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Should we treat our degrees like consumer products?

Degrees, although an extreme example, can be said to be a consumer product. As students, we are paying for a service and an end product, and naturally this is expected to be of the highest standard possible. If a product is purchased from a retail business or service, and the quality is not up to…

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Degrees vs apprenticeships

When headlines are constantly suggesting that universities are dishing out first class degrees like no there’s no tomorrow, how much does a grade really reflect our employability skills? After ten years in education, three more years of academic studying whilst racking up to £50,000 worth of debt, university may not seem like the most appealing…

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The concept of an accelerated degree is one that starts off looking promising, but the more you look at it, the more cracks start to show. Although the fast track scheme will encourage disadvantaged students to pursue a degree because it costs a fifth less and only spans two years, the effect on the student’s…

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UEA joins forces with South Essex College

UEA will begin to validate degrees at South Essex College starting in September, the university has announced. This means that degrees awarded by the college in several areas will bear the UEA logo and will be of a rigorous academic standard, approved by UEA. UEA’s process is currently underway to validate the courses and ensure…

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Can we afford to be artists?

Arts Degrees. Let’s all just cut to the chase and admit that they are, essentially, the laughing stock of the degree world. And honestly, why are we surprised? Any subject that considers seven hours a week contact time enough to award a degree has got to be missing something. But it’s not just our inability…

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