In Back to the future? Part I, I looked at the motivations of ‘returners’; mature students who, having spent some time in the workplace, have decided to step back into the classroom in order to progress their careers.
Sometimes it feels as though you have to take a step backwards in order to move forwards. An idea that can be particularly daunting when it’s your career that you’re stepping away from.
Which is 2020’s top UK university?
According to The Times Higher Education World Rankings, released early last week, Oxford University once again takes the top spot. However, THE tables now jostle for attention among other providers such as The Guardian University League Tables, The Complete University Guide (CUG), and the Good University Guide (GUG). In contrast to THE, all three of these positioned Cambridge University as their number one.
The start of the New Year is a busy time for Britain’s A-level students.
The main deadline for UK university applications is January 15th. And for students across the UK, it is the culmination of soul searching (and googling) to put together their shortlist.
With skills gaps in the workforce and young people put off university by the prospect of debt, are apprenticeship degrees the way forward?