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New study highlights rise in British students studying abroad

A growing number of students are choosing to study in the US for their education instead of the UK, according to new research. Figures published by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, showed that over 10,000 students from the UK were at US universities in 2013-14. This represents a

Date posted: 19th Nov 2014

Posted In: Colleges and Higher Education

University finances: How to beat the funding crisis

Universities in the UK face a number of funding challenges, and have, over the last few years, been required to create innovative solutions in order to continue to offer a world-class service to staff and students. Nviro recently produced a whitepaper which outlined these challenges, and examined the different ways in which universities were able

Date posted: 3rd Nov 2014

Posted In: Colleges and Higher Education

Cleaning university buildings

In the last few weeks, there have been many reports of influenza and winter vomiting across the world, as the weather turns colder and many people succumb to nasty viruses. It is important for colleges and universities to be aware of the risk – particularly for those with underlying health or respiratory problems. If steps

Date posted: 29th Oct 2014

Posted In: Colleges and Higher Education

The importance of cleanliness in the learning environment

Cleaning is one of the most important aspects of running a college or university building. Failing to ensure the cleanliness of a building can have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of all of those who use it. Within any public building, particularly where children are concerned, it is necessary to ensure that

Date posted: 22nd Oct 2014

Posted In: Colleges and Higher Education

New report highlights importance of university sector

Universities are able to generate billions from their estates, according to new research. Research published by the Association of University Directors of Estate (AUDE) has helped to unveil the impact of university estates and facilities across Britain. The report entitled  ‘Higher Education Estates Statistics Report 2014’ revealed that the university sector has a turnover of

Date posted: 10th Oct 2014

Posted In: Colleges and Higher Education

Make students feel at home with good quality accommodation

Students heading to university in autumn 2014 will not be short of choice when it comes to accommodation. There are a wide variety of options for new undergraduates – many of whom will be living away from home for the first time. Generally speaking, universities guarantee a room for all first-year students. This may be

Date posted: 28th Aug 2014

Posted In: Colleges and Higher Education

Coventry University students branded ‘filthy’

Coventry University students living in privately rented accommodation have been branded as “filthy” by a councillor representing St Michael’s Ward. Jim O’Boyle has called for punishments to be handed out by the university if students consistently fail to keep the streets clean, according to the Coventry Telegraph. Students typically spend their first year of university

Date posted: 14th Jul 2014

Posted In: Colleges and Higher Education

Universities may need to accommodate 30,000 extra students this year

An additional 30,000 students will begin their journey into higher education this autumn, according to universities minister David Willetts, meaning education establishments will need to accommodate an influx of extra undergraduates. Mr Willetts told the BBC how important graduates were, as they traditionally earn more money compared to adults that didn’t attend university, which means

Date posted: 11th Jun 2014

Posted In: Colleges and Higher Education