Five Tips To Impress Medical School Admissions Tutors With Your Personal Statement

Haseeb Hamid | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Haseeb Hamid

Applicants often dread writing their personal statement. Prospective medical students are repeatedly told complex, confusing and irrelevant information about how to make their application stand out from the crowd. As a result, many are unaware of what medical school admissions tutors are truly looking for, what information to include and how to make sure they are ticking the right boxes.

What Will Be The Killer App That Takes VR, AR And AI Into The Business World?

Andrew Moore | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Moore

At this year's CES, one of the largest global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshows, it was announced that augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence will be the primary disruptive consumer technologies for the next 20 years...

Why Low-Code Will Hit An All-Time High In 2017

Paulo Rosado | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paulo Rosado

Why does this matter? We're witnessing a crisis point in the market, one where the demands for digital transformation in the enterprise have far exceeded the capacity of IT teams to deliver.

Today's 'Swipe Left. Swipe Right' Workplace Culture Shift

Russell Acton | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Russell Acton

Because mobile-first workers are now used to the 'Swipe left. Swipe right' ease of consumer life, their frustration and irritation with the tools they are expected to use is on the rise. Why would an employee be okay with having to log in and spend thirty minutes filling out expenses, approving a purchase order, or logging a field service visit when they can order a pizza with three thumb clicks?

Why You Should Consider Applying for a Liberal Arts Degree in the UK

Lucy Stansbury | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Stansbury

As I prepare to embark on a year studying at California Polytecnic State University, where I hope to focus more on my potential major in Politics, I would fully recommend to those with any doubt over which subject(s) to take at university to consider the extensive benefits of a Liberal Arts degree.

UCAS Personal Statements: Some Simple Dos and Don'ts

Sarah Kelleway | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Kelleway

As the autumn term gains pace, students up and down the country are perfecting the most important 4000-character document of their academic career - the personal statement. Follow this simple list to make sure that your personal statement is something that you can be proud of, rather than something that will leave your admissions tutors scratching their heads.

Does a Masters Level Education Help You in the Job Hunt?

Caitlin Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Caitlin Hamilton

For the second time in my academic career, I am coming to the end of a degree qualification. Come June, I shall be graduating from student life for the last time, as I finish off my Masters in Science Journalism...

Is the App Economy Going to Boom, Go Bust or Both?

Gary Calcott | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

What does all this mean for the average employee? It means the workplace of the future is going to offer a vastly different experience, where digital apps and tools will impact on just about every aspect of the way we work.

Scarce, Expensive, Bad: Why Entrepreneurs Should Love Monopolies

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Next time you're in your local pharmacy, take a detour to the men's shaving aisle. When you get there, scan the shelves in front of you. You'll see high-gloss packaging, lots of "Fusion" and "Turbo" and "Mach" brands. It's almost like you're in the Formula 1 pit lane, isn't it? The choice seems abundant.

New App Lets You Shop With Google Maps: Pocket High Street

Thomas Church | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

There's something missing on Google Maps: the ability to search by product. If I want to find the nearest shop where I can buy WD-40, or a 27" inner-tube, or a pair of  pink socks, how do I do that? I can't... not easily anyway. That is, until I download Pocket High Street.

What ISVs Can Learn From 'Wacky Races'

Gary Calcott | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

Competition can bring out surprising sides of our character. Increased demand from customers and end-users - combined with a more competitive landscape - means that the need for fast, agile application development amongst Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) has never been so intense.

Start-up, App and Away!

Gary Calcott | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

It's not easy being small. As anyone who was denied entry as a child to a theme park roller-coaster as a result of a 'You must be THIS tall to take this ride' sign can testify, life can seem so much simpler if you are larger and more mature.

Why Summer is the Most Important Season for Students

Isabelle Kerr | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Kerr

For students everywhere it has always provided a liberating period between one busy university year and an even busier year to come. Consequently, students have never failed to embrace the many benefits of the summer break. However, with the controversial rise in tuition fees to £9000 per year the necessity of university has been debated.

The Remarkably Dull and Demoralising World of Job Seeking

Henry Fosdike | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Fosdike

For a start, it's extremely dull. Remarkably dull. It's hard to even imagine what it must have been like thirty or forty years ago, scouring newspapers for leads and sending off a hand written covering letter in the post.

French Media Talk Difficult Future of Mobile News

Garrett Goodman | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech
Garrett Goodman

From news radio networks to respected newspapers to pure players, French media find mobile "difficult" and "complicated". This morning at a hip co-w...

Are State Schools Biased Against Oxbridge?

Sarah Slater | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Slater

I went to Oxford from a state school, arguably a very nice sixth form college in Surrey, but one that didn't have a strong record of sending students to Oxford or Cambridge. Was I dissuaded from applying? Not really. Was I encouraged? Not particularly. Did this make applying hard work? Absolutely.

Could the Olympics Become a Network Danger?

Thierry Grenot | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Tech
Thierry Grenot

The Olympics are coming. In the same way that the city of London is building new roads to handle increased traffic, companies must ready their networks to support the increased flow of applications.

A Glimpse Of Hope For Prospective Students

Cosima Ungaro | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The deadline for Ucas applications is approaching. On January 15, all prospective students to apply for courses beginning next autumn will need to hav...

UCAS: New Changes in Applications Will Benefit A Level Students

Mary Curnock Cook | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Mary Curnock Cook

The changing profile and needs of applicants and new approaches to the funding of higher education have combined to create a very different environment both for the provision of higher education and for those wishing to apply to study. Our review of the admissions system and our proposals for reform are therefore timely.