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Going abroad for your master’s degree ?

George Leech is part a new trend of British graduates going abroad for their master’s degrees. For years, British students had a well-earned reputation for being the ‘stay-at-home’ types, rarely moving outside the country for their higher education in sharp contrast to the hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals attending UK universities. Now a combination […]

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Students: mapping the mobile ones in Europe

I set up De la Cour Communications to help stimulate interest in student mobility within the European Higher Education Area, particularly among the seemingly reluctant British. So I knew I had to attend the European Universities Association (EUA) special event in Oslo to discuss the outcome of its project ‘Mapping University Mobility of Staff and […]

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Sweden’s hidden student gem of Norrköping

On a return trip to Sweden to visit university campuses and take part in a conference focusing on international student recruitment in Stockholm, NIC MITCHELL tries to see the country through the eyes of a potential student from abroad. JUNE is a time for celebrating midsummer and some lovely weather in Sweden – even if it is another story when you […]

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What is the future of international student mobility?

  De la Cour Communications NIC MITCHELL joined the The Guardian’s live chat panel on the future of international student mobility. It was a fast and furious debate with experts from within and outside the UK taking part. Here are key issues raised. Tighter immigration controls are a hot topic for education chiefs and policy-makers – and […]

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Outward-bound students win British champion

Much to welcome in a recent UK report recommending ways to encourage more Outward Student Mobility by British students, says De la Cour Communications founder Nic Mitchell.   When I set up De la Cour Communications after leaving the relative safety of a full-time comms job in a British university last year, my idea was to […]

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Nice idea… but is Bologna a distant land?

I am not saying there’s been a conspiracy of silence among British higher education leaders, but they haven’t gone exactly out of their way to promote what is quaintly called the Bologna Process. But I’m a pro-European Englishman, albeit with a bit of Franco-Irish-Scottish blood, so maybe that’s why I’ve slaved away for the last […]

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