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Should Parents Go to University Open Days?

Should Parents Go to University Open Days?

As the university open day ‘silly season’ once again begins, and campuses prepare to open their doors for prospective 2016 students,  the UK’s Guardian newspaper asks the timely question: “Should... Read On

Clearing: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Clearing: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

While UK university ‘Clearing’ begins in July and runs until September, August is the month when the vast majority of university places are allocated. As the process swings into action... Read On

Top 20 Tips: What To Look For When Choosing a UAE University

Top 20 Tips: What To Look For When Choosing a UAE University

1. Accreditation & recognition Check for accreditation and recognition. Many institutions have gained accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) . Some institutions choose... Read On

University in the UAE – Yes, You Can!

University in the UAE – Yes, You Can!

With student population in the GCC estimated at 9.5 million in 2010 and expected to rise to more than 11 million in 2020, there is an increasing demand for... Read On

UK’s Oxford University Opens Up About Admissions

UK’s Oxford University Opens Up About Admissions

To mark the deadline for the 2015 Oxford admissions, and the start of the university undergraduate admissions cycle, one of the UK’s top universities has published a selection of... Read On

Top Tips For Managing Money at College

Top Tips For Managing Money at College

Recent surveys have shown that parents are unprepared for the cost of universities, but the same goes for their children, the students, in the majority of cases. One of... Read On

First Week at University – A Survivors Guide

First Week at University – A Survivors Guide

While all the fun of Freshers’ Week is going on you will also need to make sure to do some practical things too… Get this list covered, and you... Read On

A Quick Checklist for University Freshers

A Quick Checklist for University Freshers

The excitement and anxiety are mounting as the start of the new University term looms. To help you prepare for your first term we have prepared a check-list of... Read On

A Level results: What To Do When it Goes Wrong

A Level results: What To Do When it Goes Wrong

The wait is over and you have your results in your hand. For many of you it will be a time when the waiting is finally over, and you... Read On

A’ Level Results Day: Be Prepared, The Check List

A’ Level Results Day: Be Prepared, The Check List

Unlike students applying to universities in the US, for those UK bound A’ Level results day has a magnitude more importance. Students who have taken SATs will already have... Read On

Life After Exams… So, What To Do Next?

Life After Exams… So, What To Do Next?

If I had been asked to describe what I expected to be feeling after finishing my final IB exams, my adjective of choice would undoubtedly have been ‘weightless’. Life... Read On

Preschool Assessment: How to Prepare

Preschool Assessment: How to Prepare

You have decided that your children are ready to start pre-school, but how can you ensure that your child has the skills – physical, mental and emotional – that a nursery... Read On

Plagiarism: Playing Fair in the Academic ‘Game’

Plagiarism: Playing Fair in the Academic ‘Game’

When students decide to pursue their education at tertiary level, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, they are actually joining millions of others worldwide in what can be deemed... Read On

University, and Parent Fears

University, and Parent Fears

It is fairly easy to place yourself in the position of a student and to understand his or her fears. New place, new friends, new challenges – will I... Read On

UAE Schools Fall Short on University Guidance

UAE Schools Fall Short on University Guidance

UAE schools are falling short when it comes to providing their students the information and know-how they need when it comes to university choices and applications, according to the... Read On

Students Failed Before Arrival at University?

Students Failed Before Arrival at University?

Students from the UAE are not being prepared for the freedoms – academic or otherwise – of university life say the majority of respondents to the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com University survey. Almost... Read On

Oxbridge Admissions: No Conspiracy, It’s Just Hard

Oxbridge Admissions: No Conspiracy, It’s Just Hard

Which School Advisor recently overheard one of Dubai’s top schools claiming, privately, that its pupils were being discriminated against by Britain’s top universities, most notably by Oxford and Cambridge.... Read On

Students: How To Keep Safe When You Leave UAE

Students: How To Keep Safe When You Leave UAE

Come September, the month of new beginnings also brings with it many new challenges – especially for parents with older children. Kissing good-bye and packing them off to an... Read On

‘To Tutor Or Not To Tutor’: The Parent’s Dilemma

‘To Tutor Or Not To Tutor’: The Parent’s Dilemma

If you ever get into conversation with mothers of children in Dubai, the topic of “tutors” and “which is the best?” soon rears its ugly head. Children all over... Read On

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