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Money matters: the University of Central Lancashire is one of only two universities giving students bursaries for studying abroad

How to tap into the biggest bursaries and scholarships

Today, 'The Independent' publishes an exclusive table of bursaries and scholarships – to enable students to make informed choices about where to study

Inside Higher

Diary of a Fresher: 'Drink socs go against most of what I stand for'

Thursday, 4 December 2008

A little while ago, there was a flurry of excitement around college. Something about "being picked" by third year girls. I had no idea what this meant, but several of my male friends, it seemed, had already been "picked". Apparently, it all revolved around a mass social outing in a few evening's time, for which older girls picked fresher boys as "dates". To my relief, only a handful of girls are eligible to pick, so being left out doesn't necessarily mean I'm completely hopeless.

Leading Article: A wind of change in Europe

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Universities in mainland Europe are smarting about the international league tables compiled by the likes of Times Higher Education in London and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. These show American universities as the most successful research powerhouses in the world, with the United Kingdom also doing remarkably well. The European Commission is well aware of the causes: the dead hand of state control means that Continental universities have found it difficult to innovate.

Budding tycoons: the winning team in Warwick's Be Your Own Boss contest

Campus dragons: The entrepreneurial spirit is soaring across universities in the UK

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Entrepreneurship is all the rage on British campuses. Forget protest, hedonism or apathy, today's undergraduates, are passionate about setting up their own businesses.

Lee Elliot Major: A British Obama would need an elite education

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Could the United Kingdom produce its own Barack Obama as Prime Minister? The question nags away in our minds as we contemplate a new world graced by the first black president of the United States. Obama's election was social mobility at its most dramatic and inspiring, a welcome ray of hope in these gloomy times of impending economic hardship. The president-elect has sought to play down the colour of his skin, using his meteoric rise to highlight the hope that anyone from any background can succeed in life through hard graft and determination. In short, the American dream is alive and well.

Does your choice of university determine your earning potential?

Thursday, 27 November 2008

It's known that employers favour certain universities. But does this translate into higher pay for their graduates? Lucy Hodges gets to grips with the latest research

On the fast track to success: Why students are planning to break the land speed record

Thursday, 27 November 2008

The latest attempt on the world land speed record is about far more than just creating a spectacle, says Dan Poole

Philip Greenish: 'we are suffering from a skills shortage that will worsen until we take a grip'

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Chief executive officer of The Royal Academy of Engineering

Diary of a Fresher: 'I've an eclectic bunch of friends – and all my lecturers are dotty'

Thursday, 20 November 2008

After a tumultuous start, life here is beginning to settle down. The frantic jockeying for position in the first few weeks is over, and it's no longer acceptable to introduce yourself to random people or shamelessly ask for names. Socially, the beginning of the year was a slow burn for me – I ended up meeting one potentially good friend a day, until I was able to enter the dining hall on my own and always find someone I wanted to sit with. By then the time for meeting new people had suddenly and mysteriously drawn to a close. Everyone is now pretty much stuck with whatever friends they've made, and I'm left with several moderately good mates and countless acquaintances whose names I can't quite remember. Such is life. The first weeks of university would be a fascinating social experiment if I weren't in the middle of it.

Leading Article: Degree of expertise

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Professor Roger Brown, the former vice-chancellor of Southampton Solent University, is one of the few big thinkers about higher education. He says what he thinks and what he thinks does not chime with prevailing orthodoxy, certainly when it comes to university funding. But his latest thoughts on maintaining standards are worth examining, partly because Brown used to run the now-defunct Higher Education Quality Council and partly because he really knows what goes on in a higher education institution.

Airy modern: the atrium of the New Academic Building, containing red globe

The LSE's jaw-dropping £71m structure is a building to wow students

Thursday, 20 November 2008

The LSE has put up a beautiful modern structure to provide more teaching space, offices for academics and a venue for public events. All happy? Not quite.

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