What It Really Takes to Get Into Oxbridge

Lucy Parsons | Posted 23.10.2015 | 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 23.09.2015 | 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 23.07.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 29.05.2015 | 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 18.05.2015 | 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.

An Age Old Agreement, The Same Old Story

Helena Eccles | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

We still live in an education system that is geared towards and favours men; be that reserving a place for an Etonian at King's College, or providing a boy's school with more funding. Now that we have equal educational rights, these age old agreements need to be revised, reformed and ultimately repealed.

The Best Place To Live In The UK Revealed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With its "village atmosphere" and easy access to a "lively city centre", Newnham in Cambridgeshire has been named the best place to live in Britain. ...

Seven Lessons in Mentorship

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

There are no magic solutions when it comes to thriving in the face of doubt and difficulty, but building on a mentor's wisdom and experience can be a great place to start.

Enjoy Some Culture in Cambridge

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

No trip to the UK would be complete without a visit to Cambridge. The university city is a delightful, pretty place, with the River Cam running through it. Cambridge is perfect for punting or cycling and full of interesting independent tea shops and high-quality restaurants.

10 Most Dubious New Years Honours

Jack May | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

The New Year always brings, amongst other things, the New Years Honours List. Most of these are great - amazing figures in local communities doing amazing things, or long-suffering civil servants and high-flying diplomats being rewarded for something about 'British interests'.

Student Goes Missing After Fearing He'd Fail His Exams

The Huffington Post UK | Ben Jackson | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

LATEST: Samuel was found "safe and well" on Thursday, according to Surrey Police. A student who feared he had failed his finals has been missing fo...

Ukip Councillor Has Very Sensitive Things To Say About 'Fat, Thick And Poor People'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

A Ukip councillor in Cambridgeshire has sparked controversy by claiming that obese and badly-educated poor people are "very content to be a burden on ...

Visiting Cambridge

Ceri Tinley | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

In England two cities define its historical intellect and culture like no other: Oxford and Cambridge. The latter, home to the University of Cambridge ordained in 1209, has received scientists, literary figures, politicians and royalty for centuries (including Charles Darwin, Lord Byron, William Pitt and the current Prince of Wales).

The Tour de France in Britain: Meeting the Champions

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Ratcliffe

Meeting the champions was a thrill for child and adult alike throughout England this week, and led to television commentators declaring that "the spirit that made the Olympics such a success two years ago is still very much alive today in Britain"...

Tour De France 2014 Route

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Sport

Running from Saturday 5 July to Sunday 27 July, the 101st Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilomet...

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

Video 'Contradicts Rolf Harris Denial'

PA | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris has been accused of "deliberately lying" after he claimed he had not been in a town at the time he is accused of indecently assaulting a g...

You'll Never Guess Why This Ukip Councillor Is In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip councillor Roger Henson has been fighting accusations in court that he has been running an illegal scrap yard from his family's local farm. H...

Regaining Focus

Helena Eccles | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

The challenges for women in the workplace are being addressed. I am not convinced that that is the only setting where these issues are rife. There are links between university and work and I would like to work out where those lie.