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High fees for higher education

High fees for higher education

Investigations, Specials, University
A new BBC report has highlighted some subtle hypocrisies within the university sector. Whilst the fees for undergraduate degrees have been subjected to the highest rates lawfully permitted – postgraduate courses have had not had the same regulations. The article included a short list of universities that tend to have this problem, “if you study history at Bristol University at undergraduate level, its costs £9,250 – but a one-year MA course at the same university is £8,300.” BA courses have been universally capped at £9,000/£9,250, whilst the costs of MA degrees vary depending on the university or course. The Glasgow School of Art offers MA degrees at the cheapest rates in the UK, at £2,340 (for Teaching/Supervision courses). https://twitter.com/SallyBiddulph/status/10187257127344
Are University advisors beneficial?

Are University advisors beneficial?

Education, Investigations, Specials, University
Does having University advisors on hand in college or sixth form help to get students into top-tier universities? Speaking to some students in London we asked them their thoughts on university advisors. Queen Mary University student, Shabnam Khalafi, told The Voice of London: "I didn't have an advisor, it was just our form tutor or class teachers, I think it would have helped to have one."  She told us that going to a public sixth form they didn't have someone to focus on the students individually and the help from form tutors "wasn't focused enough on our needs." City University student, Mr B (who wished to remain anonymous), told us that although his private college did not have an advisors position ready at hand,  they did "have special classes dedicated to help you with in
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Education, Have you heard, Lifestyle, Technology, University
Essay writing agencies may seem like a beacon of hope in the darkness of deadlines, but are they really bringing you towards the light? After a BBC investigation revealed that there were many videos breaching the company’s rules, Youtube has begun removing ‘essay writing services’ videos — particularly ones that promise plagiarism-free essays. How are students finding and using these services, and what are the consequences they face when they are caught by their academic institutions? According to the BBC, Facebook and Google have been asked by a regulator to end their income from advertising these businesses. This is a rising problem, because not only are the videos offering writing services, but there are also other writing agencies who contact students personally or post on
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