Category: Students

A Level pass rates increase to 98.1%

Pass rates for A Level exams (A* to E) have increased from last year’s results, according to the Joint Count for Qualifications (JCQ). Earlier today (August 15th), it revealed the overall pass rate in England and Wales rose by 0.1 percentage points to 98.1%. Michael Turner, Director of the JCQ, said: “A huge amount of… Read more »

University acceptances rise by 9%

The number of school leavers who have been accepted into a UK university or college has increased by 9% on last year’s figures. Today (August 15th), thousands of 18-year-olds around the country pick up their A Level exam results, and UCAS has revealed that 385,910 applicants have been given a place into a further education… Read more »

First steps after finding out your A Level results

This week, thousands of students around the country will receive their A Level results, with the contents of that envelope determining their university career over the next few years. So, if you’re due to find out what you got in your A2 exams and whether you’ve made it into your first choice university, read this… Read more »

Make a budget to ensure student finances last longer

Students have been advised to create a budget in order to spread their finances out over the year. Alison Ahern, Director of Student Services at Goldsmiths University of London, told The Independent the best way for students to keep track of their money is to write their budget down on a piece of paper. She… Read more »

Vita Student makes 3 MCFC fans dream come true with Champions League tickets

Vita Student has given three Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) fans hospitality tickets to a Champions League home game of their choice with its latest competition. Earlier this week, we launched a contest to attend a match in order to celebrate the launch of the new football season. Contestants got involved in the competition by… Read more »

Leeds University begins drive to attract students through clearing

The University of Leeds is preparing for clearing as it hopes to attract more students to study at the higher education establishment in the autumn. Speaking with the Yorkshire Post, Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Arthur said the university would be getting ready to fill remaining places after A Level results are released next week. “We… Read more »

Win a pair of MCFC Champions League tickets with Vita Student

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Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) fans can be in with a chance to win a pair of hospitality tickets to a Champions League game with a new competition from Vita Student. We are launching the contest to give football fans the opportunity to fulfil a dream of theirs and attend any home group stage match… Read more »

Parents given tips on helping children choose university options

School-leavers need guidance when choosing where to go to university and what to study, which means their parents need to take a hands-on approach to helping them. Speaking with The Telegraph, Andrea Robertson, Director of Relationship Management at UCAS, said: “We did a student survey last year and parents and family came out as a… Read more »