FutureLearn and LSHTM offer free online Coronavirus course - Global Education Times (GET News)

FutureLearn and LSHTM offer free online Coronavirus course

FutureLearn and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have partnered to launch a course to spread awareness about Coronavirus.

In an effort to spread awareness about the pandemic, FutureLearn and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have collaborated to launch a free online course – COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus.

The course focuses on the outbreak of Covid-19 and what is known about the outbreak till date.

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Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims - Global Education Times (GET News)

Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims

New research by the Royal Society of Chemistry has claimed that students tend to value careers guidance given by parents more than their teachers or career advisors.

A new study by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has found that, contrary to popular belief, children look for career guidance more from their homes and parents, than they do from their classrooms or school offices.

The RSC notes that it believes this is why it is essential to guide the parents so they can help their children make informed decisions.

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Tier 4 visa extension for Chinese students proposed - Global Education Times (GET News)

Tier 4 visa extension for Chinese students proposed

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called for an automatic extension of Tier 4 visa issued to Chinese students pursuing education in the UK amongst other measures to help them during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has caused significant disruption to classrooms across the world and several institutions within the UK have closed campuses as well.

International students, particularly Chinese students, find themselves in problematic circumstances with exam postponements, closure of student housing facilities, and the issue of their Tier 4 student visas running out.

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UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more

UK graduates with a first or upper-second class degree earn more money than their peers, a new study has found.

Researchers from HESA (the Higher Education Statistic Agency) and the Department of Economics at Warwick University compared the pay of graduates with non-graduates.

The research noted that the decline in ‘graduate premium’ was less pronounced for graduates with higher grade degrees.

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University of Huddersfield to open new London campus - Global Education Times (GET News)

University of Huddersfield to open new London campus

University of Huddersfield has announced that it has joined hands with Study Group to open a new campus in London.

From September 2020, Study Group will deliver University of Huddersfield’s postgraduate degree curriculum to international students in the new campus based in Greenwich.

The postgraduate business degrees provided in the London campus will be same as those offered in the University’s home campus.

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93% increase in Indians who got UK study visas - Global Education Times (GET News)

93% increase in Indians who got UK study visas

Over 37,500 Indian students received UK study visas in 2019, a 93% increase from last year’s number.

The latest UK Immigration Statistics, which was published last week, revealed that this is the largest number of UK study visas which have been issued to Indian students across the previous eight years.

This rise denotes the continuation of the strong upward trend in UK student visa numbers for Indians, which has continued to grow since 2016.

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Study in London twice as popular with foreign students than UK students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Study in London twice as popular with foreign students than UK students

Foreign students are almost twice as likely to apply to a London university or college compared to students applying from the UK, finds UCAS report.

UCAS’ 2019 International Insights report, the most detailed ever undertaken by the organisation, revealed the global appeal of UK universities.

The study found that applications from foreign students to study in UK rose by 5.2% to a record 140,955.

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Edtech platform Insendi acquired by Study Group - Global Education Times (GET News)

Edtech platform Insendi acquired by Study Group

International education provider Study Group has announced that it has acquired edtech platform Insendi.

A Study Group statement said that it believes the acquisition of Insendi will be an opportunity for the business to increasing its market share in blended, online and international education.

Following the acquisition, Insendi will still operate as a separate entity within Study Group, in order to maintain its focus on innovation.

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