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UCAS Clearing: Six (rather harsh) Choices to Make

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The A-level results day is looming.  Most students will be very happy with the news. Those who won’t achieve the required grades, they will have to take some decisions.  As George Clooney’s character Chris Kelvin…

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Higher Education: Let’s Face the Facts

Here’s the paradox. On the one hand, young graduates can’t find jobs. On the other, employers complain that they can’t find candidates with the necessary entry-level skills. At the same time, tuition fees have increased considerably at both sides of … Continue reading

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Does Careers Guidance at Schools Matter?

Korina Karampela talks to Johnny Rich- the Managing Director of Push and leading expert on higher education and careers- about the importance of careers guidance at schools. There is a lot of information available online about university choices and possible career paths that … Continue reading

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When Everyone Has the Same Qualifications

In the labor market, the simple dynamics of supply and demand apply. When everyone has the same qualifications, then having them is not much of an advantage. Think how you can differentiate yourself. You may become an expert in a … Continue reading

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What is the Role of Higher Education?

There was a lot of discussion following the appearance of David Cameron on Letterman’s show on Wednesday September 26. The incidence gave me the opportunity to discuss the role of higher education in an article published in Huffington Post. It … Continue reading

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Parents’ Guide to College Planning: How to Help

My parents didn’t go to college and they were very keen for me to get the best education I could. Those who went to college also swear that they will do anything possible to offer this opportunity to their children. … Continue reading

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Is UCAS Clearing the ‘Sale Period’ for Universities?

UCAS clearing is starting mid- August. Thousands of disappointed  university applicants will have another go to get one of the remaining places. This begs for the question: Is UCAS Clearing the ‘Sale Period’ for Higher Education? What do you think? … Continue reading

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