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Oxford and Cambridge among top four global unis

1 Aug at 9 AM

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The UK’s two leading universities have been rated among the top four in the world by a leading UK education magazine. The Times Higher Education (THE) university listings for 2013 ranked Cambridge University third and Oxford University fourth. Cambridge attained the same ranking that it had held for the last two years. Oxford leapt up...

UK aims for more international students

30 Jul at 9 AM

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A UK government initiative launched yesterday aims to increase the numbers of overseas students enrolled at academic institutions in the country. The programme called International Education, Global Growth and Prosperity has been designed to attract 20 per cent more foreign students than current numbers. According to the Times Higher...

UK unis slam bond plan for foreign students

27 Jun at 9 AM

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Universities in the UK have slammed the government’s plans to introduce a deposit for overseas students and visitors to ensure they return home. University administrators say the proposed £3,000 bond flies in the face of the government’s promises not to introduce more hurdles preventing overseas students from coming to the UK. If the...

Experts in China say studying abroad a hardship

25 Jun at 9 AM

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Education experts in China say high school students learning at overseas institutions face many challenges. One of the experts, Chai Yin, stated that language, loneliness and isolation from close family were the major problems that Chinese students abroad had to deal with. Chai Yin has set up a foundation which offers counselling and...

Number of UAE degree students in UK soars

20 Jun at 9 AM

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Researchers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) investigating study abroad trends say the number of students heading to the UK is soaring. The British Council deputy director in the Middle Eastern country told the researchers that the number of UAE students enrolled on higher education courses in the UK during the last academic year was 3,200....

UK language association stages Libyan exhibition

23 May at 10 AM

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The UK’s top language teaching association has successfully staged a two-day exhibition in the Libyan capital city of Tripoli. English UK held the event, which ended yesterday, at the city’s Mahari Radisson Blu Hotel. A number of English language tuition academies, colleges and universities in the UK were represented at the...

UK unis lose flavour with Indian students

21 May at 9 AM

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Students in one of India’s biggest cities are showing increased interest in graduate courses at alternative universities to those in the UK and the US. Counsellors at a one-day education fair in Hyderabad over the weekend said students now seemed more willing to entertain the idea of doing degree courses in alternate countries including...

Midlands university reps feted on India trip

18 Apr at 10 AM

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Recruitment representatives from Wolverhampton University were treated like royalty when they landed in the Indian capital of Delhi earlier this week. The red carpet was laid out for the university delegation led by vice-chancellor Geoff Layer while military cadets and dignitaries formed a guard of honour. The Express and Star reported...

UK unis should focus on China students

16 Apr at 12 PM

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Education organisations and agencies say universities in the UK should do more to attract students from China. They claim that despite China being one of the nation’s core markets for overseas students the universities do little to market their courses there. The boss of communications agency Precedent says UK universities do not hone...

London uni gets non-EU student licence back

11 Apr at 9 AM

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The UK’s Home Office has restored London Metropolitan University’s right to sponsor visas for non-EU students. A spokesperson for the ministry stated that the university now had the necessary procedures in place to ensure students did not abuse their visa status in the country. The spokesperson also said London Met had improved the way...