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Cambridge University Has Created A Job Every Kid Dreams Of

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Firefighter, astronaut, princess - few of us actually get the jobs we dream about as children. But with Cambridge University looking to recruit a Leg...

Eric Monkman Takes On Joey Goldman In Ultimate University Challenge Showdown

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

It was a battle of the super brains on University Challenge last night when everyone’s favourite Roy Cropper lookalike Eric Monkman took on the quiz...

What If People Spoke Like They Do In Song Lyrics?

Joanna Taylor | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Joanna Taylor

Content Warning: mention of rape, sexual assault and harassment. In the summer term of my first year at Cambridge I wrote the script to a short come...

Inventors Club Whitechapel: Driving Social Change Through Technology Within London's East End

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

My recent adventures in Tower Hamlets have filled me with inspiration. Inventors Club Whitechapel looks forward to 2017 with ambitious projects to continue their mission of highlighting and nurturing young and local talent.

Everyone Is Obsessed With This University Challenge Contestant's Name

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

There have been some amazing names on University Challenge over the years. While Barto Joly de Lotbiniere was a fan favourite back in 2015, Bobby Seag...

Countdown The 8 Most Memorable University Challenge Contestants Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Although 2016 has been a bit of a shocker, it has also provided us with some University Challenge gold. From bonkers team captains to those prepared t...

How Prepared Can You Be For An Oxbridge Interview?

Alex Dyer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

In the upcoming weeks, the ancient, picture postcard cities of Oxford and Cambridge will become filled with the next generation of Oxbridge applicants...

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

A-Level Results Day: 7 Lessons From Uni That Had Nothing To Do With My Degree

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Jane Thompson

The biggest lessons I learnt there had nothing to do with History. Sorry, Dr. Supervisor, I guess all your fears about me were correct. On A-levels results day, to those high-achieving students with serious Imposter Syndrome, I have nothing but the following to offer.

When Is a Cure a Cure?

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

Researchers spend years looking for them, testing them, perfecting them before medical practitioners get to implement them in real life. I'm talking about cures. They've discovered one for malaria and for TB, and they're still working on one for cancer.

How to Get Into Oxford as an International Student

Marcus Ereira | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Ereira

Coming down from your country to the UK you are not going to settle for anything les than Oxbridge. However, the Oxbridge application process is sligh...

Brave Teen Ditches Anonymity To Speak Out Against Her Rapist

SWNS | George Bowden | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A Cambridge teen who was raped following a night out is encouraging others to come forward after seeing her attackers jailed. Honey-Mae Lyons, 19, had...

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

A '3000-Year-Old Time Capsule' Has Been Found On A Farm In Cambridgshire

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

Archaeologists have uncovered what is being described as "an extraordinary time capsule", in what is tipped to be the "best-preserved Bronze Age dwell...

What It Really Takes to Get Into Oxbridge

Lucy Parsons | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Parsons

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.

Shoplifter Arrested After Complaining To Police About CCTV Image

PA | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A dim-witted shoplifter was caught after going to a police station to complain about the circulation of his CCTV image. Roofer Nicholas Allegretto ...

Let's Not Turn Oxbridge Into a Comprehensive

Judith Vonberg | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Judith Vonberg

As an Oxford graduate educated in a comprehensive school, I am dismayed at the idea of abandoning the selection criteria at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Academic standards would deteriorate and academically minded students would be denied the chance to aspire.

The Tour de France, Lance Armstrong and the Beautiful Sport of Cycling

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Sport
Alex Ratcliffe

Tour de France 2014 Cambridge I am a less than amateur cyclist, but we are a cycling family and like thousands of others these days in Britain, we ...

We Need to Rewire the Economy

Polly Courtice | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK
Polly Courtice

Economic success is generally measured in terms of growth rather than positive outcomes for people and places. Although the key metric of growth, 'Gross Domestic Product' (GDP), is increasingly recognised as a poor proxy for human progress, it continues to drive fundamental decisions about the way we manage and grow our economies.

Facing Up to Global Challenges

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Great leaders know how to listen. They are humble enough to learn from failures of their own and champion the lighthouse success of others. They act because their moral compass knows only that direction. And they build impact by igniting action.

Oxbridge System Failing Talented State School Pupils

James Gold | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Gold

"Education. Education. Education." This was the cornerstone of New Labour, a platform for unprecedented levels of social mobility, which helped prepare the way for Tony Blair's landslide victory in the 1997 general election. So why are we still in a situation where 83% of Oxbridge students are from only 400 elite schools? The answer is complex.

10 Of The Best Spots To Buy An Investment Property In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

You could be forgiven for thinking that anyone who wants to make money from investment property should head to London. In some parts of the capital a ...

First 100 Days in Power: My Property Manifesto

Adam Day | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Adam Day

Establishing a definitive strategy with regards to property and estate agency legislation is no straightforward matter. The fact that house prices are influenced by market forces will always mean that tinkering with the system is inherently complex and, indeed, risky.

Compassionate Tory Wants Identifying Wristbands For People With Mental Health Issues

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

People with mental health issues should wear identifying wristbands, according to a compassionate Conservative standing for election. Chamali Fern...

What makes good chocolate?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

When it comes to chocolate there's something to please nearly everyone: from the milk chocolate Easter rabbit to the dairy-free vegan bar. With such an abundance of choice, the hunt for good chocolate is really an exercise of intellectual and gastronomical exploration.