Times University Rankings

The Times newspaper's annual university rankings, compiled by Mayfield University Consultants, measures entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, and graduate prospects in order to give an overall score.
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Ivy League Universities

The Ivy League is a collection of 8 north-east American universities whose sports teams play in a college league. However, due to the high academic standards of these schools, the term has become associated with academic excellence in the country. Brown University Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Harvard University…
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Russell Group Universities

The Russell Group is made up of 24 of the UK's top universities. The group's universities receive about two-thirds of all research grants and university contract income in the UK. University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of Cambridge Cardiff University Durham University University of Edinburgh University of Exeter University…
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IELTS Overview

Full Name: International English Language Testing System Started: 1980 Operated by: British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment, International Development Program, and IELTS Australia Number of Test Takers: 3m + Paper Variations: Academic (for university and professional purposes) and General Training (for migration purposes). Approximately 80% of applicants take the academic…
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Visa Language Requirements

*Up-to-date, as of November 2017 Note: some tables have been shortened for space purposes. Click on 'next' beneath the table to see further entries. UK CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Canada New Zealand Australia
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Sir Isaac Newton

When did he live? Isaac Newton was born on December 25th 1642 in Lincolnshire, England. He died on March 20th 1727 at the age of 84. Why is he famous? Isaac Newton was a world-famous mathematician and scientist whose theories changed much of the understanding of how physical forces operate…
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The 100 Most Influential Figures in American History

In 2006, The Atlantic magazine asked 10 eminent historians to compile a list of the most influential figures in US history. 1. Abraham Lincoln (lawyer, statesman, President) 2. George Washington (military general, revolutionary, Founding Father, President) 3. Thomas Jefferson (Founding Father, statesman, President) 4. Franklin D. Roosevelt (statesman, President) 5.…
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Banning Unhealthy Foods

Shops should not be allowed to sell any food or drink that has been scientifically proved to have bad effects on people‚Äôs health. To what extent do you agree or disagree? There is an English adage that says 'you are what you eat' which, if true, means modern supermarkets and…
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Employment Quotas

Some people think that employers should be required to employ equal numbers of men and women. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Affirmative action was introduced in the USA to try help minorities gain better jobs. Whether it was effective is a matter of some debate, but many…
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