Survey reveals most international students confused by UK’s TEF

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.

Russell Group: ‘simplistic’ TEF could hit overseas recruitment

The survey of more than 3,000 international students, conducted by the education consultancy company Hobsons after the release of the inaugural TEF results on 22 June, found that just 21.2 per cent of respondents had heard of the TEF.

Hobsons research reveals international students’ awareness, knowledge and perceptions of the TEF

Following the recent release of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) results, Hobsons – the student recruitment and retention solutions company – has today (Tuesday 18 July 2017) revealed findings on international students’ awareness, knowledge and perceptions of the framework.

Brexit leads to the EU transcampus

King’s College London is on course to win the race to be the first British university to set up a post-Brexit campus in the EU. Collaboration between the college and TU Dresden, in the middle of “Silicon Saxony”, is likely to result in a new site for the London institution in Germany.

First UK-EU branch campus post-Brexit under consideration

Collaboration between King’s College London and a leading German university is set to result in the establishment of the first offshore campus of a UK higher education institution to be set up on the Continent in the wake of the country’s vote to leave the European Union.

Renew lobbying efforts, says #WeAreInternational

The creators of the UK’s #WeAreInternational campaign have urged the higher education sector to refresh its commitment to change the government’s policy around international student visas.

How PR can play its part in responding to an uncertain world

With political and economic uncertainty disrupting universities and students alike, now is an important time to assess what public relations professionals in education can do to ensure the success of the sector.

Why do students go to university and how do they choose which one?

High-quality teaching and the availability of scholarships were two of the most important factors that students looked at when choosing a university, according to this year’s International Student Survey.

University rankings are flawed. Here’s what we can do about it

Major rankings fluctuate and are not owned by organisations focused on education but businesses whose aim is profit. These are the two reasons the University of British Columbia’s professor Michelle Stack does not believe rankings to be the best barometer to use selecting a university. Read more at

Trump no obstacle for Chinese students going to US schools

The number of Chinese students who want to attend US colleges and universities is on the rise – a surprising outcome, given the impact the election of Donald Trump as president has had on the country’s higher education sector, a report by Vision Overseas Consulting Co (VOC) and Kantar Millward Brown reveals.

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