Alan E. Parlette He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol, who he married on July 1, 1972 at the First United Methodist Church of Flat Rock; together they celebrated 43 years of marriage. Loving dad of Leann (Rich) Hedke of Gibraltar and David (Jennifer) Parlette of … Read more on Monroe Evening News
Spain General Election preview With Spain's general election due to take place on Sunday, Gibraltar will be crossing its fingers that it results in a less aggressive attitude from its northern neighbour. The past four years of the centre-right Partido Popular's rule have been … Read more on GBC (press release)
The Rock In A Crossfire The monolithic limestone promontory 426 meters high, the Rock of Gibraltar is the undisputed landmark. Seen from Morocco in Africa on a clear day, this natural anomaly welcomes voyagers from the Atlantic into the Mediterranean. St. Michael's Cave … Read more on Sun.Star
How Your UK Passport Gets You a Legal Income Tax Free Lifestyle What's more there's no capital gains tax, inheritance tax, wealth tax or sales tax in Gibraltar, and the weather's much nicer than in the UK too! However, you have to have a minimum net worth of £2 million to qualify, satisfy residency requirements in … Read more on Shelter Offshore
EU warns Spain against 'illegal' border taxes as Gibraltar row intensifies As the EU warned Spain that imposing a border tax – as Madrid has threatened – would be "illegal", Mr Barroso used a telephone conversation with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to express his "hope that Spain and the UK will address these matters … Read more on Telegraph.co.uk
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the body responsible for processing applications to almost all universities in the UK has published data showing a record amount of demand for degree courses this year. According to telegraph.co.uk, numbers of applications have increased by over 57,000 during the recession – and is said to have been primarily due to an increased number of recently unemployed workers eager to make themselves more employable.
But is there enough space in the UK’s institutions? According to a number of online sources there most certainly isn’t, although the number of people likely to be denied places has seen numerous estimates. The Press Association suggests that, due to the government having capped the number of additional places at institutions over the next year, universities can take no more than 10,000 students – leaving around 40,000 who will be denied a place.
However, The London Evening Standard highlights why the cap is in place. Tim Ross writes that the recession means UK universities are suffering a shortfall of £200 million, subsequently his estimation of how many more students can be accounted for is far less than that suggested by the Press Association – a mere 3,000 more students. Yet, as the Standard reports, this data has seen a number of ministers approach the Treasury for assistance to fund extra places.
It has been widely reported that this dramatic increase in university applications has been due to a greater number of older prospective students who have recently been made redundant or become unemployed – and are now eager to spruce up their CV, gain some extra skills, and ultimately become more employable. Of course, the UCAS data enforces this, showing an 18 percent rise in applicants aged over 25.
With such a great number of older students who may be working part time, and who also might have family commitments, it is intriguing to see how this will affect the distance education and e-Learning sides of the sector. 2009 has seen the 40th anniversary of the Open University and fresh funding being announced for the development of technologies of a number of similar institutions, it seems likely that such courses will be a lifesaver for many who don’t succeed with their application for a traditional university course – or who may not have the time to study full time.
Sarah Maple is writing for Kaplan Open Learning about distance learning courses.
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