Just one in five prospective international students have heard of the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework and of those who have, almost 80% incorrectly believe it measures the teaching quality of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, according to a global survey.
The UK’s traditional advantages as a study destination are being undermined by stringent government policy, a study by Hobsons has found. The survey also found that international students are increasingly concerned with boosting their employability.
Four in five overseas students who study in Australia return home immediately after graduating, a Hobsons survey has revealed. The company has argued that the findings show international students do not pose a threat to Australians' employment opportunities.
Hobsons, the private company which specialises in student recruitment and conversion, has extended its involvement with advising and admissions through its acquisition of US-based Starfish Retention Solutions.
A third of prospective international students start considering their university options between the ages of 11 and 15 according to a survey of students applying to Australian universities carried out by Hobsons. Another 14% started even earlier, between the ages of seven and 10.
The Hobsons’ Good Universities Guide 2015 rates Australian universities based on graduates' ability to get a full-time job, starting salary and overall student satisfaction. It also provides information on fields of study, showing business and management degrees were the most popular among foreign undergrads.