International Education

It's Not Too Late For The Government To Embrace International Students

James Pitman | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
James Pitman

Earlier this year, The House of Lords passed an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill that would remove international students from net migration figures. True to form, the government quietly removed this amendment in a pre-election 'wash up' when the bill was sent back to the House of Commons.

The Power Of Language: How Learning Another Language Can Sharpen Your Mental Skills And Boost Your Wellbeing

Carolyn Savage | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Carolyn Savage

Despite the English language being the third most widely spoken language in the world and providing a huge benefit to those who enjoy English as their...

From Abacuses To Micro:Bits, How Is The Landscape Of Technology In Education Changing?

Carolyn Savage | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Carolyn Savage

Schools in the UK will also have the opportunity to put forward their case for scholarships to get free micro:bits, which means the pocket-sized codable computers will be more accessible to a new generation of technology pioneers regardless of their backgrounds.

Brexit's Disenfranchised Youths: Don't Get Mad, Get Active

Eddie Keough | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Eddie Keough

The events of last Thursday have somehow cast more uncertainty into the most uncertain political situation in the UK in recent memory. Even before the ruling, the country lay in a state of political limbo. An environment where countless young people felt let down or angry.

Wake Up, Theresa May: International Students Are Not Economic Migrants

James Pitman | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Pitman

Theresa May's government needs to work with the HE sector to decouple international students from the question of immigration. It should also listen to the British public and recognise that international students are very valuable, temporary visitors who make an enormous economic and cultural contribution to the UK.

The Role Of International Education Amid Growing Anti-Globalisation Sentiment Post-Brexit

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Fitzmaurice

In his book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman argues that the global market is becoming a level playing field with historical and geographical divisions becoming irrelevant. For many expat families, this has become the new reality with globalisation taking them out of their home country and placing them in new environments.

Is Traditional Schooling Doing Enough to Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Jobs?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

Your education is all too often evaluated by asking "Where did you go to school?" rather than asking "What did you learn in school?" Instead of validating learning through legacy, we should judge the quality of an education by how well it prepares students for future challenges in a globalised world.

An Innovative Delevopment For Education in Sierra Leone

Becky Hopper | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

I for one, am particularly proud of what my friend has achieved and very excited about what it will mean for the children of Sierra Leone. Sam's work is a vital addition to all of the hard work already going on within the country to provide the next generation with the education they have a right to.

Mandela: A Euphemism for Hope, Equality and Freedom

Claire Seah | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Seah

Names often trigger certain ideas in people's minds. Personally, Mandela is a euphemism for hope, equality and freedom.

International-Based Education Can Offset Rise in Tuition Fees

Anton Dominique | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Dominique

Is 2014 the year when tuition fees rise yet again for struggling UK students? According to the BBC, UK universities are already dissatisfied with a tu...

International Education Week: Why Education is so Important

Frontier | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Education is a process of providing structured information. It is accessible to every child for free in the developed world, so much so that it's almost taken for granted. The developing worlds are still striving to gain easily attainable education systems like ours, because education is seen as a platform whereby children can greaten themselves.

The Home Office Needs to Treat International Students Better

Daniel Stevens | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Stevens

Students deserve better. That's why NUS is calling on the Home Office to developed clear service standards for their treatment of international students. They need to make it far clearer to applicants what costs and documentation will be required of them and to provide greater flexibility in the case of genuine mistakes.

Survey Reveals the Changing Landscape of International Applications

Paul Ellett | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Ellett

In the wake of actor James Gandolfini's death, Sky Atlantic broadcast four classic episodes of The Sopranos, one being 'College'. This episode sees To...

The First Few Weeks of University - An International Student's Perspective

Pasiri Onchuenjit | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Pasiri Onchuenjit

Coming to a different country to study is not just about getting used to the new education system you also have to adapt to a new culture and a new way of life. If you are not settled in well this will most likely have a negative impact on your study.

Can You Teach Toddlers Mandarin? The BBC Thinks It Can

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Forget the Teletubbies and Spongebob Squarepants, children can now tune in to the television and learn Mandarin, thanks to the BBC's latest production...

Lucy Sherriff

'The Nail That Sticks Out Gets Hammered Down': Japan's Struggle To Break Free From A Stifling System | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Japan has already made its name as one of the world's leading economies and now the country is rapidly storming ahead in the international league tabl...

British Kids 'Less Educated Than Eastern Europeans'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK has fewer people educated to A-level standards than countries such as Lithuania, Slovakia and Estonia, a union claimed on Wednesday. Figures...

Claims English Students Performed Poorly Rubbished By UCL

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Claims that England has been plummeting down international pupil performance tables cannot be justified, a study has suggested. Launching a White P...