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Cutting tuition fees: a student’s view

Posted on: 18/09/2019 | Written by Harry Clueit, MStudent Ambassador

As universities around the UK prepare to welcome a new influx of freshers, Harry Clueit, an Accounting student at the University of Liverpool, gives his perspective on the recently proposed reforms to tuition fees.

Cutting tuition fees: A student’s view

I was born in 1997, just one year before tuition fees were introduced across the UK. Back then, students only had to pay £1,000, which is a far cry from the £9,250 many of us face having to pay today. Tuition fees remain a prominent put off for many students contemplating the prospect of university. However, recent proposals by the government suggest that a cut to tuition fees may happen in the not too distant future. The question is, will any of us truly benefit from this?




How important is it to be pursuing your interests when studying in Higher Education?

Posted on: 27/08/2019 | Written by Alyson Hyslop, Marketing Assistant

I saw a captivating Ted Talk by Benjamin Todd recently on whether pursing your interests makes for a more successful and/or fulfilling career.

This area has long been a fascination of mine, one of the opening lines of the talk really resonated with me, “I had a lot of interests, but which interest should I pursue and turn into a job.” For someone like myself who has a varied range of skills, I have only just really begun to answer this question and I know there are many more people that feel the same. When you have lots of interests and skills how do you commit yourself to just one?


Brexit highlights the need to study International Business

Posted on: 25/06/2019 | Written by Klaus Meyer, Cengage Author 

The opportunities that businesses pursue across national borders depend on the rules and regulations that often are taken for granted. These rules are a combination of national rules combined with contractual agreements between nation states, such as free trade agreements (FTAs) or the European single market.


Klaus Meyer

Brexit and STEM – Engineering a further skills shortage?

Posted on: 28/03/2018 | Written by: Anna Reading, Marketing Executive, Cengage EMEA

Although Universities maintain the stance of attracting the best students from all over the world, the Brexit commitment to bear down on immigration suggests those coming from outside the UK to study Engineering is going to be impacted.



The role of Active Learning in Higher Education

Posted on: 27/02/2018 | Written by: Andrew Robinson, Director of Higher Education

With so many prominent questions around in HE right now including subjects, ratings, and drop-out rates, we speak to our Director of Higher Education, to share his reflections on the current UK landscape.



Cengage Leaders Make Education Predictions for 2018
– Part Two

Posted on: 12/02/2018 | Edited by: Kristina Massari

We asked Cengage leaders to share their thoughts for 2018. In Part Two, we talk Artificial Intelligence, Competency-Based Education, and advances in Electronic Academic Records.



Cengage Leaders Make Education Predictions for 2018
– Part One

Posted on: 24/01/2018 | Edited by: Kristina Massari

We asked Cengage leaders to share their thoughts for 2018 on everything from providing value in higher ed to the skills gap, artificial intelligence and more. We’re embarking on another new and exciting year in higher education. Lots of interesting developments are happening in our space but, without question, affordability and value will be a main focus. Education predictions abound!


Michael Hansen

TEF – our role in the changing landscape

Posted on: 20/09/2017 | Written by: Andrew Robinson, Director of Higher Education

2017 is proving to be a big one in the HE teaching world. The year of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). And although it initially came in for some criticism, prompting many discussions in recent months, in the end one thing has been made extremely clear – TEF is here to stay. And there is no doubt that institutions are taking it seriously.