Blogs

How do university admissions officers think about English proficiency tests?

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Wed, 11/23/2022 - 16:51

For many university admissions teams, the pandemic represented a major shift in how they approached assessing candidates’ English-language abilities. Where once international students would flock to testing centres, they were now compelled to take these tests from home. At the same time, test providers needed to ensure their assessments were fair, secure and accessible to a diverse range of students. 

Strengthening Franco-British relations through higher education: the launch of the France Alumni UK network

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Thu, 11/17/2022 - 10:00

France Alumni UK is a network for British and international students based in the UK who have studied, or are presently studying, in the French higher education system. Administered by Campus France UK – the office of the French Embassy in charge of student mobility – the new network presents members with a range of support initiatives, invitations to networking events and employment opportunities.

UK university’s multimillion-pound investment makes the most of cutting-edge forensics facilities

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 13:31

“More than 90 per cent of crime has a digital element,” says Laura Hugh, senior lecturer in forensic science at Cranfield University. The rise in digital crimes has resulted in a need for graduates who are better equipped to deal with this growing threat.

International student perspective: finding a community at university

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 11/07/2022 - 15:58

Starting university was particularly challenging as I had very little idea of what to expect. As the first in my family to go to university and without any older siblings to look up to, I didn’t have anyone to go to for advice. Starting university in 2020, unaware that the country was about to enter a second lockdown, I was unsure how to go about making friends under the challenging circumstances.  

Employment options for students after completing their studies in the US

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 15:48

For international students in the US, it can be difficult to understand the complexities of the visa system after they graduate. To ensure that students follow the correct processes, Shorelight – a US-based international student marketplace – offers support and guidance from enrolment to long after graduation

The US academic credit system needn’t be a barrier to international study

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 15:20

Students who hope to apply to study in the US, especially those transferring, must plan ahead to make sure the time they’ve already spent studying will count, explains Marshall Houserman, Senior director of enrolment management at Shorelight. Shorelight specialises in matching international applicants with global education opportunities.