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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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 startup Learning with Experts bags £800K investment - Global Education Times (GET News)

Edtech startup Learning with Experts bags £800K investment

Edtech startup Learning with Experts has just completed their latest funding round above target, raising £800K with a group of high net worth angel investors.

The investment followed an investor showcase pitch to The Oxford Opportunity Network (OION) at Rathbones. New investors joining via OION include New Chairman, Rupert Pennant-Rea, former editor of The Economist and Deputy Governor of The Bank of England.

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Jo Johnson quits as UK universities minister and MP - Global Education Times (GET News)

Jo Johnson quits as UK universities minister and MP

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s brother Jo Johnson quits from his position as a member of parliament and as the universities minister.

Jo Johnson, who has served as the MP for Orpington since 2010, sent out a tweet announcing his resignation in the past hour.

Johnson also held the post of the UK’s Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation since July 2019, a role he has held as part of his brother’s government.

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New Keele University business school campus unveiled - Global Education Times (GET News)

New Keele University business school campus unveiled

England’s Keele University business school in Staffordshire has unveiled its new state of the art campus.

The Keele University business school, which spans three storeys, has an open-plan layout designed to enable staff and students to build networks and teamwork effectively.

The state-of-the-art campus includes a 22-seat lecture theatre, a ‘think lab’ study space, data laboratory, café and business lounge.

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LSE and 2U partner to deliver online programme - Global Education Times (GET News)

LSE and 2U partner to deliver online programme

Edtech company 2U Ltd. has announced that it will partner with LSE to deliver its first online undergraduate degree programme.

The programme will be delivered by 2U in partnership with the University of London, and its member institution the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The programme, which will be a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics, will be developed from LSE’s Departments of Statistics, Mathematics, Economics and Management with a strong curriculum focus on statistics, mathematics and computing skills.

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Scottish University to work on EU-funded TrailGazersBid - Global Education Times (GET News)

Scottish University to work on EU-funded TrailGazersBid

Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University is set to play a key role in a new project – the EU-funded TrailGazersBid – to boost the economic spin-offs of walking trails across Europe.

The partnership will develop a framework to enable the management and promotion of trails across the Atlantic area. This framework will employ digital technologies and indicators to develop trains in an environmentally friendly, sustainable, cost effective and highly innovative manner.

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