The ability to view lectures at any time of day has been the most advantageous part of online learning for students and should remain part of university education, according to the latest THE Student Panel survey.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships are now open for students from a range of countries looking to study in the UK.
The Chevening Scholarships make up the UK government’s global scholarship programme. They are open to students from 160 countries, including China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya and Malaysia. The number of scholarships available varies from country to country.
The scholarships offer full financial support for students looking to study for a master’s degree at any UK university.
The results of the UK’s National Student Survey 2021 are in, offering insight into how Covid-19 has affected the university study experience.
About 330,000 students from hundreds of universities, colleges and other providers across the UK completed the 2021 National Student Survey. This is up from the 310,000 students who answered the survey in 2020.
Survey questions covered all areas of academic life, including the quality of teaching, feedback on work, and learning resources.
The Australian government has approved a plan to let 160 international students back into the state of South Australia, in a small but hopeful step forward towards a larger return plan in the future.
The UK Home Office has announced that the deadline for university students to arrive in the UK to qualify for the UK graduate route visa has been extended to 27 September 2021.
The IELTs Prize is an annual prize that supports IELTs test-takers with £3,000 towards their university tuition fees. Applications are now open for students who will be starting an undergraduate or a postgraduate course by September 2022.
The prize is eligible for students who are applying to institutions where the IELTS is an admissions requirement.
Australia has signalled that the majority of international students will not be able to return until the second half of 2022.
Since January 2021, 164,000 of the country’s visa-holding international students have been unable to enter the country and return to university because of Covid-19 border restrictions.
The UK government has announced that India will join the Covid-19 red list due to fears of a new virus variant spreading, but there are some exemptions for international students.
The red list details countries from which there are strict restrictions on travel to Britain. From 23 April 2021, no one travelling from India will be granted entry into the UK, unless they have residence rights. Pakistan and Bangladesh are already on the red list.
Students will be able to apply for the new post-study work visa from 1 July 2021, the UK government has announced.
The visa is open to international students who successfully complete a degree at undergraduate level or above in the UK and allows them to stay in the country to work or seek work for two years. This is extended to three years for doctoral students.
School teachers in the UK will determine grades for A-level and GCSE students this summer, the government has announced.
Education secretary Gavin Williamson stated that teachers will be able to use a range of resources such as mock exams, coursework or other work, including essays and in-class tests, completed as part of a pupil’s course.