If it sounds too good to be true…

Education fraud has changed dramatically over the last ten years. A decade ago, it was not uncommon to see a ‘home-made’ certificate; if you know what you are looking for…

Update on the Iranian Konkur

Despite rumours of its abolition, the Iranian national university entrance examination, Konkur (or Concours – from the French), continues to be available to students wishing to enter higher education in…

Changes to the UK immigration system: introducing UK NARIC’s new Visas and Nationality services

From 1 January 2021, the UK will put in place a general end to free movement, and implement a new points-based immigration system, which will treat EU and non-EU citizens…

COVID-19’s cancelled exams and grading issues create admissions challenges for universities

In almost every country, education has been disrupted by COVID-19. There have been widespread school and university closures, and a shift to online learning. This blog looks at the question…

Charting the impact of COVID-19 on UK admissions and recruitment

[This article was first published on 17th March 2020, but is being updated regularly. Last update: 27th July 2021. The latest updates are shown in blue.] A summary of school…

Europass launches new e-portfolio website

Europass has launched its new, completely redesigned website to reflect significant new developments and progress in the Europass service offer. The free Europass resources now offer people the chance to…

From cloud computing to wind power technology: the Double High initiative and opportunities for Sino-British partnerships in the TVET sector

Regular readers may already be familiar with the “Double World-Class” project, launched in 2017 to raise the standards of China’s elite universities. Now, with the unveiling of the “Double High”…

Evolving the English language test during transformational times

‘Organisations must adapt or die’ has been the consistent mantra of management expert Gary Hamel. During times of exceptional change, this has never been truer. The arrival of COVID-19 could…