Welcome to UKEducationGuide’s Summer Newsletter!
Skills most in demand…
According to a LinkedIn study of recruiter InMails sent between April 2015 and April 2017, project management was one of the top three skills demanded for jobs in the following sectors: healthcare and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and industrial, oil and energy, telecommunications, and government, education and non-profit. Software engineering management showed up in the top three for just as many industries, including retail and consumer products, financial services and insurance, and media and entertainment.
Last chance to enter our competition!
Would you like to win £250? As a member of the site all you need to do is to answer 3 questions on he site to enter-takes about 2 minutes! The Winner will be announced on the site in early August and in the September newsletter.
FutureLearn launches first online PG degree programs with UK University
Coventry University has become the first UK higher education institution to launch a range of fully online postgraduate degrees in collaboration with FutureLearn, the social learning company. The university will launch 50 degrees over the next five years. The first master’s programmes will be available from early 2018. Online students at Coventry will be able to begin studying for free and can complete a range of short pathway courses before deciding whether to enrol on the degree program..
UK tops international student satisfaction rankings
Some 91% of international students across all levels of study – undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research combined – reported that they are satisfied with their experience in the UK, according to the report, The UK’s Competitive Advantage – 2017 update.
The report analyses data from the International Student Barometer, which gathered feedback from more than 137,000 respondents, and examines the experience of international students in the UK and key competitor nations – the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.
City Guide to Bristol
Thanks to Anne, Denise and Andi for their contributions to the Bristol guide. Anne has experienced Bristol first hand as the mother of a student at the University of Bristol and Denise and Andi visit the city frequently, living nearby…
Places to visit
Bristol is a great city to visit and is also handily placed to explore the South West of England and the counties of Devon and Cornwall with their excellent beaches and hundreds of miles of coastline.
The port of Bristol offers many interesting buildings and places to visit, top of the list is the SS Great Britain the world’s first iron-hulled passenger ship located at Bristol’s Great Western dock. Built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843 she is one of the most important historic ships in the world and you can tour the luxurious first class cabins and stroll along the upper decks.
Infact, Bristol hosts some of Brunel’s greatest engineering creations and he has been named the second greatest Briton of all time after Winston Churchill.
So, in addition to SS Great Britain a trip to Bristol would not be complete without viewing the Clifton Suspension bridge, designed by Brunel in 1828. It crosses the River Avon and is still an amazing site. At the time it was built it had the longest span of any bridge in the world. Brunel’s original design for the bridge was rejected but a later version was accepted. Sadly, the bridge was not finally completed until after Brunel’s death in 1864.
Bristol is also the home to Banksy the renowned street artist whose identity remains a mystery, but whose artwork is known throughout the world. The best area of Bristol to see Banksy’s artwork is Stokes Croft, which is close to the city centre and has plenty of shops and cafes to explore as well.
Bristol Zoo is also a favourite. It is not a large zoo, but has a strong focus on conservation…
Museums and culture
St Mary Redcliffe Church - when Queen Elizabeth I visited Bristol in 1574 she described St Mary Redcliffe as "the fairest parish church in England";. Built in the 13th century, the church is situated on the south side of the Floating Harbour and takes its name from the red cliffs on which it stands.
Bristol Cathedral was elevated to cathedral status in 1542 and the construction of the cathedral spans almost 600 years. It is one of England's great medieval churches. It originated as an Augustinian Abbey, founded c. 1140
We are taking a short break in August, but look forward to sending you more news in September.