There are many routes to higher-level skills but why do we keep forgetting about international study?

Students socialisingIt’s that time of year again when A-Levels are released, Clearing provides a second wind to those who didn’t quite reach their desired number of Ucas points and we find out that finally the boys have got better grades than the girls.

It’s also that time of year when people begin to question the worth of higher education and look at the alternative routes to further their career without incurring debt.

This year however, the volume seems to have been amplified as people still come to terms with paying £9,000 per year for undergraduate courses in many UK universities. Young people are also taking note of the financial climate along with the jobs market, both of which continue to fluctuate as the country continues to face more economic uncertainty. Continue reading “There are many routes to higher-level skills but why do we keep forgetting about international study?”

Engineering change in US higher education through public/private partnerships

INTO USFAn increasing number of higher education institutions in the United States are now financially unsustainable and debt-ridden according to a new report that surveyed almost 2,000 private and public schools from consulting company Bain & Co. and Sterling Partners, a US-based private-equity firm.

University debt in the US is increasing annually at 12 per cent per year with the report attributing gross financial mismanagement and a lack of sustainable business models as two damaging factors. Continue reading “Engineering change in US higher education through public/private partnerships”

Student Employability: Using Social Media to Enhance Careers

Students using computerAs reported in the Guardian Education blog, students should be using social media to enhance their employability, and universities have a duty to encourage this.

Not only are students expected to use social media in many of the jobs they get after graduating, they should be using it to increase their online presence and chances of getting a job. Continue reading “Student Employability: Using Social Media to Enhance Careers”