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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?

Could Government funding cuts rob Britain of its enviable reputation in higher education?

After 10 years of growth under Labour, Britain's universities are facing the prospect of retrenchment as a result of government cuts. Last week Surrey University, which is highly rated for science and technology, announced that it was making 65 staff redundant – and that it couldn't rule out compulsory job losses.

Marketing plan lacks horsepower

BHA review centres on rebranding of the sport in quest for leisure pound

Lives Remembered: Cecil Warwick

Joining the RAF in January 1939, Warwick started as a flight rigger before being trained as a fitter IIA on 254 Squadron, where he worked on the Beaufighters, which were to form the crucial part of Coastal Command's first "Strike Wing".

Story of the Song - Warwick Avenue, Duffy (2008)

Van Morrison ambled up Cyprus Avenue and Eddy Grant caught the spark of Electric Avenue.

Warwick Mansell: The evidence shows testing is unnecessary

It is not often that a newspaper article annoys me to the point of wanting to set the record straight. But Conor Ryan's defence of the Government's testing regime (Comment, 12 February) was a masterclass in the selective use of evidence to make dubious points. No one who has witnessed the workings of the test system at close quarters for several years, considering the evidence in the round, could look at it objectively and believe his central argument is right.

Klein wins book award for 'Shock Doctrine'

Canadian journalist Naomi Klein has won Britain's inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing for "The Shock Doctrine," her acclaimed investigation into neoliberal economics which she calls "disaster capitalism."

No (learning) distance too great

Distance-learning MBAs offer fantastic flexibility

Campus dragons: The entrepreneurial spirit is soaring across universities in the UK

Entrepreneurship is all the rage on British campuses. Forget protest, hedonism or apathy, today's undergraduates, are passionate about setting up their own businesses.

Natural childbirth movement 'denies women choice'

Those who want Caesareans or pain relief are being discouraged from asking for them, say campaigners

Wallace's brick wall halts Sale

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Open days: Ditch the prospectus and see it in the cold light of day

The University of Warwick is a lively, cosmopolitan place, with shops, banks, bars and restaurants, according to its prospectus. Everything a student will need is close at hand on a campus that is easily accessible by road, rail and air, it says. No wonder David Kim, a sixth-former, put the university high on his wish list. Until he attended an open day and discovered that he didn't like it.

Bursary system 'unfair to poor students'

A national bursary scheme should be established to ensure that all disadvantaged university students receive the financial help they need, an independent think tank said today.

Calls for a 'fairer' student bursary system

A national bursary scheme should be established to ensure that all disadvantaged university students receive the financial help they need, an independent think tank said today.

No one can do any worse than Gordon, says minister

There was a vast gulf between the public smiles and private despair as Gordon Brown and his senior ministers tried to pick their party's morale up from the floor after Labour's catastrophic defeat in Glasgow East.

How the online learning network is growing strong

A growing number of online learning options are allowing MBA students to study from afar. By Steve McCormack
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