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CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) has published a new briefing going behind the common headlines that indicate only a small proportion of care experienced young people in Scotland go to university, compared to their peers. The publication of this briefing coincides with students either…
New guidance has been issued to universities dedicated to the prevention of student suicide. It was launched in Sheffield at the Universities UK (UUK) annual conference where it was also announced that new guidance is being worked on for the disclosure of confidential data. At least 95 university students took…
Applications to study the highly regarded Foundation degree (FdSc) in Addictions Counselling in September 2019 are now open. The degree is a franchised programme of the University of Bath, delivered by Action on Addiction for Addictions Treatment Studies and accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners.The degree gives…
The University of the West of Scotland’s (UWS) new £110 million Lanarkshire campus has opened to students. The site has been completed in a two-year project and includes cutting-edge research facilities, an environmental chamber and virtual wards for nursing and midwifery courses. The university said it represents a “step-change in…
One in four student nurses are dropping out of their degrees before graduation, figures show. Data obtained by nursing journal Nursing Standard and the charity the Health Foundation indicates that of 16,544 UK nursing students who began three-year degrees due to finish in 2017, 4,027 left their courses early or…
The University of Edinburgh's Global Health Policy Unit (GHPU) has launched a new website, making it easier to learn about all its teaching, research and other activities addressing major challenges across the world. The new website features GHPU’s range of taught and research programmes for students, including graduate and postgraduate…
Inspirational Cheryl Thompson credits her time as a student at the University of Chester with changing her life – and now she plans to use her new-found confidence and skills to change the world! Growing-up in the care of a local authority, 25-year-old Cheryl struggled throughout her school life, leaving…
The family of a missing geography student whose car was found parked near marshland have appealed for anyone who may have seen him to come forward. Adam Seaton went missing on Thursday August 9, just days before his 20th birthday. The red Ford Fiesta which he shared with his mother…
Nursing has been left in "managed decline" due to decisions over funding, it has been warned, as figures show a further drop in student numbers. The number of nursing students from England taking places at UK universities has fallen by 4% from last year and 11% since 2016 when bursaries…
Few students at English and Welsh universities feel that their fees of £9,000 a year are good value for money, a survey has found. Just 13% of students questioned agreed that "the standard of education and the increased wages graduates earn mean English/Welsh university degrees are worth the money", according…
A Tokyo medical school has apologised after an internal investigation confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores to limit the number of female students. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting in 2000 or even earlier, according to findings released by lawyers involved in the investigation. The school…
Applications to nursing courses have dropped by a third in the two years since bursaries for students were axed, figures show. The number of people in England applying to begin training fell from 51,840 in 2016 to 35,260 this year, according to Ucas, representing a decline of almost 32%. There…
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