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Culture Exchange: Year Abroad

Louise Lawless | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Prior to Erasmus year, preparations centred around the financing of it, grants, part time jobs, au pairing etc. It isn't long before the penny drops...

What Does Brexit Mean For Students?

Mary Walton | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mary Walton

With Article 50 now triggered, and a snap election now taking place in June, students are now worried about the future of their education. As much of our system is rooted in Europe, it's understandable. Here's what the Brexit process could mean for students in the near future.

Freshman Or Freshers? - Advice To A Brit Studying In America

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

The life I have here is one I never want to give up and one that if given the opportunity, I wish every person could experience. America may be a huge cultural shock but it's been the best shock of my adolescent life.

How To Win At Being Human!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

The interesting takeaway of all this is that the future is now. The skills you will need to develop are already in demand today. Considering your degree, and future, through the prism of this change will yield great personal results.

Is It Legal To Buy An Essay?

Mary Walton | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Mary Walton

While it is currently not illegal to buy an essay online, the ethical question will always be there. A student needs to evaluate for themselves if this is the path they want to walk down, or if they want to put in the hard work, time and effort on their own - with the possibility of failure.

The Dream As A Side Hobby

Louise Lawless | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Selling out - we all enter college hoping to change the world. By Christmas of final year, we all have traineeships in big firms. At what point, did we sell out? Did we realise we sold out? Is this even selling out or is just looking out for yourself?

FE Students Neglected By NUS

Emma Jacobs | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

Further Education students are the biggest single group within the NUS, but it certainly doesn't feel that way. As a sixth former I felt underrepresented, marginalised and left behind. NUS is seeking to reverse this injustice but there's a long way to go.

Forget 'Lazy Millenials' - The Young People Of Today Are As Ambitious As Ever

Ellen Johnson | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ellen Johnson

We may love to scroll through our social media feeds and watch funny videos of cats jumping on trampolines, but we also work extremely hard, and are as political, vocal and determined as ever. So let's end this catastrophic media storm on Millennials. 2017 is the year of Millennial success. And we will succeed in getting our true voices heard.

Erasmus: The Show, Starring Me

Louise Lawless | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Erasmus will always be a leap of faith, immersing yourself in the unknown, hoping that it will lead to adventure, rewards, and unique experiences. It won't be for everyone. Putting yourself out of your comfort zone so starkly in foreign lands is no mean feat. But no matter what you'll learn that adventure is out there, the world is vast and ready to be travelled whenever you are.

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

Julia Wagner | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema an...

The Lessons I Learnt From A Hostel (Not A Classroom)

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

People tend to make assumptions about gap years. I was probably not ready for university, not mentally stable enough to make it through the year or I ...

17 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up The Absurdity Of Student Life

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

1. Scurvy is a legitimate worry. I just realised the only veg I've eaten in about two weeks was a piece of lettuce in my burger at Nandos #UniLife...

Seven Simple Steps To Finally Begin Your Career Following University

Phillip Krynski | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Phillip Krynski

You are petrified to join the "real world" workforce. You finished your degree and have all the necessary tools to look for a career, but your confide...

Sixth Form Stress

Jevon Levy | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jevon Levy

Those who may have opted for a different career path, I also wish you luck. Only time will tell how this conspicuous nightmare will pan out over the coming months but I firmly believe it will shape out our future landscapes for life.

Top Public School Adds 'Porn Awareness' To The Curriculum

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

Tony Blair’s former school in Edinburgh, Fettes College, has invited an internet pornography expert to teach at the school later this year. The emph...

Get the Most Out of University - Study a Subject You Love

Karianne Robinson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Karianne Robinson

Choosing a subject to study at degree level is the first big hurdle in the university application process. Being able to make a strong, confident decision at this stage can make the whole application process easier and prevent concerns from growing about whether or not you've made the right decision. Unfortunately, it's rarely an easy decision to make when there are so many different considerations to bear in mind.

College Wars: The American Students Protesting Against Racism

Sam Bright | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bright

The spark: In November 2015, protestors at the University of Missouri forced the resignation of the college President and Chancellor. ©Associated Pre...

A Wild Professor's Chase: On Office Hours

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

If you were to dive into my iCal or folders, you would be sure to find tons of documents labeled "OH". It's not an exclamation, as much as I am always...

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

Sorry Mr Cameron But We Do Not Need Your English Classes and We Are Not Extremists!

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

David Cameron wrote an article in the Times that I found absurd, inaccurate and Islamophobic. In his article Cameron suggested that concerns of forced...

At Breaking Point: Why Are Young People More Stressed Than Ever?

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Widdowson

Mental health has been a skeleton in our country's closet for too long. Now, new information and recent studies have rattled the cage door, we can start to give our young people the support they so desperately need.

Counting the Cost, Why Should Anyone Care If FE Disappears?

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Dr Julie Mills

It seems certain that the regional reviews currently being carried out in the FE sector will result in some colleges disappearing altogether. There a...

A Student Strike in Britain?

Alasdair Clark | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alasdair Clark

Last Thursday The National Union of Students (NUS) backed a ballot of students' unions in the UK to support a student day of walkout - the first of it...

Why Not Just Throw Those Uni Offers in the Bin This Results Day?

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

I turned my back on University to set up in business and with the help of support agencies in my hometown of Sheffield I have never looked back... In the 21st Century connected world, if you put your mind to it you can definitely achieve it. Get a mentor, approach employers, take part in training opportunities and good luck!

How Does FE Fit in With Government Skills Plans?

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Dr Julie Mills

The government's plans for improving skills in Britain are ambitious and wide-ranging. The Chancellor's briefing document, "Fixing the foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation," explains in a little over eighty pages how this is to be done.