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What are the differences between studying at university in the UK and the US?

What are the differences between studying at university in the UK and the US?

Thinking about going to university in the UK or US, but not sure how to decide which university system is more suited to you? Read our guidance on the key differences between them.
Tutorials: why are they such an effective teaching method?

Tutorials: why are they such an effective teaching method?

Tutorial-style teaching is a rare method across universities as a whole, but it’s a technique that has been used at Oxford and Cambridge for over 800 years. So what is it and why is it so effective?
Thinking about studying law at university?

Thinking about studying law at university?

Thinking about studying law at university? Here are our top tips to best prepare yourself, including gaining work experience, reading and general immersion in the world of law!
5 Reasons to Study English Literature at University

5 Reasons to Study English Literature at University

Here are 5 reasons why you should study English Literature at university.
5 Reasons to Study Biology at University

5 Reasons to Study Biology at University

Biology is, quite literally, the study of life. There are a wide range of university courses relating to biology, so it’s a great subject to tailor to your interests. Here are some top reasons to study biology.
A day in the life of an Oxford Humanities student

A day in the life of an Oxford Humanities student

When studying a humanities or social science at university, work is mostly done independently, and you have much more flexibility in your schedule. This is a typical Oxford humanities or social sciences student's day.
Five Reasons to Study Politics at University

Five Reasons to Study Politics at University

Wondering what you should study at university? Here's our five top reasons why you should choose politics.
4 Things To Remember During Your Work Experience

4 Things To Remember During Your Work Experience

Getting some practical work experience before applying to university is valuable no matter your subject, as it provides you with key transferable skills and showcases your initiative. If you’re looking to boost your personal statement by carrying out a work placement, here are some things to remember.
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Conservation Optimism: Naïve Or Necessary?

Conservation optimism is a rising movement which aims to promote a solutions based approach to conservation issues. Click here to find out more.
The IPPR Economics Prize: Opinions on Automation

The IPPR Economics Prize: Opinions on Automation

How is the working world changing and what ideas do people have to adapt to it? Should digital companies face greater tax burdens? Find out more about the IPPR Economics Prize's winner in the under 25's category.