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NYU Welcome Week Day 1

Jyo Fernandes | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jyo Fernandes

Despite being freshmen, there is no freshers. In its place lies its politer transatlantic cousin "Welcome Week". This five day festival of school pride contains over five hundred events ultimately designed to create mingling environments, and ease us all into university and city life...

New curriculum, same need for students to self-assess & self-promote

Pete Edge | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Edge

Students at primary and secondary schools returned to school last week to experience their first few days of a revamped 'tough' new curriculum that mi...

NYU: Move-in Day

Jyo Fernandes | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jyo Fernandes

It had been a pretty average day. Tying up the laces of my trainer, ready for an evening run I received an email on my phone. At around 8PM I assumed it was probably another pointless message from some brand I had unwittingly subscribed to, and as my finger poised to sweep it into the virtual rubbish bin; I saw the title "NYU Admissions Decision".

Women, Nice Guys, and Other Human Beings

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lloyd Mallison

Sex is fantastic, don't get me wrong, but the very reason sex is sought after and enjoyed by so many is because of the exhilaration of self validation that goes along with the knowledge that someone is attracted to you in the same way you are to them... consent is hot. To coerce, force yourself on someone, or drug them just so you can have your way with them is an awful thing for anybody to do.

The Big Easy

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been in New Orleans for just under a week and I think it's safe to say that I love it already... Almost everyone here is extremely kind and enthusiastic, for example, an RA (resident assistant) commented that they were "SO PUMPED!" to meet the new students...

Failed Your Exams? You're the Lucky One

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fearghas Kelly

When the Scottish results came out on the 5th of August, it was announced that pupils had achieved a record number of top Higher grades, winning 30,000 university and college places in the process. Unfortunately, some were not so lucky.

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.

How to go green in your dorm room

Sandra Miller | Posted 26.08.2014 | 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 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...

'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

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

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?