• July 21, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    In a month or so, thousands of students will be packing up their things in preparation for the beginning of their university course, experiencing perhaps a mixture of nerves and excitement. Fresher’s week, socials and speedy integration will likely be uppermost in their thoughts and wants, and rightly so. However, it is worth thinking about the very real challenge of proper budgeting and money management during studies.

    Many will have little or no experience of structuring large sums of money – student loans are typically paid into an account at the start of each semester – which will have to last them over an extended period of time. 1,000 to 1,200 may seem like a huge sum, but with the first semester of the university year spanning the best part of four months from late August to mid December, such funds will quickly evaporate unless carefully used.

    A balancing act, taking in inevitable costs such as food and books, alongside money to cover socialising, going out and generally having a good time, is vital. Working out from the outset how much money can be spent each week may not be great fun but it beats getting to early November and the reality of an empty bank account becoming apparent. A budget will be difficult to stick to rigidly but keeping roughly to an accurate plan will go some way to delivering a fuller and more rewarding experience – both socially and academically.

    Choosing where to house loans, wages, grants and the like is also a decision that should be made before the trip to the halls of residence is made. With the banks and building societies of the UK falling over themselves to secure the long term banking future of the country’s bright young things, there are a number of student accounts to choose from.

    With this in mind, there should be an account to suit the full range of needs and circumstances. If a student loan is unlikely to cover all costs, and the thought of a part time job is unappealing, an account with an interest free overdraft facility may be worth thinking about. First year overdrafts that do not charge interest can range from 1,000 right through to 3,000.

    Lenders will also offer a variety of incentives to secure students’ money. While these may not be a deal breaker, discounts on computer equipment and entertainment will certainly come in handy. Similarly, five year railcards that offer a third off all fares can potentially save hundreds of pounds, especially for students that live far away from home.

    It is definitely worth taking some time to look into the array of student accounts available when preparing for university. It might be tempting simply to stay with the provider you have always used but it might not be cost effective. Go to banks and speak to advisers, while using the internet to find a student account that suits your circumstances.

  • July 21, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    The Coalition Government which has placed so much emphasis on reversing the trend towards dumbing down in education must be extremely dismayed by one side-effect of tuition fees in higher education rising to as much as 9,000 a year. It appears that the drop in university course applications which has followed the fee rise has prompted many institutions to lower their entry requirements in order to keep their numbers up. This is especially true of newer universities and former polytechnics.

    According to the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS), the number of English applicants to all universities has fallen by 10 % compared with last year. The biggest casualty was the University for the Creative Arts which suffered a massive 29.2% drop from 2011. At the top end of the spectrum, Oxbridge applications were virtually unchanged.

    In what looks like a desperate last minute attempt to keep student numbers and revenues up, many institutions have lowered A level grade requirements which basically means that young people are being let in even though they may not have what it takes to ultimately gain a degree. Either that or the quality of degrees would have to fall. This is almost certainly not what the government intended when it moved the goalposts on fees.

    Take, for example, the situation at Leeds Metropolitan University where the Telegraph reports entry levels on 97 degree courses, including architecture, law, English literature and history, have been cut to 80 points on the UCAS tariff – the equivalent of only two grade Es, the lowest possible pass. The inevitable result is that the average quality of undergraduates at such universities is destined to decline.

    Of course, in the past, such establishments would have responded to such developments by focusing more of their education marketing spend on attracting students from overseas but, here again they have been stymied by the governments tightening up on visa requirements for students from outside of the EU.

    That just leaves the EU as a potential source of students to compensate for the shortfall in domestic numbers. This may also prove a problem bearing in mind the economic malaise in the Eurozone and the fact that fees in many EU countries like Belgium are actually lower than in the UK.

    Nobody it seems has asked the most relevant question which is what is the optimal number of university places in the UK in the first place. It would appear that the quality of graduates, especially in the disciplines which are in such high demand such as technology and engineering, is now taking centre stage in the debate rather than the total quantity of new undergraduates studying at our universities.

  • July 21, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    Singhania University that offers diverse degree courses in all major disciplines, awesome boarding system especially for international students, well qualified and experienced instructors, excellent study environment, latest course content and also provide great exposure to internship and recruitment programs.

    Rajasthan is one of the tourist destinations that attract tourists from all over the world. Here you will find awesome wildlife sanctuaries, night camps, rich culture, traditions, people with different dresses and customs. Rajasthan is famous for its royal living style where you will find havelis and mahals. Apart from tourist it also attracts students from all over the world. As Rajasthan houses number of prestigious universities famous for quality higher education. Like Singhania University that offers diverse degree courses in all major disciplines, awesome boarding system especially for international students, well qualified and experienced instructors, excellent study environment, latest course content and also provide great exposure to internship and recruitment programs.

    If you have a plan for pursuing master of business administrator or any management or business programs then Singhania University is your destination. Where you will find latest mba programs with excellent exposure in exchange ideas with international students and faculties. As Singhania University, Rajasthan always try to keep in touch with latest market trends in order to offer latest and diverse management degree courses that make student a perfect to compete with corporate world. In due respect of MBA syllabus Singhania university offers in four semester including Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour, Business Communication, Marketing Management, Mathematical Statistics for Management Decision, Accounting for Managers and Computer Application in Management. All these course content are meant for 1 sem. of MBA. In 2nd Semester you will find Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Production Management, Business Research Methodology, Management Information System, Operation Research and Managerial Economics. After second semester you will find that you are in a way to understand what exactly MBA is. As it provides complete curriculum that enable students to understand the different management queries of a particular company.

    After second semester in third sem. Student will get a chance to go through International Business Management, Business Environment, Advertising Mgmt, Consumer Behavior, Industrial & Management Relations, Training & Development, Labours Legislation, Management of Financial Institutions and Income Tax. In Fourth semester the course content includes Business Law, Sales and Distribution Mgt, Marketing of Services, Compensation Management, Performance Management and Manpower Planning. After 4th sem students will also get chance to go for internship programs and in turn Singhania University also offers recruitment services to their A grade students. Singhania University is one of the top class Rajasthan University that plays a vital role in promoting education in Rajasthan at international standard.

  • July 20, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    In the United States, education is offered by the government with state and federal funds. Millions of students enroll in Universities both Public and state, every year to get degrees in diverse subjects. Large public universities are sought after by highly talented youngsters as their degrees are widely acclaimed and respected, which would ensure a distinct edge in their employment prospects.

    Most of the universities have well trained faculties and infrastructure to ensure the best possible education. Universities churn out fresh graduates and professionals who would be ready to take up challenging assignments that match their qualification and expectations. Large public universities offer an impressive line up of academic programs to suit the changing needs of the society. For instance the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus boasts as many as 50,000 students, learning various state of the art courses such as neurology, transplant surgery, material sciences and nanotechnology, and many more.

    It goes without saying that Educational universities have a key role in shaping the destiny of any society through a well informed generation. Educational universities play a larger than life role in the regional, economic and cultural progress of any country. The extent of research might also vary from place to place. Every year, many prestigious universities get millions of dollars by way of research grants and contracts. So, if you are looking for high end research programs and doctorate programs, pick up famous universities with all the infrastructure and federal backing that ensures nothing but the best. Make sure to get enrolled only in accredited universities as it could make or break your career. Many employers insist on certificates from accredited universities.

    State universities flaunting massive research budgets normally get 10 to 30 percent of their budgets from the state, where the university is located and the balance amount is mobilized through tuition and fees, grants and donations. As a fall out of these financing structure large educational universities, students also receive financial aids and grants to pursue their studies. However, in many universities financial aid to international students is inadequate.

    Large US educational universities often would have substantial international students and faculty populace. For the benefit of these students most of the universities offer support services including run special courses such as orientation to American culture immigration and visa advising, and Spoken English among others. Various programs and workshops on useful topics like effective communication are also offered for international students.

    If you are a self driven student who wants to make it big in your life all you need to do is to investigate the opportunities galore in higher education.

  • July 20, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Last year, $400 million in tax benefits went unclaimed by parents of school children for education expenses. This year, parents are being urged to keep their receipts for tax time to alleviate the financial burden that back to school expenses place on many parents. The Australian governments Education Tax Refund (ETR) scheme provides up to 50% back on a range of childrens school expenses for both primary and senior school students.

    With a need for new school books, textbooks, uniforms and other equipment, the back-to-school period puts on a strain on many parents purse strings. So make sure you understand how you can claim back up to 50% of your childs education expenses come tax time.

    -What can I claim? Under the ETR, parents can claim on education expenses including home and personal laptops, computer related equipment, internet connections, computer repairs, educational computer software, school textbooks, learning related texts, and stationary. For a comprehensive list on what is claimable see .

    -What is the maximum amount I can claim? For the 201011 financial year, the maximum amount you can claim is $794 of expenses for primary school children, receiving a maximum refund of $397. For secondary school children you can claim $1,588 in expenses receiving a maximum refund of $794 per child.

    -What about school uniforms? Kids school uniforms purchased after July 1 2011 will for the first time be included in the ETR. Parents will be able to claim on uniform costs for the 2011-12 financial year.

    -NB: To claim money back on education expenses, parents must keep their receipts in order to calculate your refund and to have them on hand as proof of purchase.

    The ETR is the governments way of helping with the costs of educating children, so make sure you make the most of this tax-refund scheme. Youll halve the costs of textbooks, computers and in the future Australian school uniforms, which will relieve the financial burden of educating your children.
    Are you keeping your receipts?

  • July 19, 2017 /  Education & Study
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    Dont sabotage your study time. Do first things first. Hopefully, youve already decided to make the Praxis II exam a priority for the next few months, so do the things that are most important to your overall life plan prepare for your success!

    Get a Praxis II study guide and make it a priority to do the most important things first (like this career-determining test preparation) before going shopping, seeing friends or even watching a movie.

    2) Spend the money and get the most current study guides available.

    Unfortunately, not all Praxis 2 study guides are created equal. You want to spend the money and invest in your future invest in yourself! Get a Praxis study guide that is up to date for the year you are taking the exam. Get a study system that will teach you informative tips and productive strategies that will position you for passing the exam. Most important of all, get a study system that provides you with a mentor.

    3) Make time to have focused study.

    Create 30 to 60 minutes of uninterrupted time in your schedule that you can use for study purposes. During that time, study and review Praxis II practice tests and learn valuable test-taking strategies. If you feel you need a break, then take one, but always come back to your studies and make this time a priority for your Praxis II study.

    4) Know yourself.

    As simple as that sounds, many people underestimate or overestimate their abilities and thus end up sabotaging their own efforts. If youre not going to do well by studying alone, then get in a study group. Conversely, if youre not going to do well in a study group, then study alone. The Praxis 2 test is so critical, youll need to understand your limitations, but youll also need to balance that by pushing yourself beyond those same limitations.

    If you dont create your time to study, then taking that time will get squeezed out of your day and you’ll end up doing less important things that dont really impact your life. Prepare yourself for the success you deserve by sticking to your studying!

  • July 18, 2017 /  School & Schoolarship
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    It is hard to get ahead financially in today’s world. The economy is poor and jobs are becoming harder to find. If you don’t have the latest qualifications, you are often overlooked when it is time for promotions to be announced. You can have that chance at the better job with a higher education. Now, is a great time to begin that journey. With the recent passage of the stimulus bill, the government has increased the amount of scholarships that people may be awarded. You can now have up to $9,000.00 per school year to help you afford college.

    Take these quick and easy steps to get your share of the scholarship money today:
    * Go to the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, home page and fill out your application.
    * Search for a local or online college that has the degree program that you are interested in.
    * Visit with the financial aid office to see if there are other scholarship or grant opportunities for you.
    * Enroll in school and begin your classes.

    The hardest part about going to school is taking the first steps. It is much easier to do when you know that your actions will make for a better future for you and for your family. It is also a relief when you know that you will not have any tuition or book fees to pay.

    The great thing about this money is that it belongs to you and you will never have to pay it back. In fact, if you have extra money after you pay your school expenses, you can use the money to help pay your day to day bills.

    So Dads, take advantage of this stimulus perk. Get your share of the scholarship money and you will be headed in the right direction.

  • July 18, 2017 /  Courses & University
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    Campus Book Rentals was founded by no more than a handful of Weber State College alumni, graduates with an eye for business and a passion for helping students succeed in college. Alan Martin, now acting CEO of Campus Book Rentals, built this company from the ground up with the help of his fellow alumni, Rocky Moline, Todd McCormick and Shane Willard.

    -I was at my computer before one of my last Master’s classes buying another textbook online,- explains Alan Martin, CEO of Campus Book Rentals, -and it just dawned on me all at once that textbooks could be rented.- Since then, these four businessmen have worked together to create a flawless system of renting textbooks online, saving college students hundreds of dollars on textbooks every semester. Colleges and universities across the nation are taking advantage of this cheaper, faster, and easier way of getting the textbooks they need, not the least of which is Campus Book Rentals’ very own Weber State University.

    -Our focus was always the national college scene, but we had to run a pilot at WSU to test our theories,- says Martin. The students at Weber State University seemed only too happy to get involved in a textbook rental process that would save them both time and money.

    -I rent textbooks from Campus Book Rentals, not just for the great price and efficiency of renting, but also because every time I rent a book from them, I’m reminded of how graduates from my school started a successful company and are now making a difference in the world,- says Emily J., a Junior at Weber State University. -It gives the students here something to work toward after graduation.-

    The creation of Campus Book Rentals has started an entirely new industry in renting textbooks. Students from over 3, 500 campuses nationwide are discovering a better way to get the textbooks they need at a cheaper price. Ryan B., a Senior at Weber State University has this to say about renting textbooks from Campus Book Rentals: “Renting my books from Campus Book Rentals allowed me to save money and let someone else take the risk of not getting my money back at the end of the semester. In just one semester, I spent $60 instead of $200. I don’t think I would have gotten enough money back from the bookstore to even match what I paid using this service.”

    Campus Book Rentals has single-handedly eased the burden of buying hundreds of dollars worth of textbooks every semester. A college student has enough expenses to worry about as it is. Rent your textbooks from Campus Book Rentals, and join the movement.

  • July 16, 2017 /  Teacher & Students
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    School is out and summer season is right here! Summer time jobs for students are a fantastic method to make extra money and get some wonderful on-the-job experience as well. You can find plenty of jobs for students situated across the country for young adults and college students, which include part-time and summertime profession, or work analyze applications. Part-time jobs for large school students aren just restricted to mowing lawns, babysitting, and paper routes. You will find opportunities through schools and the neighborhood government for summer support with kids?recreation and actions applications, including sports camps, Scout camps, arts and crafts days, field trips, as well as other sponsored summertime youth events. A minimum age requirement differs from state to state for teens and it also depends on what kind of job is included. Paperboys need to be twelve and older in some rural states and have to be sixteen in others. Other jobs for students need teenagers to be at least sixteen, for example a carhop at Sonic for instance, and eighteen to perform as a cashier in the grocery shop, based on the grocery shop naturally.

    Jobs for higher education students is usually accessible by way of a higher education function study system either for the summer or by the semester. Candidates have to qualify financially to participate in operate analyze, which may possibly or may not be associated towards the student major course of study. It is an awesome way for students to assistance themselves whilst in school and not have to leave the campus. Operate research schedules are often quite flexible and could be adjusted according to academic schedule and other part-time job. Jobs for students are posted at different locations during the campus and in the human resources department. Quite a few times students go back to their properties during the summer, which leaves additional jobs for students who remain on campus. Compensated summertime internships may well also be an choice for some students. Moreover to getting compensated, they earn credit toward degree completion. And needless to say, jobs for students are also abundant out from the community for year round part-time, hourly, or summer time employment.

    The internet can be a great location to visit when searching for jobs for students. Young adults and college-age students can discover jobs on www.groovejob.com or www.jobdoggy.com. You will find also part-time and summer season work possibilities obtainable with the federal government at www.studentjobs.gov. These jobs for higher education students can include teaching opportunities with several federal agencies, and internships at the White Home (yes, exactly like Monica Lewinsky!). Jobs for students could be quite competitive, so the earlier the application is turned in the better, specifically if it’s connected to work post-graduation or is academically associated.

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  • July 16, 2017 /  Education & Study
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