U of Exeter wins intl student choice award

The awards, which collected votes from over 26,000 students, saw UK universities gain recognition in 12 categories. Aberystwyth University came second in the International category, and Swansea University followed in third place. “The fact that students are kind of endorsing what we do is really important” Nikki Padget, head of international student recruitment at the University of Exeter, said she was thrilled the university won the award, especially as it’s decided by students. “It’s really important that we listen to their views,” she told The PIE News. “I think it’s quite…

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Brussels universities plan int’l student space

A joint initiative of French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Flemish Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the space will provide accommodation space especially for international students and researchers. The new development will consist of 800 rooms for international student accommodation, as well as a number of flats for the researchers. There will also be facilities for catering and a hall for student events. “The target date to complete the entire complex is 2023” While the space is dedicated primarily to international students, Paul De Knop, rector of VUB, said…

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Int’l alumni network set to reach 100,000

Since its inception just two months ago, the International Alumni Job Network already has 10,000 alumni engaged and it is on track to reach 100,000 by the end of the year. The network is tailored for Asian alumni who have graduated from universities in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US, who can browse the online jobs board and look for work opportunities in their region. “We’re here to provide connections,” CEO and co-founder, Kate Harden, toldThe PIE News. “An avenue through which employers can reach this high quality labour…

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NCUK establishes int’l pathway with MPW

Education organisation and pathway provider, NCUK, has established a partnership with sixth form college, Mander Portman Woodward, to provide a pathway programme for international students transitioning into UK degree programmes. NCUK will teach its International Foundation Year programme at MPW’s Birmingham campus. Photo: MPW Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she is either glued to the news channels or watching The Night Manager. MPW has…

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NZ: two regions receive $300k to grow int’l ed

Two regions in New Zealand have received federal funding totalling more than NZ$300,000 in order to develop their international education strategies and further their outreach as study destinations. The region of Manawatu has secured NZ$150,000 in funding. Photo: Whanganui in Manawatu/Ang Wickham Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she is either glued to the news channels or watching Making a Murderer. International education is worth…

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NZ: two regions receive $300k to grow int’l ed

Two regions in New Zealand have received federal funding totalling more than NZ$300,000 in order to develop their international education strategies and further their outreach as study destinations. The region of Manawatu has secured NZ$150,000 in funding. Photo: Whanganui in Manawatu/Ang Wickham Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she is either glued to the news channels or watching Homeland. International education is worth NZ$2.85bn to…

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Regulatory mechanism for int’l schools

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday ordered officials to bring all international schools operating in the country under a regulatory mechanism. He stressed that the younger generation should not be led astray. The President was speaking at the Education Ministry progress review meeting at the Ministry auditorium yesterday. It was the first meeting chaired by the President at ministry level to review the progress of the programmes implemented by the respective ministries. The President made this announcement when an official of the Education Ministry said that international schools have been registered under…

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