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Outlining Entrance Exams for a Successful Career with iit colleges in india

Breaking the IIT JEE is successfully one of the hardest that any youth can go up against while endeavoring to get instigation into any of these premium specific establishments, starting with the IITs. Here a little piece about the request outline, information about the dates, thus on of the choice test, finally certain vital inputs on the most ideal approach Read More


Baseline tests for four-year-olds: Ministers forced to make humiliating U-turn after admitting they are ‘unfair’

David Cameron’s government has been pressed into yet another U-turn Getty Ministers have been forced to abandon controversial plans to judge primary schools according to new tests for four-year-olds after admitting that to do so would be “inappropriate and unfair”. The humiliating U-turn came after a study showed that tests offered by the three different providers could not be reliably Read More


Primary schools accused of ‘social segregation’ by rejecting poorer pupils in favour of children from richer homes

Places at church schools are highly competitive Getty Primary schools in England have been accused of “social segregation” after a report showed more than 1,500 schools were turning away disadvantaged pupils in favour of children from higher-income families. A report from the Sutton Trust found some of the most popular primary schools – particularly faith schools – had complicated oversubscription criteria that actively Read More


One in four primary schools is full or over capacity

Forecasts show that 295,000 more primary-age pupils will be enrolled in schools by 2020 Monkey Business Images/REX/Shutterstock Labour Party MPs have criticised the government’s “failed approach to planning for school places” as a “broken system”, amid claims that one in four primary schools is now full or over-capacity. Statistics from the Department for Education suggest that around 23 per cent of Read More


BRICS universities join grad programming

A network of universities has been formed with the aim of establishing joint graduate programmes across universities in BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. L-R: Victor Koksharov, Rector of Ural Federal University, Russia; Aline Schleicher, Ministry of Education, Brazil; Diane Parker, Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa; Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Ministry of Human Resource Read More


Student.com racks up more Silicon Valley funding

Following an investment of $60m just two months ago, global accommodation booking site, Student.com, has received another injection of Silicon Valley funds from capital venture firm Breyer Capital. Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she Read More


Nottingham Trent scoops Whatuni’s int’l award

The International award, which is based on results exclusively from international students, saw NTU edge ahead of second place Swansea University and St Mary’s University Twickenham in third. British comedian Jimmy Carr presented the awards and higher education representatives from across the UK attended the lavish ceremony in central London. “We all just really enjoy working with international students, that is Read More


ALTO outlines portal plan in drive to standardise study travel

The concern over education agencies selling language school courses “based on what makes us the same, not what makes us different”, was an argument pitched against standardisation of language study booking in the Big Debate at the IALC Workshop last week. Thiago Espana explains ALTO’s plans to the audience of IALC member schools and agencies. Photo: IALC Amy Baker is a Read More


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Doing a PhD is as tough as training for a marathon – and I’m doing both

I used to wake up full of doubts about being a student again, but running has taught me to pace myself and stay focused ‘I’ve learned to embrace the freedom that my PhD provides, using it to my advantage.’ I used to have a normal job, with set working hours, drinks with colleagues on a Friday night and a desk Read More