Staffordshire University, UK: Application invited for BSc computer games design programme

The Staffordshire University has invited applications from all the computer games enthusiasts, for its three-year BSc (Hons) computer games design programme. Interested, eligible candidates should be holding a minimum of 70 per cent overall score in class 12. Study at Staffordshire University RELATED STORIES IIT Hyderabad: Two new BTech courses to be introduced next year AIIMS MBBS Result 2017: Only 4,905 out of 2.8 lakh candidates qualify, men ahead of women Union Minister wants technical education to be imparted in regional language Free education upto class 12 for children of…

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Italy, UK and France among the most popular summer destinations for wealthy jetsetters

When money is no obstacle, and the world is your pearl-studded oyster, wealthy travellers are more apt to jet off to Italy than any other destination. That’s according to the luxury travel agency network Virtuoso, which looked at the most popular destinations sought by their wealthiest clients in the US at member agencies around the world. For the list, experts looked at bookings made for this summer through their network which, so far, total more than $39.7 billion in transactions. South Africa is also a favourite among travellers, notably for…

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Getting started with Android Pay in the UK

UK bank Metro has finally signed up for Android’s contactless payment method, following the service’s launch in the UK in May last year. It joins TSB, which was the most recent addition in September, Royal Bank of Scotland, and NatWest (among others) and is open to customers with Android KitKat devices and above, as well owners of the new range of Android Wear 2.0 watches. A recent update in the US saw Android Pay being incorporated into existing banking apps, meaning customers no longer have to use two apps (Google’s…

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Reasons to Stay in the UK for Your Holiday This Year

There are plenty of wonderful travel destinations globally that offer visitors an exciting experience. From the Far East to beautiful Latin America, anyone who travels around the world can see diverse and interesting cultures, historical landmarks or simply relax on a sunny beach. However, a lot can also be said for spending your holiday where you live, especially if you live in the UK. With the Peak District, Snowdonia and National Parks, there is a lot to see and do in the United Kingdom. Even if you enjoy spending time…

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US PE firm invests £120m in UK student housing

The deal, Starwood’s first in the UK, totals 1,595 beds in England and Scotland, adding to the 6,855 student beds under Starwood management in the US. “We look forward to building on this transaction to establish a sizeable student housing platform in the UK” The “six modern, purpose-built, premium student accommodation assets” are in The Haymarket in Edinburgh, Chestnut House in Cambridge, The Walls in Southampton, St James House in Glasgow and Union Square and Stepney Yard, both in Newcastle. The ‘forward funded’ Newcastle development is slated be ready for the 2018/19 academic…

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UK HE: non-EU enrolments flatline as Indian students plummet

The figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority, published today, show a 1% drop in first-year non-EU enrolments in 2015/16, with overall non-EU enrolments falling very slightly – by less than 1% – to total 310,575. “The UK could be doing much better than this” China remained far and away the biggest provider of non-EU students to UK higher education institutions, climbing to 91,215 in 2015/16. Meanwhile, Malaysia overtook both the US and India to become the UK’s second largest non-EU student source country, as Indian student numbers continued to drop. Indian…

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CES 2017: UK support to tech firms ‘an embarrassment’

The UK government’s lack of support for start-ups attending the CES tech show is a “source of embarrassment”, according to the event’s organiser. Gary Shapiro compared the country unfavourably with France, the Netherlands and Israel. The head of one British firm at the Las Vegas event said the criticism was well-founded. But the UK’s Department for International Trade said it was providing “targeted support”. CES is one of the tech calendar’s biggest fixtures and provides companies with a chance to meet and secure orders from retailers, as well as to…

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Four imprisoned over UK TOEIC fraud scandal

Harinder Kumar, Talal Chowdhury, Shaheen Ahmed and Mohammad Hasan were found guilty of trying to breach immigration law, in a scheme that made them more than £500,000 from students keen to extend their stay in the UK. “The defendants systematically and persistently used their knowledge of the system to make a significant amount of money” The fraudsters were paid large sums of money to read out the answers during examinations or find substitutes to sit tests on behalf of candidates, a jury at Southwark Crown Court in London heard. They…

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UK pushes ahead with sugar tax

The UK government has published draft legislation for a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, which is set to begin from April 2018. There will be two bands – one for soft drinks with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml and a higher one for drinks with more than 8g per 100ml. Ministers hope it will help tackle the nation’s obesity problem. Many companies have already begun cutting the amount of sugar in their drinks. Pure fruit juices will be exempt – but health officials stress people should limit consumption of…

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UK: HE, schools comparison site launched

UK Education guide offers international students filtered search options based on metrics including tuition price, accommodation price, percentage of international students in the total student body and employability statistics. Co-founder Pat Moores said the site was created to help international students make more informed decisions when choosing to study in the UK. “Our aim is not to provide information about every provider-there are many sources that offer that- our aim has been to independently review the market” “The complexity of the decision making process for international families is staggering,” she told…

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