Research into European Universities proving promising

A recent research visit to universities in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Sweden revealed some very favourable options for ambitious students. Though many undergraduate degrees are taught in the national language, a selection of prestigious universities are increasingly offering courses taught entirely in English. This not only allows British students the possibility of either spending a year abroad through the Erasmus scheme or perhaps, more excitingly, the opportunity to complete a full Honours degree in Europe whilst also experiencing  prestigious vocational links, well equipped facilities, working in another culture and much reduced or even free tuition fees compared to studying in the UK. Our observations also suggest advantages to students in teaching with favourable staff-student ratios and developing an international perspective and a CV that will stand out from others.  For those students with the aspiration for an alternative, more cosmopolitan education, Europe may hold the key. Our 6.1 students will have the opportunity to fully explore their options at the UCAS Day and ‘Beyond Bedales: Higher Education and Careers Fair’ taking place on 14 and 15 June 2013.

By Sarah Oakley, University Liaison Co-ordinator, Bedales School

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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