UK university rankings – how useful are they?

Rankings vary on what they choose to assess and there are differences in what each ranking sees as being important and how the data is collected. Rankings will look at: Student satisfaction Teaching quality Employment ratio of graduates Student/staff ratios How much is spent on facilities How much is spent of research And more. The most prominent rankings are: The Complete University Guide   The Guardian University Guide The Times and the Sunday Times rankings The Guardian does not include a measure of research, rather focusing on student experience, including graduate…

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Careers Overseas Teaching 

Teaching abroad

There are many opportunities to teach overseas from primary age and beyond. There are over 7,000 international schools around the world meeting the learning needs of over 3.5 million students, all using English as the language for learning. English-medium international schools are an increasingly significant sector for higher education international student enrolment. No longer are they simply the domain of expatriate children – approximately 2/3 of students will be local students.  English-speaking education is pursued as a means to acquiring a place at respected English speaking  universities. The lead country…

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Careers Teaching 

A career in teaching career

The main career route within education is teaching. Those who go in to teaching will have an age group in mind and some will have subject(s) preferences, particularly when teaching primary age and above. Teachers will become more specialist in the subject they teach the older the teaching group becomes. Types of teaching in age order (youngest to oldest) for main stream education: Early years (up to 5 years old) Primary Secondary  (teach to GCSEs) Secondary sixth form (teach A levels and equivalent quals) Further education (teach A levels and…

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