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Stars in their eyes: KES pupils enjoy best ever GCSE results

Pupils at King Edward's School Bath were today celebrating record-breaking success in their GCSE exams, with 47% of entries at A* and 80% at A* or A. 51 pupils, exactly half the cohort, gained 5 A*s or better, with a remarkable15 pupils achieving at least 10 A*s.

Some 40 per cent of callers to exams helpline explore ‘other options'

Some 40 careers advisers at the national Exam Results Helpline received a significant 3,800 calls yesterday (A level results day) from students (and their parents) who didn't receive the exam results they expected and who needed advice about their future options.

University staff on standby to answer clearing calls

Staff at the University of Gloucestershire are standing by to answer hundreds of calls from students who are looking for a university place when the A level results are published this Thursday.

The annual clearing event sees students throughout the country who are not holding a place applying for vacant spaces on university courses.

University of Gloucestershire announces honorary awards

The University of Gloucestershire has today announced the names of outstanding individuals connected to Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds who will receive honorary awards at this year's graduation ceremonies.

Honorary awards will be given to:

· Carol Francis, magistrate and community champion - Honorary Fellowship

Working In Partnership with Rockford, Illinois

Staff and students at the University of Gloucestershire are working with Rockford, Illinois to create an edible show garden at the Malvern Autumn Show.Known as the city of gardens, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) was at the centre of a competition for the University's students to create an edible garden inspired by Rockford.

University Professor Launches New International Resilience Title

The world is currently confronted by global and interconnected challenges. A new publication charts the international processes as well as grounded practices that seek to build resilience in our communities and create more sustainable futures.

Exam Results Helpline tells students not to panic

Exam Results Helpline advisers urge students to ‘stay calm', as they prepare for thousands of calls from students (and parents) who are keen to talk over their options after receiving unexpected exam results this year.

Flying Ant Day comes early

Records are needed for the Society of Biology's flying ant survey. The UK's garden ants are currently taking to the air in spectacular style, earlier than usual. Records are coming in for the Society of Biology's flying ant survey, and more are needed.

University of Gloucestershire announces New Professors

The University of Gloucestershire has announced that five members of staff have received their new title of professor, including Fine Art Photography lecturer and Turner Prize nominee Richard Billingham from the School of Art and Design.

Graduate Celebrates Prestigious Internship

Fine Art Photography graduate Katy Phillips will be heading stateside to take up a prestigious internship with Magnum Photos in September.

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