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The Most Respected University in the World is...

A new list that ranks universities based purely on global reputation has placed Harvard at the top.

The American university beat off competition from MIT (also in the US), and the University of Cambridge in England, which came second and third respectively.

The list was compiled by the Times Higher Education magazine, and is based on the views of 13,000 academics from around the world. It is therefore unique in the fact that it ranks universities only on their reputation rather than how they have performed.

US Universities

Seven of the top 10 universities on the list are located in the United States, making the country the first choice for those seeking a high-level education. The good news is that many of these American universities now offer their programs online, so students do not have to relocate to the USA to enroll in the country's schools.

Depending on the student's career choice, he or she can take courses from a top university without having to leave home, giving the student the opportunity to earn a degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Your Best Options for Late Season Ski Deals in Europe

If you want to grab your last chance to hit the slopes this season, now is the time to book your late season skiing holiday. So get your sunglasses and poles ready as we help you pick the best late season ski resorts!

Zermatt, Switzerland

The famous Swiss ski resort hosts Europe's highest lifts from the Klein Matterhorn, taking you up to 3899m where snow retains its high quality until late in the season. It is also one of the few truly year-round ski destinations in the world, as 70 per cent of the pistes are either situated on the glacier or have snow-making facilities. What is more, the iconic Matterhorn is probably an even more awe inspiring sight during spring than in winter.

Riksgransen, Sweden

If you are not heading high in search for snow, you definitely have to head north! Situated 250km inside the Arctic Circle, Riksgransen is one of the world's most northern ski resorts. It offers the best skiing conditions late in the season and the lifts don't stop running until the end of June. In fact, it is too dark to open until February but, from late May, the 24-hour daylight allows you to ski under the midnight sun into the small hours!

Stars Descend on London for 2014 BAFTAs

The 2014 BAFTAs took place in London on Sunday, with the usual mix of A-list celebs, surprise winners, awkward speeches and deserved recognition.

12 Years a Slave took home best film and male lead Chiwetel Ejiofor claimed best actor, and yet there was still the sense that the film was a little hard done by. In many critics' opinion (mine included) it is far and away the best piece of cinema not just of this year, but of many previous years too.

The 5 Films Tipped for Oscars Glory

The Golden Globes kicked off the movie awards season yesterday as part of the long build up to the Oscars on 2nd March. Often seen as a marker for the films likely to do well at the Academy Awards, we've gathered together five of the favourites for the big awards.

12 Years a Slave

Tipped for:  - Best Film (favourite)
   - Best Director - Steve McQueen (second favourite)
   - Best Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor (favourite)
   - Best Supporting Actor - Michael Fassbender (second favourite)
   - Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o (favourite)

Blue Monday: 7 Reasons Today is the Most Depressing Day of the Year

Today (Monday 6th January) has been dubbed Blue Monday after research has placed it as the most depressing day of 2014. We think we know why...

 

1. Christmas tree graveyards

You leave the house and the first thing you see is stacks of sad looking Christmas trees thrown out on the street. A brutal way to realise the Festive season is well and truly over.

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