College Students

Dear Fresher, Enclosed is Some Advice, Love From the Students of Plymouth University

Madison Taylor | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Fresher's week, starting university and leaving all your home comforts behind is all that applicant students will be thinking about this summer. Whilst there is a lot of excited adrenaline coursing through veins, there will also be a lot of trepidation and nervousness.

Who Needs Exams?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

It has been proven that people have different learning styles and not everyone works well under pressure. If a mark was devised from a student's overall progress throughout the year, taking class participation and coursework into consideration, surely this would be a fairer judge of their academic ability...

Pupils Failed Again Due to Lack of 'Mental Health' Understanding

Matt Clifton | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

What I want to question is though, why the government has just started wanting to help mental health in schools? They have had years to do so, even by providing teachers better training with Mental Health awareness and understanding or making Mental Health a compulsory unit in Science or ECM, yet they have failed to do anything until recently...

Why Does Society Diagnose You as Terminally Single?

Madison Taylor | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Why is it, that in our community, we feel that being single is a punishment, undesirable; and basically means you're a hideous leper? This is what I tell my mother constantly, as more than once a week she asks if I am seeing someone.

Spring Semester for the College at Chester: an Ode to WAC

George Gabriel | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

From freshmen to seniors, it seems as though everyone is itching to get back. Sure, it's not all butterflies and rainbows, but this is perhaps the greatest reminder that we should take nothing for granted as students of Washington College.

How to Pay for College Without Help From Your Parents

John MacLachlan | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
John MacLachlan

So you're thinking of going to college but can't depend on financial support from your parents. In this situation it may seem like financial constraints mean you'll never be able to achieve your goals. Indeed, with the average cost of attending an in-state public college in 2012-2013 reaching over $22,000, it's little wonder you're concerned!

Why Studying Abroad is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Career...

Elspeth Brown | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Elspeth Brown

Being an international student - whether you're in the UK, USA or Europe - is daunting and many can find themselves in a sticky situation with unscrupulous landlords or dodgy visa companies. Even seemingly simple tasks like setting up a mobile phone or a bank account can suddenly become very confusing.

An Illegal Education: How I Had to Commit a Crime to Get a Fair Chance

Chavala Madlena | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Chavala Madlena

I was born to a single mother in Oakland, California, now I live and work in London as a journalist, a field which is financially precarious and notoriously difficult to break in to. People are often curious as to how this happened. The answer is: I broke a few laws, here and there.

Police, Protests and Government Fealty

Ben Abrams | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Abrams

If we take the example of the United Kingdom, we find that the government possesses power over police leadership appointments, job security, pay, pensions and dismissal. In return, British police are denied the right to strike.

Solidarity When It Suits Us: Anti-Semitism In The Student Movement

Leo Boe | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Boe

I wouldn't want any of this to dissuade Jewish students from being involved in the movement nor of coming to future demonstrations by any means, in fact it is examples such as these which I would use to encourage students from any minority background to get involved and to strive to challenge bigoted views in society - from the student movement up to the highest echelons of business and government.

Think An Internship Is Optional? Think Again

Nicholas Smith | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Smith

As students it should be our prerogative to gain an education in both academic and practical terms, simultaneously if at all possible, feng-sui'ing your time like one is expected to, and the rewards will pay off as you find yourself a head higher and job titles further than your fellow graduates.

Top 10 Gap Year Destinations

Olivia Williams | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Every year droves of British teenagers go off in search of relaxation and adventure before settling down to university life. With the whole world to...