Category Archives: Education

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Proofreading and editing

Having completed your written document, prior to its publication, whether in printed form, for publication online, or internally for distribution to the workforce, it is critical to ensure that is has been rigorously proofread and edited to eliminate any errors … Continue reading

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University ‘grade inflation’ to examined – an educational advance or fiasco?

According to a recent media report, the UK government has just announced plans to introduce measures to address what it considers to be ‘so-called grade inflation’.  This move has been precipitated by what the government, and many education observers have … Continue reading

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Should universities be applauded for waking up to social diversity?

A recent media report has indicated that Cambridge University is developing a programme to provide the opportunity for students from disadvantaged communities in the UK. The plan is to put such students, many of whom have not achieved the required … Continue reading

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Student “cheating” in universities: some of the causes and adverse consequences

Since 2016, it is disappointing to note that there has been increasing media attention being focused on the prevalence of “student cheating” during the development of their studies and exams. In a review published in The Times (2 January 2016), … Continue reading

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University unconditional student admissions rises from 2,985 to 67,915 in five years!

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University unconditional student admissions rises from 2,985 to 67,915 in five years!

Introduction According to the BBC (26 July 2018), a recent report by UCAS, has confirmed that the awarding of unconditional university places to students has increased by a factor of nearly 23 from 2013 to 2018 (2,985 to 67,915) (see graph). … Continue reading

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The value of quality proofreading, editing and presentation

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The value of quality proofreading, editing and presentation

It has recently been noticed by the author that even in some of the UK’s highest quality media and new organisations there has appeared errors in terms of grammar, tense, sentence structure and the structure of the content, which is … Continue reading

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Essay ‘cheat’ mills – destroying the quality of higher education – Responsibility

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Essay ‘cheat’ mills – destroying the quality of higher education – Responsibility

Recently media reports have indicated that the UK government is taking steps to ban what they describe as ‘Essay Cheat Companies’ from promoting their services within university environments.  In our view this move is long overdue as these organisations have … Continue reading

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