Tag: Degree


Comment Box: Sam Gyimah misses the mark with ‘grade inflation’

More students achieving first class degrees is not a bad thing. At least, it shouldn’t be. With education standards in the UK generally improving and year-on-year more students getting into Britain’s world-class universities, should it not be a success story to have so many leave higher education with such a fantastic degree classification? The fact…


Universities: in a league of their own

It’s the time of year, autumn leaves are falling, freshers are beginning new lives at university, and the 2019 university league tables have been released. I can imagine that many applicants will be frantically worrying about these performances, just like I did. Is the university too good for me? Is it too low in the…


Dealing with the “red tape”

If you look to the university world rankings, the UK dominates 40 percent of the top ten. It is therefore no surprise that we are the second biggest home of international students (beaten only by the USA) and that, for some, the news of competition brings concern. Whether jealousy, genuine economic worry, or good old…


UEA firsts on the rise

Figures have revealed academic performance at UEA has improved, with 34 percent of last year’s graduates awarded a first class degree. Statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show a 12 percent increase in the number of UEA students awarded firsts over the last three years. In 2012/13, only 22 percent of UEA graduates…


Does your degree define you?

Most days, The Big Bang Theory dominates our TV screens, and a group of university scientists are mocked for being ‘nerds’: unable to socialise or flirt,  fitting every aspect of the scientist stereotype. Arts students, on the other hand, are often portrayed as the non-committal type, leading a life in constant search of a ‘real…


University: is it worth it?

University. A word which you have most probably uttered one too many times over the summer. Whether it be in anticipation of returning to UEA or in excitement about starting afresh and beginning the three or so years of your university career; in both the enjoyment and fear due to not knowing what to expect….

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