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Oxford University tutors finally open up about admissions interviews

University of Oxford

Oxford marks undergrad application due date by distributed choice of inquiries including ‘The amount of the past would you be able to number?’ The secrets of the Oxford affirmations meeting have been exposed by the college, in an exertion to clarify the inquiries at the center of the full 20 minutes in an office that can change the course of ... Read More »

Loughborough ‘Hub’ backs Oxford solar scientists

Professor Henry Snaith

A project led by Loughborough University has thrown its financial muscle behind a team at Oxford University that is making ‘astonishing’ progress in the development of solar power. The SuperSolar Hub is backing Oxford and its spin-out company, Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd, who are using perovskite materials to make photovoltaic solar cells. Loughborough is the lead partner in a five year ... Read More »

University named best for students

Dundee University

Dundee University offers the best student experience in Scotland, according to a new study. It was the top Scottish institution in a new poll to find the university offering the best experience for students, based on measures such as quality of staff, lectures, social life and accommodation. Dundee was fourth equal with Oxford University in the UK top 10, ahead ... Read More »

More than 43,000 animals used in university’s labs

Mice

New figures show 40,870 mice, 1,480 rats, 1,220 fish and 90 amphibians were used in the university’s laboratories in 2013 More than 43,000 animals, including mice and rats, were used for research in University of Birmingham labs last year. Details released under the Freedom of Information Act show 40,870 mice, 1,480 rats, 1,220 fish and 90 amphibians were used in ... Read More »

Cardiff University beats prestigious Oxford in online presence stakes

Cardiff University

It may be one of the most prestigious centers of learning in the world, but Oxford University can award itself a fail grade when it comes to its online presence, according to new research by user experience agency Webcredible. When UK-based Webcredible evaluated the online presence of ten of the UK’s universities, pass marks didn’t automatically go to those with ... Read More »

Cambridge University tops the Guardian league table for the third year

Cambridge University

Student satisfaction has helped Cambridge to hold on to its lead in the Guardian University Guide 2014 rankings For the third year in a row, Cambridge University tops the Guardian University Guide rankings, beating Oxford into second place. Cambridge remains ahead in the 2014 table largely because its students are so happy with the feedback and assessment they receive. Cambridge ... Read More »

University of East Anglia tops student experience poll

University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia students have the best overall experience of life as undergraduates, a survey suggests. The Times Higher Education survey asked more than 12,000 full-time students to rate the quality of lectures, staff, social life and accommodation. The top 10 were Norwich’s UEA, Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge in joint third place, Loughborough, Bath, Leeds, Dundee, York St John ... Read More »

Oxford University woos Indian students, opens doors for more undergraduates

Exeter College Oxford

Oxford University is now open to many more Indian students than ever before. After recently opening its undergraduate class to Indian students, Oxford University’s Exeter College is on an India tour, visiting some of the high schools and colleges in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore, to lure Indian students. Dr Chris Ballinger, academic dean at the college, which is the fourth ... Read More »

Taiwan tries to recruit California students to its universities

By Frank Shyong Taiwan’s minister of education, Wei-Ling Chiang, travels to California to encourage Taiwanese American students to enroll at its universities. Taiwan’s minister of education, Wei-Ling Chiang, traveled to California last week to address a rarely discussed trade imbalance with the United States. “Just 3,561 American-born students are enrolled in Taiwanese universities, while about 24,000 Taiwanese students enroll in ... Read More »

Oxford, Cambridge universities to toughen admission norms

Britain’s two most elite universities, Cambridge and Oxford, are expected to tighten their entrance procedure, which would mean students are set to face tough new obstacles to get into these top educational organizations. It has been revealed that rising numbers of students will be expected to score elite A* grades in A-levels for the first time to secure admission to ... Read More »

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