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Watch This Humbling Reaction Of A Student With Down Syndrome As He Gets Into College

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Anyone who gets accepted into college is understandably over the moon. It's an incredible achievement for students who have worked hard and put in the...

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Why Marshmallows and Money Are the Key to Success

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Understanding the repercussions of everyday financial decisions is just the starting point for good money management. This, along with techniques such as budgeting and making the most of their income, enables students to become 'future capable.'

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.

Exodus: University Style

Boy Lowe | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Boy Lowe

The start of December marks a mass exodus of students from university. We are flung to various outposts, some local and some rather exotic as our colleges send us packing; eagerly anticipating the lucrative conference and holiday crowds.

Happy 18th Birthday! Good Luck on Your Own

Chris Jones | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

My thoughts are with those who are turning 18 in the next few years. The world is a vastly different place to when I was young, and today's newly 'legal' adults are met with intense challenges, not least of which is simply getting a job.

An A-Level Student Aspiring To Become a Lawyer? Some Hints and Tips

Christian Weaver | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Christian Weaver

College years are often some of the most memorable, and quite rightly so, as you learn more about others but also yourself. Enjoy your college years to the maximum, but at the same time, be sure to keep your eyes on the prize!

Pros and Cons of Writing Services

Emily Lucas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Lucas

Here is the good, bad and ugly side of paper writing services. They are all over the Internet because they are not actually illegal. It is not illegal to use a paper writing service during your studies.

Students Prepare to Support Education Strikes and Fight Austerity

Matt Stanley | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Stanley

We've got plenty to fight against. In recent months the Tories have been very keen to talk up the so-called 'economic recovery'. George Osbourne claims that the minimal growth showing in recent figures vindicates his austerity policies. In reality, not only has the British economy barely moved from stationary to first gear.

UK Universities and Colleges Come Together to Promote the Value of Higher Education

David Willetts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Willetts

Throughout the week, universities and colleges threw open their doors for open days and public events to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to consider applying to university or college. It's a great example of the Government and higher education sector working collaboratively...

Why Do American Universities Produce More Professional Athletes Than British Universities?

Spencer Turner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Spencer Turner

Scholarships to prestigious university are awarded to the best athletes; university matches are housed in massive stadiums and are televised to the nation, top professional clubs often hand pick students from university. So why hasn't the UK system ever been such a springboard for students?

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!

Free School Lunches Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The simple reality is, school lunches being free to students in need are a life saver, help students to grow and achieve what they need. However they are not the most healthy or most reasonably priced things out there.

Raising the Participation Age Means More Than Just 'Staying in School'

Joy Mercer | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joy Mercer

The aim behind this reform is to make sure no young person is left behind, that they have the skills to go on to employment and live a full life. This week saw Government introduce plans for young people who do not achieve an A*-C grade in maths or English at GCSE to continue to study the subjects post-16.

A Fall in A-Level Top Grades? I'm Glad I Chose the International Baccalaureate

Shanna Engelhardt | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shanna Engelhardt

As the 300,000 A-level students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their results, the media was quick to announce the fall in the proportion of A-levels awarded top grades, for the second year running.

Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

It has become regular media fodder to bemoan the current employment market for young people. We rattle off the statistics with such frequency that we forget that behind each number is a fresh and eager young person seeing their future and their potential, drift further out of their grasp.

The Audacity of Hope: Tackling the Level of Student Debt

Harry Brown | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

Student debt has skyrocketed in recent years...In a society, which continually promotes investment in higher education, suggesting that without a college degree - job prospects are grim, is encumbering some of America's poorest students with an inordinate amount of debt.

LONDON: Protest For Trayvon Martin

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Sofiya Ballin

"There's no justice! There's JUST US!" "In order to not charge George Zimmerman they had to criminalize Trayvon Martin!" "They must deal with us as hu...

Five Top Tips for a Great American Study Abroad Year

George Gabriel | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Having spent the past academic year at Maryland's Washington College, I aim to share some of the things I learned during my time in America that will help you get the most of your time studying abroad...

Garage Days (Not) Revisited

Daley James Francis | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Daley James Francis

Recently, my girlfriend and I have been discussing moving to a house that has a garage. I'm 32 years of age and the last time I drove a car was in 1998, when I failed my test for the third and final time. In between fails two and three, my test was cancelled three times in a row.

How Do We Stop Young Care Leavers Believing They Will Fail? We Can Start by Telling them That We Want to See Them Succeed

Gerri McAndrew | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gerri McAndrew

There are around 70,000 children in the UK care system, and their failure to succeed academically is well reported. Only 15% get more than 5 A*-C grades at GCSE level and just 7% get as far as higher education.

Law School: The Default Career Choice

Brian John Spencer | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Seven years ago I entered law school and five years later I left law school jobless. I also left law school without a day of practical experience; without an ounce of interview experience or even the faintest idea of what it was actually like to practice law.

Wrapping Up at WAC: The Home Stretch of My Study Abroad Year

George Gabriel | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Well, I've reached the end of the semester and the end of my academic year at Washington College. It's already time for final exams, and with most of campus permanently set up in the library and cramming their brains full of facts, the 2012-13 academic year is officially in its last week.

Goats, Mozart And Red Bull..

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The sight of worried students waiting outside UCL clutching sheafs of cramming notes as HuffPost Students casually strolled to work with a morning cof...

When It's Cool to be Dumb

Brian John Spencer | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brian John Spencer

For the average young person, quite frankly it's not cool to be smart. Stick your head above the noisy herd and you risk setting yourself out for a barrage of scorn and ridicule. What a sad and perverse state of affairs: that a young person should be punished for showing ambition.