US association NACAC has published a guide on working with education agencies for its 14,000 members, designed to ensure they understand the principles of accountability, transparency and integrity that the association says must be used if pursuing a commission-based international recruitment policy. A guide for parents is also planned.
As part of a Massachusetts trade mission to the UK, Shorelight Education has announced that it will fund two US community college students to attend the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Bath Spa University. The Shorelight Scholars will receive two years of entrepreneurial business education.
The 10th QS World University Rankings has been published with a familiar UK and US dominance. Science and technology research is driving the elite institutions such as MIT in the USA, University of Cambridge and Imperial College London as research citations are up for all best-ranked institutions.
The study travel industry has been touched by the death of Tom Maitland, co-founder of French in Normandy, an award-winning school considered to be among the best of its kind in France. The school was run by a dynamic husband-and-wife duo and will continue as ever with Eleri Maitland at the helm.
The US is far ahead in their understanding of the benefits of internships. I think in the UK we’re catching up but it’s still a long way to go, and I’m seeing Australia very much mirror the attitude in the US, that it’s a thing everyone needs to do
The annual National Student Survey in the UK, which polls final year undergraduate students about various aspects of their education experience, has revealed a 10-year high in overall satisfaction levels across students studying in the UK, with 86% indicating they were happy with their course. The University of Bath got the best individual rating for a mainstream HEI.
Two companies in the UK's international education sector have been listed in a ranking of the top 200 UK private companies that are seeing the fastest growth in overseas sales within a two-year period. St Giles, in 77th position, is a well known English language teaching operator and Cognita Schools runs 64 high schools in seven countries.