Higher Education

Top Tips on choosing science subjects

The Science Council has published this very sensible advice to help with choosing subjects.  Among the ideas are: Visiting www.futuremorph.org to see where your child’s subject choices could take them. Get them to have a go at the ‘What Might You Be?’ game....

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Applying to US Universities – Advice from Fulbright

Check out USA College Day This free event provides students, parents and advisors with the unique opportunity to meet representatives from over 150 American universities and educational service providers in London. It is the largest US university fair in the UK. Date:...

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Parents Guide to UCAS

  Music, dance and drama Many HE institutions offer music, dance and drama courses via the standard UCAS system.  For some specialist dance and drama courses you apply directly to the institution. For courses at a conservatoire, you apply via CUKAS. Art and...

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Distance learning degrees are on the up!

Because distance learning is normally done part-time, acquiring an honours degree is going to take longer than attending a standard university - six years instead of three years, perhaps. But the opportunity to combine part-time study with work can be a godsend. For...

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Personal Statements – the top ten mistakes to avoid

1.  Boring opening paragraph Pity the poor admissions tutor sitting at a desk groaning under the weight of UCAS forms.  Every year they have the task of reading (and rating) hundreds of personal statements.  How many of these begin with  “I am looking forward to...

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Careers Advice: all about student finance

Since last year universities and colleges can now charge full-time students a maximum of £9,000 a year in tuition fees. Many courses will be cheaper than this (for example, when there are provided by local colleges) but the average is estimated to be £8,350. The good...

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