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Alan Milburn calls for background checks on university students

Thanks to the Telegraph online for this one… Universities should assess the social background of each student during the   admissions process to break the middle-class stranglehold on places,   according to the Government’s social mobility tsar. Alan Milburn said it should … Continue reading

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Three-quarters of universities ‘to cut student places’

It has been suggested that nearly 100 out of the 130 Universities in England could be forced to accept less undergraduates this year following the introduction of Coalition reforms designed to drive down tuition fees. The cuts are being imposed … Continue reading

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More schools switching to ‘tougher’ A-level alternative

New figures show that the number of schools offering the Pre-U – a course devised by Cambridge University’s exam board – has increased by a third in two years. For the first time in 2012, it was revealed that almost … Continue reading

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Summer schools lead to better chance of top university place, says study

Teenagers who attend summer schools are significantly more likely to get into a highly competitive university than children with similar academic profiles who don’t – and the benefit is greatest for the poorest children, according to research published on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Law schools should focus on student job prospects, not new logos

BPP Law School has riled its students by launching an eyebrow-raisingly expensive, yet hardly eye-catching, new logo – just weeks after putting up the cost of its course fees by 5%. The simple image of a lion contained within a … Continue reading

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Graduates without work experience will struggle in 2012′s job market

A report by High Fliers Research indicates that previous work experience in a firm whilst undergoing higher education was a requirement for one-third of graduate vacancies. After surveying the 2012 graduate job market, the research concluded that employers expected to … Continue reading

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GCSE exam paper withdrawn as examiners tip off teachers

As published by Guardian.co.uk Examiners shared “inappropriate” information about a GCSE paper due to be taken by pupils in January, the exams regulator has warned. Ofqual says an information and communications technology (ICT) paper set by the WJEC exam board … Continue reading

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Latest Words Worth Reading Ltd newsletters available for download

We’ve just uploaded our August 2011 and September 2011 newsletters to our website for free download. August’s newsletter covers news items such as; searching for jobs, student tips and staff successes. September’s newsletter covers news items such as; new team … Continue reading

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Fines for exam board errors proposed

Last friday (7th Ocober), guardian.com printed a story stating that exam boards are facing fines from the government’s qualifications regulator after a string of errors in this summer’s GCSE and A-levels. Ministers will tomorrow propose an immediate change to the … Continue reading

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Student bank accounts…think carefully!

With thousands of students waiting patiently (or not) for Thursday’s A Level results, many may already be considering exactly how they will make ends meet if they’re looking to attend University in September. It’s a well known fact that many … Continue reading

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