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Study Abroad in England - Video

A Video Showcasing Study Abroad in England (Video lots of pictures and music)

Originally Published on Aug 5th 2013

Find out why students travel aboard to England ... is it because its the birthplace of Shakespeare, or Charlie Chaplin, or Richard Branson

Students can explore and study in England's famous university cities like London, Cambridge, and Oxford. 

Visit www.goabroad.com/study-abroad/england for more information.

Produced by: GoAbroad.com

 
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School background 'no barrier to university'

Students who get lower grades at A-level attending a "poor school" can have the same potential to shine at university as those who scored As at a "middle-class school", the head of the government's admissions taskforce is expected to say today.

Trying to spot them was simply an attempt to find the best students - it was not "social engineering", said Professor Steven Schwartz, vice-chancellor of Brunel University. He disclosed that eight out of 10 responses to his inquiry agreed that a student's "life experiences" should be taken into account by university admissions tutors.

Indicating that the taskforce's report, due out next month, would call for better training for tutors, he hinted that the group would recommend that interviews used by popular universities should be organised along standard lines to make them fairer. But he conceded that admission decisions were "more an art than a science".

Professor Schwartz criticised the use of "bespoke" exams - such as those being tried out for some subjects like veterinary medicine and law by Russell group universities - saying they could be a "barrier to participation" by students from poor families.

In the annual Oxford, Cambridge and RSA lecture at the Royal Society in London tonight, the text of which was released in advance, Professor Schwartz said decisions on who to admit should be "based on an evaluation of each individual applicant, not automatically biased toward or against a particular group".

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Source: Education Guardian

 
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