The idea of doing a resit for an exam was my second worst nightmare, with the first one being the possibility of failing the whole course. When I found out I had failed an exam and I had to redo it in order to proceed into my third year of studies, I panicked. However,
Prior to the start of the academic year, there were lots of media articles about the rise in commuter students. What’s it actually like to be a commuter student? How can universities support them better? We spoke to Emma Maslin, a PhD researcher at Durham University, to find out more. Research background Emma’s PhD research
Are you a fan of eBooks? Or perhaps print books hold a special place in your heart? We understand, but eBooks are revolutionising the way students learn. Read an eBook Day is the perfect occasion to embrace the wonders of digital reading. Let’s explore how eBooks can help you to study smarter! Convenient There’s no
Student numbers are rising. The latest UCAS end of cycle data has revealed a record level of interest in full-time undergraduate programmes, with 767,000 applicants and circa 560,000 acceptances, putting real weight in the UCAS prediction of one million applicants by 2026. Perceived value of higher education remains strong Despite the cost of living crisis
This month saw the launch of Kortext’s university eBookStore – a service now available to all Higher Education institutions. With the support of Kortext, universities can set up their own branded eBookStore, giving their students access to 2 million eTextbooks from over 4,700 leading academic publishers such as Wiley, McGraw Hill and Oxford University Press.
Price rises, changes in models, changes in student demand – the textbook market is still not working well. James Gray, Libby Homer, and Rod Bristow ask what will come next “We are seeing more and more providers offering textbooks” James Gray, Kortext There’s broad agreement that the current digital textbook market is not working. It’s