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EU acts to protect funding for UK-EU student mobility

Students on Erasmus+ mobility programmes should be protected in the short-term from a possible no-deal Brexit, but longer-term mobility may be under threat unless the UK can reach an agreement to stay in the European Commission’s study abroad exchange scheme

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Students and researchers need an orderly Brexit

Students who will be halfway through their Erasmus+ semesters abroad and researchers in the middle of cross-Channel European Union collaborative projects are understandably worried about what will happen after Brexit Day on March 29.

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Keeping UK HE attached to the world after Brexit

Among the challenges confronting British higher education in 2019 is how to maintain a strong global presence with the UK’s imminent departure from the European Union. Here are some thoughts You might doubt it when hearing about universities running up alarming deficits after setting up international branch campuses, but higher education is one of the […]

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Lessons from the first World Access to HE Day

So what did we learn from the first World Access to Higher Education Day? Well, it was a stylish event with over 100 international delegates attending a conference at Birmingham’s Aston University and others coming together in Australia and elsewhere around the world to mark the occasion. It also saw publication of the first barometer report, […]

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Will MAC help or hinder student mobility to UK?

Hopes of removing international students from the UK’s migration target and restoring the post-study work visas to overseas students at British universities were dashed when the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its Impact of International Students in the UK report.   Reaction was swift with Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, telling the BBC […]

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Honoured at becoming a life member of EUPRIO

Students who will be halfway through their Erasmus+ semesters abroad and researchers in the middle of cross-Channel European Union collaborative projects are understandably worried about what will happen after Brexit Day on March 29. Many could find themselves out of the country and confused about continued funding for their study abroad or cross-border research and wondering […]

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UK and Ireland top U-Multirank for student completion rates

The 2018 edition of U-Multirank provides new insight into the relative strengths and weaknesses of different higher education systems around Europe and the United States, with the United Kingdom and Ireland performing the strongest for Teaching and Learning as a result of their good ‘on-time’ student completion rates. U-Multirank claims to be the world’s largest global […]

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Three years on from cancer – lessons learnt!

AMAZINGLY it is just over three years since I was recovering at home after having my operation to remove the cancerous part of my bowel and a subsequent hernia operation. So, what are the lessons and tips I can pass on to others recovering and surviving after cancer treatment? First, we are all different, but […]

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Call grows for authentic website student reviews

SUDDENLY everyone appears to be calling for authentic student reviews on university websites – a public place where existing “customers” of higher education can say what it is really like to be studying on a course at this or that university. Among those leading the charge is web guru Gerry McGovern (pictured), whose key message […]

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Are universities listening to international students?

The need for universities to keep pace with the rapidly changing market place for international talent is highlighted in a new report from QS Enrolment Solutions based on responses to the 2018 International Student Survey. The report ‘Harnessing Opportunities in Global Higher Education’ is the latest to call on universities to up their game and […]

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