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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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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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NUS Student of the Year award winner annouced

A University of Manchester student has won the NUS Student of the Year award for her campaign to raise awareness about mental health issues. Tayaba Nicholson, a final year Nursing student specialising in mental health, received the prestigious prize at … Continue reading

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Oxbridge divide uncovered through university admissions study

The Guardian has reported that four schools and one sixth-form college have sent more pupils to Oxford and Cambridge between them over three years than 2,000 schools and colleges across the UK. This information is based on the outcome of … Continue reading

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UK students heading to the US

The Guardian reported on Wednesday that America’s Ivy League colleges are experiencing an influx of British students. This increase appears to be a direct response to fears that UK universities are “creaking at the limits” as cuts are made and … Continue reading

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Welsh Universities unable to charge high tuition fees

The Guardian reported last week that Welsh universities have been told they cannot charge higher tuition fees next year unless they rewrite their plans to encourage more poor teenagers to take up places. All 10 Welsh universities and four of … Continue reading

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Concerns rise over exam question errors

At Words Worth Reading Ltd, earlier this week we reported (via our news blog) concerns about an inaccurately set maths AS-Level question that was work 11% of the total examination paper. However Ofqual, the examination board watchdog, has now admitted … Continue reading

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A Level students seek mental health support

The Guardian released a news story on Friday that looked at the number of A Level students who are currently seeking medical or psychological help to cope with exam stress this year. It appears that the number of students seeking … Continue reading

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Insider know-how on securing a University place for students

The best university entry tips can be taken from those individuals who decide who gets a place on a university course and who doesn’t. Lucy Tobin, reporter for the Guardian, presented the article below this morning, providing handy hints and … Continue reading

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Direct Gov provides student finance advice

Times are hard at the moment; we are still struggling to cope with the recession, University fees are increasing and the job pool is shrinking – represented by the rising unemployment figures. Students are facing difficult decisions about their education … Continue reading

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