Category: Students

UofM Gospel Choir reaches UGCY finals

The University of Manchester’s (UofM’s) Gospel Choir has been picked as one of eight finalists in a national competition. Earlier this week (July 1st), the university revealed the group has been chosen in the annual University Gospel Choir of the Year Competition (UGCY), with this being the third year of the annual contest. UofM’s Harmony… Read more »

Halifax launches student account designed by students

Halifax has announced it will offer university students in the UK a current account that has been designed by students themselves. The bank revealed it has asked for help from young people to find out what they want from their account. Among the findings, Halifax revealed 56% of students and recent graduates are influenced by… Read more »

Students ‘should decide on specific courses to suit them’

Prospective university students should spend time thinking about what specific courses they want to study, instead of simply what type of subject interests them. William Stadlen, Director and Lead Consultant at Holland Park Tuition & Education Consultants, spoke to The Telegraph, advising school-leavers about how to choose the right course. He said the difference between… Read more »

Vita Student launches competition to win an iPad

Everyone can be in with a chance to win an iPad by entering a competition with Vita Student. We are launching a great contest by allowing those who check in on Facebook at our Vita Student show apartment in the centre of Liverpool to be entered into a competition to win the tablet. Participants have… Read more »

More female graduates find employment within six months

A greater proportion of female graduates are in employment six months after they leave university than their male counterparts. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) revealed 7% of women were unemployed half a year after leaving university in 2012; this is compared with 11% of men. Figures found that 9% of 230,000 full-time graduates who… Read more »

LJMU prepares for student Open Day

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is getting ready to host an Open Day next week. The university will hold its first event on Wednesday (July 3rd), followed by other showcases on October 5th, October 30th and November 2nd. Prospective students can find the same itineraries taking place at each event and they will able to attend… Read more »

16,000 students flock to Liverpool University Open Day

Lots of prospective students attended The University of Liverpool’s Open Day last week to discover whether they are interested in pursuing their higher education at the north-west establishment. The university reported 16,000 people visited on the Open Day last Friday (June 21st), which is 2,000 more than the number who came last year. Those who… Read more »

York reaches no 7 in THE world rankings of young universities

The University of York reaches the top ten in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of higher education establishments around the world that are younger than 50 years old. Last week, THE revealed the university achieved seventh position in the listings, becoming the highest achieving institution in the UK that was launched after 1963. Vice-Chancellor… Read more »