On average, English undergraduates paid just under £6,000 in annual tuition fees in the 2013-14 year, after the government’s decision to triple maximum fees, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). This is the highest average undergraduate fee in the industrialised world.
Britain faces exclusion from one of the glowing successes of European Unionmembership: a university study programme that has benefited tens of thousands of British young people and many more from the EU visiting Britain.
No one is safe from revenge porn – as high profile cases involving Paris Hilton, Tulisa Contostavlos or, more recently, an EastEnders actor, who cannot be named for legal reasons, show. His former girlfriend was spared jail after posting a sexual video of him on Facebook when they separated. The actor had asked her to delete it after they broke up but she broke his trust. District judge Timothy King said: “The victim lives in constant fear that these images will one day resurface online.”
Offering students incentives worth up to £500 would still fail to persuade many of them to visit top universities such as Leeds, Manchester or Cardiff, according to a survey conducted by the UK admissions clearing house, Ucas.
U.S. News Education will host a Twitter chat on Thursday, May 19, to help prospective students choose a best-fit online bachelor’s degree program. Topics will include advice on how to explore the wide range of available options and tips to ensure that an undergraduate online program is legitimate.
For many borrowers, the idea of student loan forgiveness is too good to be true. And that’s because it often is.
When David Anderton, who owns a Web development company based in London, decided he wanted more business knowledge, he realized he didn’t have the time to pursue a full-length master’s degree program. So he signed up for the “MicroMaster’s” online program offered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and edX, a provider of massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds should be given higher priority inadmissions decisions to stop primary schools becoming divided by class, according to education charity the Sutton Trust.
Talented pupils are too often set “ridiculously easy” tasks during their first few years of secondary school in England, wasting opportunities to develop the most able into academic high flyers, according to a report by Ofsted.
Top-quality teachers willing to work in disadvantaged areas should be paid an extra 25% to do so, the chair of the social mobility and child poverty commission has said.