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Tips for attending UK universities during the COVID-19 crisis

Congratulations! You've been accepted into your university, you've arranged your transport and you've packed your bags (don't forget the face mask)! Now all you need to do is settle in and begin your university experience. Whether you're a first-year student or a returning academic, university is looking a little different for everyone this year – and for international students, the idea of flying across the world for their degrees is more daunting than ever before.

How much will you earn after your degree?

The BBC has used research data from the Institute for Fiscal Studies to publish an interactive salary checker based on degree subject and university in the UK. It shows how graduate earnings vary five years after leaving each institution and subject, relative to the average degree, whatever that is. And it shows data for men and women, thus highlighting the gender pay gap.

5 quick ways to build a sense of community in online courses

The benefits of online learning are so often touted that they have almost become a mantra: instant access 24/7, location-independent, self-paced, bigger choice of subjects, lower cost, keep working while you learn, you can concentrate better in your pyjamas, etc. We frequently state some of those positive aspects on this very platform. They make online learning seem like an alluring lifestyle choice, offering the opportunity to learn whilst on a train, at the beach, at home, even potentially while walking the dog.

7 tips for creating an online course

Creating courses online involves getting subject matter expertise into a course that takes learners on a logical and well-organised journey from ignorance to knowledge. That is a fundamental requirement for an online course to have any impact at all. But what about the delivery system – how do you package the learning content as a product that reaches learners?