Survey shows university teaching hours have barely increased as fees rise by £8,000 and students do more independent work. University students in England are taught for just 18 minutes more each week than seven years ago, despite tuition fees spiralling from £1,000 to up to £9,000 a year in the same period, a survey has shown. While teaching hours have hardly increased, undergraduates are putting in 79 minutes more independent study every week than they did in 200...

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You can switch into Tier 4 (General) without leaving the UK if you have, or were last given, permission to stay in one of the following categories: Tier 1 (Post-study work) Tier 2 (General) Tier 2 (Intra company transfer) Tier 2 (Minister of religion) Tier 4 (Child) prospective student student (under the rules in place before 31 March 2009) student re-sitting an examination student nurse students writing up a thesis studen...

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International students will be permitted to enter the UK to study at London Metropolitan University from today. This decision follows the removal of the university's sponsor licence in August 2012. A series of inspections carried out by the Home Office in the last 6 months have demonstrated that the university has made the necessary improvements to its systems and administration. The university now meets the requirements needed to sponsor international students from outside the...

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Join University of Sunderland London Campus this April 2013 The University of Sunderland offers high quality business degrees in our new London Campus, based in Canary Wharf - the vibrant heart of the capital’s business district. Our dynamic range of career-focused courses are delivered along with first class support to assist your studies and over £4m has been invested in the campus’s infrastructure and facilities to enrich your learning experience. ...

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New measures to prevent fraud in the International Student Program (ISP) were proposed today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.   “Attracting the best and brightest young minds from around the world is key to the continued success of Canada’s economy and long-term prosperity,” said Minister Kenney. “But there are too many stories of international students who pay a lot of money and leave their families back home to s...

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Eleven top UK universities are joining the Open University to launch free internet courses, in a bid to catch up with the elite US institutions that have led the way online.   King's College London, along with the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter, Lancaster, Leeds, Southampton, St Andrews and Warwick have partnered with FutureLearn, a company set up by the Open University that will offer free, non-credit bearing courses to internet-...

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Consular staff are to interview more than 100,000 prospective students hoping to study in Britain, as the government moves to stop "bogus students" from entering the country, Theresa May has announced.   In a keynote speech on immigration, which was warmly welcomed by the Migration Watch founder Sir Andrew Green, the home secretary said the new round of interviews would be extended "across all routes to Britain". This could mean that as many as 250,000 peop...

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