UEG Blog

  • New UK university tour for international students

    A new tour of UK universities for international students is being launched by UK Education Guide and Padworth College, designed to assist students considering assessing their higher education options. The inaugural UK University Tour will take place from May 27th to 4th June, during the UK half term, and will incorporate visits to five universities: […]

  • What makes a good Foundation Course?

    Foundation courses have been one of the success stories of recent times, with numbers quadrupling over the last five years and more than 55,000 students choosing to study Foundation year courses in 2019/20. (source: HEPI). “A foundation course should prepare students for university, not just with English Language level but also with a mix of […]

  • Universities must do more to combat buyer’s remorse among students

    International students need more support researching degree options Nearly two in five people in the UK with a degree would choose a different one if they could decide again, according to a 2020 YouGov survey. Less than half (46 per cent) would stick with their original choice. Meanwhile, in the US, a recent report from the Federal […]

  • EAL teaching & assessment is changing in UK Schools & Universities

    EAL teaching & assessment is changing in UK Schools & Universities It would seem the teaching of EAL has never been more important. As Duncan Murphy, CEO, Kingswood House School points out, “statistics published in August 2022 show that approximately 29% of UK live births were to mothers who were not born in the UK […]

  • Rise of Specialist Arts Universities in the UK

    Globally, according to a 2015 report published by UNESCO and other research partners, cultural and creative industries generate US$2.25 trillion (HK$17.55 trillion) a year – exceeding the revenues of global telecom services – and employ more people globally than the car industries of Europe, Japan and the United States combined (29.5 million jobs versus 25 […]

  • The Future of Blended & Online learning in UK Boarding Schools

    This week, Pat Moores, Director of UK Education Guide, writes about the future of online and blended learning in UK independent schools. Two years ago, in the midst of the first UK lockdown, we first looked at this subject and got some great feedback from schools. The overall feeling was that schools couldn’t wait to get back […]

  • The growth & value of Foundation courses

    Foundation courses have proliferated over the past few years and many international students and their families now see a foundation year as vital preparation, on arrival in the UK, before embarking on a degree program. Even some students already studying in the UK are attracted to the idea of an additional year of acclimatizing to […]

  • All international students need more help to adjust to university

    It is understandably assumed by many in higher education that the international students who are best prepared to flourish at university are those who have already studied in the host country. For example, many international students in the UK previously studied at UK boarding schools, language schools and day schools, sometimes for several years. But […]

  • Key differences between Scottish & English Universities

    Key differences between Scottish & English Universities. While the names of some Scottish universities may be familiar, the opportunities they offer students remain somewhat of a mystery even to those working in international higher education. At the recent international student university fair, Karen Robley and Charlotte Richardson from the universities of Strathclyde and Stirling, respectively, […]

  • Preparing for and getting into a UK Medical school-the ultimate guide

    With around 8,000 applicants for medical places each year but only about 600 places available for international applicants, medical degrees are certainly among the most competitive courses in UK higher education and preparing for and getting into a UK Medical school is challenging even for the most able student. Training to be a doctor is […]

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