What is community college?

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 15:06

Among several options for post-secondary education is community college. But what exactly is a community college? What makes it different to a university? 

Here we explain what a community college is and look at the pros and cons of attending one after high school. 

How talking with current students supports recruitment at the University of Sunderland

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Thu, 07/21/2022 - 14:19

The University of Sunderland is a truly international institution, with more than 24,000 students based on campuses in north-east England, London and Hong Kong, and global partnerships with higher education institutions in another 15 countries.

What is the difference between a graduate scheme and a non-graduate scheme job?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 07/19/2022 - 15:47

As the end of university approaches, you may be thinking about what you intend to do next. If you are beginning to browse the job listings, it is important to know what a graduate scheme (or grad scheme) is, who offers them, when applications open and how they can benefit you. We have compiled all this information to help you choose between a graduate-scheme and a job.

Why some universities are delivering teaching without lectures

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Mon, 07/18/2022 - 12:25

Traditionally, a typical week in the life of a university student has contained lectures. Regardless of the year, location and subject of study, lectures have been synonymous with degree qualifications. They can be a great way to communicate important information to students, and many people thrive in a lecture environment. But others struggle to absorb information in this way.

Finding your university: US versus Canada

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 07/12/2022 - 09:30

With some of the top universities in the world, Canada and the US are two of the top destinations for international students. Although they share a border, there are some differences in how university life takes place in each country. Canada has a simpler application process, but the US has more universities to choose from.

We have compiled all the information together to explain the application process, the education system, grading, accommodation, tuition fees and student life in each country.

Campus versus city universities

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 09:34

Students preparing to attend university have many factors to consider when making their final choice. One of these factors is a city versus campus university. Although both can provide students with a great education and student experience, they can be quite different. 

Below we have broken down these contrasting experiences to help you in your applications. 

What are campus and city universities? 

Campus and city universities may be defined slightly differently depending on the country.

What is the Ivy League?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 09:27

Many international students consider the US as a destination for its top-ranking universities. Knowing what the Ivy League is and what those universities can offer will help students better understand which institution is right for them.

Here, we explain the origins of the Ivy League, which universities it includes and how international students can apply to them.

What is GPA? 

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 07/04/2022 - 09:15

What is GPA? 

GPA is a system used in high schools and universities, mainly in the US, to measure a student’s performance and academic achievement. GPA is calculated by converting any grades you receive for an assignment (A, B, C etc) to a percentage. 

GPA stands for “grade point average” and is calculated using a scale of 0 to 4. Four corresponds to an A grade and 0 corresponds to an F grade.

Finding your university: UK versus US

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:57

The UK and the US are home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Both nations attract thousands of international students a year and for good reason. However, there are some key differences between them, such as application processes, costs and how degrees are structured.

We’ve compiled a comparison of going to university in the UK versus the US so you can choose the country that suits you the best.

The application process