'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.

'I tend to write by starting with an idea, then I add to it and build on it and structure it all at the same time.' Photo by Rob Blackham, used with kind permission.

'I tend to write by starting with an idea, then I add to it and build on it and structure it all at the same time.' Photo by Rob Blackham, used with kind permission.

'I tend to write by starting with an idea, then I add to it and build on it and structure it all at the same time.' Photo by Rob Blackham, used with kind permission.

Tom the Lion, whose debut album Sleep was mostly created in a bedroom studio over two years, tells us about his process for writing music. Listen to two of the songs from the album recorded for The Selector, our global radio show for new UK music.

'Integrating international students into the home community is fundamental to internationalising higher education.' Photo by Mat Wright / British Council

'Integrating international students into the home community is fundamental to internationalising higher education.' Photo by Mat Wright / British Council

'Integrating international students into the home community is fundamental to internationalising higher education.' Photo by Mat Wright / British Council

International students make a vital academic, economic and cultural contribution to the UK’s higher education sector, but whose responsibility is it to make them feel welcome? The British Council’s Zainab Malik writes about our research on the matter, released today.

'For our young to learn tolerance and understand the value of peace, they need to think and talk about conflict.' Photo by The U.S. Army on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'For our young to learn tolerance and understand the value of peace, they need to think and talk about conflict.' Photo by The U.S. Army on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'For our young to learn tolerance and understand the value of peace, they need to think and talk about conflict.' Photo by The U.S. Army on Flickr under Creative Commons.

The means of teaching can greatly affect the outcomes, and teaching about conflict is no exception. Meena Megha Malhotra of the Seagull Foundation, who helped develop one of several e-modules on conflict for schools as part of the Teaching Divided Histories project, explains the benefits of using digital technology in