'The next ten years we will get to carry on supporting music that is experimental and original and is heartfelt and has a lot of integrity.' Image used with permission.

'The next ten years we will get to carry on supporting music that is experimental and original and is heartfelt and has a lot of integrity.' Image used with permission.

'The next ten years we will get to carry on supporting music that is experimental and original and is heartfelt and has a lot of integrity.' Image used with permission.

The record label Full Time Hobby formed ten years ago and went on to sign original acts such as Malcolm Middleton and Erland And The Carnival. Our Selector radio team spoke to Nigel, who co-founded the label, about how indie labels can help 'increase the musical gene pool'. Scroll down to hear the show

Chinese architecture embraces both traditional and contemporary elements. Photo of the 'Bird's Nest', Beijing's National stadium by Baron Reznik on Flickr/CC.

Chinese architecture embraces both traditional and contemporary elements. Photo of the 'Bird's Nest', Beijing's National stadium by Baron Reznik on Flickr/CC.

Chinese architecture embraces both traditional and contemporary elements. Photo of the 'Bird's Nest', Beijing's National stadium by Baron Reznik on Flickr/CC.

In recent years, rapid urban development in China has seen bold new architectural designs. The British Council's Li Ying looks at some of the influences on contemporary Chinese architecture and examines what can be gained from collaboration between the UK and China in this field. The Sino-UK higher education collaboration on architecture runs until 30 September in Harbin, China.

'When it comes to opening doors, FameLab is the masterkey.' Photo of the Natural History Museum by Pistol Pete on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

'When it comes to opening doors, FameLab is the masterkey.' Photo of the Natural History Museum by Pistol Pete on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

'When it comes to opening doors, FameLab is the masterkey.' Photo of the Natural History Museum by Pistol Pete on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

Winner of FameLab 2013, PhD student Fergus McAuliffe, has had a busy year in science communication. He tells us about the opportunities that have come his way since winning the competition. You can see live presentations on science topics by other FameLab alumni at the Natural History Museum on 26 September 2014.

'The good thing about Nottingham for music inspiration was the amount of bands going through the city.' Photo of Childhood, used with permission.

'The good thing about Nottingham for music inspiration was the amount of bands going through the city.' Photo of Childhood, used with permission.

'The good thing about Nottingham for music inspiration was the amount of bands going through the city.' Photo of Childhood, used with permission.

The London band Childhood, who met at Nottingham university, were in session for The Selector, our global radio show for new UK music. Listen to two live session tracks from the album 'Lacuna'.

An astonishing 21 per cent of the top 500 institutions did not reply to student enquiries. Photo by The New School on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

An astonishing 21 per cent of the top 500 institutions did not reply to student enquiries. Photo by The New School on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

An astonishing 21 per cent of the top 500 institutions did not reply to student enquiries. Photo by The New School on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

How effective are the online information and enquiry services of the top 500 universities? The British Council's Elizabeth Shepherd looks at new research that evaluates the recruitment process through the eyes of prospective international students.  The research will be presented at the European Association of International Education (EAIE) Conference, taking place from 16 to 19 September.