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University application deadline: ask the experts

University application deadline: ask the experts | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
The Ucas deadline has arrived. Take a look at these last minute questions and
make sure your university application is sent by 18:00 (GMT)
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The Top 100 Universities in the World for Architecture 2016

The Top 100 Universities in the World for Architecture 2016 | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
QS has released its 2016 rankings of the top 100 schools for architecture in the world. The company has produced an annual survey o
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The students with no support network

The students with no support network | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
We must remember the difficulties faced by students who are estranged from their families, says Becca Bland
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Study in the UK | Education UK (Global)

Study in the UK | Education UK (Global) | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
Study in the UK - Find Universities and Courses | Education UK (Global)
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World’s most international universities 2016

World’s most international universities 2016 | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 200 most outward-looking institutions
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Chinese University Tops MIT in Engineering Rankings

Chinese University Tops MIT in Engineering Rankings | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
China’s prestigious Tsinghua University has bested the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to become the top school in the world for engineering research.
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Top 200 universities in the world - the table

Higher education data specialists QS rank the top 200 world universities
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Parents Dedicate New College Safe Space In Honor Of Daughter Who Felt Weird In Class Once

Parents Dedicate New College Safe Space In Honor Of Daughter Who Felt Weird In Class Once | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
LYNNFIELD, MA—In an effort to provide sanctuary for Lynnfield College students exposed to perspectives different from their own, a new campus safe space was dedicated Wednesday in honor of Alexis Stigmore, a 2009 graduate who felt kind of weird in class one time.
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College kids have too much privacy

College kids have too much privacy | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
A few years ago, an acquaintance received a stunning phone call from her daughter's former college roommate. The conversation went something like this:
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Lots of questions raised here for families

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Counselors' Corner: The Newsletter You Really Want to Send

Counselors' Corner: The Newsletter You Really Want to Send | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
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Competing college rankings take different views of what matters

Competing college rankings take different views of what matters | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
The country’s best known college rankings are probably those published every year by U.S. News and World Report. While the rankings sell magazines and adve
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UniversityParent | Student Life | Other options for the year after high school

UniversityParent | Student Life | Other options for the year after high school | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
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Scottish Conservatives defend plans to end free university tuition - Schools Improvement Net

Scottish Conservatives defend plans to end free university tuition - Schools Improvement Net | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
The BBC is reporting that the Scottish Conservative leader has defended her party’s plans to end free university tuition in Scotland. Ruth Davidson wants graduates to pay back £6,000 towards their education once they are earning more than £20,000 a year.  She said the money would be put towards post-16 education, and replacing the cash she said had been “ripped out” of the bursary system by the SNP. Scotland’s other three main parties are committed to free university tuition.  Speaking on the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme ahead of the Holyrood election on 5 May, Ms Davidson said it was “shocking” that children from poorer backgrounds were half as likely to go to university in Scotland than England, where students pay tuition fees of up to £9,000. She said: “What we want to introduce is a scheme by which, once you have graduated and once you have a degree, once you are in a job earning over a certain amount of money, over £20,000, you start to pay back a contribution to the education that you received.  “It would be phased in so it would be only new graduates. We wouldn’t backdate it to anybody. “On average, people with a degree earn £100,000 more over their lifetime that those people who don’t have one. “If you continue in low-paid employment then you don’t have to pay this back. That is why it is a graduate contribution.” …Ms Davidson said her party’s plan for a charge in Scotland would be capped at £1,500 for every year of a graduate’s degree for the full term of the next parliament… More at: Ruth Davidson defends ‘graduate charge’ plan   Assuming the money saved stays in education, does Ruth Davidson make a fair point in suggesting there are better ways of using it than giving all graduates a free degree course, irrespective of their wealth or future earnings? Please give us your reactions and feedback in the comments or via Twitter… Click to share... Related schools news...Scotland’s gap between rich and poor pupils widening, figures showSpend money on schools not universities, say Scottish academicsScottish Tories propose school transfer vouchersFree tuition in Scotland benefits wealthiest students the most – studyScottish independence: Students could be ‘squeezed out’ of home universitiesWelsh to sue if Scots retain tuition fees
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The UCAS Blog: Better late than never? Making an application after the 15 January deadline

The UCAS Blog: Better late than never? Making an application after the 15 January deadline | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
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On the Issues: It's Time to Make College Tuition Free and Debt Free

On the Issues: It's Time to Make College Tuition Free and Debt Free | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
As President, Bernie will fight to make sure that every American can go to college regardless of how much their parents make and without a lot of debt.
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Scholarship for International Baccalaureate ,IB, Students new

Scholarship for International Baccalaureate ,IB, Students new | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
Scholarship for International Baccalaureate IB Students new
Admission and Scholarship for International Baccalaureate IB Students

Deadline for Applications April 15 2016

Program Statement

Khazar University recognizes the excellent
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Survey: Most Freshmen Are Not Emotionally Prepared for College

Survey: Most Freshmen Are Not Emotionally Prepared for College | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
New polling finds that 60 percent of college freshmen said they wished they had "more help getting emotionally ready for college."
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The Government Just Made It Much Easier to Tell Which Colleges Are a Waste of Money

The Government Just Made It Much Easier to Tell Which Colleges Are a Waste of Money | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
President Obama caused a rash of heartburn in the world of higher education two years ago when he announced that the government planned to start ranking colleges based on their students' outcomes, such as their graduation rates, salaries, and success paying back loans. The idea was to help young adults...
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British universities slip down in global rankings

British universities slip down in global rankings | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it

An interesting article giving insight into some of teh criteria at play in the World Rankings game. Change in methodology used to rate institutions means only Cambridge University makes it into top five

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An interesting article, exposing some of the criteria at play in teh World Rankings game. As a potential student, you have to remember that whilst MIT might be the world's best university *ahem!* , that doesn't make it the best university FOR YOU... and somewhere ranked down below 200, might (and probably is) the sweet spot you are looking for.

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10 places to get personal statement pointers

Applying to the UK10 places to get personal statement pointers

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Applying to the UK? This is a MUST

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The ‘extracurricular’ short answer lives on

The ‘extracurricular’ short answer lives on | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
In a former life, the Common Application required all applicants to provide two writing samples—a personal statement of about 500 words and a 150-word short ans
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14 Decisions Every College Freshman Shouldn't Be Afraid To Make

14 Decisions Every College Freshman Shouldn't Be Afraid To Make | Universities and Colleges | Scoop.it
At first, you won't succeed, but you should try, try again.
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Some tips for next year!

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