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Why would anyone study Astronomy? I think the great, late Carl Sagan said it perfectly, "We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." It is in this that I cannot remember a time that I looked up at the night sky and was not taken aback by the sheer wonder of the cosmos.

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Cambridge has seen a rise in applications from state school students this year

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Welcome to the future: Virtual open days

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There will be a record number of students leaving university this year - but the UK's top employers have significantly cut the number of jobs on offer

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After spending the last few months obsessively checking inboxes, for most students the UCAS anxiety is almost over. You’ve got your offers, so what next?

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It seems as if languages are not a popular choice of course at university nowadays. Once upon a time, learning a language and studying its literature was considered a solid choice of degree, but now there's a perception that they might be a bit of a waste of time.

How UCAS personal statements disadvantage the poor

It’s bad news if you’re disadvantaged and you want to go to university. Admissions have dropped for the second year in a row leading for some to say that those from less well-off backgrounds have been put off by higher tuition fees.

Why is the UK biased against students from Romania and Bulgaria?

They might be members of the EU, but UK law discriminates unfairly against students from Romania and Bulgaria. Madalina Ciobanu, a Romanian student studying at UWE, doesn't like the system.

Read this before you press apply on your UCAS application

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Practical training in documentary and film making is providing students with a trusted route into the industry

The ability to present information to new audiences is an important skill in business

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Business is far from a doss subject and can be academically rigorous and challenging, says Rupesh Patel, who studied a Bsc in Business Administration at Bath University

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