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Category Archives: Access and admissions
International student recruitment agents get a lot of bad press. But when recruitment agents act unethically, whose fault is it?
Why work with agents? I recently heard the headmaster of an international school in the UK describe agents as ‘super parents – the parents that keep on giving’ because they play such a vital role in recruiting new students for … Continue reading
Just how disruptive MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will turn out to be is the subject of ongoing debate. But we can be quite sure that it will depend on the extent to which they are recognised and accepted by … Continue reading
Don’t you just hate it when university and student leaders say: ‘Now that students are paying high fees…’? Where have these people been for the last 30 years? It seems too easy to forget that international students studying in British … Continue reading
Over the past 18 months there has been much discussion about the value of a university degree. Research published last week found that 96% of graduates would study for a degree if they had to make the choice again. The … Continue reading
The 2012-13 university admissions cycle in England has not yet finished and the speculation has already begun as to where the final numbers will settle and what the impact will be. While the full picture won’t emerge until much later … Continue reading
Although there was much anticipation and trepidation in the run up to Clearing this year, it has proved a real success, with 52,570 students being accepted on courses. These are 5.7% (2,830) acceptances more than last year. More institutions have … Continue reading
More than 35,000 applicants have successfully gained a place in the first week of Clearing, a similar number to last year. It has been a busy time for applicants, as well as for higher education institutions and UCAS, who have … Continue reading
From today, Universities UK will provide a daily overview of the Clearing process, through a series of charts reflecting the latest developments. You can follow the updated charts every day on Universities UK’s website. In the meantime, this blog will … Continue reading
As Nicola Dandridge pointed out in this blog in June, “this summer promises to be a voyage of discovery for students, parents, universities and policy makers with uncertainty the name of the game”. The university admissions process has received a … Continue reading