As an education counsellor I get a lot of people approaching myself and colleagues asking what is the "best " school in the UK, and wondering why we can't give them a simple answer. Of course, if the "best" schools were those which had the highest examination results, then all the international students would want to … Continue reading HOW TO CHOOSE THE “BEST” SCHOOL IN THE UK FOR YOUR CHILD
I was struck this week when I did a quick check on our partner universities’ league table rankings, by the sudden stratospheric rise of Coventry University to No 15 in the Guardian League Tab… Source: UK University League Tables: how to use them
I was struck this week when I did a quick check on our partner universities' league table rankings, by the sudden stratospheric rise of Coventry University to No 15 in the Guardian League Tables for 2016. This is an absolutely amazing achievement for a University which is not a member of the prestigious Russell Group, … Continue reading UK University League Tables: how to use them
Most students want quality education at a reasonable price, and as an education counsellor I am always looking for the best packages. However, people can often be very conservative - the USA, UK and Australia are their top 3 choices in the English-speaking world, with Canada now increasing in popularity, too. To some extent, people's awareness comes from … Continue reading Study in Ireland- One of Europe’s Best Kept Secrets!
What Exactly Is a Summer Course? Institutions across the UK and USA in particular have for several years been trumpeting their growing summer course numbers. This may seem strange in an era of globalisation but shrinking economies, where, increasingly, providers are taking the product to the market rather than waiting for it to come to them. … Continue reading The Rise in Popularity of Summer Courses
QA session with Mark Peters, Chairman, Westbourne School, Penarth, UK. What is the key difference with the International Baccalaureate (IB)? The key difference with the IB is that it is run by educationalists for students. It was originally set up specifically to enable students to prepare for, get into and succeed in the best universities … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE: The Advantages of the IB in Securing a Place at the Best Universities in the UK and Around the World
DON'T JUST PICK A PLACE, PICK A #FUTURE! Further to my post about visiting Sweden and the University of Jönköping, we have now had a visit from Eric Fried from the International Office of the University, and also a member of the academic staff, to talk to students and parents about the advantages of studying in Sweden. … Continue reading The “Value-Added” Factors of Studying in Sweden