Welcome to UKEducationGuide’s May Newsletter!
Competition to Win £250 Education Bursary Prize!
All members of the site, which is free to join, can enter our competition to win £250. You can use this money however you want; text books, applications, or to put towards tuition fees. All you have to do is answer our short questionnaire and you will be automatically entered into the competition which will run for 2 months. Good luck!
BAISIS Boarding schools now added to the site
At UK Education Guide we are keen to support organisations that actively work to improve the quality of provision, to international students and their families, within the UK education system.
Therefore, we are delighted to be supporting BAISIS (The British Association of Independent Schools with International Students). BAISIS is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to support schools in providing the best possible academic and pastoral provision for their international students. BAISIS members meet regularly for training & development sessions and to share best practice in the field.
BAISIS membership assures that a school is offering high quality provision for its international students and their aim is to develop a quality standard for the sector, so standards can be measured and evaluated, across providers.
Facebook up and running
We now have a UK Education Guide Facebook page - where we will post news & site updates between newsletters - we hope you like it!
Skills Gap focus
As promised, each month we will focus on a key skill gap in the economy and look at courses that are directly related to jobs in this sector.
Careers in Cybersecurity are seeing significant global growth. A report from Cisco puts the global figure at one million cybersecurity job openings. Demand is expected to rise to 6 million globally by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million, says Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec, the world’s largest security software vendor. For young people considering a career in cybersecurity securing a BA or BSc degree in computer science, programming or engineering is a good entry point.
However, increasingly universities are offering specific Cybersecurity masters courses. The University of Liverpool offers an online MSc in Cybersecurity, Lancaster University, University of York, University of Birmingham & University of Southampton all offer campus based MSc’s in Cybersecurity while the University of Oxford offers an MSc in Software and Systems security.
At undergraduate level the University of Kent and Imperial College London both integrate security into their undergraduate computer science degrees. For more information visit the University profiles on the site.
You can also request more information from us and we will ensure we get a full response from each University, which will be sent to you directly.
City Guide to Liverpool!
Liverpool is a city close to our hearts, as 2 of the UK Education Guide team used to live and work there. Both still support Liverpool FC, but sadly now from a distance…
So what has Liverpool got to offer students and their visiting families?
Places to eat
Liverpool, as a major trading port, boasts a wide range of culinary experiences, reflecting the diverse population.
Chinatown, right in the heart of the city, has a good variety of restaurants to choose from. It also boasts the highest ceremonial arch, standing 13.5 metres high, outside of China, so is worth a visit for several reasons!
Hope St is also home to many fine restaurants including London Carriage works and 60 Hope Street
There is also the beautiful Blackburne House which hosts a great, social enterprise cafe that is well worth a visit.
For a high flying dining experience there is also Panoramic 34, Britain’s highest restaurant situated on the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower. It has stunning 360 degree views of the city skyline and beyond.
Where to shop?
Liverpool has a wealth of shopping experiences, but everyone heads for Liverpool One - in the heart of the city. It has over 160 stores with many designer names mixed in with large department stores.
It also hosts lots of restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and is within easy walking distance of Albert Dock which is a must visit for souvenirs of the city.
There are also smaller shopping centres dotted around the city and for the latest in high end fashion a visit to Cricket in Cavern Walks should be on your list.
Next month - Liverpool’s beautiful parks, museums and other places to visit…