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Guardian: Universities and distance learning

19, September, 2012|

Many people in higher education think of distance learning the same way one would a distant cousin: aware of its existence, perhaps even thinks well of them, but reluctant to pick up the phone and find out how they are doing. And like the cousin you don't know well, the justification for your lack of interest is that distance learning is just a little bit awkward. Distance learning is reputedly characterised [...]

THE: Private providers chosen for London Met students

17, September, 2012|

Three of the 15 institutions initially chosen as potential destinations for London Metropolitan University's overseas students are commercial operators, it has emerged, after a £2 million fund was announced by the government to help students transfer. The Higher Education Funding Council for England said London Met has chosen the 15 institutions to be part of a mini-clearing system, which starts on 17 September, to find places for its 2,600 non-EU students. [...]

Independent: 1st Private Dental School in the UK

17, September, 2012|

Britain's first private dental school will open next September. The school, which will take 100 students a year on a five-year course costing £180,000, is expected to be the forerunner of many more private institutions offering specialist degree courses. Based in Leicester, it is the result of a joint venture by the University of Buckingham – the country's first private university – and the Leicester Dental Teaching Academy. Students, who under [...]

Study Travel Magazine – new BAC schemes

15, September, 2012|

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) has launched two new accreditation schemes, covering international private institutions based outside of the UK and online/distance learning. The international centre accreditation scheme is designed for education and training institutions operating outside of the UK and offering courses in English. Institutions will need to have been delivering high-quality education and training for at least two years and be recognised by their local or national regulatory body. [...]

BBC: Change to UK migration figures planned

14, September, 2012|

The government has said it wants to develop a new way of measuring student migration in and out of the UK. Universities have been campaigning for students to be taken off immigration totals. They fear the overseas students they rely on for income will be put off coming to the UK. The coalition has pledged to cut immigration - but most incomers are in the UK on student visas. Universities Minister [...]

BIS report on Overseas Students and Net Migration

6, September, 2012|

In a report published today – ‘Overseas Students and Net Migration’ - the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has called on the Government to record overseas students under a classification that does not count against the overall limit on net migration in order to allow the UK to continue to expand its share of the overseas student market. A summary and the full report can be seen at the Parliament.uk website.

CPAC report on Tier 4

4, September, 2012|

The Commons Public Accounts Committee published its 7th Report of Session 2012-13, 'Immigration: Points Based System-Student Route,' as HC 101 on Tuesday 4 September. The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, today said: "It is extraordinary that the UK Border Agency introduced its new points based system for students before proper controls were in place to replace the old ones. The result of the Agency's [...]

London Met University license revocation

31, August, 2012|

There have been several news reports regarding the revocation of London Metropolitan University's Tier 4 sponsor license.  This is the first time a university in the UK has had its license revoked, and around 2,700 students are affected by the move. The Guardian reports that a taskforce has been set up to help affected students, and has also published statements by the University Vice-Chancellor. THE discusses the effect on the overall [...]

Istituto Marangoni featured in Guardian

28, August, 2012|

Looking to launch a career in fashion? Take note: one of Europe's leading fashion and design schools is offering three fully funded scholarships to study a three-year BA (Hons) degree at its London campus. If the British fashion scene is about breaking the rules, the Italian industry is about making them. Italian design is chic and luxurious, building upon tradition rather than only being driven by trends. Italians strive to create [...]

Telegraph: Students may be exempt from immigration count

9, July, 2012|

Students could be exempted from immigration rules to help hit a pledge to cut drastically the number of non-Europeans settling in Britain under plans being considered by Downing Street. Prime Minister David Cameron is understood to be concerned that visa restrictions are stopping wealthy foreigners from studying in British universities. Removing students from the rules would help Mr Cameron to hit a target of cutting the numbers of people coming to [...]