Over Half of Students at Oxford Are Supporting Refugees

Thais Roque | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Thais Roque

Do you remember the image of two-year-old Aylan Kurdis' body on a Turkish beach, which shook social media? How did you feel when you looked at it? Did you feel angry? Sad? Powerless? I will tell you what I felt: I felt tired of seeing everyone sharing this awful image, and feeling bad. I felt that only sharing those images wouldn't help preventing more awful images from being created; it wouldn't help to change the situation. And that is what I wanted: I wanted to be able to help.

Creating Equal Opportunities for Film, Television and Games Careers

Sara Putt | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Putt

This year will see the first students who paid tuition fees of £9,000 a year graduate from their degree courses. The idea of spending thousands more on a postgraduate course specifically focussed on film, television or games could seem like one more hurdle too many for some people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Does My Independent School Sound Elitist?

James Bromley | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Bromley

As a scholarship student, I take issue with the fact that many regard independent schools like mine as elitist intuitions, reserved only for the privileged few. Although it might be fair to say that there a cluster of independent schools that are openly elitist, in my experience to say all schools are the same is a sweeping generalisation.

Half Of British Parents Do Not Want Children Privately Educated..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Half of all British parents would not want to send their child to a private school even if it was free, new research has revealed. The survey, cond...

Government Must Do More to Fund Postgraduate Study

Louise Bond | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Bond

Today, I have had to defer my place until September 2014 and belatedly join many of my fellow-graduates still in the search for full-time work. The reason for this last minute deferment was that, having exhausted every possible option, the deadline to pay the first installment of course fees arrived and I did not have the money.

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Eton Exam Asks 13-Year-Old Boys To Justify Shooting Protesters | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Eton College asked 13-year-old boys competing for a scholarship to pretend to be Prime Minister and justify the army shooting dead 25 protesters as a ...

Oxford University Sets Up Margaret Thatcher Scholarship For 'Future Leaders'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has announced the creation of a Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust, which will give young people who succeed "against the odds" t...

Indian Students Lured To UK With Promise Of Scholarships

PA | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

More Indian students are to be encouraged to come to the UK with the offer of new scholarships to a top university, it was announced on Tuesday. Th...

Student Wins University Lifetime Scholarship Worth £50,000

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student has won a lifetime scholarship to Cardiff University, which, if he decides to pursue a PhD, will be worth in excess of £50,000. Chris Na...

University Launches Scholarship For Gurkhas

PA | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A new scholarship has been set up by a university for former and serving locally-based Gurkha soldiers who have been wounded in action. The Univers...

Led Zep Help University Receives £26m Donation From Music Tycoon's Widow

PA | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has been handed £26 million to create scholarships for humanities students - with help from Led Zeppelin's comeback concert. The...

Universities Still Failing Poor Students, Report Shows

Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PA -- Nearly one in four universities and colleges failed to meet their own targets to recruit more poor students last year, a new report shows. In...

Art for Art's Sake

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

The arts always get sniffed at when cuts get announced as though defending investment in the arts is somehow ill considered or bourgeois but in making art school and the creative industries inaccessible for today's Alexander McQueens I think we may be in danger of loosing a huge and valuable part of our national identity. Can you put a price on that?