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Strathclyde Business School is top of the UK according to REF
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) has rated Strathclyde Business School first in Scotland and among the top 10 business schools in the UK. The REF – which is Government led – has rated Strathclyde Business School according to the quality and scope of its research. Strathclyde Business School came third ... More

Trinity Laban to offer 13 new postgrad bursaries with HEFCE
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is pleased to be offering at least 13 postgraduate bursary awards. These new funding opportunities are being offered together with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as part of the new Postgraduate Support Scheme. They are £10,000 bursaries and they are ... More

Funded PhDs in Pervasive Parallelism at Edinburgh
The EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Pervasive Parallelism at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to offer at least 10 fully-funded four-year studentships per year. The Centre’s purpose is to educate the graduates who will address the most disruptive challenge faced by the computing industry for 50 years – ... More

HEFCE to allocate £50 million funding to postgrad students
HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) has launched the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme to make £50 million funding available to postgraduate students for the academic year 2015/16. This funding is available for students on taught postgraduate masters courses at universities across England and is to be offered as ... More

Glasgow has Animal Health & Biodiversity PhD studentships
The Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow has a selection of PhD studentships available – and their application deadlines are rapidly approaching.  The funded positions that are currently recruiting are:  The epidemiology and impact of Rift Valley Fever in Tanzania – Closing Date ... More

Swansea University offers £3,000 Masters Scholarships
Swansea University is offering 100 Masters Scholarships, each worth £3,000 towards tuition fees, for students starting eligible courses in September 2015. Eligible courses include: All LLM programs (including LLM by Research) All MA programs (including MA by Research) All MRes programs All MSc programs (including MSc by Research) The scholarships ... More

Nottingham Business School research ranks well in REF 2014
The business school at Nottingham Trent University has received excellent results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.  These results – which were published at the end of 2014 – demonstrate that the courses at Nottingham Business School are of a high quality and particularly well regarded internationally. The grade ... More

Trinity Laban to host live debate about performing arts
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance is to host an event – called The Living Room – on Thursday 19th February in which arts and culture experts from around the UK and Europe will discuss the meaning of failure in the performing arts. The Living Room, which is part ... More

Kent director to take leading role in knowledge transfer
The Director of Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Kent – Carole Barron – has been appointed as Chair of Council at the Association for Research and Industry Liaison (AURIL). The AURIL is an association that represents those involved in knowledge creation, development and exchange in the UK and ... More

MBA programs at EU Business School top the rankings
EU Business School in Barcelona is delighted to announce that CEO Magazine has placed them in the No.1 spot for its MBA rankings 2015. EU’s Online MBA was only launched in the academic year 2012-13 and it came in the first place in the global online rankings. Meanwhile, EU’s MBA ... More

West Dean launches new MA in Collections Care & Conservation
West Dean College is launching a new two-year part time MA program – the MA in Collections Care and Conservation Management. This new masters program will be launched in Autumn 2015 – subject to validation – and is aimed at practising conservators and curators who have collections care responsibilities. It is also ... More

Barcelona GSE has great scholarship opportunities
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics has a great selection of scholarship opportunities available – these include a number of tuition waivers, as well as some fully-funded scholarship that are based on academic merit. There are 60 ECTS nine month master programs taught in English on offer at Barcelona GSE, and these ... More

Applications still open for London Film School flagship MA
The London Film School’s flagship MA in Filmmaking is taking in a new cohort of students in May 2015 – and applications are being accepted until Friday 27th February 2015. Students on the MA in Filmmaking get the opportunity to train in all departments, as well as be based in ... More

Royal Agricultural Uni welcomes new PG funding options
Postgraduates at the Royal Agricultural University can now look forward to reaping the benefits of new funding opportunities according to the Autumn Statement announced at the end of last year. As we told you last year, the Autumn Statement declared that new income contingent loans would be made available for ... More

Swansea enters UK’s top 30 universities for research
The recently published results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 reveal that Swansea University is now a top 30 research university! This fantastic result has seen Swansea University soar up the league table to become the 26th best research university in the UK – from its position of 52nd ... More

Global graduation ceremony takes place at St Gallen
At the end of 2014 a graduation ceremony took place at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland to celebrate the successful completion of their postgraduate program for 21 students from all over the world. These students have been awarded the title of E.M.B.L.-HSG and this graduation ceremony marked the ... More

EQUIS accreditation puts Groningen top for business
The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) at the University of Groningen has been awarded the prestigious EQUIS label by the European accreditation institution EFMD. This accreditation comes after extensive and rigorous quality inspection of FEB’s education, research and facilities by the EFMD. Back in 2011 Groningen’s FEB acquired the ... More

Manchester is one of the UK’s top research universities
The University of Manchester has a confirmed spot as one of the UK’s top research universities as decreed by the recently published Research Excellence Framework (REF) which placed the university fifth in the UK for research power. The REF recognised the University of Manchester as having excellence in a broad ... More

Aberdeen professor is appointed new Chair of NHS Grampian
Professor Stephen Logan – the Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Aberdeen – has been appointed as the new Chair of NHS Grampian. This new appointment was announced by Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Shona Robison, and will come into effect at the end of this month when ... More

Bangor University = student satisfaction guaranteed!!
Bangor University has topped the charts for student satisfaction – ranking number one in Wales and among the top ten for student satisfaction in 2014.  The results of 2014’s National Student Survey (NSS) placed Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (it was in 7th place when ... More

Warwick Business School has the research power
According to the new Research Excellence Framework Warwick Business School has ranked fifth for research output and third for research power. The UK REF 2014 reveals that more than 80% of WBS’s research output has been judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, ranking it fifth in the UK for research ... More

Kent Vice-Chancellor elected President of Universities UK
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent – Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow has been elected the next President of Universities UK (UUK) for 2015-2017. She was elected following a ballot of members of the UUK and will take up her new position in August 2015 for two years. Chief Executive ... More

Nottingham awards over 400 international scholarships!
The University of Nottingham has awarded more than 400 international students from over 100 countries worldwide competitive scholarships for the academic year 2014/15. Scholarship and Sponsorship Manager at the University of Nottingham, Helen Rylands, explains, “This event is a great chance for us to celebrate the achievements of the students ... More

Birmingham City Uni appoints new Executive Dean
Birmingham City University has appointed an Executive Dean for its new Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences. Professor Keith Horton will join the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences in January 2015, speaking of his appointment he says, "I am delighted to be joining Birmingham City University as ... More

CAE now to be accepted by Australian immigration
Starting in the New Year the Cambridge English: Advanced qualification will be accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia (DIBP) will begin accepting Cambridge English: Advanced scores as proof of English language ability under a range of visa categories. Already an accepted English language test for student ... More

University of Kent celebrates sporting legends
Earlier this month a great selection of sporting legends got together at the University of Kent at a special event to celebrate sporting achievement across the UK. The event – which took place on the 5th December – was hosted at the University of Kent’s sports centre and welcomed many ... More

Nottingham to establish new Doctoral Training Program
The University of Nottingham is establishing a new Doctoral Training Program in Mathematics for a Sustainable Society. The first cohort of students will begin in autumn 2015, and the purpose of this program is to create a new generation of mathematicians who have the knowledge and awareness of the issues ... More

Strathclyde Business School tops the charts in Scotland!
In recent rankings by the Financial Times of the best 81 business schools in Europe Strathclyde Business School came first place in Scotland. These new FT rankings figures are based on the business schools’ performance in four of the other rankings published by the FT each year – these being ... More

Nottingham University Business School MBA climbs rankings
The MBA program at Nottingham University Business School has climbed the 2014 Economist Top 100 MBA rankings – this is the fourth time in a row that this has happened. These international rankings rate the top 100 MBA programs available worldwide and Nottingham’s MBA is in the UK’s top ten ... More

Chancellor announces change to postgraduate loan
In this year’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a large change to the structure of funding for postgraduate degrees – student loans.  Starting from the academic year 2016-17, postgraduates under the age of 30 will be able to apply for a loan similar to their undergraduate student loan, designed to ... More

West Dean student wins prestigious award worth £12,000
A student from West Dean College has been awarded a £12,000 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QEST). Jonathon Kelly has been given this large award to study a full time postgraduate diploma in clocks conservation. Jonathan says, "I'm thrilled to have received this generous QEST award allowing me to study at West ... More

Doctor Who graduated from the University of Glasgow!
The recently aired season finale of the popular TV show Doctor Who has revealed that the Time Lord is in fact a graduate from the University of Glasgow! As one of the nation’s best-loved alien – the Doctor has travelled through space and time encountering all sorts of beings on ... More

Birmingham welcomes Secretary of the Department of Health
At the beginning of December Birmingham Business School played host to Una O’Brien, the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health who came to the school to discuss leadership. She was originally from the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham, and returned to her roots at the beginning of December to speak ... More

Popular TV show to be filmed live at the University of Kent
A special edition of the popular TV quiz show QI is going to be preformed and filmed at the University of Kent. This is part of the University of Kent’s 50th anniversary celebrations and will be filmed on Monday 9th February 2015. Coming to the university to perform the show ... More

Nottingham rated outstanding by international students
International students have rated the University of Nottingham amongst the top UK universities for satisfaction. This has been revealed in the recent International Student Satisfaction Awards 2014, where the University of Nottingham came in second place. It was also one of only five UK universities to receive an ‘outstanding’ in ... More

Kent to invest £75m into teaching and research facilities
The teaching and research facilities at the University of Kent are going to get a £75m investment from the European Investment Bank (EIB).This loan funding is repayable over 25 years and is part of the University of Kent’s £211m 5-year estates capital investment plan. The University of Kent’s Vice Chancellor, ... More

IMI Switzerland has great new postgrad program portfolio
IMI University Centre Switzerland has recently refined their postgrad programs meaning that all students are now assured of top-level British-standard academic excellence. This refinement has been achieved by a series of partnerships with well-regarded British universities. IMI University Centre Switzerland has always had a great reputation for its hospitality education ... More

Universities in the UK embrace Cambridge English Scale
Entry requirements at four top universities in the UK are being updated to include Cambridge English Scale scores when recruiting international students. The University of Oxford, University of Bristol, University of York and the London School of Economics are going to start using the Cambridge English Scale scores in 2015. ... More

University of Kent scientists’ research is out of this world!
Two leading scientists at the University of Kent have been involved in the space expedition taking place this November. The European Space agency probe Rosetta has been on a mission to land its tiny lander on a speeding comet – and this expedition reached a crucial point today (12th November) when ... More

Birmingham City Uni student composes score for ENO
A PhD student at Birmingham City University has composed the score for the English National Opera’s first ever children’s opera. Joanna Lee is a student at Birmingham Conservatoire – part of Birmingham City University – where she is currently studying her PhD in composition. She has composed the score for ... More

Lancaster University Management School prof is top thinker!
An academic at Lancaster University Management School has been voted the Most Influential Thinker 2014 by HR Magazine. Professor Cary Cooper, Distinguished Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School, was also knighted this year for his services to social science. HR Magazine’s Influential Thinkers are those who make ... More

European University expands its campus in Barcelona
European University (EU) has expanded its facilities at its campus in Barcelona, Spain. The Managing Director of the EU Barcelona campus, Carl Craen explains, “At EU, our aim has always been to provide the best for our students. This new space is modern, light and inviting; the perfect environment for ... More

RAU postgraduate students selected for prestigious award
Two postgrad students at the Royal Agricultural University have been selected to receive a prestigious award. The ‘Centenary Award’ bursary – from The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust – is an award scheme that pays for 75% of its recipients’ course fees. This award scheme was launched by NFU Mutual in ... More

Tilburg launches International Business Taxation masters
Netherland’s-based Tilburg University has launched a new masters program in International Business Taxation. This postgraduate program is among the first to deal with topical global taxation issues and while studying on the course students will learn how big multinational companies arrange their tax affairs, it will also explore how these ... More

Strathclyde’s MBM is a top UK masters in management programs
In Masters in Management rankings figures recently published by the Financial Times about the top 70 pre-experience general management programs, the University of Strathclyde’s MBM program has been placed 5th out of the UK school and 43rd worldwide. The FT Master in Management rankings are based on data collected from ... More

Barcelona GSE launches masters degree in Data Science
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics has launched a new masters degree in Data Science, which is among one of the only postgraduate programs available worldwide in this field. Professor Christian Fons-Rosen (Program Director) and Professor Omiros Papaspiliopoulos (Scientific Director) explain, “The Barcelona GSE Master in Data Science is one of ... More

University of Kent climbs the league tables again!
The University of Kent has seen its place in UK rankings tables rise once again – this time in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) ‘Table of Tables’. THE’s ‘Table of Tables’ combines the results of the three main university league tables each year: these being the Good University Guide (published ... More

Aston University is highly ranked by LinkedIn uni ratings
Aston University has been really highly ranked by professional social network LinkedIn – especially for its business courses. The university has been placed among the top 10 UK Universities for student career progression into marketing and finance professions.  In the LinkedIn university rankings, Aston University has been placed 2nd in ... More

Tilburg is best specialist university in the Netherlands
Tilburg University in the Netherlands has been ranked as the best specialist university in its country by independent Dutch magazine Elsevier. Elsevier carries out an annual survey in which it compares degree programs throughout the Netherlands – and this year both professors and students rated Tilburg as top specialist university. ... More

Doc Gok gets honorary doctorate from Birmingham City
Fashion expert Gok Wan has received an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University. The TV presenter and fashion guru received his award alongside Birmingham City University’s fashion students at a ceremony held at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Speaking to the graduates at the ceremony, Gok said, “If there’s one ... More

Manchester Business School announces new scholarships
Manchester Business School is delighted to announce the launch of several new scholarships for masters students starting their degree programs in September 2015. First of all there is the Loyalty Bursary. This funding opportunity is offered to all University of Manchester students and alumni who are enrol on to a ... More

Birmingham achieves best ever performance in student survey
The University of Birmingham has achieved its best ever performance in the National Student Survey with more students than ever being satisfied with their teaching. The National Student Survey (NSS) has awarded the University of Birmingham an overall satisfaction mark of 89%, this demonstrates an increase from last year’s already ... More

RAU has fantastic postgrad employment prospects
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is celebrating a personal student jobs record ever, as 2013 saw 97.5% of its postgraduates in full-time employment or further study within six months of their graduation! Plus, 75% of RAU undergraduates had also secured more senior positions – classed as ‘professional or managerial roles’. ... More

Edge Hill launches new postgrad business courses
Edge Hill University has launched a selection of new postgraduate business courses specifically aimed at issues arising from today’s businesses and organisations. New postgraduate programs on offer include a part-time MSc in Leadership and Management targeted at managers already in the work place, plus a Masters in Management and Entrepreneurship. ... More

Cambridge English Exams to be used by Tokyo teachers
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education is planning to use Cambridge English Language Assessment’s Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) to evaluate the skills of the teachers in Japan before they head off to train in the United States and Australia. TKT helps teachers develop new skills while giving formal recognition ... More

University of Kent celebrates its 50th anniversary
The University of Kent is spending the next year celebrating its 50th anniversary. Celebrations kicked off with ceremonies at both its Canterbury and Medway campuses on the 1st and 2nd October. Throughout the rest of this academic year there are plenty of special events and projects taking place at the ... More

West Dean College teams up with the British Library
West Dean College has teamed up with the British Library to work together on a training program. As part of the collaboration West Dean College is going to deliver a portfolio of short courses about preservation and collection care for libraries.   This training program will be based on Continued ... More

London Film School is highly ranked by Hollywood magazine!
The London Film School has been voted the sixth best film school in the world by The Hollywood Reporter! This year has seen graduates from The London Film School enjoy great success at film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs and Raindance. And it is partly due to ... More

Kent Business School launches new enterprise network
Representatives from Kent Business School have recently met with 12 owner-managers of regional small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to form a new network – the Business Improvement and Growth (BIG) initiative. The BIG Network is designed to help owner-managers overcome their business challenges and all participants of have already ... More

Cambridge English exams have Czech appeal!
Formal recognition of Cambridge English exams as proof of the English skills has been going from strength to strength recently – so much so that now many Czech businesses are using these exams as a measure of English skills essential for success in the workplace to help with recruiting and ... More

Kent tops the student satisfaction poll again
The University of Kent has proven itself to be at the top of the student satisfaction charts once again. The National Student Survey (NSS) 2014 placed the University of Kent joint third* in the category ‘overall satisfaction’ – this placement sees the university ranking highly against Russell Group universities including ... More

Durham appoints two new Islamic Finance Professors
Durham University Business School has appointed two new Islamic Finance directors – Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim is the new Professor of Islamic Finance and Omneya Abdelsalam is the Professor of Accounting and Islamic Finance. Professor Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Illinois University, an MBA from the University of ... More

Royal College of Art appoints new Head of Fashion
The Royal College of Art has announced the appointment of Zowie Broach as its new Head of Fashion, she will succeed Professor Wendy Dagworthy at the start of the new academic year on 1 October 2014. Broach has a fabulous career in fashion being the co-founder and designer of British ... More

Chances to meet Strathclyde Business School go global!
Strathclyde Business School is giving potential students plenty of chance to meet up with its representatives this autumn and find out what postgraduate opportunities are on offer. Plans are in place for representatives from Strathclyde Business School to attend MBA and postgraduate recruitment events across the globe to answer questions ... More

Bangor has great selection of courses with January intake
Bangor Business School at Bangor University is now offering students the opportunity to study many of its great postgraduate business programs with the academic year starting in January 2015 – this includes its – MAs, MBAs and MScs. This is a great opportunity for potential business students who are hoping ... More

New WWI Engagement Centre launched by University of Kent
Mark Connolly, the Professor of Modern British History at the University of Kent, will be heading a new centre devoted to community research projects into World War One. The centre, known as Gateways to the First World War, is funded by the AHRC and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is ... More

RDI launches 4 new online courses with Anglia Ruskin
Anglia Ruskin University and RDI launch 4 new postgraduate courses You have the opportunity to begin your masters degree this autumn by online distance learning. As a result of increasing demand for postgraduate qualifications, we are excited to announce that 4 new programs have been added to our portfolio: MSc ... More

Kent wins accommodation award for 7th year
Group Travel Organisers presented their awards on the 6th of June, revealing that the University of Kent won its ‘Best University Accommodation for Groups’ award for the seventh year in a row.The award was given specifically for the Canterbury campus, which is currently used by travel organisers. During vacation, it ... More

Cambridge English: Advanced accepted by Australian government
The Cambridge English: Advanced exam can add another prestigious organisation to its list of places that accept it as a standard of quality – the Australian government. From early 2015, the visa application will open up a variety of options to visa applicants, allowing them more choice of which courses ... More

Admissions still open for MA applicants to London Film School
Worried you’d missed your chance to study at London Film School? UK and EU students are still able to apply for a start in September (and those outside of these areas should email as they may be able to accept your application based on visa requirements). If September sounds ... More

First Cambridge TV Summer School deemed big success
This year, for the first time, a course in television production skills ran in Cambridge. The newly launched  high profile Cambridge TV School ran a summer course for six weeks with its unique hands-on approach led by industry-experienced tutors. Over the six week run, students produced a variety of short ... More

Birmingham installs Lord Bilimoria as Chancellor
On 17th of July, the University of Birmingham installed its seventh chancellor – the founder of Cobra Beer, Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea. Following on from the Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, the Right Honourable Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon, and Sir Dominic Cadbury, the India-born Lord will act as an ambassdor ... More

West Dean student receives Edward James Scholarship
West Dean College, which focuses on craft and conservation, is well known for producing exceptional graduates greatly desired by museums such as the Imperial War Museum and the V&A. Dorothy Cheng recently completed her graduate diploma in Conservation of Metalwork, and has been awarded the Edward James Foundation Anniversary Scholarship ... More

West Dean College tutor wins QEST Award for Excellence
The QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) Award for Excellence in British craftsmanship is awarded to a QEST Scholar who is considered to have made a significant contribution to their craft. This year, trustees unanimously voted the West Dean College tutor Shem Mackey the winner. As the Program Leader on West ... More

Cambridge English exams recognised by top universities
Over the past three years, Cambridge English: Advanced has grown in acceptance by 71%. Over 4,000 organisations now use it as proof that a student is capable of studying an academic subject at an English speaking university. Of these organisations, many are universities – and 95% of the world’s top ... More

Key report reveals new trends in entrepreneurial activity
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report 2013 has revealed some interesting data. In a reversal of the historically low amount of activity when it comes to over 50s, recent numbers show an increase in the amount of people starting a business post-50.Not only that, but the UK outperformed almost all ... More

ESCP Europe’s MSc in Hospitality & Tourism offers opportunities
ESCP Europe Business School’s Master in Hospitality and Tourism was established in 2010 to provide first-class business education for young professionals wanting to pursue an international and fast-moving career in the hospitality and tourism industry and even beyond this dynamic and diverse industry. This exciting postgraduate program is run in ... More

University of Kent installs Gavin Esler as Chancellor
The University of Kent installed Gavin Esler (a journalist and novelist) as the Chancellor on July 8th at Rochester Cathedral. As Chancellor, he will be responsible for conferring degrees, chairing the Court and representing the University of Kent on various occasions. Esler graduated from the University of Kent in 1974, ... More

University of East Anglia reveals spousal stress research
The University of East Anglia have revealed the results of their latest research – and they’re incredibly useful to those interested in the cause of spousal conflict – or indeed those trying to avoid stress within their own marriage! The study – led by Dr Ana Sanz-Vergel and colleagues from ... More

University College Cork has Masters in Public Health online
One of the main challenges of getting a degree can often be the location changes required. The University College Cork (UCC), in Ireland, is aware of this, and is offering their public health masters online from September 2014. The program itself is internationally-focused, and will look at Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health ... More

Honorary degree list announced at the University of Kent
The University of Kent will be presenting honorary degrees to people including Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig and Robert Wyatt at ceremonies in Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals during July. And it’s not just media personalities up for degrees – the co-founder of Framestore – Sir William Sargent – and the Kids ... More

Multidisciplinary masters launched at Nottingham Trent
Nottingham Trent University is delighted to be launching a masters degree which allows students to study different disciplines as part of the same course – this is the UK’s first multidisciplinary masters. The Nottingham Trent Multidisciplinary Masters is launching in September 2014, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Chris Pole, explains, “This is an ... More

University of Hull has 10 computer science scholarships
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Hull has 10 scholarships available to students starting any of its MSc programs for the academic year 2014-15. Each scholarship is worth up to £1,000 and they are open to Home and International students studying a full time postgraduate program at ... More

Glasgow offers studentship for MSc in Gender History
The University of Glasgow is delighted to be offering a fantastic studentship opportunity for applicants of its MSc in Gender History for 2014-15. The MSc in Gender History explores and analysis the workings of gender throughout different history and is available to study full time over one year or part ... More

West Dean College tutor shortlisted for prestigious award
Philip Sanderson, associate tutor at West Dean College, has been shortlisted for the second John Ruskin Prize Recording Britain Now. A master weaver and designer for the Tapestry Studio, Sanderson’s tapestry ‘Nowhere’ was created over a period of 13 weeks, and is one of 23 pieces of work to be ... More

MA in International Education & Globalisation at Bath
The University of Bath is delighted to be launching a brand new masters program in International Education and Globalisation. This MA course is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of international education and globalisation by exploring their full meaning and scope. Students will also study relevant educational purposes and ... More

Early-bird deadline for ESCP hospitality management masters
ESCP Europe Business School has offered an Executive Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management for over four years now. It was established to provide high-level managers with a business education, and has been especially tailored to teach students about the future challenges of this dynamic industry. This executive masters program ... More

Kent students to run 200 miles for charity
Members of the University of Kent’s Athletics and Cross Country Team will run over 200 miles in just eight days. From the 13th to the 20th of June, 14 students will run around thirty miles each day (which is about one marathon!). The students are running from the Canterbury campus ... More

London Film School short wins Cannes Palme d'Or
A graduation short – called Leidi – from London Film School, directed by Simón Mesa Soto, has been awarded the highest honour at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film. The film was shot in Colombia and edited by fellow LFS graduate Ricardo Saraiva. Other LFS ... More

University of Kent showcases its world-leading research
The University of Kent has been chosen to showcase some of its research at a national event taking place in London this week. The event is taking place at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 11th June as part of Universities Week 2014 which runs from 9-14 June. The University ... More

CENSIS offers new fee-free places for MSc degrees
CENSIS – the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems – is offering 20 places that are fee-free on a new MSc course. The MSc in Sensor and Imaging Systems is a joint masters degree between the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and as such will be awarded by ... More

New Arts and Law scholarships available at Birmingham
The College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham is delighted to be offering a selection of new scholarships to students applying to study a masters program in 2014. These scholarships cover the UK/EU on-campus tuition fees and are open for all UK, EU and International students applying ... More

West Dean College has new conservation opportunities
West Dean College is offering exciting ‘real-life’ restoration projects as part of its conservation programs. Four students from West Dean College studying the Conservation of Metalwork program are now working on a live heritage project. Located at Arundel Castle, the students are based in the Armoury working on four suits ... More

Brunel climbs into top 30 in THE Under-50 rankings
Brunel University in London reached 29th place in the Times Higher Education ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years old worldwide. This sees a 15-place rise from 2013, and places Brunel fourth in UK universities from the list. The Under-50 rankings employ the same indicators as the Times ... More

Glasgow PhD student is in Commonwealth Games
Muhammad Shazad from Pakistan – who is currently studying for a PhD in Biochemistry, at the University of Glasgow – has been studying in Scotland since 2010. He first picked up lawn bowling in 2011. Now, just three years later, he's competing in this year’s Commonwealth Games. Muhammad will be ... More

First cohort at Manchester CDT approach third year
The University of Manchester’s funded Computer Science PhD in their Centre for Doctoral Training was the first of its kind in the UK. As the first cohort reaches its third year, one of the students, Jon Parkinson, reflects on his thoughts so far. “The CDT has given me an opportunity ... More

Nottingham students run health support for Malaysian kids
The AIESEC – which is the world’s largest student-led organisation – is working with the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) to run education and healthcare workshop for indigenous Malaysian children living in a nearby Orang Asli village. Aiming to engage with school children, the student are running activities intended ... More

Kent researcher shows link between charity & baby boomers
Dr Eddy Hogg, who works at the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, has commented on the launch of a report from the Combination on the Voluntary Sector and Aging. This report, which was launched on 1st April, looks at how charities can begin to make better use ... More

Nottingham celebrates Chinese Campus’ 10th Anniversary
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is celebrating its tenth anniversary. UNNC was the first foreign independent university campus to be established in China, and it opened its doors in 2004 with its official opening following in 2006. Established as a partnership between the University of Nottingham, and the ... More

Huge rise in use of Cambridge English exams
The Cambridge English exams were developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment with the goal of testing the ability to communicate in real life – especially in places such as academic institutions and businesses. Since 2011, the use of these tests as proof of English language ability has risen by 36%, ... More

Nottingham Veterinary School is top in UK
The latest survey by the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) – released in March – showed the University of Nottingham beating the UK’s six other vet schools in every comparison. Opened in 2006, the Nottingham Veterinary School was the first new vet school to open for 50 years, and it ... More

Cranfield’s forensic computing course gives career opportunities
Cranfield University have been offering a part-time course in forensic computing since 2002, building up a reputation for providing its graduates with strong career opportunities. The forensic computing course offers its part-time students the chance to spend time on residential courses, providing hands on experience in a way many part ... More

University of Kent hustings debates Euro election issues
As part of the University of Kent’s program marking Europe Day earlier this month, the issues regarding the UK’s membership of the EU was debated at a hustings on the university’s Canterbury campus. Organised by the Global Europe Centre, part of the School of Politics and International Relations, alongside the ... More

University of Glasgow launches four new programs
The University of Glasgow has launched four new postgraduate programs – and they have some great new funding opportunities attached to them. The MSc in Urban Transport explores the challenge of meeting transport needs in modern cities and can be studied full or part time. The Tourism, Heritage & Sustainability MSc ... More

17 new MSc scholarships available at UCL
UCL is currently offering 17 new scholarships to those intending to study an MSc in electrical engineering and computer science. Their graduate support bursary consists of a full fee waiver and a living allowance of £10,000. These bursaries are available to students from under-represented or underprivileged backgrounds in the UK ... More

Kent is looking for volunteers for nationwide study
The child development unit at the University of Kent is looking for local volunteers to help with a nationwide study. Along with Bangor, Birmingham, Liverpool, Plymouth and Oxford, they are looking at the specific developmental challenges faced by bilingual toddlers aged two and under. The Kent Child Development Unit (KCDU) ... More

Nottingham subjects are among the world’s elite
The University of Nottingham has been placed amongst the world’s most elite universities in a recent survey. The ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’, which looked at more than 3,000 universities worldwide, placed Nottingham in the top 200 for 29 out of 30 subjects. 16 of these places in the ... More

Great scholarship opportunities at Strathclyde
There is a selection of great scholarship opportunities currently on offer at Strathclyde Business School. These new scholarships are available for students studying various postgraduate business programs starting in September 2014. You can find further information about these new scholarships here and more general awards here. Find out more about ... More

Glasgow professor to lead Centre of Excellence
Professor Ian McInnes, clinician and academic, has spent a decade leading research into rheumatoid arthritis. Recently, he has devoted his time to setting up the Rheumatoid Arthritis Centre of Excellence (RACE) in Glasgow. He has held senior role at Glasgow University since 1999, and Glasgow has strong links to study ... More

Cambridge English: Advanced now at 4,000 institutions
Cambridge English: Advanced, part of the Cambridge English exams, is a qualification for those learning English that is now accepted as proof of fluency in 4,000 institutions worldwide. This qualification has grown in use by 71% since 2010! Nicola Johnson, from the Cambridge English Language Assessment, explains, “More institutions are ... More

Great MSc funding opportunity available at Glasgow
There is a great new funding opportunity for those interested in studying science and engineering at the University of Glasgow. The University of Glasgow is offering a fully-funded scholarship for its MSc programmes in engineering and energy, including a living allowance of up to £14,400! You can find out more ... More

Initial deadline for ESCE business masters approaching
ESCE International Business School in France is offering a two year (four semester) masters programme for international students wishing to study in the fields of business, management or economics. This programme is taught in either French or English out of ESCE’s Paris campus. The business school is offering several application ... More

UCL is offering 14 crime scholarships for postgrads!
The Department of Security and Crime Science at University College London is offering 14 scholarships worth between £2,500 and £10,000 each for students studying one of its MSc programmes. These scholarships will be paid towards the course fees of students on one of the following postgraduate courses at UCL: •             ... More

Cambridge English exams usage rises by 300%
According to figures from Cambridge Language Assessment, the number of international students using these exams has increased by over 300% since 2011. This rise reflects the global recognition that Cambridge English has achieved. The Cambridge English: Advanced and Cambridge English: Proficiency exams are accepted around the world, and are well-known ... More

Westminster appoints new Professor of Architecture
Sean Griffith, a founder member of the University of Westminster’s architecture studio, Fasion Architecture Taste (FAT), has recently been appointed as Professor of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Having been a student and a teacher, as well as a researcher at the University of Westminster, this appointment ... More

Triple success at the British Pharmacological Society for Glasgow
Three members of the University of Glasgow’s ICAMS (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences) have been awarded prizes by the British Pharmacological Society. The winner of the GSK Prize for Young Investigators was awarded to Anne Katrine Johansen for the best oral communication presented in the basic pharmacology section by ... More

Cambridge English: Advanced recognised by UAE ministry
Cambridge English: Advanced has been officially recognised by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research as proof of English language ability. This means that students planning to study their undergraduate or graduate degree courses in the United Arab Emirates can now use Cambridge English: Advanced to ... More

West Dean College has new Director of Education
West Dean College in West Sussex has appointed a new Director of Education. Francine Norris has taken over this role at West Dean this month as the former Director is retiring. As the Director of Education, Francine Norris’s duties will include overseeing the full time graduate and postgraduate programmes offered ... More

Cranfield University launches new loan scheme
The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (launched 9th December 2013) is a project offering affordable loans to MSc students. Initially funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, it’s a not-for-profit scheme meaning the repayments are reinvested to keep it affordable, and the interest rate will be the same as ... More

Nottingham Trent announces new scholarships
Nottingham Trent University is offering a number of scholarships worth up to half the tuition fee for courses that start in September 2014. These scholarships, made available through the School of Social Sciences are available to UK, EU and international students. In order to be considered, you must fulfil the ... More

Book published to help students succeed in their PhD
If you look around any university you are bound to find PhD students talking about their struggles with PhD life. Some struggling with supervisors, with fieldwork, with difficult reading, writing blocks, with what’s the point of it all, how it’s too big to handle, and what to do with their ... More

Cardiff to open new engineering and science centres
Cardiff University has obtained a share of the UK’s largest investment into postgraduate training in engineering and the sciences. David Willets – the Universities and Science Minister – announced that the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council will fund over seventy new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) across 24 universities ... More

Edinburgh has great graduate discount schemes
The University of Edinburgh is offering two discount schemes for its tuition fees. Firstly, there’s a 10% discount in postgraduate study for all alumni who undertook their undergraduate degree at the university. There are a couple of exceptions, and it doesn't apply to PG Development courses of Continuing Professional Development ... More

Swansea climbs up to the top 50 UK universities
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 places Swansea University firmly in the top 50 UK universities – just a few days after another survey placed it in the top 500 worldwide! It’s the only university in Wales to move up this time, in comparison to 2012. This ... More

Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to University of Kent
Every year Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are awarded for exceptional contributions to the higher and further education sector, and this year the University of Kent received it for the work of its Tizard Centre. The award will be presented by the Queen on Thursday 27th February 2014. The Tizard Centre works ... More

West Dean College launches new scholarship for 2014
West Dean College in West Sussex is launching the Edward James Foundation Anniversary Scholarship 2014 to help improve accessibility of postgraduate study. This scholarship will be awarded to a talented student who demonstrates particular potential in their studies and future career as a conservator, artist or maker. Conservation of Ceramics ... More

Cranfield student wins prestigious motoring award
A student from Cranfield University has been awarded the 2013 Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award. This award was given to Jake Larsson for his idea about Sensory Integration System, and he received his trophy in November at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ annual dinner. He is now going to ... More

ESC Bretagne Brest and WIT to provide a double degree
An agreement has been signed for the provision of a double degree between ESC Bretagne Brest in France and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Ireland. This agreement forms a vital new element of ESC Bretagne Brest’s MIB (MSc in International Business) program. Under this new structure, students registered on ... More

Birmingham City Uni to run PhD application workshop
Birmingham City University is running a workshop on how to successfully apply for a PhD this Saturday 7th December. This event is being run in conjunction with the University of Birmingham and is ideal for those students planning to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding while studying ... More

UEA to host a series of postgraduate open events
The University of East Anglia is hosting a series of postgraduate events in December, January and February. UEA is holding a general postgraduate open day on Wednesday 15th January 2014 for those interested in studying arts, humanities, medicine, health or social sciences. However those interested in studying science are welcome to ... More

Research centre promotes Europe and China relationship
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Fudan University in China are collaborating in a new centre at the University of Copenhagen, which is the first of its kind in Europe focusing on research into the interaction between China and Europe. The Fudan European China Centre will strengthen ... More

Imperial College launches two new MSc courses
Imperial College Business School is launching two new business programmes for 2014 – the MSc Finance & Accounting and MSc Investment & Wealth Management. These two new courses are specifically designed to help recent graduates advance careers in finance. The MSc Finance & Accounting will provide students with a detailed ... More

Prague College lecturer proposes new legal EU curriculum
On Saturday 28th September 2013, Law Lecturer, Paul Cooper presented a proposal to develop a Common Core project whereby law schools throughout the EU would teach a common Legal English curriculum to ensure that future EU lawyers speak the same (Legal English) language. This proposal was presented to the EU Legal English Teachers’ ... More

TEDx is coming to the University of Glasgow!
The University of Glasgow is delighted to announce that TEDx will take place next year on 15th March 2014! With the theme of Connectivity, TEDx University of Glasgow is guaranteed to be a fantastic event focussing on connecting the best experiences and ideas, and then to share them with the ... More

French professor awarded prestigious international medal
French physicist Alain Aspect, who is also Augustin Fresnel Professor and CNRS researcher at the Institut d'Optique, and a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, has been awarded the Niels Bohr medal. Professor Aspect has been awarded this prestigious medal in recognition of his work in atomic physics and quantum optics. This is ... More

Birmingham awarded £15 million for Forest Research Institute
The University of Birmingham has been given a massive £15 million donation which will enable it to establish a world-leading research centre into climate and environmental change in the form of a newly established Forest Research Institute. The £15 million was donated by Professor Jo Bradwell and his wife Barbara, ... More

Barcelona GSE students awarded Excellence Scholarships
Four Barcelona Graduate School of Economics students have received Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera Masters of Excellence Scholarships. These four students are among the 50 graduate students throughout Catalonia who have received a scholarship for graduate study in 2013-14 from Fundació Catalunya-la Pedrera, which recognised this year’s recipients in a ceremony on ... More

BCU is offering fully-funded arts and humanities PhDs!
Birmingham City University (BCU) is joining forces with five other universities in the Midlands to provide fantastic funding and learning opportunities for arts and humanities students. The Midlands Three Cities consortium (which BCU is part of) has been awarded £14.6m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which will ... More

University of Kent gets hat-trick for European funding!
The University of Kent has been successful in gaining three separate grants under the European Union's Jean Monnet program. This result makes the newly established Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent uniquely successful within the UK in securing such a high level of success at its first attempt. ... More

University of Glasgow wins annual science competition
Following a tough battle from teams across education and business fields in Scotland a team of staff members from the University of Scotland emerged as the victors in the annual Question of Science competition. This event was hosted by comedian Dara O'Briain and the Glasgow Science Centre and saw the ... More

AIT is runner-up in new Sunday Times rankings
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in Ireland has been announced as the runner-up institute of technology in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014. The university has jumped seven places in this year’s table and now ranks eleventh overall and fourth among the institutes of technology.  It was observed that less ... More

University of Aberdeen partners with Motherwell College
The University of Aberdeen continues its outreach to further education colleges by building on existing links with Motherwell College and signing an articulation agreement. This means that Motherwell students of computing and engineering will be able to use their HND qualifications to join the third year of a related degree ... More

Cambridge tops new university league table
Cambridge has taken the top spot “by a whisker” in the first year of the new combined Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 league table, swapping places with Oxford in the process. Over the past 15 years, Cambridge headed the Sunday Times’ university league table on 13 occasions, ... More

University of Milan has 30 fellowship opportunities
The University of Milan has launched 30 postgraduate fellowships – these are two year fellowships for research activities and will be awarded based on qualifications and successful interviews. These fellowships are for research in the following fields: Maths, Information Science, Industrial Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Political ... More

University of Kent gets involved with research consortium
The Eastern Academic Research Consortium (ARC) brings together the University of East Anglia, the University of Essex and the University of Kent. Intending to build on their existing research and partnership activities, it will build upon their current collaboration in the arts and humanities, as well as the natural and ... More

University of Kent shortlisted twice in THE Awards!
The University of Kent has been shortlisted by the Times Higher Education Awards for the two categories that it entered. These shortlistings are for Kent’s Excellence & Innovation in the Arts and ICT Initiative of the Year. The University of Kent’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, says, “This is further ... More

British Institute of Florence to host annual Shakespeare conference
The British Institute of Florence is gearing up to host the annual Shakespeare Graduate Conference in April 2014 by requesting abstracts to be sent in by Wednesday 30th October 2013. The Shakespeare Graduate Conference is a one-day interdisciplinary forum in English and Italian and is open to all PhD students ... More

UEA is highly rated in student satisfaction survey
According to the latest figures from the National Student Survey, the University of East Anglia has the second most satisfied students in the UK. In fact the results show that UEA students give their university an overall satisfaction score of 93%! The University of East Anglia has always come in ... More

Student awarded joint PhD from a Dutch and a German university
This September student Annette Christ has become the first EUCAR student to earn a joint PhD degree. EUCAR is a Euregional collaboration – and it is between Maastricht University (UM) in the Netherlands and RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Christ received her postgraduate degree from Maastricht University and it was ... More

Meet the European Postgrad team in Turkey
This week European Postgrad is being represented at a major international conference in Turkey. The European Association for International Education is hosting EAIE Istanbul 2013 from 10th-13th September. EIAE Istanbul 2013 is the 25th European Association for International Education conference and it is the place to find high quality information ... More

Postgrad Solutions goes to major conference in Turkey
The 10th September marks the beginning of the 25th European Association for International Education conference, and this year it is being held in Istanbul, Turkey. This major three-day event features representatives from higher education establishments from over 80 different countries and Postgrad Solutions is delighted to be involved in such ... More

Kent appoints leading forensics science expert
One of the leading forensic science experts in the UK has been appointed as a director and senior lecturer at the University of Kent. Robert Green OBE – who was awarded his OBE for his services to forensic science in 2008 – has now joined Kent’s School of Physical Sciences ... More

Glasgow academic elected to Royal Academy of Engineering
The Professor of Formal Methods in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow in Scotland – Professor Muffy Calder – has been elected Fellow to the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli said, “I am delighted ... More

Portsmouth PhD student gets award for e-learning research
A PhD student from the University of Portsmouth has been recognised for his excellent research into the benefits and difficulties of e-learning at a conference in the United States. Rashid Khan won the award at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference in Dallas, Texas for ... More

Aberdeen academic awarded prestigious fellowship
An academic at the University of Aberdeen has been recognised for her contributions to medical research and clinical trials. The Director of the Health Services Research Unit at Aberdeen – Professor Marion Campbell – has now been made a Fellow of the international Society of Clinical Trials – a position ... More

Kent professor becomes a Fellow of the British Academy!
A Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Dominic Abrams is one of only 42 new Fellows from 18 different UK universities. Each of these academics has been recognised for outstanding research, academic brilliance and dedicated work ... More

Rt Hon David Blunkett MP joins University of Sheffield
On the 4th July the University of Sheffield's Department of Politics welcomed Rt. Hon. David Blunkett as a Visiting Professor in what is envisioned to become the world's first Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics. The MP for Sheffield and Brightside will be joining world leading political experts at ... More

New postgraduate scholarships available at Swansea University
Swansea University’s College of Engineering, currently ranked 8th in the UK, are offereing several new postgraduate scholarships for selected PhD, EngD, MRes and MSc by Research degrees starting in October 2013. The scholarships, which include funding from the University, EPSRC and industry, are attached to projects in the following areas:Computational EngineeringElectrical and Electronic ... More

Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award won by inhaler design
The University of Kent has awarded Ryan England the Student Entrepreneur of the Year award for his work with asthma inhalers. His project was on customising the appearance of inhalers in order to make them more child-friendly, and it was one of nearly 2,500 participants. The award is part of ... More

Dutch universities to launch new employment company
The University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are joining forces with Pantar Amsterdam to launch a new work placement company. At the end of July, the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences signed a collaborative agreement with Pantar Amsterdam, an employment rehabilitation ... More

Birmingham City University PGCEs available for September
BCU has a limited number of places available on various PGCE Secondary courses starting this September which include:PGCE Secondary Design and Technology (Food or Textiles)A full-time, year-long course intended to for those who want to teach Food Technology or Textiles in secondary schools. You will undertake two placements and be ... More

Swansea PhD student examines history of deaf children
Mike Mantin, a 25-year-old research student from Swansea University, has been awarded a PhD for his work on the history of the Cambrian Institution for the Deaf and Dumb in Swansea. Having studied his undergraduate course at Bristol University, Mantin developed in an interest in the history of disabled children. ... More

Scholarships available at Dortmund University of Technology
The Bayer Foundation is offering scholarships to students of Dortmund University of Technology in Germany for study projects and internships abroad. Since 1923, the Bayer Foundation has supported dedicated students of scientific and technical subjects through various scholarships. The scholarship programs of the Foundation have two focal points: the regular ... More

University of Kent is one of the top 20 UK universities
The Guardian University Guide 2014 places the University of Kent in the top twenty universities in the United Kingdom. Rising two places from last year, this continues the university’s move upward in the league tables. In addition to this, just over 40% of its subjects measured are in the top ... More

Disability grants available at Spanish universities
The Universia Foundation has made a new call for applications for grants awarded through the Capacitas program, aimed at students with disabilities who are at university or about to start a university degree course. To be eligible for one of these grants, students need to be registered, or about to register ... More

University of Glasgow reveals major science projects
The University of Glasgow has four major science projects happening over the next year. #1 Stem Cell Powered ImplantsScientists are working on using the regenerative powers of stem cells to improve orthopaedic implant surgery. The goal is to develop a new type of implant that would be stronger and last ... More

IEDC in Slovenia plays host to British royalty
The Earl and Countess of Wessex met the president of IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia to celebrate the occasion of the twinning of the towns of Henley in the UK and Bled in Slovenia. The President of IEDC Bled School of Management, Professor Danica Purg met Prince Edward ... More

Poznan University in Poland offers Marie Curie fellowship
The Department of Pathophysiology at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) in Poland is inviting applications for an open Marie Curie ESR fellowship. The Department of Pathophysiology has recently been awarded an educational grant 'European Training and Research in Peritoneal Dialysis' (EuTRiPD) within the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training ... More

Adrian Reynard is Chair of Cranfield’s Motorsport Advisory Panel
Cranfield University has appointed Adrian Reynard, founder of Reynard racing, as Chair of their Industrial Advisory Panel for their MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering. Reynard has held many roles, both within the university and outside it. In 1997, he was Visiting Professor and Engineering and Applied Sciences, and in 1999 ... More

Glasgow builds cloud computing model with Lego
Cloud computing is a major industry, with costs stretching into the multi-millions But for researchers at the University of Glasgow, 56 Raspberry Pi computer boards and some Lego is enough to mimic the function and design of commercial cloud computing infrastructure. The University of Glasgow’s Dr Dimitrios Pezaros, Dr Jeremy ... More

Amsterdam University College Students visit CERN, Geneva
The students undertaking the class Symmetries and the Quantum Universe, students visited the research institute CERN in Geneva, Switzerland in order to put what students had learned in class into practice. The visit was made possible by the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (NIKHEF), an institute that carries out research ... More

Glasgow launches new fully-funded MSc in Stratified Medicine!
21st Century Clinical ScienceA University in the top 1% of the world This specially funded programme for MSc Stratified Medicine & Pharmacological Innovation is open to Scottish and EU students and covers tuition fees. All you need to do is apply in order to be considered. Decisions will be made on ... More

Cranfield student takes on Higher Education Ambassador role
Cranfield University PhD student – Siobhán McGrath – is taking on two roles in European Higher Education. She has been elected the Secretary General of European Young Engineers, a network of young engineering professionals and students. She intends to encourage young engineers to volunteer for and become members of professional ... More

University of Leeds discovers weapon in the fight against cancer
The research team at University of Leeds, led by Dr Nicola Stonehouse (Molecular and Cellular Biology) has discovered a new weapon in the fight against common cancers. The team has found a way to target and destroy a key protein linked with the development of cervical and other cancers. The ... More

Kent building is RIBA award winner and Stirling prize contender
The Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA) National Award is a prestigious award that is only given to exceptional buildings. And this year the Colyer-Fergusson Music Building at the University of Kent is one of just two buildings in the South East to win the award, and has therefore gone ... More

Funded Masters Places at the University of Glasgow
The Scottish Funding Council has awarded the University of Glasgow funding to cover tuition fees for selected students. Open to students from Scotland and the EU, this funding is focused on the key industries in Scotland. From nanoscience or aeronautical engineering to theatre practice or dress and textile histories, there's ... More

Spanish universities launch “The University Responds”
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona along with nine other Spanish universities has launched “The University Responds”, a series comprising of 100 mini videos in which university researchers answer questions of importance to the general public. This project is aimed at explaining scientific advances that can help people in their daily lives. ... More

University of Kent presents honorary degrees
The screen-writers of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, BBC Radio Four presenter Carolyn Quinn and writer Maureen Duffy are just three among those due to receive honorary degrees from the University of Kent. The presentation ceremonies will take place in Rochester Cathedral on the 9th July 2013, and Canterbury ... More

Winner of Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award 2013 Announced
Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award is an annual contest held at Amsterdam University College which awards the most innovative idea with social and commercial value. The award is for all researchers, students and employees of the VU University Amsterdam (VU), VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc), University of Amsterdam (UvA), ... More

HRH The Duchess of Rothesay is Aberdeen’s New Chancellor
On the 10th June Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay became the University of Aberdeen’s new Chancellor. As her first task, she bestowed honorary degrees on six outstanding individuals for their academic and personal achievements – Sir Eric Anderson, educationalist; Sir Ronald Harwood, playwright; Professor Philip James, a leading ... More

International Day at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Every year the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management hosts an International Day – this is always a great occasion allowing all the international students studying at the university to celebrate their country of origin enjoying food and drinks from their home country. This year saw Frankfurt School of Finance ... More

Fully funded postgrad places available at University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow in Scotland has made available 25 fully funded postgraduate places for the courses of MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, MRes Biomedical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian Biology) and MSc Medical Visualization and Human Anatomy for the academic year commencing in September, 2013. These awards are available ... More

Bath Spa offers up to ten postgrad fee waiver studentships
Bath Spa University is offering up to five studentships for practise based MPhils and PhDs, and five for interdisciplinary MPhils and PhDs. Each studentship provides a full tuition fee waiver and an allowance of £1,800. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in Bath Spa's CPLHE course, developing your ... More

Emeli Sandé awarded honorary degree at Glasgow!
On Wednesday 12th June the University of Glasgow hosted its annual Commemoration Day celebrations awarding nine Honorary Degrees as part of the celebrations. These Honorary Degrees were given to people who have made outstanding achievements on their particular field – for example singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé was awarded the degree of ... More

Aalto University students investigate the Arctic Circle
Three students of Aalto University in Finland have established a project called ICEYE which is hoping to revolutionise the shipping and oil industry in the Arctic Circle. These students at Aalto are also involved in Aalto 1 Project which involves using satellites to collect information about the ice situation in ... More

Cambridge English: Advanced recognised by Brazilian government
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an exam intended for students wishing to prove their English capabilities at the level required for further study. It has recently been recognised as part of the Science Without Borders program, established by Brazil’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. This ... More

Hertie School students present ideas for the future of Europe
Delegates studying dual degree programs at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and London School of Economics and Political Sciences presented three proposals on Europe 2025 to policy makers at the conference “Europe: Next Steps” which took place at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris on May 28th, 2013 and ... More

70 Funded Taught Places at Heriot-Watt
The Scottish Funding Council has awarded Heriot-Watt University 70 funded taught places for Scottish students. This is one of the largest awards given to any university from the Scottish Funding Council, and it covers a broad range of areas. Scottish students applying to subjects such as oil and gas technology, ... More

Tilburg University celebrates Democracy and Cosmopolitanism
Tilburg University in the Netherlands is going to be celebrating Democracy and Cosmopolitanism 2013 from Monday 15th July – Sunday 28th July.   This program, organized as part of Tilburg University Summer School, will consist of approximately 25 postgraduate students in Philosophy from the Middle East Technical University Ankara, the Jagiellonian University Krakow, ... More

Swansea hosts art exhibition about research into ageing
Until the 21st June, Swansea University and Singleton Hospital are home to a unique exhibition involving artists from across the UK about ageing and research into it. Maria Cheshire-Allen of the Older People & Ageing Research & Development Network in Wales (OPAN) says, “The idea of the art exhibition is ... More

Kent ranked as one of the top 30 UK universities
The University of Kent has been highly ranked in the prestigious Complete University Guide for 2014 which further builds on the university’s year of academic and student success. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranks Kent 28th out of 124 universities – five places higher than its position last year. This ... More

EMLYON hosts Global Entrepreneurship program
The Global Entrepreneurship Program takes place over a period of 12 months over 3 different continents at three leading business schools, EMLYON Business School (Europe), Zhejiang University (Asia) and Purdue University (USA) that currently form a consortium of international business schools recognised as expert in Global Entrepreneurship. The program aims to prepare students to be successful entrepreneurs ... More

UEA ranked top in UK Student Experience Survey
The Student Experience Survey 2013, undertaken by the Times Higher Education magazine, has named the University of East Anglia (UEA) the best place in the UK to be a student. The survey has 21 different categories – from social life through to teaching quality – and UEA ranked particularly highly ... More

Leiden University students participate in Model UN conference
A team of delegates from the International Honours College of Leiden University and the main university (in the Netherlands) participated in the London International Model United Nations conference, which brings together some 1,500 students from higher education institutions across the world. A number of conferences are held throughout the year, ... More

Free MSc places available at Robert Gordon University!
If you are considering postgraduate study take a look at the MSc courses on offer at Robert Gordon University. Some of these postgrad programs currently have great funding opportunities available for postgraduate students starting in Autumn 2013. The university – based in Aberdeen, Scotland – is offering a selection of ... More

Three Swedish universities make THE Top 100
In the Times Higher Education ranking for the Top 100 universities in the world for 2012-13 you will find three universities flying the flag for Sweden. The Karolinska Institute ranked in the 61-70 band, while the universities of Lund and Uppsala were positioned in the 91-100 band.  Uppsala University’s Deputy ... More

Launch of exciting new European-focussed postgraduate site!
We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new website tailor-made for postgraduate students who want to study a master’s degree or PhD course at a European university. features details information of over 15 different European countries – including essential advice on university tuition fees, living costs, ... More

University of Kent shortlisted for prestigious award!
The University of Kent has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Award. The Times Higher Education (THE) Leadership & Manangement Awards recognise outstanding work in departmental administration. Some of the judging criteria include communication, balanced delivery suited to student need, and the central admission. In the ... More

Munich tops list of German universities
The Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU Munich) has the best reputation amongst German universities, according to an international survey. In the 2013 edition of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking LMU Munich is ranked 44th, making it the university of best repute in its country and the only ... More

Cardiff Metropolitan University Tops Survey
For the fourth year in a row, Cardiff Metropolitan University has been judged the best in the UK on learning experience, living experience, and student support satisfaction. The survey, known as the International Student Barometer is carried out by i-graduate, and focuses on the experiences of international students. Professor of ... More

Hungarian Business School establishes a new master’s program
The Central European University Business School, based in Budapest, Hungary, is launching an American-accredited MSc in Finance. The course is open to graduate students from any discipline and who have had at least three years’ work experience and are looking to expand their career horizons. Students have the choice of ... More

Funding opportunities at Swansea, Edinburgh and Sussex
Many top UK institutions are currently offering postgraduate students some great funding opportunities. Swansea University is now offering over 100 scholarships over all subjects areas, including arts and humanities, or science. Worth £2,900 each, they are open to UK and EU students starting in September 2013. In addition, some International ... More

Application deadline for European Graduate School approaching
The deadlines for submitting your application to study for a postgraduate program at the European Graduate School in Switzerland is approaching. The European Graduate School caters solely for postgraduate arts and humanities students, offering master’s and PhD courses in the two areas of Media & Communication and Arts, Health & ... More

University of Kent launches new MA programme
The University of Kent is delighted to be launching a new master’s programme – the MA in the Contemporary. This new master’s degree is being launched in association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, and is designed to give students an understanding of how different disciplines in ... More

Cambridge English: Advanced recognised by 3,000 institutions
Those who want to study an MBA programme in either London or Dubai now have another exam choice to show their language skills. The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is set by Cambridge University, and is a test aimed specifically at those intending to use English for academic or professional purposes. ... More

Czech university offers 6 master's programs taught in English
The University of Economics, Prague (V?E) provides postgraduate students with the opportunity to pursue one of six international master’s degrees, all of which are taught in English. The master’s courses available are: International Management, International Business – Central European Business Realities, Economics of Globalisation and European Integration, Economic and Regional ... More

Top award for academic at University of Aberdeen
Professor Lorna McKee, an academic at the University of Aberdeen, has recently received the Award of Academician from the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor McKee is the Director of the Delivery of Care Programme at the University of Aberdeen’s Heath Services Research Unit, and Professor of Management at the Business ... More

University of Central Lancashire students head to the Arctic!
In March 2013 the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the United Kingdom partnered with Off the Map Travel to send a group of students on an expedition to the Arctic in order capture film and photo footage of the natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights. The footage will ... More

UEA Art History students are offered a unique opportunity!
Thanks to The Attingham Trust for the study of historic houses and collections, UEA is now offering new master’s degree called “At Close Quarters: The English Country House and its Collections”. This option will be offered to those applying for the History of Art MA, starting in September. Professor Bronwen ... More

Stockholm University makes life easier with online catalogue
Finding your perfect master’s degree can be a time-consuming process. Trying to find courses taught in English rather than Norwegian, Swedish or some other European language, and jumping back and forth from various faculty websites, not to mention trying to piece together useful funding and application info, makes the task ... More

University of Glasgow is offering great funding opportunities
The University of Glasgow is pleased to announce a range of funded places, provided by the Scottish Funding Council. Available for September 2013, these places are available on the following courses: -        Financial Risk Management-        Investment Fund Management-        City Planning and Real Estate Development-        Real Estate-        Real Estate and Regeneration-        ... More

German foundation grants 1000 scholarships a year
Regardless of your subject specialism, the Heinrich Böll Foundation wants to give you money to study in Germany! The foundation has 1000 scholarships to offer to students of all nationalities and subjects, either to study at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) or the arts (Kunsthochschulen). Postgraduate applicants must have a ... More

Swansea to hold International Reflective Practice Conference
This September, Swansea University will be holding the 17th International Reflective Practice Conference. Hosted by the Swansea’s College of Human and Health Sciences and the College of Medicine, it will take place on from the 9th - 11th of September, 2013. It will be a fantastic opportunity for those interested ... More

100% employment for master’s graduates from Portuguese uni
If you are looking for a more vocational master’s degree that prepares you for employment rather than academia look no further than Lisbon. Here the Catholic University of Portugal’s School of Business and Economics offers seven master’s courses in the realms of Finance, Law, Marketing, Economics and Business Administration. All ... More

Fully-funded bursaries on offer at Cranfield!
A unique global Fellowship programme is being offered to those applying to Cranfield University for 2013/14. Led by the Ellen MacArthur and Schmidt family Foundations, this programme is intended to help develop a new generation of business leaders. Fellows will attend a summer school in London from the 17th - ... More

Study in Scandinavia – for free!
Yes you did read that correctly, the majority of universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden do not charge tuition fees for EU students! A fact that’s hard to get your head around in the UK or in a lot of other countries for that matter. The eye-watering cost of ... More

Birkbeck is offering scholarships to postgrads from Asia
Birkbeck University of London is offering a selection of fantastic scholarships to postgraduate students from Vietnam, India and Thailand. This great new scheme sees Birkbeck offering an unlimited amount of scholarships to postgraduate students from these countries, each with a value of £2,000! These merit scholarships are open to postgraduate ... More

Top French university offers scholarships for British postgraduates
The École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan), based in Paris, is offering funding for high achieving students to pursue master’s or PhD qualifications for a period of up to 12 months under its International Scholarship Program.  Successful applicants will receive €1,000 per month, and the scholarship program includes all ... More

Cranfield is offering engineering, maths and science funding
Cranfield University has a host of scholarships available through its Applied Sciences Scholarships scheme. These are suitable for those doing a postgraduate programme in subjects related to science, engineering and maths. It is important that students are encouraged to study these STEM subjects at high levels as they are crucial ... More

The University of Lyon wants scientists
One of France’s top universities is offering five international master’s degrees in the field of science. Specific subject areas include Nanoscale Engineering, Biosciences, Physics & Chemistry, Research and Strategic Town Planning. All courses are administered by member universities and institutes, which together make up the University of Lyon (16 in ... More

Leading Dutch universities are courting UK students
Following a successful tour to Great Britain in 2012 the recruitment drive to entice UK students to undertake degree in Holland continues. The universities of Maastricht, Tilburg, Utrecht, and Leiden are openly presenting themselves as an alternative for those who balk at the thought of breaking the bank to study ... More

Finnish Universities use Cambridge English: Advanced
According to a recent study carried out by Cambridge English Language Assessment, an increasing number of universities in Finland are accepting the high-level Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam as a minimum entry requirement for students wishing to study degree courses delivered in English. The study looked at 43 educational institutions ... More

Get to Italy before everyone else does!
We’ve unearthed some extremely useful information that amazingly seems to have flown under the radar until now – Italy offers the highest number of master’s and PhD programs taught in English! Not just that, but most Italian universities charge annual fees of euro 600-815 –  pretty modest in the current ... More

Loughborough launches fully-funded PhD studentships
The School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University is delighted to announce that it is offering three fully-funded students for UK/EU PhD students who are starting their postgraduate program in October 2013. Each of these studentships is worth £13,726 plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. The PhD studentships ... More

Bangor creative writing student to work with publishing phenomenon
A student studying a PhD in Creative Writing at Bangor University is co-writing with best-selling crime writer James Patterson! Ashwin Sanghi, from India, is already a published author in his home country. He will now be collaborating with American writer James Patterson on a crime novel set in India called ... More

German institute offers postgrads chance to become Young Leaders
Calling all UK Germanophiles! The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin has a present for you – an opportunity for students and young professionals called UK Meets Germany: A Forum for Young Leaders. The forum is designed to discuss the British-German relationship and stimulate research into it by cultivating a ... More

Glasgow hosts Adam Smith Business School launch event
On Wednesday 6th February 2013, the University of Glasgow officially launched its renamed Adam Smith Business School. This launch event marked the important development of the Business School, and the new name reflects the university's association with the moral philosopher and political economist Adam Smith. By developing enlightened and enterprising ... More

University of Lleida in Spain introduces new masters programs
The oldest university in Catalonia has updated its course directory for the next academic year. Among its new degree options is the first course in Europe on management science with specific emphasis on containing forest fires (MasterFóc). A further course has been added to the department of Agriculture and Forestry ... More

Swansea University health master’s provides educational inspiration!
A student from the United States has Swansea University’s MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion to thank for sorting out her anxiety issues and putting her on the path to a successful and happy career. Kristen Wils from Oregon suffered exam-related anxiety when she was studying for her master’s ... More

Europe is the most student-friendly place in the world!
It’s official, Europe ♥ students!  A survey taken by QS in early 2012 to find the best student cities on the planet found 9 out of the top 15 to be on the Continent of Europe!  In order to qualify for the survey cities have to have over 250,000 inhabitants ... More

Financial encouragement for museum postgrads!
If you’re interested in a career in museums – it could be your lucky year. The University of East Anglia (UEA) is offering a considerable amount of funding to museum postgraduates – with four museum internships and two scholarships for the its  MA in Museum Studies. These excellent funding opportunities ... More

11 social sciences scholarships on offer at Glasgow!
The College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow has launched its Scholarship Competition 2013! Applications are invited for up to 11 scholarships being offered by the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow to study for a PhD in an area of research linked to the college’s subject ... More

UK proves popular with international students despite recession
The latest figures published by the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show that despite the current worldwide recession the UK is still a popular choice for to study at university for international students. The data which was published on 10th January 2013 shows that although overall the number of ... More

New Year = New Postgrad Funding Opportunities!
As 2013 gets underway many UK universities are offering postgraduate students some fantastic funding opportunities to help them with their tuition fees – and these scholarships, bursaries and studentships can help make the postgraduate dream become a reality. The University of East Anglia is offering many scholarships across its various ... More

Over 100 PhD studentships up for grabs!
If you are thinking about studying for a PhD in 2013 but are worried about the costs involved, then the University of Exeter could have the answer to your dilemma. Exeter has announced the launch of over 100 fully funded studentships for PhD students in 2013 across many different disciplines ... More

Universities turn to the internet to host postgrad events
With life getting busier and time become more precious by the minute (literally), it’s no surprise that universities are increasingly turning to the internet to showcase their facilities and postgraduate programs. And no, we’re not simply talking about the individual institution’s websites (although it has to be said that these ... More

University to celebrate its 50th anniversary in style
As more and more “new” universities reach landmark stages in their lives – there is a genuine desire to celebrate and mark such important stages in an institution’s life. Next year sees the University of East Anglia (UEA) celebrate its 50th anniversary – and what better way to do it ... More

Announcing our 13 bursary winners for 2012!
We have now selected the 13 lucky winners of our Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries 2012 – and each of these postgraduate students has been awarded a £500 bursary to help them with their studies. This year we increased our usual number of annual bursaries from 10 to 13, launching several ... More

Cranfield University program gets double accreditation
Universities in the UK are constantly seeking professional accreditation for their postgraduate qualifications where relevant and this can really boost their students’ CV credentials at the end of the program. With this in mind Cranfield University is delighted to be able to offer a postgraduate program with double accreditation – ... More

UEA excels in student survey
As the new academic year begins, the latest university rankings and student surveys are being published. These will help tempt new students to apply to certain institutions, as well as prove to those who have just started at a new uni that they have chosen the right place to study ... More

It’s not too late to start a postgrad course this academic year
With the new academic year now in full swing at universities around the UK, and indeed the world, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d missed the boat for starting a postgraduate programme in 2012/13. But you'd be wrong... Many excellent universities are now offering some of their most popular ... More

New academic year = new scholarship opportunities
September is traditionally the time for new beginnings in the academic world (although some postgraduate programmes do begin in January) which makes it the ideal time to start looking for a scholarship, bursary or studentship to help you fund your course. And whatever field of study you are choosing to ... More

How to become a successful IT manager
It is not uncommon that IT graduates who have been equipped with a comprehensive understanding of technology are faced with various business and management issues as their careers progress. However, in many occasions they are not ready to handle these issues because they have little understanding of the business world. ... More

Welcome to the British Science Festival 2012!
Science is hitting the headlines once again as the full programme for one of the most prominent science festivals in the world has been released. The British Science Festival, the cradle of the word “scientist” and one of the oldest festivals dedicated to science, being first held in 1831, is ... More

Will Science for Food!
Nowadays, when human knowledge is more advanced than ever before, science appears so complex that only the few 'chosen ones' seem to understand it. However, many people forget that science can often provide us with very practical information for use in our everyday lives, including giving us a few 'culinary ... More

Late PhD Scholarship opportunities!
The start of PhD courses commencing in October 2012 or January 2013 is approaching, and the deadline for most PhD scholarships has now passed. In today's harsh economic climate, this is not good news for many aspiring students who failed to secure funding and will not be able to undertake ... More

University of Aberdeen Professor Honoured
Professor Michael Keating, the chair of Scottish Politics at the University of Aberdeen, has been honoured as a new Fellow of the British Academy. He is one of the few academics who were elected as Fellows at the Academy's Annual General Meeting and also holds the fellowships of the Royal ... More

Is the role of part-time courses increasing?
In today's economic climate, more and more postgraduate students are forced to pay the university fees by themselves because of the cuts in funding. However, working a full-time job and studying full-time do not go hand in hand. So how can postgraduate students combine the incompatible and earn enough money ... More

Are Secondary PGCE courses in the United Kingdom facing closure?
Those who can, teach... so the slogan went – and although that it is still so true it seems that many university-based teacher training programmes could be facing closure... Teaching is one of the most fulfilling professions around, and if your initial degree wasn’t a B.Ed (Bachelor’s of Education) you ... More

Scholarship and bursary application deadlines are approaching!
As the summer term draws to a close, and universities prepare for the new cohort of postgraduate students in a couple of months’ time, the closing dates for many scholarships and studentships are rapidly approaching. For example, the University of Kent is offering a PhD scholarship at its School of ... More

UK is experiencing increased interest in health programmes
There is currently an increasing interest in health and associated factors such as fitness and nutrition, and this is being reflected in the launch of new degree programmes in this subject matter at a number of universities throughout the UK. The University of Aberdeen has just launched a postgraduate programme ... More

UK universities continue to invest in PhD students
In the current economic climate it is good see that universities in the UK are continuing to invest in postgraduate education. Despite the country going through what has been described as a double dip recession – it is important to remember that education plays an essential role in the future ... More

Glasgow finds unique way to celebrate Queen's Jubilee
The first few days of June has seen people all over the United Kingdom, and indeed the world, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee. From boat flotillas to lighting hundreds of beacons - many amazing spectacles have helped to mark this event. But a PhD student from the University of ... More

Glasgow launches two environment-based postgraduate courses
The University of Glasgow has launched two new environment-related postgraduate programmes – both of which are being taught out of Glasgow’s Dumfries Campus. These new courses are the Master’s in Environment, Culture & Communication and the Master’s in Environmental Science, Technology & Society, and both are being taught by Glasgow's ... More

Coventry has £1,000 scholarships for postgraduate students
Coventry University is offering £1,000 merit scholarships payable towards tuition fees – these scholarships are for full-time self-funded UK postgraduate students who have achieved a First Class Honours degree in their undergraduate degree programme. In addition to these £1,000 merit scholarships, Coventry University is also now offering a pay-as-you-go scheme ... More

Innovative engineers at the University of Aberdeen scoop award
Technology developed by innovative engineers at the University of Aberdeen won an industry award this month at the International Ground Engineering Awards ceremony hosted in London. The technology is known as GRANIT which stands for Ground Anchorage Integrity Testing. It has the potential to provide an improved health and safety ... More

Glasgow researchers are developing new cancer treatment
Researchers at the University of Glasgow are developing new treatment for head and neck cancers (HNC). Engineers and scientists at the university are developing a new method of treating these cancers that is expected to make therapy more effective. Over 150,000 people in the UK are killed by cancer every ... More

Bath academics awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education
Academics from the University of Bath have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for their ‘Influential research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people’. Following on from this fantastic recognition of their work, the University of Bath’s Department of Social & Policy Sciences held ... More

University of Aberdeen professor elected to prestigious society
Professor Crispin Wright from the University of Aberdeen has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, which is one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. Professor Crispin Wright, FBA, FRSE is the Director of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. ... More

Sheffield Hallam University to host a postgrad study fair
Sheffield Hallam University is hosting a Part Time and Postgraduate Study Fair on Wednesday 16th May from 4-7pm. Sheffield Hallam University has a broad range of part-time and postgraduate courses on offer and this open event is the ideal opportunity to find out all about them, as well as learn ... More

ESCP Madrid has International Master’s in Hospitality & Tourism Management
ESCP Europe Business School: Madrid Campus is offering an International Master’s program in Hospitality & Tourism Management. This is a 15-month full-time international course and it is taught in the English language at ESCP Europe Business School: Madrid Campus. This master’s program is offered in collaboration with Cornell University School ... More

Plymouth College of Art is opening up its MA programmes
Plymouth College of Art is opening up its MA programme to prospective students this May – this will give them the chance to be an MA student for the day and work along the current MA students. There are three dates when prospective students can take up this unique opportunity ... More

University of Aberdeen launches massive recruitment campaign
The University of Aberdeen is investing in its intellectual capital, by recruiting up to 100 new academics! The University is encouraging applications from any outstanding scholars especially those who have already achieved international distinction in their particular field. Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, Professor Ian Diamond, says ... More

University of Limerick is offering 40 taught postgraduate scholarships
As part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations the University of Limerick is offering 40 scholarships worth €2,000 (approximately £1,600) each for students on its taught postgraduate programmes. There are also other faculty scholarships available for both taught and research postgraduate degree programmes as well as the option for reduced fees for ... More

Loughborough is hosting a Business and Economics Masters Open Day
Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics is holding a Masters Open Day for its taught postgraduate courses in Management, Banking, Finance and Economics on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 from 1-4pm. At this event attendees will have the opportunity to listen to presentations on the various postgraduate courses available. They ... More

Scholarships on offer for Ukrainian students
The Victor Pinchuk Foundation is offering scholarships for Ukrainian students starting a one or two year Master's degree at one of the world’s best universities. It provides grants up to £50,000 covering not more than 60% of the overall cost for Ukrainians until the age of 35 who want to ... More

UEA is hosting a PGCE open day
The University of East Anglia is hosting an open day on Saturday 28th April from 11.30am-2pm to highlight its primary teacher training course. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a one-year, full-time, course and is offered in partnership with a wide range of schools in Norfolk and Suffolk. It ... More

QMUL is holding online open events
Queen Mary, University of London is holding two online postgraduate open day sessions on Wednesday 25th April. Session 1 is from 10am–12pm (British Summer Time) and Session 2 is from 2–6pm (BST). These online events provide potential students with the ideal opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at ... More

Glasgow invests £10M in fellowships
The University of Glasgow is investing over £10,000,000 in the prestigious Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowship scheme. These fellowships are between 3 and 5 years in length and have salaries ranging from £31,798 to £45,336. They will provide up to £50,000 additional research support funds and are awarded on merit. This ... More

University of Kent announces 50th Anniversary Research Scholarships
In preparation for the University of Kent’s 50th anniversary in 2015 an additional 100 doctoral scholarships are to be awarded annually from 2012, and the successful candidates will be known as Kent's 50th Anniversary Scholars. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. These scholarships will cover home fees ... More

UCL launches MSc in Medical Bacteriology via distance learning
University College London has launched a Masters in Medical Bacteriology by distance learning. This is the first Bacteriology Masters degree to be offered via distance learning format by a UK university. The MSc in Medical Bacteriology includes an innovative programme examining contemporary, globally significant issues in bacteriology, such as hospital-acquired infection ... More

Aberdeen awarded £300,000 in funding
The University of Aberdeen has won a major new award of £300,000 from Research Councils UK (RCUK) to engage the public with its research. Aberdeen is one of eight successful bids across the UK, and the only institution in Scotland to secure Catalysts funding. The grant from RCUK will be ... More

QMUL to join Russell Group
Queen Mary, University of London has been invited to become a member of the Russell Group of universities with effect from August 2012. Principal of Queen Mary, Professor Simon Gaskell says, “We are delighted to accept the invitation to join the Group. The Russell Group includes the top research-intensive universities ... More

The University of Westminster is expanding its presence in India
The University of Westminster is opening a Delhi base and launching a new series of scholarships for Indian students. The University of Westminster is based in London and is one of the UK’s leading international universities. It is now opening a fully operational base in Delhi, India which will have ... More

TOEFL® has scholarship opportunities for students from Taiwan
TOEFL® is offering 10 students the opportunity to study anywhere in the world with one of their US$4,000 scholarships. Overall TOEFL® is awarding US$40,000 in scholarships to students in Taiwan based on the following criteria: academic achievement, leadership skills, extracurricular activities and excellence in English-language skills. Tbe eligible for one of ... More

UCS launches two Master’s programmes within its School of Arts and Humanities
University Campus Suffolk is delighted to be launching an MA in Arts Practice and an MA in Journalism both from its School of Arts and Humanities. Both of these postgraduate programmes have been approved subject to final conditions and are open for applications for those wishing to start their studies ... More

Glasgow launches new scholarships for research students in the Arts
The University of Glasgow is delighted to be launching Internship Scholarships for research students in the College of Arts. This new scholarship is now open for applications, and will allow students to gain valuable work experience in teaching, research or administration whist studying for their PhD.  The Graduate School of ... More

Aberdeen is launching a new scholarship scheme
The University of Aberdeen is delighted to announce a new scholarship scheme for students from Africa and South Asia. This is called the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme, and it will cover the cost of full tuition fees plus additional expenses including travel for one year, for a minimum of three ... More

Kent launches new MA in Political Theory and Practices of Resistance
The University of Kent has launched a new Master’s programme in Political Theory and Practices of Resistance. This is a unique and innovative programme in which students can explore ‘resistance’ both as an idea and as a political practice. Core modules will situate ‘resistance’ within the history of ideas as ... More

Loughborough announces postgraduate business and economics scholarships
The School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University is delighted to be offering new competitive scholarships worth up to full fees for its postgraduate master’s programmes in Management, Economics and Finance. There is a range of scholarships available for UK/EU and International students, and there are different scholarships available ... More

Sports at UCS to get the Olympic touch!
A former double Olympian is to enhance sport offering at University Campus Suffolk (UCS). Professor Bill Tancred, a former double Olympian, world class discus thrower and international athletics coach, has been appointed as both Visiting Professor of Sports Leadership in the School of Science, Technology and Health at University Campus ... More

Olympic Torch to be carried by three people from the University of Nottingham
Three people from The University of Nottingham have been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch as it passes through Nottingham on its way to London 2012. The three lucky people are Danielle Carpenter, a research fellow from the School of Biology, together with postgraduate students Taylor Amerman and Chris Hill. ... More

Cardiff Met is offering MBA scholarships
Cardiff Metropolitan University is delighted to be offering scholarships for students joining its MBA programme in July 2012. There will be a range of scholarships available up to the maximum value of £1,500 per student, and these will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and relevant experience. Students ... More

Cranfield launches Summer School
Cranfield University is launching an Environmental Summer School for 2012, focusing on its expertise in environment and water. The sponsor is Dr Tom Stephenson FREng, Lorch Professor of Water Sciences, AEESP member and Head of Cranfield’s School of Applied Sciences. Dr Stephenson says, “The students will benefit from Cranfield’s internationally ... More

UEA launches new environmental and humanities course
The University of East Anglia has launched a new course to explore environmental thought, this is a new postgraduate programme that combines world-class environmental research with the humanities, and will welcome its first students in September 2012. The MA/MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities will combine cutting-edge environmental science with ... More

Chester has postgraduate professional development opportunities
The University of Chester has postgraduate professional development opportunities for healthcare practitioners. The Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Chester is an international postgraduate department for teaching and research in exercise and nutrition science, cardiovascular rehabilitation and weight management. These topical and market-led programmes are highly flexible, allowing ... More

Brunel launches new MSc in Advanced Computing
Brunel University London’s Department of Information Systems and Computing is delighted to announce the launch of a new MSc in Advanced Computing for September 2012. This exciting new programme will challenge students to investigate and explore new areas of Advanced Computing, working within one of Brunel’s internationally leading research groups. ... More

Nottingham announces new scholarship for its MSc Integrated Physiology in Health and Disease programme
The School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nottingham is offering a Weston Scholarship for its MSc Integrated Physiology in Health and Disease programme 2012-13.  This scholarship can be used towards payment of the course tuition fees, and both Home/EU and overseas students are eligible to apply. The Weston ... More

Cranfield University is offering funded MSc in Bioinformatics
Cranfield University is delighted to be offering fully-funded scholarships for its MSc in Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is the convergence of biology and computing, and it’s required in biological fields where huge amounts of data is being generated.  Cranfield Health’s MSc in Applied Bioinformatics is an excellent platform for people looking for ... More

Anglia Ruskin is hosting a Postgraduate Open Evening
If you are considering postgraduate study to enhance your career opportunities or to improve your employment prospects, you should attend the Postgraduate open evening at Anglia Ruskin University on Wednesday 14th March from 5.30-8.30pm. At this event you will be able to: • Apply for a postgraduate course – for the ... More

UCS invests in more land
University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is delighted to announce the purchase of a significant plot of land on University Quay in Ipswich. The site, known as Shed 8, is currently the Duke Street car park. It will remain a car park for the immediate future while plans for the long term ... More

Loughborough announces new economics PhD scholarships
Loughborough University School of Business and Economics has launched two new PhD studentships - one is in the Economics of Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Enterprises, the other in Industrial Economics. Each of these studentships is worth up to £13,590 per year for three years, plus fees paid at the ... More

Aberdeen to host annual Science and Engineering Applicant Day
Hundreds of potential science and engineering students from all over the UK and beyond are expected to visit Aberdeen on Wednesday 29th February for the University of Aberdeen’s Science and Engineering Applicant Day. This annual event provides an insight into all aspects of student life in the city and takes ... More

Deadline is approaching for IET Postgraduate Ambition Awards
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has issued the last call for entries for Postgraduate Ambition Awards 2012. These postgraduate scholarships range from amounts of between £2,500 and £10,000 and are for outstanding postgraduate students from within the engineering and technology sectors.  Awards and Prizes Manager, Linda Deleay, says, ... More

QMUL launches a music competition
Queen Mary, University of London is launching a music competition... for computers! This competition has been launched to celebrate the SuperCollider Symposium 2012 in April, and will see music made by computers and judged by computers. SuperCollider is a computer programming language which specialises in sound and music. This enables ... More

MA in Contemporary European Studies at Bath enables students to study in Europe
The MA in Contemporary European Studies (Euromasters) at the University of Bath has recently become more flexible to enable students to spend time studying in Siena, Italy or Prague, Czech Republic without requiring knowledge of the native language. This innovative two-year Masters programme provides students with a fantastic international learning ... More

Loughborough University announces a new business PhD scholarship
Loughborough University School of Business and Economics has launched a new Business and Management PhD scholarship for Work Psychology research in Healthcare Settings (for the public and/or private sector). This new scholarship is worth £13,590 per year for three years, plus fees payable at the home/EU rate. It is for ... More

Researcher at Heriot-Watt wins prestigious award
A researcher at Heriot-Watt University has won a prestigious award for innovative use of MRI. Elisa Vignaga, a Research Assistant in the Institute of Infrastructure & Environment, School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University, has won the Dick Chorley Award 2011 from the British Society for Geomorphology. The purpose ... More

Cambridge launches new MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching
The Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge has launched a new Masters in Advanced Subject Teaching. This new postgraduate programme has been designed to help English and History teachers develop their subject knowledge and enhance their professional and academic standing. The Masters in Advanced Subject Teaching will ... More

QMUL to build new Graduate Centre
Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) has announced plans to build a visionary £36m Graduate Centre at its Mile End campus. This announcement has been made to coincide with the 125th anniversary celebration for QMUL this year. Permission has been granted for the building of the Graduate Centre, which will ... More

Former Labour politician to host a lecture at University Campus Suffolk
Tony McNulty, a former Labour Politician, is hosting a guest lecture at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) on Tuesday 21st February from 5.30-7.30pm. This lecture - ‘All Watched Over by Media of Loving Grace’ - is part of the on-going UCS Academy Lecture Series and will focus on the issue of ... More is now live on Twitter! is now live on Twitter and we would LOVE you to follow them! is busy scouring law school websites worldwide to bring you all the latest funding opportunities, scholarship information, new LLM programmes and events information as soon as possible. They'll be tweeting the most interesting, relevant and ... More

Manchester launches new distance e-learning programme in Pharmaceutical Manufacture Engineering
The University of Manchester has launched a new Master’s programme in Pharmaceutical Manufacture Engineering as a distance e-learning course. The School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester is offering students the chance to study the MSc Pharmaceutical Manufacture Engineering part-time while continuing to work. This ... More

The International Freedom of Expression Forum is taking place in Berlin in February
The Institute of Cultural Diplomacy is running its annual Freedom of Expression Conference: “Censorship and Freedom in Traditional and New Media: The Revolution of Media as a Tool of Freedom of Expression” in Berlin from Tuesday 28th February to Friday 2nd March 2012. The aim of The International Freedom of ... More

Cambridge launches new MSt in Historic Environment
The Institution of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge has launched a new Masters in Historic Environment. This exciting new postgraduate degree combines archaeological theory and research with modern policy and practice in the management and conservation of landscapes, parks and gardens. This is a flexible course that has ... More

The University of London is launching a new online Masters in Education
The University of London is developing a new online MA in Education, together with the Institute of Education. This new Masters programme will offer a broad and balanced view of education, and is will be taught mostly online, although there will be a mix of online and face-to-face modules to ... More

Leeds is offering scholarships for its MA in Criminal Justice
The School of Law at the University of Leeds is pleased to announce merit scholarships worth £2,000 for its five MA Criminal Justice related programmes. These scholarships - which will take the form of a reduction in tuition fees - are open to both UK/EU and international students applying to ... More

Glasgow is offering Arts scholarships
The College of Arts at the University of Glasgow has 18 AHRC studentships to award in ten subject areas. There are also six College Scholarships available in any subject area. The application deadline for all of these scholarships is Thursday 8th March 2012. Click here to find out more about ... More

Energy and environment scholarships available
ScottishPower has announced its renewed commitment to scholarships for UK Masters students in 2012. The Fundación IBERDROLA, the charitable arm of ScottishPower’s parent company, has launched a new round of scholarship and research grant programmes focussed on energy and environmental studies for the academic year of 2012/2013. Over the last ... More

Royal College of Art celebrates 175 years
This year the Royal College of Art will be celebrating its dodransbicentennial – that is 175 years since it was founded in 1837. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is planning several events throughout 2012, including exhibitions, alumni events in the USA and UK, and ... More

Aberdeen launches new Master's programme in Molecular Nutrition
The University of Aberdeen has launched a new postgraduate programme - a Master's in Molecular Nutrition - which will look at links between diet and disease, including cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  This is a one-year programme and will be based at the University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute of Nutrition ... More

University of Leeds has ESRC-funded scholarships available
The School of Law and the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds are pleased to announce a series of ESRC studentships for October 2012. The School of Sociology and Social Policy has been awarded three funded ESRC studentships in Social Research and Gender Studies training ... More

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design is undergoing major refurb
Work has begun on a major refurbishment of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee. A new feature entrance to the top art college has begun as part of a major refurbishment. Once this is completed, the main entrance to DJCAD will ... More

Aberdeen professor scores two music number ones!
A music professor – Paul Mealor – at the University of Aberdeen hit the number one spot in two music charts at Christmas. This means that the University of Aberdeen Professor in Composition has also become the first composer to reach the number one spot in both the pop and ... More

UEA has a selection of fully funded postgraduate opportunities
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has a range of fully funded scholarships available for postgraduate students. These scholarships can cover part or full course fees and some include a maintenance payment of up to £13,590. UEA is offering more than 40 scholarships to study in the Faculty of Arts ... More

Derby launches new postgraduate engineering programme
The School of Technology at the University of Derby has launched an MSc Professional Engineering for September 2012. This new postgraduate programme will provides students with the skills and competencies required to achieve Chartered Engineer status. The MSc in Professional Engineering has been designed in conjunction with The Engineering Council. ... More

60 PhD studentships available at the University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is offering more than 60 fully funded PhD studentships to help to develop the next generation of researchers - this demonstrates the level of commitment Exeter has to research. These PhD studentships are now available across the arts and humanities, social sciences, business, and sciences, and ... More

Bath receives a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize
The University of Bath has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, this is the country’s most prestigious national recognition for a UK academic or vocational institution. The University of Bath has been recognised for its influential research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people. ... More

Study computer science online at the University of Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire is offering the opportunity to study its MSc in Computer Science online. Online and distance learning is the ideal way to fir learning new skills around your work and life commitments. Check out the University of Hertfordshire's student blogs to find out how the current online ... More

Applications are open for the Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development
Forum for the Future's Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development is now accepting applications for its September 2012 programme until Wednesday 14th March 2012, and as 2012 is the UN Year of Sustainable Energy for All, this is a great time to apply for the Forum Masters programme in Leadership ... More

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