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  • How to Land a Scholarship for College

    How to Land a Scholarship for College

    via The Philadelphia Tribune : 1. Save time by visiting top scholarship databases You could Google until your fingers go numb and still not uncover a fraction of the legitimate scholarship opportunities that have been pre-screened and neatly packed into the following easy-to-navigate databases: CollegeBoard.com highlights 2,300 scholarships collectively worth over $ 3 billion. Fastweb.com lists 1.5 million scholarships and prides itself on being updated daily. CollegeNET.com is a user-friendly site which lists scholarships for […]

  • Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

    Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

    via New York Times : Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as your senior year of high school, on your admissions application. Yet there’s a good chance you’ll change your mind. The Education Department says that about 30 percent of students switch majors at least once. Students get plenty of advice about picking a major. It turns out, though, that most of it is from family and friends, according to a September […]

  • How to Choose the Right Course

    How to Choose the Right Course

    via The Times : There are more than 50,000 undergraduate courses available in the UK, a daunting number when you are trying to narrow it down to five choices. While getting to your dream university may shape your decision, finding the right course is just as important. It will be a long three years if you sacrifice content for location. Entry requirements are a crucial factor in selecting the right option — check which A-level subjects […]

  • Wrong A-level Choices Prevent Poorer Students Gaining Elite University Places

    Wrong A-level Choices Prevent Poorer Students Gaining Elite University Places

    via The Guardian : Students from poorer backgrounds may be held back by their A-level subject choices when applying for respected degree courses, such as law, at leading universities. New research suggests that those taking vocational A-levels in law, accounting or business are less likely to attend elite universities than students who opt for traditional academic subjects such as sciences, mathematics, languages, history and geography. Catherine Dilnot, at University College London’s Institute of Education, analysed the […]

  • 5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

    5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

    Via Black Enterprise : ‘Begin with the end in mind’ is a good idea When Stephen Covey wrote his best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, many years ago, I read it chiefly because one of the editors here at BLACK ENTERPRISE was also reading it. “Begin with the end in mind” is one of Covey’s seven recommended habits. And, if I could distill the message of the article excerpted below that I recently […]

  • What makes an outstanding student experience?

    What makes an outstanding student experience?

    Via SI News : The University of Huddersfield prides itself on being one of the most popular places of study within the international student market. In the summer of 2011, the worldwide International Student Barometer (ISB) survey ranked the University as the best place in the world for international students to study. Focusing on the provision of as many opportunities as possible, the University continues to reap the benefits of this unique approach, ranking among the top […]

  • Silicon Valley hires the most alumni of these 10 universities, and none of them are in the Ivy League

    Silicon Valley hires the most alumni of these 10 universities, and none of them are in the Ivy League

    Via Quartz : The most coveted jobs are in Silicon Valley, and most selective US universities are members of the Ivy League. So it stands to reason that tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook would scoop up best and brightest from those bastions of power and privilege. Think again. None of the eight Ivy League schools—Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania—cracked the top 10 on a list […]

  • Will higher education in the 21st century belong to China?

    Will higher education in the 21st century belong to China?

    Via Times Higher Education : The time is right for Europe’s universities to make Chinese connections, say Ka Ho Mok and Jin Jiang Times Higher Education recently announced in its BRICS and Emerging Economics University Rankings 2017 that India has increased its share of top universities, but China still has the highest density of leading universities in the developing world. In the BRICS rankings, Chinese universities occupy six of the top 10 positions. There is a […]

  • The world’s most international universities

    The world’s most international universities

    Via The Week : Britain dominates top ten of institutions with ‘outward-looking characteristics’ British universities are among some of the most “international” in the world, according to Times Higher Education (THE). Five of the top ten institutions in the magazine’s list for 2016 were from the UK: Imperial College London; the University of Oxford; the University of Cambridge; University College London, and the London School of Economics. The universities are ranked according to the number of […]

  • UK’s first centre for Brexit studies launched at Birmingham City University

    UK’s first centre for Brexit studies launched at Birmingham City University

    Via Independent : UK’s first centre for Brexit studies launched at Birmingham City University Researchers at the new centre will study issues relating to Brexit, including business and trade, national security, hate crime and radicalisation and cultural identity Birmingham City University is to launch a Centre for Brexit Studies (CBS) to foster understanding of the national impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The centre aims to promote engagement of both ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ […]