Degree

‘More consider’ an overseas degree

Rising numbers of UK students would consider studying abroad, according to research by the British Council.
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Degree checks ‘uncover grade fraud’

Almost one in 10 university degrees claimed by graduates have “errors”, such as wrong grades or subjects, according to the agency which carries out checks for employers.
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State-educated students ‘achieve better degree passes at university’

Students from state schools are more likely to achieve top-grade degree passes than those from the independent sector with the same A-level results, a major study suggests.


    








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Church to study for physics degree

Singer Charlotte Church says she is “geeking out” by looking into studying for a degree in physics.
BBC News – Education & Family

Grandmother collects wartime degree

A 90-year-old woman attends her graduation ceremony 70 years after she gained her degree from the University of Manchester.
BBC News – Education & Family

A degree without the debt… where do I sign? Birkbeck College says pioneering night classes are on the rise

Hundreds of young people – many of them straight from school – are signing up for pioneering “night school” courses so that they can study for a degree while holding down a full-time job during the day.


    

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A degree without the debt… where do I sign? Birkbeck College says pioneering night classes are on the rise

Hundreds of young people – many of them straight from school – are signing up for pioneering “night school” courses so that they can study for a degree while holding down a full-time job during the day.


    








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Universities test 13 degree grades

More than 20 UK universities are to pilot a different way of grading degrees, ranked from A+ to F.
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Something for the ‘slackers’ to focus on: A 2:1 degree is worth around £80k more to you than a 2:2

Students who slack at university will earn around £80,000 less in their lifetime than their counterparts who work harder, an official Government study has concluded.


    

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Something for the slackers to focus on: A 2:1 degree is worth around £80k more to you than a 2:2

Students who slack at university will earn around £80,000 less in their lifetime than their counterparts who work harder, an official Government study has concluded.


    




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