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University launches first multidisciplinary master’s degree

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Nottingham Trent University has launched a master’s degree which allows postgraduates to study different academic disciplines as part of the same course. The Multidisciplinary Master’s is set to launch in September and is the first of its kind for the university. Previously, postgraduate students have studied multiple subjects from the same academic area. But now they will be able to ... Read More »

Number of Hong Kong students studying in England soars as parents lose faith in Diploma

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Uncertainty about city’s new diploma system may be a factor behind the rise, says consultant The number of Hong Kong students entering universities in England has increased by almost a quarter as the overall number of overseas students in the country has declined for the first time in three decades. Researchers say parents’ uncertainty about Hong Kong’s new Diploma of ... Read More »

Indian students shun English universities: report

Indian students

The number of Indian students taking up places at universities in England has registered a significant drop, highlighting the adverse impact of the British government’s tightening student visa regime. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) found in its latest report titled ‘Global Demand for English Higher Education’ that there was a notable decline in the number of entrants ... Read More »

Tuition fee hike blamed as international students at UK universities fall by a quarter

Overseas Student

The first decline in the number of international students at English universities for almost three decades is revealed in research published. Figures show a dramatic 25 per cent slump in the number of full-time EU undergraduates, which experts put down to the introduction of the new fees system with charges of up to £9,000 a year. The numbers are down ... Read More »

Vice-chancellor and CEO appointed at Coventry University

Coventry University

Coventry University has appointed its acting vice-chancellor John Latham to the permanent position of vice-chancellor and chief executive officer.  Mr Latham, who was the University’s deputy vice-chancellor for business development prior to stepping into the interim role in December last year, has taken over the position following the departure of Professor Madeleine Atkins who joined the Higher Education Funding Council ... Read More »

Student dropouts cause massive financial losses to universities

University students

BQu Student Attendance Management System can Reduce these Dropouts greatly. Cuts in government funding sees Universities struggle to cover costs of dropouts. Over 100 UK universities have student populations ranging from 10,000 to 40,000. The current average dropout rate of 7.4% means the average cost of lost tuition fees alone is between £6.7m and £26.6m per university. York St John ... Read More »

University fees boss says cost rose too quickly

University of Leeds

The new vice chancellor of the University of Leeds has claimed the Government raised tuition fees too far but he does not expect another increase in the next Parliament. Before taking over at Leeds University Sir Alan Langlands was the chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) – the body tasked with making the new funding ... Read More »

Funding boost for University’s new low carbon manufacturing institute


A new manufacturing institute to be created by Coventry University in partnership with Unipart Group will receive part of a £50m fund from the government to help drive growth and to cement the West Midlands’ image as a world-leading area for engineering. The initiative, which is being awarded the money from the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Catalyst Fund, ... Read More »

UK: Demand stays solid for city’s universities

The number of students applying to start university courses in England in September is down by 9 per cent compared with last year. Lucy Ross-Millar investigates what the implications are for the two universities in Cambridge.  The Government has defended its decision to treble university tuition fees – despite the fact that fewer youngsters are applying to university. The new ... Read More »

UK: More university places for top A-level grade students

Many more university places than expected are going to be allocated to top-grade A-level applicants this year. Universities Minister David Willetts said 85,000 places – rather than the anticipated 65,000 – would go to students with AAB A-level grades. This represents about one in four entrants – who are now much more likely to get their first choice. Mr Willetts ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes