UK Student

Voluntourism - Who Is Responsible?

Mark Topley | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Mark Topley

Volunteering has become sexy and big business. Check out any gap year websites and there are a load of opportunities there. Some make me cringe. For young people looking to do something next year, my advice is to make sure the ethos of your organisers checks out.

Oh No! Not Climate Change Again!

Adrien Maseri | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adrien Maseri

Do university students actually care about climate change? And are they doing anything to stop it? Concerned by apparent contradiction in the behavior of my student colleagues, I took the initiative to address the issue and carried out research to try and understand students' reaction to the statement, "Oh No! Not Climate Change Again!".

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

Will We Ever Repay Our Student Loans?

Imogen Groome | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

The rise in interest rates and the disappearance of the 30-year cap on loan repayments mean that graduates could be in debt until they retire. This move could deter students from applying to University, making the motive of increasing tuition fees to improve standards useless.

The Death of Student Activism and The Rise of Lad Culture and Political Apathy in Universities

Liam Deacon | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Student activism was once a force to be reckoned with. It changed the world, visibly and profoundly... But today, in the face of genuine and widely felt grievances, students are impotent and apathetic. Universities are businesses, education is job training and a degree is a holiday.

Work Experience Tips

Carina Maggar | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carina Maggar

You only get a short amount of time to impress people during your experience as an intern. It's important that you make the best impact you can, before you're quickly replaced by a sharper, friendlier, more eager version of yourself. The doors of an office are constantly traffic-jammed with a rotation of students dying to make a good impression.

Finding the Right Student House

Danielle Lowe | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Time at university flies by for most students. Days blend in with the next as we stay up late reading for tomorrows class, getting that essay written, preparing for that exam next week or having a good time with friends.

Benefits Street: Easy Prey

Rosie Kelly | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Kelly

Not only does Benefits Street propagate the myth of the work-shy, morally reprehensible benefits scrounger, it also neglects the majority of benefits claimants. Contrary to popular belief, most are not on unemployment benefits. In fact, the largest part of the welfare bill is spent on state pensions, with disability benefits and family benefits also coming in costing substantially more than unemployment.

Job-Seeking Audience: A Truth

Verity Nelson | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Verity Nelson

To all of those who are part of the job seeking audience and every graduate who feels worthless, hold on. When we get jobs, we will be so happy we will become fried eggs, not hard boiled. I feel better having written this. I will eventually get a job and then I will be able to humblebrag and moan just like everyone else on Facebook. Until then, I'm avoidng eggs......

WATCH: Outrageous Ways To Cheat In Exams

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

We in no way condone (or suggest) cheating during your exams. In fact we strongly recommend you don't. However, if you do insist on cheating, then ...

The Spotlight Hits You

Catriona Weir | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Catriona Weir

I am so scared. I am terrified that I will fail. Those are the two sentences I am afraid to say out loud. I am terrified to admit that I don't think I'm good enough. It is a daunting thought... can I actually do this? I'm I strong enough, am I smart enough; do I have enough guts and get go to go and get my dreams?

Historical Dramas Must Look Further Than High School History

Lia Sanders | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lia Sanders

I pity anyone out there who happened to come across the BBC's serialisation of Death Comes to Pemberley without first having read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Student Tabloid Journalism

Hesham Mashhour | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hesham Mashhour

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community". So said Oscar Wilde and, thanks to the efforts of The Tab, these words sadly now seem to ring true.

The Paris of Parisians

Marion Bretagne | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marion Bretagne

Parisians usually avoid tourist spots as they much more enjoy to be part of the local life of their neighbourhood and have their habits at the same bakery and cafés. Their ordinary routines are entangled within the traditional clichés of Paris and create this unique and authentic atmosphere.

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!

The Rise of Payday Loans on Campus

Hannah Stubbs | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Stubbs

Cash-strapped. Stingy. Penny-pinching. Just some of the most common labels pasted onto students. With monikers like these it's no wonder that we have always turned to alternative forms of income to see us through until the end of term

Government - Please Don't Sell Off My Debt!

Hannah Clare | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Clare

I dread to think how people just six months younger than me feel being charged triple what I am and it's about to get worse for all of us. In order to make some money, the Government have announced plans to sell off our debt to private companies.

How to Have a Holiday on Very Little Money

Harriet Williamson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

Instead of gritting your teeth when you see a 'just off to the Caribbean for two weeks' status on Facebook, why not start planning something budget-friendly and a little bit different?

Confession: I Miss My Mum

Olivia Denyer | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Denyer

So, whilst I was already very thankful for my mum - who has been therefore me through everything I can possibly remember - I feel like I appreciate her a little more now. And it makes me miss her, because, whilst she is only a phone call away if I need some moral support, I no longer have her around to help with those really little things in life.

The Social Mechanics of Freshers' Week

Olivia Denyer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Denyer

Starting university is something that nobody can truly tell you about. It's an entirely different experience for everyone: some will travel across the world to attend their dream school, whereas some will pick one that's closer to home...

Challenging Homelessness by King's College London Muslim Students

Faisel Alam | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Faisel Alam

The most recent data published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a very ominous rise in homelessness, now for the t...

The Past... But Here Comes My Superhero!

Catriona Weir | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Catriona Weir

It's funny how one situation can bring back memories of something painful... I've had this happen over the last few months, it's been hard to not ge...

The Most Magical Place on Earth - My Summer in Walt Disney World

Courtney Giles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Courtney Giles

During the summer I was lucky enough to gain a place on the Walt Disney World College Program as a character attendant and I can honestly say it was the most unusual and inspiring experience of my life. As a child I always said I would love to work at Disney, but I never believed this could actually be a reality...

Leap Into the Unknown

William Davie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

As my journalism lecturers have told us over and over during the past three years, the best journalists are ones with a wide range of experiences and interests. It's why we are encouraged to seek a placement that is outside of what we might be comfortable with. It's actually why we are encouraged to seek a placement in the first place...

I Know You DON'T Want It - The Ban on 'Blurred Lines' and Why Other Universities Should Do the Same

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

It is Blurred Lines' connotations with misogyny and sexual violence that have prompted the university boycotts. Social media is now rife with shouts of "censorship is not the solution" and "it's just a song" but I for one would absolutely support my university in banning it, and strongly urge them to do so.