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Do you have enough 'soft skills'?
A new campaign by employers aims to highlight the importance of 'soft skills' like communication and time management.

UCAS application deadline: Thursday 15 January
Applications for most university courses need to be in by 6pm on Thursday, 15th January.

More new jobs for graduates this year
The number of graduate jobs on offer is expected to rise in 2015.

Student Loans Company issues fraud warning
The SLC is warning students to be aware of scams around the start of term.

Can you drink sewage?
A machine which turns human waste into safe drinking water could help poor communities in the Third World.

£35,000 a year private medical school gets 500 applications
The first private medicine course in Britain since the 1940s has proven more popular than expected.

Do you want to study at Oxford?
Applications for the University of Oxford’s free UNIQ summer schools programme are now open.

Are universities giving out more unconditional offers?
Figures from UCAS show that there were four times as many unconditional university offers in 2014 as in 2013.

Can you grow lettuce on Mars?
A team of students hope one vegetable will boldly go where no plant has gone before.

Merry Christmas from Brightside
Everyone at Brightside would like to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.