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University Challenge Legend Eric Monkman Reveals What It's Like To Be A Social Media Icon

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

In the space of 30 minutes Eric Monkman went from academically gifted nobody to cult hero, and arguably even University Challenge’s greatest fan fav...

New Data Protection Laws Could Ban Age-Old Cambridge University Tradition

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A 250-year-old Cambridge University tradition of publishing students’ exam results outside the Senate House could be banned under new data protectio...

Cambridge Students Warned Not To Wear Gowns In City Over Fears Locals Will Attack Them

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Cambridge University have been warned not to wear their academic gowns in the city centre over fears they will be attacked by locals. An ...

Brexit Bill: Full List Of 47 Labour MPs Who Voted Against Brexit

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

MPs tonight voted in favour of triggering Article 50, a significant step towards Brexit. While more votes in the House of Commons will follow, the div...

Campaign Launched To Find Killers Of Cambridge Student Tortured In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A year after the mutilated body of a Cambridge University student was found in a ditch in Egypt, Amnesty International has launched a campaign to brin...

Scientists Claim To Have Created A 'Vaccine' Against Fake News

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech

If there’s one topic that has dominated 2016, it’s fake news. Whether it’s the ocean of fake news stories that appeared during the US election o...

Urban Innovation Predictions For 2017

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

What does this year hold for the urban innovation agenda in the UK? Like many others, I completely failed to predict the Brexit vote or the Trump Presidency. But I'm having another go at the crystal ball gazing this year because I still think it's useful to speculate about - and prepare for - the future. So, here are my five predictions for UK cities in 2017.

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 01.02.2017 | 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 ...