Sir George Monoux College in Walthamstow held a parents’ evening where a member of staff from Leicester spoke about university applications and student finance

Universities outside London targeting capital's teenagers with prospect of cheaper living in the North and Midlands

In the latest recruitment war, universities such as Leicester and Hull offering incentives to London school-leavers to enrol with them

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Teenagers forced to study fewer A-levels in squeeze on public spending, says exam boss

Mark Dawe said a growing number of schools and sixth-form colleges were arranging for their pupils to sit three A-levels instead of four

OCR came close to miss A-level and GCSE results

OCR came close to missing A-level and GCSE results

Experts say that the "catastrophic" event would have had a huge impact in people's trust in the education system

University of Law says it will refund students half of their tuition fees if they don't find employment within 9 months of graduating

Institution says its move looks-set to 'shake-up' the legal training sector following a 97% graduate employment rate

Stanford, in California, came top of a global list of universities to have fostered Nobel laureates

Nobel Prize: UK universities fail to make top 10 list for most science and medical winners

71 Americans have won awards since 2000 – compared with just 12 British-born

The UCAS clearing house call centre in Cheltenham, England

Government urged to press Ucas to release data on students from poorer backgrounds

Body insists that it is 'totally committed' to widening access to universities

Exam result figures will show teenagers are shying away from subjects no longer rated by university admissions staff

A-level results will reveal shift in focus towards more traditional academic subjects

Figures will show a rise in the pupils opting for English, maths and science

University of Sussex unveils new creative space dedicated to its former chancellor Lord Richard Attenborough

New facility will build on Lord Attenborough's legacy of 'liberal values, radical action, empowerment, and a passion for the humanities'

SQA Higher Maths exam 2015: Pass mark for the controversial Scottish paper 'considerably reduced' to 34%, SQA reveals

Scottish Labour presses SNP to conduct a full review into the exam to prevent a repeat next year

Cecil the Lion

Oxford University defends wildlife research funded by companies that support 'sustainable trophy hunting'

Professor David Macdonald, who founded WildCRU, said there was no conflict of interest between its work and sources of funding

A Ucas employee answers telephone enquiries at a call centre

Ucas refusing to release data it holds on students from poor backgrounds – while making £12m a year selling applicants' details

Exclusive: There are suspicions that higher education institutions would rather the data be kept secret as it would expose their record on fair access

Scotland's universities produce 'more successful' graduates than the rest of the UK, HESA data shows

Graduates from Scotland's universities also have higher starting salaries than the rest of their peers in the UK

13 free websites and apps you can use to educate yourself to avoid university tuition fees and costly living expenses

All you need is an Internet connection, an eagerness to learn, and you're off

One in four 15 to 18-year-olds have 'no idea' what they want to do in the future, NotGoingToUni high school study finds

Less than a quarter say they wouldn't consider university as an option as NotGoingToUni CEO blames the views on the rise of education costs in Britain

SQA results day 2015: 'Great day for Scottish education' as number of university and college acceptances rises on last year, says UCAS

UCAS chief executive urges those students who have not achieved what they were expecting to 'stay positive'

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