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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'

Exam results day: Scotland's students take to Twitter as mixed reactions make-up the mood post-SQA grades

Almost 150,000 Scottish pupils are celebrating, venting, and regretting as they open-up their grades

SQA exam results: High student pass-rates under scrutiny in Scotland, despite exam reforms and low literacy rates

MSP says high year-on-year results do not tell public 'the real story' when there is a 'significant attainment gap'

SQA exam results 2015: Exam board admits Higher Maths paper for Scotland's students was 'too hard'

The country is, however, seeing record pass rates this morning as Education Secretary Angela Constance says the new exams have been a success

Leila Janah: The Harvard University graduate who is helping the world's poorest people find jobs in tech with Samasource

The businesswoman has helped almost 7,000 underprivileged people find work with companies like Google and LinkedIn

Maintenance grant cut: More than half of students tell NUS survey grant is 'absolutely essential' for them to attend university

45% say managing finances now compared with when they started university is more difficult, adding the grant cut would only make things worse

Exam results 2015: Scotland's students take to Twitter to get Britain geared-up for results season

Mixed reactions are making-up the mood of students expecting their SQA results tomorrow

SQA results 2015: Scottish students urged 'not to panic' as Skills Development Scotland launches its exam results helpline

More than 147,000 pupils are anxiously awaiting the results of almost 137,000 exams tomorrow

A-level results 2015: UK exam board OCR admits it 'estimates' hundreds of pupils' grades after papers 'go missing'

Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference representative warns how young peoples’ life chances are being affected by the practice

Student Loans Company is overcharging almost 80,000 graduates by £580 every year, Baker Tilly finds

Over-payments could be causing 'real financial hardship', says Baker Tilly representative

Taiwan's students storm education ministry in Taipei in protest of 'pro-China' textbooks after activist, Lin Kuan-hua, takes his own life

200 protesters remained on government premises most of Friday and heckled the education minister, say reports

Australia and America lead top-five most expensive destinations outside the UK to study for a university degree, according to HSBC

A UK student would be worse-off by over £5,500 each year at Australia's University of Sydney

Poland and Portugal head-up top-five most affordable destinations outside the UK to study for a university degree

UK students would be over £5,000 better-off each year at the country's University of Warsaw

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