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It's no wonder overseas students outnumber UK postgrads - there simply isn't the financial support for them

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A specialist course or elective module can be just the thing to get ahead in your industry – just make sure it's right for you

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Interested in studying for an MBA? Attend the Autumn Accredited MBA fair on 12 October

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It's not all hard-nosed business and closing deals on an MBA

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Jalpa Vyas explains how working in a diverse team has contributed to the development of her business skills

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A new direction, inspiration, key financial contacts and a whole new perspective; a great deal to ask from one week

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Raphael Mokades reveals three big arguments for why organisations want diverse workforce

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The Kennedy Scholarship programme allows Brits the chance to study at the most famous university in the world

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David Cameron has ruled out going head-to-head on television with Alex Salmond

It is hard to believe that the Scottish independence referendum campaign kicked off 19 months ago...

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Some MBAs are dividing opinion, as purists deride their worth while progressives value their clear focus

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The science of switching to a career in teaching

Neil Simpkins's new life in the classroom has fulfilled his ambition to focus on physics and encourage the next generation to get involved in the subject

The rewards of training for a career in teaching

With tax-free financial support to train and attractive salaries, the sums certainly add up for new teachers. And with a fulfilling career path on offer, the benefits don’t end there.

Does a master's degree make you any more employable?

As the possibility of unemployment looms for many, more than 500,000 each year choose to pursue further study in the form of a postgraduate taught programme such as a master's. The motivation behind this decision is often related to belief that a higher-level qualification will result in a better job. But does the CV addition of an MA, MBA or MSc actually improve employment prospects?

A range of training options to help you get into teaching

Those hoping for a career in the classroom have various routes available – with plenty of practical experience along the way

Transfer your expertise to a teaching career

After almost two decades working in IT, Anna Kyriacou decided to retrain as a teacher. Growing demand for her skills means great career opportunities lie ahead.

Thinking about a career change? Get into teaching

Bethany Doughty worked as an actuary for 10 years before deciding to retrain as a maths teacher. It has proved to be a lifechanging move, for all the right reasons…

Time for a change? Maybe it's time to get into teaching...

Are you ready to become part of a new generation of high-calibre teachers?

MBA blog: Heading in a new direction with a different perspective

A new direction, inspiration, key financial contacts and a whole new perspective; a great deal to ask from one week

MBA Blog: Professional networks are a major step on the business leader’s path to success

In a world characterised by busy schedules, it becomes more and more difficult for people to interact with each other outside the work environment.

Keele University to hike postgraduate fees by as much as a half

Keele University is set to hike its fees for postgraduates by as much as half this year, to the fury of its students.

MBA blog: Fairness IS efficient

Raphael Mokades reveals three big arguments for why organisations want diverse workforce

Students gather in Parliament Square to protest against planned increases in tuition fees and maintenance grant cuts

Postgraduate funding is the hidden tragedy of higher education in the UK

It's no wonder overseas students outnumber UK postgrads - there simply isn't the financial support for them

Think Harvard's too hard to get into? Think again

The Kennedy Scholarship programme allows Brits the chance to study at the most famous university in the world

David Cameron has ruled out going head-to-head on television with Alex Salmond

MBA Blog: Dealing with unknown unknowns - Scottish independence

It is hard to believe that the Scottish independence referendum campaign kicked off 19 months ago. For those of us living in Scotland, we have another 13 gruelling months of the campaign to go. Two distinct camps have been setup, those who suggest we are ‘Better Together’ within the United Kingdom and those think we should vote ‘Yes’ to independence.

More options are vital if business schools are to remain viable

Some MBAs are dividing opinion, as purists deride their worth while progressives value their clear focus

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The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
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A Bible for billionaires

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Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

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