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Student Financial Health: Navigating Loans And Credit for United Kingdom Residents

The financial burden of higher education in the UK has become a challenge for students. Tuition fees have steadily risen over the past decade, with the average cost for full-time undergraduate students in England reaching £9,250 per year in the 2023/24 academic year.

This, coupled with the rising cost of living—a recent survey by Save the Student found that 64% of students struggle with accommodation costs alone—creates a considerable financial strain.

Financial literacy plays a huge role in coping with such challenges. That’s why understanding how to manage money...

Val Watson

Val Watson


Think Skill Assessment (TSA) Preparation – Challenges and Type of Questions to Face

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Posted: Mon, 04/17/2023 - 8:29pm

Skill assessment tests have become an integral part of the hiring process, educational institutions, and certification programs. It allows employers or educators to evaluate a candidate's skills, knowledge, and capabilities related to the job or field they are interested in. However, preparing for a skill assessment test can be a daunting task for many individuals. In this blog, we will discuss the challenges and the type of questions that one may face while preparing for a skill assessment test.

Challenges of Skill Assessment Preparation:

TSA and Natural Science Preparation can...

University of Exeter’s Pathways to Law class of 2023 celebrate graduation

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/05/2023 - 9:48pm

Teenagers from across the South West are celebrating their graduation from a prestigious course designed to prepare them for the world of law.

Pathways to Law gives pupils knowledge and experience about legal careers, as well as applying to higher education. This includes working with University of Exeter academics to develop new skills, taking part in work experience with local lawyers and support from undergraduate law mentors and ambassadors.

This is the ninth cohort to have graduated from the programme at the University of Exeter. Pathways to Law is offered at 13 UK...

New independent research highlights the safest places for students in the SW

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 04/02/2023 - 10:20pm

Parents and carers rightly worry about how safe their children will be when they go off to university but the team behind the trusted and independent Complete University Guide has delved into the publicly available data to help you and your new student feel prepared for the big move.

Looking at domestic burglary, robbery of personal property and violence with injury, it shows a really positive picture for the South West of England with Bath and North East Somerset (2nd) and Exeter (5th) sitting comfortably in the top 5 safest places while nearby Plymouth (15th) and Bristol (16th...

University of Exeter to support ‘twinned’ institution in Ukraine

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/20/2023 - 4:13pm

The University of Exeter has been twinned with a counterpart in Ukraine through a national programme that is striving to safeguard higher education in the European country.

Joint research projects, academic exchanges and the provision of English language courses are some of the opportunities that will now be explored through the collaboration with King Danylo University.

Orchestrated by Universities UK and the Cormack Consultancy Group, the twinning initiative pairs together universities with complementary profiles from the two countries, helping to restore the Ukrainian...

University of Exeter announces new partnership with international NGO Jusoor

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:58pm

The University of Exeter has today announced a new partnership with international NGO, Jusoor, to welcome Syrian students on funded scholarships through the university’s Green Futures Scholarships.

Jusoor works to improve and support education opportunities for Syrian students. Only 6% of refugees globally are in higher education and only 5% percent of Syrian refugee children are in high school. Jusoor’s Scholarship Program builds bridges between the potential of young Syrians and opportunities for further education.

The NGO has committed £200,000 to allow Exeter...

Double prize success for Exeter students at international biology competition

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:17pm

A multidisciplinary team of undergraduate students have won two awards in the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition.

The iGEM competition challenges student teams to design new biological systems and operate them in living cells using an engineering approach.

The Exeter team, made up of eight undergraduate students, won a Gold Medal for their project, alongside a special prize for inclusivity. They were presented with their certificates at an event on 30th January.

The students presented their BionExe project at the iGEM Jamboree event...

University of Exeter appoints partner UPP to develop plans to build over 1700 new, low carbon student bedrooms on Streatham Campus

This month, the University of Exeter has taken an important step forward in the delivery of new, modern, low carbon student accommodation on the west of their Streatham Campus in Exeter, by appointing University Partnerships Programme (UPP) as the preferred contractor to progress plans to the next stage.

The proposed new development extends the University’s long-term partnership with UPP to create more on-campus accommodation, providing students with the best possible living experience and reducing the pressure on the University seeking third party accommodation providers in...

Jobs fair to help South West employers tackle talent shortage

Authored by Program
Posted: Tue, 10/25/2022 - 7:23pm

Local businesses are invited to attend a free virtual jobs fair on Tuesday 22nd November 2022, 10am - 2pm to connect with local adults who have recently completed a Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamp.

Train4Tomorrow digital and technical Skills Bootcamps, delivered by Devon County Council , provide a solution to the region’s recruitment challenges by training employed, self-employed and unemployed adults in Devon and Cornwall.

The Skills Bootcamps offer free training, lasting up to 16 weeks, in areas such as digital marketing, IT, cyber security, software development,...

What are the Advantages of Disposable Vapes?

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Mon, 09/26/2022 - 7:21am

More and more individuals are choosing disposable vapes over cigarettes. This trend goes further, with those who currently vape choosing to use disposable vapes over their current vape devices. But why is that? There are many advantages of disposable vapes compared to traditional cigarettes and vape devices, which we will cover in this article.

They Are Convenient

It's hard to argue against the fact that the biggest advantage of using disposable vapes is how convenient they are. They offer an easy and affordable way to start vaping without fully dedicating yourself to it...

Apprentice with passion for carpentry urges women to consider construction careers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/31/2022 - 8:47pm

Carpentry apprentice, Emily Baker, has urged women to consider a career in construction as she reflects on an action-packed year working for Persimmon Homes.

Emily, an apprentice with the company’s Cornwall and West Devon business, joined the business last autumn and is working on the Trevethan Meadows site in Liskeard while studying at City College Plymouth.

Emily opted for an apprenticeship with Persimmon as she felt the firm’s programme was the best way to learn the skills and knowledge required to becoming a fully qualified carpenter.

The company has...

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