As A level results come out for 2016, we look at the advice given by Mary Curnock Cook, the chief executive of UCAS, that university applicants can afford to be more ambitious, and should think about breaking out of traditional subject choices in the new economy.Read More
Wed, 03 Aug 2016
Some are suggesting that the "graduate premium" - the extra money you would expect to earn by getting a degree - could soon be a thing of the past. So what can universities do to show that higher education is still a worthwhile choice? Dr Jamie Mackay from Emsi, an international labour market and economic intelligence consultancy that works with HE providers, has some suggestions.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Universities are growing to love the Extended Project Qualification. John Taylor, chief EPQ examiner for Edexcel, told delegates at a UEA conference in June all about it - how to teach it, what it gives students, and how it helps when applying to uni.
Mon, 04 Jul 2016
Following the Brexit referendum, there could be more Clearing places available than usual this summer. That would bring more opportunities, but pupils should consider those options with caution.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016
Medical research using genome technology involves some staggeringly huge numbers. Someone needs to help handle all that data if we're going to win the fight against cancer.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016
Getting boys, particularly white working-class boys, interested in uni is a real challenge and a big talking-point right now. What can be done to overcome the barriers they see to getting into Higher Education?
Wed, 15 Jun 2016
What do league tables really show? Who’s behind them? How do they work? Why do different tables show the same university with different rank positions? Can you trust them, and if you can, what can you trust them for? Garrick Fincham, a member of the steering group for a national league table, investigates.