Getting them to talk about their problems is the first step to actually solving them. Who knows - maybe they've been waiting for the day for someone to genuinely want to know how they are doing. Even the most hardy of us long for human compassion once in awhile.
In Student Unions across the country, discontent with the "National" Union of Students continues to grow. In Exeter, despite a narrow defeat, the Leav...
Most importantly, for the first time in my life, I am dedicating time to address the inner turmoil and tensions that come with navigating a world so very different from the one of those I love.
Is the UK government doing enough over the terrible case of Giulio Regeni? By "enough" I mean: is the governent putting any real time and effort into supporting the campaign to find out what really happened to this Cambridge University student who was abducted and tortured to death during his PhD research in Egypt?
I was about thirteen. My dog-eared science exercise book was on my lap. I looked at it, looked up and sighed. I was supposed to be revising; the trouble was, I had no idea how.
The pressure is mounting for Oxford and Cambridge to do the right thing and pull their money out of fossil fuels. Then they need to go even further. They can't just settle for being less bad. They have to be proactive in doing more good. They need to finance the clean energy future their students want.
As exam season approaches now is the time to start believing that you can grow your ability and succeed. There is so much you can still do to improve your grades and expand your intelligence. It is my mission to help you believe in your ability to grow and succeed in your exams.
Oxbridge elitism has hindered generations of working-class British students, but it also hinders our diplomatic efforts. By dismissing the stories of young, urban working class Russians in academia, we fail to recognise that it is Putin and his supporters we have to engage with, rather than Pushkin.
In order to actually tackle these issues, we surely need to first tackle the patronising and politicising of state school admissions in the first place, and realise that the problems of social mobility today go far deeper than Oxbridge.
Douglas Crawford-Brown is an Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science and Policy and Emeritus Director of the Institute for the Environment at the ...
Dear Bill and Melinda Gates and Gates Foundation Trustees, We, the undersigned Gates Cambridge scholars and alumni, are writing this letter to urge t...
The Oxbridge interview is a daunting event. There's so much mystique around it. Everyone knows that these esteemed universities want you to have amazing exam grades and an enormous capacity for hard work. But, other than this, no-one seems to be clear on what they're looking for.
Is the Union running out of 'interesting' speakers? Or are they so preoccupied by the tired narrative Assange offers that they are turning back on their promise to update their structure and their substance?
Last Thursday was deadline day for applying to study at Oxford and Cambridge. Each applicant will face the daunting prospect of a grilling by some of the world's most formidable academics, within the ivory towers and grand surroundings that will feel familiar only to those who attend the country's top private schools.
Much was exactly the same for a Fresher in Cambridge then, as it is now. Pigeon holes, hand-written names above doors, queues for the showers, toast-related gyp room fire alarms, occasional vomiting in the Scholar's Garden, pub crawls, and total confusion about how to cross from Pembroke St into Mill Lane without getting killed by a cheese delivery lorry.