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UK students have lightest workload

University students in the UK spend less time studying in comparison with undergraduates on the continent, new research has shown.

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) found that, on average, students had 14.2 hours of teaching a week, which went up to 26 hours including private study. read more...


Finance grads seek development

Highly ambitious graduates, currently employed in the financial sector, rate career development as more important than salary, new research has revealed. read more...


Students told to improve living habits

A new poll has blamed students, and their poor domestic skills, for the dipping standards of rented accommodation.

The research, compiled by ICM, reveals that 48 per cent of respondents believe that students do not look after their property appropriately. read more...


Brit students flock to US

An increasing number of British university students are opting to study in the US, recent research has revealed.

New figures from the Fullbright commission, has shown that more than 8,000 British undergraduates are opting to take up education in the US where they can receive more favourable funding. read more...


Students need financial advice

University students should be given financial advice to ensure that banks do not take advantage of them, the National Union of Students (NUS) has claimed. read more...


Cash worry extends from graduates to undergraduates

Both graduates and undergraduates find themselves under massive financial strain because the student maintenance loan is far too low, experts have claimed.

The National Union of Students (NUS) suggests that the only way to address the problem is to increase the borrowed amount so students can make ends meet more comfortably. read more...


Job success could cost you friends

Graduates have to be careful not to be too successful in their fledgling careers, as a pay rise could have an adverse on your social life, new research has revealed. read more...


State school graduates on the up

Despite the fact that the top universities are failing to recruit appropriate number of state students - the overall numbers are still on the increase, new research has shown.

The study, conduced by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, reveals that 87.4 per cent of the total intake was from state schools, a 0. read more...


State school pupils miss out on Oxbridge

Students from independent schools are being favoured over their state school counterparts by the top universities, a new study has claimed.

According to research by the Sutton Trust, the schooling of an applicant had more influence over the institutions than their A-level grades. read more...


UK education exports worth £28 billion

The value of UK education, as an export, is £28 billion, new research has shown.

The study conducted by the University of Sheffield suggests that, including fees and living expenses, international students are highly valuable to the British economy. read more...

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