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A bold path to success: how St Andrews broke the Oxbridge duopoly

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 14:00

St Andrews has overtaken Oxford to be ranked second among UK universities. But they didn’t make it easy for themselves

Perched on the edge of the North Sea, miles from anywhere, without even a railway station and less famous than the local golf course, the University of St Andrews would seem to have no business being one of the best universities in the world.

But not only has St Andrews thrived for centuries, it’s done so on its own terms. In recent years, it has embraced the equality and diversity agenda to widen its student intake, without joining the corporate dash for growth seen among its peers in London, Birmingham and Bristol.

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St Andrews beats Oxford to take second place in Guardian university rankings

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 14:00

The Scottish university positions itself to challenge Cambridge for the top spot in the league tables

Oxbridge’s ancient grip on the top of the UK university ladder has been broken by the University of St Andrews, which has edged out Oxford for the first time in the latest edition of the Guardian University Guide.

While the University of Cambridge retains the overall top spot, St Andrews has beaten Oxford to second place by a whisker after several years of being third in the league table.

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‘It needs serious homework’: how to find the perfect university course

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 14:00

Confused by all the options? Our education experts reveal how to lift the veil and find out what life is like at each university

“Choosing your course at university is a bit like choosing your life partner,” says Mary Curnock Cook. “You need to be in love with it first.

“If you’re not getting that flutter of excitement when you read the course details and the module options, then you could be in for three years of hard labour. If you get it right, your degree and the university experience will genuinely be part of your future.”

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University subject profile: electronic and electrical engineering

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 13:18

Engineering of electrical and electronic systems, microelectronics, silicon devices and nanotechnology

What you’ll learn

If you want to help create a green-energy revolution, develop the next generation of self-driving cars, or build AI robots, then an electronic or electrical engineering degree could be for you.

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University guide 2020: University of South Wales

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:23

All you need to know about studying at the University of South Wales

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University subject profile: agriculture, forestry and food

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

The study of land-based industries, such as farming, countryside management and animal rearing – including agriculture, forestry and food and beverage studies

What you’ll learn

Put aside images of country squires in Burberry tweed driving around their estates in Range Rovers, and think sustainable farming, food security and international markets.

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University subject profile: criminology

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

The study of crime and criminality — from policing and punishment to justice and social policy. Covers forensic investigations

What you’ll learn

Crime is never far from the headlines. Whether it’s controversial policing tactics or public outcry at the sentences handed out to high-profile offenders, crime and justice provoke passionate debates.

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University subject profile: American studies

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

The study of American culture, literature, history and politics – includes Canadian and Latin American studies

What you’ll learn

How has Trump’s presidency reshaped American politics? Why is there a Starbucks on every street corner? What are the roots of US foreign relations in Latin America and the Middle East?

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University subject profile: history

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

The study of the past: politics, economics, culture, religion and society and gender issues

What you’ll learn

History is the study of everything human beings have done in the past, individually and collectively. Degrees examine politics, economics, culture, religion, society and gender issues. You will often be able to choose the periods you study, but whether you opt for the Tudors or the 20th century, you are likely to touch on all these themes.

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University subject guide: mechanical engineering

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

The analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems, including the production and use of heat and mechanical power

What you’ll learn

If you’re interested in vehicle design, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology or sustainable energy, this could be the degree for you.

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University subject profile: accounting and finance

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

An all-encompassing study of the rules, standards and methods involved in recording financial information within organisations

What you’ll learn

Accountants are vital to the running of the financial world: they are numerate, articulate, analytical and understand how companies work. It’s an accountant’s advice that can sway how business bosses make important decisions. This sounds like a huge amount of responsibility – and it is – but a degree in this field can give you the skills, background knowledge and confidence to succeed.

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University subject profile: health professions

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

The study of ophthalmics, the oral and aural sciences, and medical technologies, including radiography, audiology and dental prosthetics

What you’ll learn

Degree programmes in the health professions field include ophthalmics, radiography and the oral and aural sciences. These degrees will allow you to develop expertise in a specific area of medicine without studying medicine itself, with a view to becoming an optometrist, a radiographer, an audiologist or a speech and language therapist.

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University subject profile: architecture

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

Design and creation of buildings. Involves the
study of the sciences, humanities, and fine and applied arts

What you’ll learn

Whether you fancy becoming the next Zaha Hadid, or you dream of planning the future of your home town, an architecture course could help you get there.

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University subject profile: anatomy and physiology

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 12:01

Study of how the human body works – includes anatomy, physiology and pathology, ophthalmics and aural and oral sciences

What you’ll learn

Anatomy and physiology degrees are for those who are fascinated by the science of medicine. You’ll learn about the structure of the body and how it functions. You’ll gain an understanding of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and its effect on different parts of the body. You could learn, for example, how cells develop, how limbs form in the right places, and even how muscle groups are used in different sports. You may also touch on hot topics such as cell cloning, bioinformatics, genetic engineering, or the impact of malaria or HIV on a human being.

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Sajid Javid: make it easier for overseas students to work in UK

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 11:18

Home secretary calls for more ‘flexible, sensible attitude’ to immigration

Sajid Javid has said he wants to see an end to tough rules on overseas students studying in Britain being allowed to stay on in the country to work, arguing for what he called a more “flexible, sensible attitude” to immigration.

In comments that go against Theresa May’s long-standing approach, the home secretary, who is among a crowded field hoping to succeed her, said he would loosen the current rules, which restrict overseas students to six months of work after finishing their studies.

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US schools accused of censoring climate crisis message in graduation speeches

the guardian - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 09:00

Students say authorities have barred them from reading a text that warns of ‘catastrophic climate change’ for being too political

Schools and colleges across the US have been accused of censoring students who have attempted to use their graduation speeches to speak out on the unfolding climate crisis.

A youth-led movement called Class of 0000 is encouraging students to read out a prepared text at their graduation ceremonies that warns of “catastrophic climate change” and tells elected leaders to “have plan to get to zero emissions, or get zero of our votes”.

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Bulletin Board

NYTimes - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:00
Graduation guidance, e-learning around the globe, a scholarship program for refugees — and more. A collection of views and news from a special report on Learning.
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The New School’s Leader on Global Goals and What Lies Ahead

NYTimes - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:00
David Van Zandt. the university’s president, on the importance of reaching students outside the United States.
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From Albania to Singapore, U.S. Students Look for Tailored Experiences Abroad

NYTimes - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:00
More students in the United States are studying overseas, and colleges now offer a variety of experiences that let students choose what they want.
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Short-Term Programs for Long-Term Success

NYTimes - Fri, 07/06/2019 - 07:00
A growing number of intensive programs offered online, or on campuses around the world, can help workers at all stages become more globally minded.
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