17 août 2015

Canberra to waive state school fees for overseas university researchers

By Ray Clancy. International research students studying at universities in Canberra, Australia, will no longer have to pay state school fees for their children, it has been announced.
Currently, many expats in Australia face school fees of up to $12,000 per child for state-provided education with decisions made on a state-by-state basis. Research students, because they are older, often have children but low earnings. Read more...

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UK: ULaw issues ‘job or refund’ guarantee

By Beckie Smith. The University of Law in the UK has pledged to give a 50% fee refund to graduates who don’t find full-time employment within nine months of completing their studies. More...

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Top universities reserve clearing places for rich foreign students who can boost their coffers with £20,000 a year fees

MailOnline Australia - news, sport, celebrity, science and health storiesBy Eleanor Harding. Leading universities are setting aside hundreds of exclusive clearing places for overseas students who can boost their coffers with fees of up to £20,000 a year.
This is despite the fact that admissions departments are expected to be inundated with calls from sixth-formers who did not get their expected grades when A-level results are released on Thursday. Read more...

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Student satisfaction high despite tuition fee rises

The satisfaction rate for students studying at UK higher education institutions and further education colleges remains high, despite the tripling of tuition fee rates, with 86% saying they are satisfied overall with their course in this year's National Student Survey. Read more...

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16 août 2015

Tuition fees are a consumerist fallacy. Our students deserve better

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. Reports that tuition fees could soon pass £10,000 per year should not come as a surprise. The whole system is inherently flawed. More...

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15 août 2015

Will UK students look to free online higher education?

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy James Connington. With grants to be scrapped and potential new tuition fee rises on the horizon, James Connington explores where free online higher education fits in. Read more...

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Andy Burnham pledges to replace tuition fees with graduate tax

By Jack Grove. Labour leadership hopeful would also extend student finance to apprentices. More...

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06 août 2015

When too much is starting to be really too much! The evolution of business models for French business schools: what’s next?

Blog Educpros de François Thérin. In the torpor of summer, an article was published by Le Figaro on business schools’ students complaining about the fees they now have to pay (http://etudiant.lefigaro.fr/international/actu/detail/article/ecoles-de-commerce-le-coup-de-gueule-des-etudiants-contre-les-frais-de-scolarite-16501/ ). It reaches 45.000 € for 3 years at EDHEC, followed by HEC and ESSEC with 40.500 €. Another school, KEDGE, has increased its fees of 26% since 2013. And we are reaching what appears to be a peak in what students (and parents) are ready to fork. Debates on the value for money of business degrees are not new in the rest of the world and it is interesting and maybe worrying to see them coming uninvited in the usual hushed atmosphere of French business schools. Voir l'article...

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The rise of student debts in the UK of the 2015 graduates following the increased fees

http://www.iu.qs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/qsiu_logo7.pngBy . University students graduating from class 2015 are said to have the highest student debts in history according to the recent UK graduate career survey, by High Flyers Research. This is the first cohort of graduates that have had to pay the increased university fees of up to £9000 which has left many of them with average debt of more than £30,000. This is more than a £10,000 increase to the students who graduated in 2012. This figure will be even higher for medics who have to study five years, sometimes six depending on the university, which could potentially leave the students with debts that they can’t pay back or will be paying back for majority of their working life. This figure is lower than the predicted figure of £53,000 than that predicted in 2011 by The Push University Guide[i]. However the UK graduate career survey study also shows that more students are now likely to find jobs than in previous years[ii]. More...

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The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) and student numbers

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"It is said that replacing maintenance grants with bigger loans could lead to fewer undergraduates. That may prove a rash assumption. Against consensus opinion, the tripling of tuition fee loans to £3,000 in 2006 and again to £9,000 in 2012 made little difference to the behaviour of young full-time applicants. More...

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