Student Studying a degree in Astronomy could see you work around the world, and even eventually in space

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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What's it like to study... Egyptology

Just over a decade ago, Gemma Smith decided she was going to be "the next Evelyn O’Connell". She has since graduated from Swansea University with a first class honours degree in Egyptology, and is about to start her MA in Ancient Egyptian Culture.

Studying a degree in Astronomy could see you work around the world, and even eventually in space

What's it like to study... Astronomy

Samuel Nathan Richards studied a BSc in Astronomy at the University of Hertfordshire

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Face to face: Studying archaeology could give you the opportunity to carry out excavations and field-work at great historical sites like these mysterious stone heads on Easter Island

What's it like to study... Archaeology

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Gap years should be an unforgettable experience

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Carter-Ruck's injunction, obtained in the High Court, related to an MP's question that mentioned a report into alleged toxic waste dumping by Trafigura

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A career in the law is prestigious and carries an enviable salary once you have completed training. Legal careers can include a wide variety of roles, from paralegals to judges, to ushers and researchers.

Accountancy: ‘You don’t have to be good at maths’

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As an engineering student, you could study any topics from waste management and recycling, to water treatment

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Freshers' week is hectic but a week to remember

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Helen Crane: Hey unis, leave our exams alone

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The UK is crying out for technology and science graduates

According to the recent Engineering UK 2012 report the UK is going to need a few more workers with skills in science, engineering and technology over the next five to 10 years. Some two million more, in fact, based on estimates from industry skills councils, which suggests now might be a good time to consider enrolling for a science, engineering or technology (SET) degree.

With tuition fees rocketing, what are universities doing about access?

The Access Project's Shona McIntosh discusses the measures universities are taking to ensure students from poor backgrounds can continue to attend

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