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2014 International Excellence Scholarships at Aberystwyth University in UK

Aberystwyth University

Applications are invited for 18 excellence scholarships available for pursuing undergraduate degree for entry in 2014 at Aberystwyth University. The students of Brazil, China, Honk Kong, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Sri Lanka and the USA – as well as highly qualified applicants from any other overseas country are eligible for these scholarships. The scholarships are worth tuition fee discounts of £8,000. ... Read More »

2014 Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine Bursaries in UK

King’s College London

King’s College London is offering bursaries for international students within the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine. All students applying for any of the full-time taught masters programmes within the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine beginning in September 2014 are eligible for these bursaries. The value of each bursary is £2,000. The bursaries will be awarded on academic merit. The application deadline is 30th ... Read More »

York’s universities help generate £5bn

University of York

Yoek’s universities have helped in the generation of over £5bn in economic impact, according to a Universities UK report. Published last week, the report calculated the total economic contribution of higher education institutions across Yorkshire and Humberside in 2011-12. It also found that more than 62,000 jobs were generated by the region’s institutions. Specific figures for the University of York ... Read More »

Universities boost West Midlands economy by £4.5bn

West Midlands universities

Universities in the West Midlands are contributing more than £4.5 billion to the area’s economy, according to a study from Universities UK. The study, which looked at the impact of higher education on the economy in the nine regions of England, found West Midlands universities, including Wolverhampton and Staffordshire, generated revenue of £1.95bn in 2011-2012. Through knock-on effects they also ... Read More »

Decline of overseas students at England’s universities

foreign students

By Katherine Sellgren  The number of overseas students taking up places at England’s universities decreased by 4,595 in one year – the first fall in 29 years. International and EU student numbers fell from 311,800 in 2011-12 to 307,205 in 2012-13, the Higher Education Funding Council for England reports. Since April 2012, foreign students have faced stricter visa regulations. But ... Read More »

UK universities delegates visit Chile for closer education and scientific research links

Universities UK

High level delegates from twelve British universities visited Chile the week of 17 March to deepen their partnerships with the country, becoming the first large international education delegation to visit under the new Chilean government of President Michelle Bachelet. The delegation was headed by Professor Colin Grant, International Vice Rector of the University of Bath and member of the strategic ... Read More »

Nursing courses put at risk by funding fall, warn universities

Nursing

Universities say nursing education has reached a “tipping point”, with proposed funding cuts putting the quality of courses and ultimately the quality of nursing care at risk. Some universities may even pull out of offering nursing and midwifery courses altogether, according to a briefing paper from the Council of Deans of Health and Universities UK, who are representing universities in ... Read More »

UK university applications rise by 4%

UK Universities

Applications to universities in the UK have risen by 4% compared with this time last year – with many more women than men applying. There are warnings that men are becoming a “disadvantaged group” in terms of going to university because they are less likely to apply than women. The figures, from Ucas, show 87,000 more women than men applied ... Read More »

No more university cuts, vice-chancellors urge

Spanish Universities

By Hannah Richardson Vice-chancellors are urging ministers to make no further cuts to university teaching grants to fill an alleged black hole in government funds. Universities UK fears miscalculations about the cost of private college expansion and grants for poorer students may lead to cuts. It said it would be “damaging” if grants, which were all but replaced with tuition ... Read More »

Indian-origin student takes on UK universities on gender segregation

Cambridge University

An Indian-origin student at Cambridge University has challenged a move by British universities to allow “voluntary” gender segregation at Muslim meetings on campuses across the country. Radha Bhatt has demanded in a legal letter that Universities UK (UUK), which represents all vice-chancellors in the United Kingdom, admit that a guidance on segregation, it published last November, was “unlawful”. UUK’s guidance ... Read More »

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