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Train to teach roadshow back on the road

Considering a career in teaching? Then save the date.

The train to teach roadshow has dusted off the deck chairs, and is once again pounding the black stuff to spread the word about a career in education.

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Teaching taster courses from the National College for Teaching and Leadership

Could teaching be a career for you? Looking for a new career challenge this new year?

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is running a series of events for graduates thinking about teaching and a career in education.

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Where did the world's graduate millionaires study?

WealthInsight and Spear's business magazine put UK universities firmly in the upper echelons when it comes to millionaires.

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Super-sized funding for trainee teachers

The Department of Education has gone large in its efforts to entice more graduates into teaching, announcing bigger bursaries and super-size scholarships for 2014/15.

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Applications for teacher training courses delayed

The opening date for teacher training applications through the UCAS Teacher Training system portal has been put back to late November.

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It’s official: postgraduate qualifications pay off in the workplace

If you’re still considering whether to invest in a postgraduate degree the news that further study can significantly boost your chances of employment may help you in your decision.

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Our TARGETcourses Bursary Competition winners

Firstly, we'd like to thank everyone who took the time to enter the TARGETcourses Bursary Competition this year.

Judging all of your entries took longer than we thought. There were just so many exceptional entries. It was very humbling indeed to read the ambitions and aspirations of so many very bright people. We wish you all the very best in the future for your studies and aspirations.

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HEFCE overview on postgraduate education

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has published a report on how a student's financial background, school history and undergraduate institution affect on the likelihood of enrolment at postgraduate level.

The report has identified important trends regarding the standing of postgraduate education.

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Decline in higher education applications from part-time and mature students

OFFA report increasing concern over a decline in part-time and mature student applications to higher education.

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Royal Society of Chemistry teacher training scholarship deadline

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is awarding 130 scholarships worth £20,000 for potential chemistry teacher trainees.

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BPP Law School offers £16,500 worth of training to former students

Course provider BPP is putting its money where its mouth is and offering a free course to its former students if they fail to find a job within six months of graduation.

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Get the inside track – journalism taster workshops

Considering a postgraduate journalism course? Why not sign up to a free workshop for an insight on a career in journalism and specialist National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) training?

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Institute of Physics teacher training scholarships April deadline

The Institute of Physics (IoP) is offering one hundred teacher training scholarships worth £20,000 each for would-be physics teachers.

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UK universities fall in THE reputation rankings

The latest reputation ranking tables published by THE (Times Higher Education) have seen a number of UK universities fall out of the top 100.

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Postgraduate debt in HSS

The British Academy has commissioned the National Union of Students (NUS) to conduct research into attitudes towards postgraduate debt.

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Teaching deadlines

Thinking of training as a primary school teacher but missed the 6 December deadline for registering with the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR)? Don't despair, there is still hope...but you do need to get your skates on.

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Institute of Physics teacher training scholarships deadline

The Institute of Physics (IoP) is offering one hundred teacher training scholarships worth £20,000 each for would-be physics teachers.

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Expansion of School Direct scheme for experienced candidates

The School Direct scheme, the school-based teacher training initiative, is expanding to include two different types of training for September 2013 recruitment. The School Direct Training Programme (SDTP) will be joined by the new School Direct Training Programme (Salaried) for experienced candidates.

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Postgraduate Fair from TARGETcourses

TARGETcourses is delighted to announce The Guardian will be a media partner for the first International and UK Postgraduate Study and Funding Fair to be held on 7 March 2013 in Central London.

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THE 100 under 50: New kids on the block

Times Higher Education (THE) has just released its inaugural ranking of universities less than fifty years old (young pups in academic terms).

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Changes to the title 'university'

Changes to the title 'university' (proposed in the Government white paper last year) are being adopted without any changes in the law.

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Welsh government boost for student teachers

The Welsh government is prioritising funding for student teachers interested in working at further education colleges.

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Teaching those who teach

On the days running up to the elections for the NUS presidency, president Liam Burns called for those teaching at universities to have a teaching qualification.

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The College of Law sold

The College of Law, one of the five privately-owned institutions with degree-awarding powers, now belongs to private equity firm Montagu Private Equity.

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Budget pledge to support universities

The Chancellor's Spring Budget announcement of £100 million investment to support university research was welcomed by universities and campaign groups.

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World university reputation rankings published by THE

Harvard has made the top spot in the Times Higher Education (THE) top universities ranked by reputation. THE asked just over 17,500 academics their views on universities around the world.

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Strength in masters

The popularity of part-time postgrad studies is on the rise, up 16% in a five year period according to HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency).

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings released

The Times Higher Education world university rankings were released today, with the US dominating the top ten places. But 2011 sees California Institute of Technology (Caltech) oust Harvard from the top spot for the first time in eight years.

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Oxford's vice-chancellor on postgraduate funding

Oxford University's vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton is warning that the government policy on postgraduate funding is threaterning research in the UK.

"...There is nothing in the UK that can compare with the US government's federal loans scheme, to enable graduate students to finance their study."

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Cambridge holds on to top spot

For the second year running, Cambridge has topped the QS World University Rankings 2011/12, holding off strong competition from Harvard (Cambridge Massachusetts).

Several other UK universities have made a strong showing in the top 10, with Oxford University, Imperial College and UCL occupying the 5 – 7th spots.

Rounding up the top 10 were a series of US east coast schools; Chicago, Pennsylvania, and Columbia University in Manhattan.

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Can't get no satisfaction?

Thinking about doing a masters or further study? This year's National Student Survey might help cast some light over your shortlist...

Final year students were asked a number of questions about their universities and courses, including personal development, teaching, support, feedback, learning resources and overall satisfaction.

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Gay by Degree

How well has your university faired in LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) charity and campaigning group Stonewall's guide for students? Choosing a university where you'll feel happy and comfortable being yourself is clearly just as important a consideration when choosing a place for postgraduate studies as it is for undergraduate studies.

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