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Video: 10 Tips for future doctors

Video: 10 Tips for future doctors Dr Laura Bowater is a Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School who has produced an informative video providing 10 essential tips for students applying to...

Is The Russell Group Really An Elite?

Is The Russell Group Really An Elite? Contributor Philip Rogerson has dissected the use of league table rankings by universities in their prospectuses, and has also examined...

3 big benefits of an Extended Project Qualification

3 big benefits of an Extended Project Qualification At the University of East Anglia’s Teachers’ and Advisers’ Conference this summer, education lecturer, Dr Westrup, talked about the...

5 tips for researching uni choices

5 tips for researching uni choices Decisions, decisions. With thousands of courses to choose from, offered by scores of institutions the length and breadth of the country, it can be...

How does this degree make me employable?

How does this degree make me employable? “Should I apply for university or an apprenticeship?” A few of us volunteers from the charity “MyBigCareer” were conducting individual...

How to reduce the stress of Personal Statement writing

How to reduce the stress of Personal Statement writing It’s not surprising that applicants are daunted by the Personal Statement: they’ve never written anything like it before and they...

University outreach in disadvantaged communities

University outreach in disadvantaged communities In a recent article for higher education policy blog Wonkhe, Jim Dickinson, the chief executive of Union of UEA Students and a senior...

Taster courses to help make your mind up

  Taster courses to help make your mind up Going to university needn’t be a big leap into the unknown. We talked last year about how a there’s huge range of taster...

Why League Tables Matter - And Why They Don’t

Why League Tables Matter - And Why They Don’t Okay, so you’re applying to university, and you got a choice to make: what am I going to go? There are lots of universities and thousands of...

The advantages of a sandwich course

The advantages of a sandwich course Today, in our Dear Headteacher series, we explore the inter-workings of courses that include periods of practical learning away from the university –...

Don’t leave UCAS applications to the last minute

Don’t leave UCAS applications to the last minute Oh blimey, 2016 is upon us. Which means the UCAS deadline is around the corner. For most undergraduate degree courses it’s 6pm on 15...

Applicant days - are they worth it?

Applicant days - are they worth it? Applicant days, visit days, UCAS days, post-offer open days – chances are, if you’re supporting students who have applied this year, you’ve probably...

How to write an eye-catching UCAS Personal Statement What makes you different?

“I have run my own business since I was 14.” In some the entrepreneurial spirit starts early, and this Upper Sixth Form applicant for Business Management programmes had no problem in finding...

Why do some universities make higher grade offers than others?

  If you’re tempted to reply “Because the top universities get more applicants”, I encourage you to consider this more carefully. What is meant by a “top” university? In my...

What is a good UCAS Personal statement for Medicine

  What is a good UCAS Personal Statement for Medicine? Medicine is a highly competitive subject and Personal Statements are closely scrutinised. Here is a couple of fictional...