UK Degrees

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...

Trading Watchdog Investigates Whether Students Have Right University Information

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The trading watchdog is to examine whether students are being given the right information about going to university, and if their experiences of study...

A Degree Too Far?

Alexander Bowden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Bowden

On Monday, Nick Clegg 'promised' the government would not raise tuition fees to £16,000. Today, thousands of young people will continue to apply to a...

Lessons Learned From An English Degree

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Anaphora, synaesthesia, pentameter... you learn some tantalisingly useless words during an English degree. I would recommend English to anyone; you get to quilt adjectives, mash up clauses, make sentences swagger and phrases pop like fireworks.

Why You Need To Get More Than Just A Degree Out Of University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As going to university becomes increasingly more common, employers are looking for their graduate recruits to have more than just a degree. So with...

Apprentice Of The Week: Mike Hollings, Aircraft Manufacturer At Airbus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Mike Hollings, 24, from Rossett, Wrexham, is an undergraduate apprentice with aircraft manufacturer Airbus at their plant in Broughton, north Wales. H...

Independent Calls Students With A 2:2 'Slackers' Who Shouldn't Be At University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The Independent newspaper has been heavily criticised for labelling students with 2:2 degrees "slackers", and questioning whether they should attend u...

Clearing - My Experience

Matt Long | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Long

If you missed your grades on Thursday, remember to be open-minded and stay positive. I had not considered Greenwich University despite the fact that they offered the ITMB course that I wanted to study and I have had the most amazing three years. I haven't looked back, you have to take the opportunities and challenges life throws at you and turn them in to positives.

Didn't Get Your A-Level Grades, What Now?

Alex Dyer | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Clearing: if you've just missed out on your conditional offer don't worry, call both Universities and see what they say. I would advise you to write four or five bullet points down which you can refer back to when you're on the phone.

Didn't Get the A-level Results You Needed? Don't Worry Success Doesn't Require a Degree

Jessica Rose | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Rose

I did go to Uni, but not out of a choice or really wanting to, mainly due to social pressures that make every young person feel they should, or have to. As a result I dropped out after 1-year to set up my own business making and selling jewellery, which turned out to be the best decision I ever made.

That's, Er, Asda Price

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Supermarket giant Asda is launching a three-year degree course in distribution or retail for 30 of its staff. The scheme involves 12 days of classr...