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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
Cheater cheater essay writer

Cheater cheater essay writer

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
Running out of money while at university? Here’s what to do

Running out of money while at university? Here’s what to do

Featured, News
As reported by the Save the Student’s recent National Student Money Survey, 78% of students experience financial stress.   Many students run out of funds while studying. A new research study has revealed that 11% of students spend most of their student loan within the first two weeks of term and more than 50% spend it all before the term ends. Here are some steps and solutions that will help you get through your financial difficulties.   Control your spending: You can’t stop spending completely, as you need to pay for the essentials - accommodation, food and bills. But, you can make cutbacks and seek cheaper alternatives. Small changes make big differences. Why not try cooking with your housemates instead of getting takeaways? Learn new techniques to save mon
Too many first-class degrees? Government will investigate

Too many first-class degrees? Government will investigate

Lifestyle, UK
A panel of experts will moderate the marks universities award to students in response to concerns of ‘grade inflation.’ The Higher Education Statistics Agency previously reported that 26% of students are graduating with a first-class degree, an 18% increase from just five years ago. These statistics sparked concern that degrees were being ‘marked up’ and decreasing the credibility of universities. Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said: “When you look at what makes our universities so prestigious, it comes down to the value of our degrees. The value of those degrees is threatened by grade inflation and that is a problem for students, employers and the universities themselves.” The government will be using the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework rating system, i
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