Archive for Education

Scottish students in financial meltdown

According to a survey by the National Union of Students (NUS), students in Scotland have reached “crisis levels” of financial hardship, despite the abolition of tuition fees that sets Scottish universities apart from the rest of the UK. Continue reading

TSR Research shows young people are not equipped to find work

There are many important characteristics that are necessary for a young person to be able to make the step into employment adroitly. Intelligence, usually measured by exam results, is obviously a major sorting criterion. But such characteristics as confidence, maturity, initiative, good communication skills and reliability are other important attributes that are often looked for by employers. Continue reading

Prospective students want real advice

Thursday’s exam results spell the beginning of the end of the application process for all those students who finished their A2’s this year. But for those in lower sixth form, the whole agonising process of thinking, preparing for and applying for university begins now. With AS results in the bag, and predicted grade tags flying about, the elimination process of working out which universities to consider applying for begins. Continue reading

University is the ‘most influential time of your lives’, say graduates

With A-Level results released today, and huge numbers of young people set to head off to university in the coming months, it should come as good news to them that two thirds of graduates of all ages have attested that university was the most influential period of their lives, ahead of childhood, teenage years, first jobs, and even marriage, shattering the common myth that your childhood years are the best of your life. Continue reading

Students determined to study their subject of choice

A-Level results are released today and thousands of students will finally find out their results after weeks of agonising waiting. For many, results day will bring smiles and joy as students open their envelopes to see that they met their grades, and got into their universities of choice. For some though, this year’s results day may not bring about all they had hoped for. Continue reading