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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 19.05.2016 | 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 23.02.2016 | 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 05.02.2016 | 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 21.01.2016 | 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.

Why We Want International Students to Work in the UK

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The international students in the UK provide British universities with so much money, it would really not be detrimental to us in any significant way for them to work part-time or find graduate jobs after studying. Many of us Brits love to travel, study abroad, work abroad, and retire abroad. We need to be more open to those who wish to do the same in the UK.

Reflections on Returning Home After Studying Abroad

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

While I was catching up on Made in Chelsea (post-study abroad life) an advert for Wilkinson Sword popped up. It showed a girl talking about jumping in...

Are Students Buying Essays?

Richard Batt | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Batt

Everyone knows what it's like when you first go to university: enjoying our new found freedom, drinking more than a little too much and becoming a pro at sitting through lectures with the worst hangovers known to man.

An Open Letter to David Cameron (Cuts to the Arts)

Georgia Coan | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Politics
Georgia Coan

You were lucky enough to have many things handed to you on a plate David. You do not know the struggle of trying to find where you fit in or feeling like a misfit in a society where you 'should' know where you want to be in 5 years time. Please think about the choices you are making.

How to Survive Grad School

Nadeem Shad | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nadeem Shad

So you've decided the university, the course, packed your bags, bought the bus or plane ticket and ready to get going on what should be a year of intense study, self-exploration and to ultimately get the degree you need to do what you really want to do...

Letter to the Young

Aaron Vallely | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Settled I was, in the dim of a Café in the gut of Dublin City. I was navigating myself through the torrent of Facebook status' on my phone, when I no...

Students Need More Information If We Are to Tackle Education Divide

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Philip Hallam

Access to education should not be dependent on who you are or where you live. It's a statement few would argue with in terms of sentiment but one many would object to as a reflection of reality.

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

"And I Ran for Senate"

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

When the sky is rinsed in that cathartic, faint blue hue; when the soothing pools of raindrops cleanse the dryness of this land; when the only sounds that echo around our ears are the gentle "drips drops" that flow and grow over time...