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Goodbye NAVIANCE: What next? Alternative Platforms for International Schools

It was announced earlier this year that Hobsons is to close its NAVIANCE services to International Schools.  After the initial cries of panic reverberating around the globe, discussions were held between individuals and various organisations (such as International ACAC and NACAC), with Hobsons, and it has been agreed that the services for existing clients will […] Find out more

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Foundations Galore!

Looking back at my blog from November 2016, there appears to have been an upward trend in the number and variety of Foundation Programmes on offer.  The general rules remain the same as in the 2016 blog, but here I will give you some further examples of who are offering these programmes in the UK. […] Find out more

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Universities of the Year 2017/2018 – the results are in!

It’s that time of year again when universities around the globe eagerly await the decisions of a variety of awards, rankings and league table updates. Many universities, but it is important to note that not all, are assessed on specific criteria developed by each individual publisher of rankings and league tables. I have included a […] Find out more

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University Entrance Exams and Tests – Deadlines and Test Centre availability

There is a plethora of entrance exams or tests for different universities around the world and they all have deadlines for registering.  From the SATs and ACTs, to the IELTS and TOEFLs, to the TSAs and all the other subject-specific and country-specific exams, you will need to check all dates for registering.  And not only […] Find out more

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IB Career-Related Programme – university admission news update

The latest news on the block (see news from TIE Online, 30 May 2017) is that the University of Southampton now accepts applications from students taking the IBCP.  Please read the UoS Admissions Policy Statement carefully to fully understand the requirements.  Have a look at an example course here (Economics and Philosophy). Add this high-quality, […] Find out more

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So let’s get started on those Application Forms and Essays!

So here you are, those glorious summer holidays are over.  Studies for your final year at school have started, or are about to start, and you’ve just been reminded by friends, tutors, advisors or parents that it’s now time to start thinking about your university or college applications.  You may be thinking, ‘But the year […] Find out more

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