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: 25th January 2022. 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 Mobility: document your knowledge and skills

What is it? Europass Mobility is a document that is designed to display knowledge and skills achieved while learning or studying in another European country. It was designed to complement,…

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…

TNE must deliver portable qualifications that will be recognised internationally

“At times, regulations developed to safeguard students and societies… can hinder the achievement of the very benefits associated with TNE” Cross-border cooperation and coordination are needed to reap the full…

Survey: universities and education fraud – 75% cannot spot a fake certificate

UK NARIC recently surveyed university admissions staff to understand better the approaches they take to verifying international qualifications and dealing with fake certificates and fraudulent applications – a growing problem.…

Why you should consider an apprenticeship – Europass

An apprenticeship may not always seem like the most obvious route for further study but, they offer great alternatives to university and college. Here are some reasons why: Money money…