Are you looking for a graduate job?

  • May 17th, 2019
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It’s that time of year, thousands of graduate students are coming to the end of their university journey and all of a sudden everywhere you go people start to ask “so what career are you going to go into?” or “do you have a job planned once university is finished?”. It’s ok to not have […]

Almost five times as many freshers disclose mental health condition

  • September 5th, 2017
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New figures show the number of first-year students heading to university and disclosing a mental illness has risen almost five times in a decade. The figures note women undergraduates are more likely to register a mental illness, with 2.5 per cent doing so, compared to 1.4 per cent of men. However researchers at the Institute […]

Nursing university applications drop by 23%

  • February 8th, 2017
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Figures show English students applying to nursing and midwifery courses at British universities have fallen by 23% since the scrap of NHS bursaries. While the drop was largest among applicants in England, there was also an 11% fall in those from Wales, 7% from Scotland and 4% from Northern Ireland. Ministers previously said replacing bursaries […]

Universities to offer nursing apprenticeships from September 2017

  • November 11th, 2016
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The government has confirmed degree-level nursing apprenticeships will be available from September 2017, at a number of universities across the UK. In a bid to tackle the current staffing crisis, £4.5 million of funding will be given to new courses launching next year in four universities, with 5,200 apprenticeship placements available. The introduction of nursing […]

Record number of students get university places on A-Level Results Day

  • August 18th, 2016
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Record numbers of students are celebrating getting a UK university place today. The proportion of A* and A grades was 25.8%, down by 0.1% on last year. The pass rate of 98.1% however, remained the same. UCAS say 424,000 places have been offered, which is an increase of 3% from last year’s results day. Thousands […]

Government confirms bursaries for student nurses will end in 2017

  • July 22nd, 2016
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The Department of Health has confirmed plans to end bursaries for student nurses and midwives in 2017. The report states student nurses and midwives will have to take out means-tested loans from the student loans company, instead of having their course fees paid by Health Education England and receiving a bursary. This is despite many […]

Uncertainty for UK universities following EU referendum vote

  • June 24th, 2016
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Following the vote in favour of Brexit (British exit) earlier this year, universities in the UK now face uncertainties about the future of research funding, student fees and hiring of staff from the European Union (EU). Current figures show there was strong support for the Remain side in university towns including Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol. […]

Should bursaries be scrapped for student nurses and midwives?

  • June 7th, 2016
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On 4th June 2016, hundreds of nurses and midwives marched through London in protest, calling for a rethink of government plans to scrap maintenance bursaries for students in England. Bursaries are a means-tested allowance paid to those healthcare students who qualify, to help with living expenses during their training. The plans to replace maintenance bursaries […]

How would Britain leaving the EU affect students?

  • May 3rd, 2016
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In June 2016, the British public will vote on whether to leave or remain in the European Union (EU). Currently, the news is focusing on issues such as immigration, trade and legislative powers, however the EU also has a significant effect on universities and students. Vote in Leaving the EU would be difficult for British […]