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

Madison Taylor | Posted 16.07.2014 | 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.

How to go green in your dorm room

Sandra Miller | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sandra Miller

Going to college doesn't mean that everything in your life has to change. If you are concerned about our environment, you can continue your efforts in this new phase of your life.

Who Needs Exams?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 30.06.2014 | 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...

'When You're a Refugee, the Power of Education Is Very Strong'

Mohamed Al-Kaisi | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mohamed Al-Kaisi

The news is terrible from Iraq right now, but it was in 2009 that things got very bad for me and my family. First, my dad was kidnapped, then the same thing happened to one of my brothers, who was also tortured. They were released - though my brother was kept in captivity for 53 days. They threw him out into the street and left him like a dog to find his own way home. We were forced to move to a different area of Baghdad.

Why #YesAllWomen Is Not Just About Women

Maria Caspani | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

This is nothing like a woman being catcalled on her way to work. This is a guy with serious issues who committed multiple murders. He wasn't just a misogynist or a sexist man who thinks women are objects owned by men. Rodger fits the profile of a sociopath.

Self-Teaching Yourself to Success

Saj Devshi | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Saj Devshi

A passing idea to keep my mind occupied snowballed into something bigger and I now run one of the most popular Psychology A level blogs on the internet. If I have learnt anything in the last year or so, it is that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and you're will is such that you wont take no for an answer, even from yourself.

If You Don't Know Your Numbers, You're Screwed as an Entrepreneur

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

And what is critical for future workers is equally critical for future business owners. How much more important is being a financially capable entrepreneur when there is no corporate safety net should productivity or mental health be impaired.

Make Mental Health a Core Part of School Curriculum!

Matt Clifton | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

Schools, you either love them or hate them, a little bit like Marmite I guess. Some say school years are the best years of your life, some even say school reminds them of their youth. But what do you think of when you reminisce about your youth? Do you see school as a good thing or do you feel let down by your school?

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 20.05.2014 | 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 23.04.2014 | 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.