Sixth formers and gap year takers will now be starting (or polishing off) their university applications. Results Day came and went in August , so a new crop of soon-to-be A-Level graduates will be vying to get into their dream university or the chance to study their favourite subject. Whether you’re hoping to study at Durham , Bath or Manchester Met, have your heart set on an English Literature degree or a Chemistry qualification, or are still figuring out your first post-school move… you’ll need to know UCAS’ application deadlines. Anxious parents will surely want to know when their child’s application is due, to ensure it gets done on time. Here’s all you need to know. When did UCAS applications open? While you could start looking at 2023 undergraduate courses in mid April 2022, the next cycle officially opened on May 17, 2022 – or July 15 this year for UCAS Conservatoires applications. From this date on, prospective students have been able to … [Read more...] about University applications: When do 2023 UCAS applications open and close?
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Watching Liz Truss over the last 24 hours, and the 24 days since her election, has been a curious experience. To most people she is the woman blowing up the economy. To me, she’s my university nemesis. Almost three decades ago, we were vocal opponents at Oxford University Student Union. In the autumn of 1993, I was a 22-year-old, highly idealistic sabbatical officer at Oxford University, the kind 18-year-old Mary Elizabeth Truss most despised. Perhaps because we reminded her of her lefty dad. I’d just finished an English degree and been elected as vice-president. Liz was a first-year student in politics, philosophy and economics, who arrived in an unnerving blaze of confidence. Within weeks, she had been co-opted into the student union as a Liberal Democrat member of the executive. A committed contrarian, Liz seemed to confuse OUSU with the Oxford Union, a debating society more usually beloved of wannabe British prime ministers. She thrived on controversy – and could pick … [Read more...] about ‘My university nemesis Liz Truss – her priority was attacking role of Women’s Officer’
House of the Dragon: Teaser trailer for episode seven SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The cast of HBO fantasy series House of the Dragon continues to grow with more players joining with every instalment as the story expands and charst the reign of House Targaryen in Westeros. Last week the show featured a 10-year time-jump with new actors taking over from some of the younger cast members. Among the adult versions of the characters was John Macmillan, who replaced Theo Nate as a grown-up iteration of Ser Laenor Velaryon. Related articles We look at if Rhaenyra Targaryen has children in House of the Dragon Here's a look the reason Aemond doesn't have a dragon Who plays Qarl in House of the Dragon? … [Read more...] about Who plays Qarl in House of the Dragon?
Ian Hislop jokes about Liz Truss on The One Show SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Speaking to GB News, Sam Ashworth-Hayes, Director of Studies at the Henry Jackson Society, argued that Ms Truss could effectively give Tory MPs an ultimatum due to the growing lead Labour have over the Conservatives. According to the Spectator columnist, Ms Truss could tell backbenchers that the only way to win the next general election is to improve the economy by cutting inflation and stimulating growth. Related articles Truss will 'work closely' with watchdog after market turbulence Ian Hislop's Liz Truss swipe met with silence in awkward moment According to the Oxford University graduate, Ms Truss could well … [Read more...] about Liz Truss has ‘put a gun to party’s head’ with economy plan amid Labour lead
Dr Michael Mosley discusses low carb meals SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Rapid weight loss diets have long been marred with controversy and branded unhealthy, much like crash dieting to shift as much body weight as possible in a short space of time. But Dr Michael Mosley revealed that numerous studies have in fact proven the opposite and explained that if people do it "safely and properly" then they are "much more likely to succeed" than if they followed slower diets. Related articles What Mark Labbett did to lose 10st - weight loss strategy he used Doctor advises how to keep menopause weight off 'for life'- what to do He referenced research conducted by weight loss specialist Professor … [Read more...] about Michael Mosley on the success of rapid weight loss diets – ‘I was gobsmacked!’
Sign up for the View from Westminster email for expert analysis straight to your inbox Get our free View from Westminster email THE MUTTERINGS at Oxford's most conservative high tables can easily be imagined. Manchester College's change of name to commemorate a gift from Sir Philip Harris, the carpet magnate, is bad enough. Worse, there is to be a Kellogg College, its name a homage to the breakfast-cereal fortune that provided its endowment. Is it a travesty to associate seats of learning with consumer capitalism? Kellogg and Harris are by no means the first 20th-century millionaires' names over a porter's lodge. Sir David Robinson, who made his money in radio rentals and then retired to devote his energies to horse-racing, has given his name to a college in Cambridge. And the only person since Jesus to give his name to colleges in both Oxford and Cambridge is the late Sir Isaac Wolfson, of Great Universal Stores fame. Sometimes it is brand names … [Read more...] about Leading Article: Snap, crackle and pop along the Isis
Published 7 July 2015 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The Future of Life Institute has announced it will use a $10m (£6m) donation from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to fund 37 research projects dedicated to keeping AI "beneficial" . The projects include $136,000 for a study of artificial intelligence weapons and how to keep them under "meaningful human control". There is also a further $1.5m earmarked for an AI research centre. Additional funding has come from the Open Philanthropy Project. The centre would be run by Oxford and Cambridge universities in the UK. "There are reasons to believe that unregulated and unconstrained development could incur significant dangers, both from "bad actors" like irresponsible governments and from the unprecedented capability of the technology itself," said Oxford University's Nick Bostrom. "The centre will focus … [Read more...] about Musk aims to save world from evil AI