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New figures reveal slump in university applications | The Saint

New figures reveal slump in university applications | The Saint | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
The University College and Admissions Service (UCAS) last week revealed the total number of applicants to universities in the UK has dropped by 12.9% this year. The figures seem to suggest that increases in tuition fees ...
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League tables: warning, this product may be harmful

League tables: warning, this product may be harmful | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
League tables have all the appearance of being useful but they are often one-dimensional and can have perverse side effects that cause more harm than good, says Harvey Goldstein...
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Universities set to lose £5.6bn as overseas applications plummet

Universities set to lose £5.6bn as overseas applications plummet | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
Britain is gaining a reputation abroad for being a "no-go" zone to international students – risking the loss of billions of pounds both to the economy and to universities reliant on foreign students for the higher fees they pay.
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So who is good enough to get into Cambridge?

So who is good enough to get into Cambridge? | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
Cambridge University says it wants more students from state schools. But how does it really decide who deserves a place amid intense competition?
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BBC News - University says applications 'recovering' from decline

BBC News - University says applications 'recovering' from decline | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
University application numbers, hit by higher tuition fees, could be making a sharp recovery - according to figures from a university.
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Higher education policy: what should we expect in 2012?

Higher education policy: what should we expect in 2012? | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
David Eastwood reflects on a very political year in higher education, and suggests which direction policy might take in 2012...
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Social science shunned as fees change student culture

Social science shunned as fees change student culture | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
The number of candidates opting to study social sciences at university has slumped dramatically, early indications for next year show.
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Times Higher Education - For fair access, Oxford needs to drop the snobbery

Times Higher Education - For fair access, Oxford needs to drop the snobbery | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
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Dispatches from an International Student

Dispatches from an International Student | Higher Education News | Scoop.it

This article will be reassuring for some of our international students.

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How the ATAR is calculated

How the ATAR is calculated | Higher Education News | Scoop.it

This is a great simple explanation, good for Australian dometic students. How the ATAR is calculated...

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Online growth for OS higher education

DISTANCE education offered a lonely ray of light for universities' international departments last year, with online enrolments defying the trend of stagnant on-campus growth.
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Go8 tops league tables in site visits

Go8 tops league tables in site visits | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
THE government has produced its own popularity league table from the new My University website in which the top spots are so far dominated by high-status Group of Eight universities in the most populous states.
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Graduates: is a 2:1 the best qualification for landing a job?

Graduates: is a 2:1 the best qualification for landing a job? | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of large employers say they use a 2:1 to sift job applications.
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5 Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2012 - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

5 Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2012 - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
Inside Higher Ed (blog)5 Predictions for Higher Ed Technology in 2012Inside Higher Ed (blog)The flurry of late 2011 news has certainly made making predictions about technology and higher education fun.
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University application 'recovery'

University application 'recovery' | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
University application numbers, hit by higher tuition fees, could be making a sharp recovery - according to figures from a university.
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Scottish universities ordered to widen access under new funding deal

Scottish universities ordered to widen access under new funding deal | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
Universities could face financial penalties if they fail to observe conditions agreed with Scottish Funding Council...
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Times Higher Education - Reading hopes Malaysia branch will bear fruit

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Times Higher Education - Apron strings, as well as shoestrings, are key to dropping out, study finds

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University degree of difficulty eases

University degree of difficulty eases | Higher Education News | Scoop.it

Australia is in focus yet again, due to the release of results. University degree of difficulty eases...

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Want to change course? Time to rethink your preferences

Want to change course? Time to rethink your preferences | Higher Education News | Scoop.it

Good information for our Year 13 2011 graduate domestic Australians. Want to change course?Time to rethink your preferences...

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VCE misery becomes a 'wonderful stroke of luck'

VCE misery becomes a 'wonderful stroke of luck' | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
VCE misery becomes a 'wonderful stroke of luck'...
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Diary of a student: a financial rollercoaster

Diary of a student: a financial rollercoaster | Higher Education News | Scoop.it
Despite some expensive habits – gourmet humus among them – I've ended term with some cash in the bank.
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