government Graduate Placement Scheme For Budding Chartered Surveyors

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has released details of its new graduate and placement year schemes. The skills and experience gained as a VOA graduate enable people with potential to progress quickly to senior levels. Graduates also have access to … Continue reading

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How to Attract Generation Z

Anyone born from the mid-1990s onwards is classed as belonging to Generation Z, and right now they are where it’s at.  Small businesses need their energy, outlook and ideas if they are to survive and thrive in the modern market … Continue reading

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Is Dictation Software Making Us More Friendly?

Transcription apps have become so reliable that more and more people have made the switch from typing into their PC or phone to speaking to it.   Systems aren’t perfect, devices make mistakes, but people find the time taken to correct … Continue reading

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US and UK Have the Best Universities in the World!

According to the QS Worldwide Top Universities Ranking for 2016, the UK is catching up with the US. Massachusetts-based MIT continues to reign supreme, but the remainder of the list has seen some significant changes.  This year saw the introduction … Continue reading

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