How do I know if a UK degree is recognised?

A UK degree is acknowledged if it is awarded by a Recognised Body. Recognised Bodies are independent, self-governing institutions which may develop their own courses and award their own degrees.…

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…

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: 21st October 2021. The latest updates are shown in blue.] A summary of school…

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…

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”…