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How to pass the Oxford interview

How to pass the Oxford interview

It’s the university application season – with the first wave of deadlines, including Oxford and Cambridge, coming this week. The anxious process will have seen teenagers visiting university open days and worrying about personal statements on their application forms. For some of the most competitive courses there are also interviews. Oxford, keen to demystify its […]

The debt-free alternative to university

The debt-free alternative to university

Going to university is often thought of as the gold standard of academic success and a rite of passage for many young people, but some are breaking with tradition and taking up degree apprenticeships instead. When 19-year-old Radhika Parmar finishes her four-and-a-half-year course she will be awarded a BSc Hons Degree in Digital and Technology […]

Chirp flies with Skylander deal

Chirp flies with Skylander deal

Three years ago, I came across a new British tech company called Chirp, which had invented a way of transferring data between devices using an audio signal. I was charmed both by the idea and by the ambition of the scientists behind it, but suspected that they might struggle to find commercial applications for their […]

The world's most exclusive boarding schools

The world's most exclusive boarding schools

Aiglon College founded in 1949 can boast 60 nationalities represented in the pupil body, with students following the IGCSE and IB Diploma alongside a programme of expeditions and adventures. The school itself is ideally placed to promote outdoor living, sitting at 1,250m, in view of the Mont Blanc massif, in the small town of Chesi\Villars. […]

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