Student

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?

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As Warwick targets a London campus, Mark Leftly looks at how British MBAs are attracting students across the world

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China is not helping its neighbour for altruistic reasons

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Warwick Business School

Age: 46

Age is just a number for legions of mature students

Returning to education is tough but worthwhile, discovers Russ Thorne

The RBS ESSA Awards: Rewarding the UK’s top student societies

Events attended by the country’s top employers, their own investment funds and a combined annual turnover of more than £1.8m: the UK’s student societies mean business. The RBS ESSA seeks to reward them, writes Gemma Howe

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Russ Thorne takes a closer look at the growing popularity of the IB

The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy

A poet and you know it

Those keen to develop a natural gift for words can benefit from an MA in creative writing, says Russ Thorne

Philosophy: Far more than a witty remark

Studying philosophy equips you with an adaptable mind and vital life skills, writes Russ Thorne

Whatever killed Gloucestershire deer, it wasn't a panther...

DNA tests have concluded that a mystery beast lurking in the Gloucestershire countryside, suspected of being responsible for grisly attacks on deer, is not the "big cat" that locals feared.

The carcass of this deer bears the hallmarks of a killing by a big cat

Will DNA tests solve the mystery of Gloucestershire big cat sightings?

It began with dark mutterings in the local pub, that a strange beast might be stalking the woods around the little village of Woodchester, savaging the local wildlife and frightening local dog walkers.

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