UK Degrees

Apprenticeships: What's in a Name?

Chris Jones | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

There's nothing wrong with the concept of gaining practical skills alongside academic study, but that's what 'sandwich year' university programmes already offer. Is it truly an apprenticeship, then, or is it simply re-packaged?

A New Breed of Degree for a Modern Workplace?

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Dr Philip Hallam

Whatever people do make of nanodegrees, I'm pleased to note that very few are using 'online distance learning' itself as a criticism of the concept. I believe this is a reflection of increasing mainstream acceptance of this study mechanism but also an acknowledgement of the changing face of online students.

What's in a Degree?

Emily Perry | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Perry

I find myself on the hunt for a new opportunity. Refreshingly I can share this because, unlike many of my jobseeking counterparts, my current employer is fully supportive of my decision to return to my communications specialism having successfully delivered my three year plan as a generalist.

22 Degrees You Won't Believe Actually Exist

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Following the news the University of Virginia would be launching a Games of Thrones course, and the announcement A-level students would be studying se...

Why Facebook Only Causes Pressure and Shame for Those Graduating Without a 2:1

Imogen Groome | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

People sharing their joy on Facebook indirectly puts down other people's achievements... life has its ups and downs, and of course it's only the former that gets shared, for the most part. However, getting below the coveted 2:1 makes others feel they can't share their success.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Up To 20 'Establishment' Paedophiles? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 8 July 2014... 1) UP TO 20 'ESTABLISHMENT' PAEDOPHILES? REALLY? From the Daily Mail: "Failure to ...

Ian McKellen Gets Doctorate From Cambridge, University Flies Gay Pride Flag To Celebrate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

X-Men and Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen was given an honorary degree from Cambridge, with the university flying the gay pride flag in honour...

The Top 10 UK Universities To Study Law

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

There's so many institutions and colleges offering law courses that it can be a bit of a minefield, so university rankings are probably your best bet ...

What Do Jimmy Savile, Andy Murray and Kermit Have In Common?

The Huffington Post UK | Luke Terry | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Good news! You don’t have to revise for your exams. Well, sort of. Assuming you’re really good at tennis. Two days ago Andy Murray got his hon...

What To Say When People Tell You Your Degree Is Worthless

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Degrees have been getting a fair bit of bad press recently - what with graduate starting salaries dropping by 11%, a list of degrees with no job pros...

Six Alternative Ways To Study For A Degree

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

Most people considering university might assume that getting a degree means moving away from home and sitting in a lecture hall for three years. B...

University Launches Selfie Degree Course

The Huffington Post UK | Sue Elfie | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university has announced it is to launch a degree course on selfies, following an American college's announcement of a Miley Cyrus twerking module. ...

Does Your Degree Matter?

The Huffington Post UK | Conrad Jarman | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We've all been there, wondering whether or not our degree is worth it, does spending three or more years at university really make you more employable...


Sophia Parsons | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parsons

Last night after I got in from work I made my dinner, spoke to my flatmates, watched a BBC iPlayer and went to bed. Tonight I'll get in from work, make my dinner, speak to my flatmates, watch BBC iPlayer and go to bed. Tomorrow I'll more than likely get in from work, make my dinner, speak to my flatmates, watch BBC iPlayer, and then (shock horror) go to bed.

Don't Sweat on UCAS - There Are Alternative Options to University

Richard Grice | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Grice

Last week, UCAS applications closed and school leavers began the nervous wait for replies from their preferred universities. In fact, many will have already received offers, with applications for Oxbridge and some specialist courses closing back in October.

The Oscar Nominees Who Didn't Actually Want To Act...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Getting nominated for an Oscar is a pretty big deal in the acting industry. Some people slave away their whole lives trying to get in to the 'biz, let...

Quarter Of Graduates Earn LESS Than Former Apprentices

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More than a quarter of graduate employees earn less than workers who have completed an apprenticeship, official figures show. The figures showed th...

Now Degrees Are Getting Easier Too..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An increasing number of students are graduating from university with a first-class degree, with nearly one in five gaining top honours, according to o...

Don't Be Fooled, Uni Is Much Tougher Than A-Levels

Jamie England | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie England

It is an urban myth, doubtless begun by lairy FE tutors, that A-levels are the hardest, most challenging qualifications you will attempt as a student. I'm not sure how this conclusion has been reached, but let me assure any doubters: it is completely false. Reveals Top Revision Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Emma Reidy | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

With January exams only a couple of months away, it is time to once again sift through the mountain of books piled on your desk and begin what feels l...

My 'Arts' Degree Is Not Worth the Paper It's Written On

Daniel W Smith | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel W Smith

Students considering going to university to study the "arts" need to be made aware that it is unlikely they will enter that field after they graduate. As important as film, media, fashion, performing arts are to this country the thousands of students who choose these courses are going to find themselves sorely disappointed when they leave university.

Want To Study Twilight Vampires And South Park Social Issues?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Fancy discussing whether South Park reflects contemporary social issues? Or if Barbie is "unbearably white"? Or how about taking a Will Ferrell class?...

Thousands Of Students Choose 'Easy' Degrees To Maximise Their Going Out Time

The Huffington Post UK | Jade Osadebe | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of university students choose to take the option of an effortless life whilst studying at university by picking "easy" subjects, according t...

Coming To A University Near You

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Several universities around the country are to "trial" a US points grading system, and do away with the tradition first, 2:1 and second class marks. ...

Cameron Criticises 'Snobby' Students

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students are increasingly choosing degree courses based on the career prospects they offer, David Cameron said as he hit out at the "snobbery" aimed a...