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Round-up: Higher education news from Canada

27 Apr 2016

What’s abuzz in Canada? In celebration of the launch of Canada our platform, we’re bringing you some of the latest news that you might not know from Canadian universities. Canadian...

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Head to Head: University in the United States vs. Canada

25 Apr 2016

The United States may be the most popular destination for international students in the world, but what about its Northern neighbour? Evidence suggests Canada is an increasingly attractive option for...

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How to use the BridgeU Reference Writing Tool

19 Apr 2016

For UK (UCAS) applications, the reference letter is often the part of a student’s university application where admissions officers start to really understand the full extent of a student’s academic...

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BridgeU Guides: How to create an applications list

8 Apr 2016

We’re thrilled to announce a new feature that improves your students’ experiences of applying to university, while making things easier for you too. Benefits for university advisors See in real...

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PODCAST: All About The IB - An Interview With Dr. Mary Hayden

17 Mar 2016

In this episode of Building Bridges, we interviewed researcher, educator and all-around IB guru Dr. Mary Hayden of the University of Bath. Dr. Hayden worked for the International Baccalaureate for...

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Head to Head: University in the UK vs the Netherlands

21 Jan 2016

With tuition fees in the UK hitting unprecedented highs in recent years, it’s should hardly come as a shock that British students are increasingly considering universities overseas. A particularly popular destination is the...

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6 Amazing Movies About Education

18 Dec 2015

In honour of the Star Wars release, we bring you a list of six amazing films about education, with some stellar quotes. Enjoy! 1. Dead Poets Society No matter what anybody...

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PODCAST: Interview with Malcolm McKenzie, Founding Head of Keystone Academy in Beijing

15 Dec 2015

We interviewed education thought leader Malcolm McKenzie about his experience setting up Keystone Academy, an international school in Beijing. Malcolm has been Principal of three schools — Maru-a-Pula School in Botswana,...

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BridgeU Raises $2.5m For Intelligent University Preparation Platform

30 Nov 2015

We are proud to announce that earlier this year, we closed an investment round of $2.5 million, led by Octopus Investments, with participation from Fresco Capital, Seedcamp, and investors Jonnie Goodwin...

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The Future of Standardized Testing

6 Nov 2015

In Spring 2016, the SAT underwent some major changes, promising a version of the exam that is “more focused and useful than ever before.” There are a whole bunch of transformations,...

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