UK Student

Freshers Finance: The Dos and Don'ts

Claire Beveridge | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Beveridge

A word of advice, do not leave university with more debt than you need to. Here are some pointers on how not to amass more red hanging around your neck.

Why We Want International Students to Work in the UK

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The international students in the UK provide British universities with so much money, it would really not be detrimental to us in any significant way for them to work part-time or find graduate jobs after studying. Many of us Brits love to travel, study abroad, work abroad, and retire abroad. We need to be more open to those who wish to do the same in the UK.

Nick Hampson - The Student Entrepreneur to Watch

Emma Jacobs | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

Alongside his degree, Oxford Student Nick Hampson has a handful of flourishing ventures. His latest, an app, is currently in an investment series (aiming to entice investors) in order to raise a quarter of a million pounds.

Reflections on Returning Home After Studying Abroad

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

While I was catching up on Made in Chelsea (post-study abroad life) an advert for Wilkinson Sword popped up. It showed a girl talking about jumping in...

Durham Law Graduate And Miss World Hopeful: Beauty Pageants Aren't Sexist

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Gough | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Laura Collins, a Durham University law graduate and Miss World hopeful, has said she "agrees entirely" with beauty pageants' values. Laura, a 22-y...

Why Are We Ignoring the Student Living Costs Struggle?

Richard Batt | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Batt

While most of the focus is understandably on the rise of cost of student loans, the financial struggles for university students is just as important. When a student is paying up to £9,000 a year to go to university, the pressure is on them to ensure they walk away with a qualification. When they cannot afford to pay for rent or food, it is likely that the stress will impact their studies - especially if their parents cannot assist them in any way.

A Different Kind of Plantation Tour

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been lucky enough to have my family visit me here in New Orleans. My first visit was in March from my sister and her boyfriend. I had yet to do a plantation tour so we thought it would be a good idea to go on one together...

Ignorance Is Not Strength: We Need to Stop Being Scared of Debate

Charlie Simpson | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Simpson

There is a growing problem in politics today. In both the left and the right there are those so self-righteous they will either refuse to engage in debate or try and prevent you from doing so. Often these are important causes that get hijacked by this oppressive minority.

Why I Study Nursing

Kieran Uttley | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Uttley

Studying nursing is demanding. It can be stressful, tiring and yes, I sometimes wonder why I do it. But then something happens that rekindles the reasons why I nurse, why I love it and why it means so much to me.

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

Are Students Lazy, or Just Being Overworked?

Victoria Farley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Farley

Modern student culture in the UK is based around one thing, and one thing alone- drinking. It's ingrained into students the moment they step onto campus for the first time, with a week of celebrations and revelry that's actively encouraged by every university in the country.

The Best (And Most Cringy) Student Election Campaign Videos

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We've all had a little sing in the shower or lip-sync'd in the mirror with a hairbrush. That doesn't mean though, that we should broadcast our dubious...

I Will Not be Labelled a Lazy Student

Katie Palmer | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Palmer

As far as some people believe, when students are not studying they are reclining back watching Netflix with a large sharing bag of crisps, which they definitely aren't sharing. You are most probably right, in some cases.

It's Time to Include 'I' in LGBT Discussions

Jack Fletcher | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being intersex, it is others' degrading attitudes towards them that are unacceptable. We used to have only the standard colours to define life as a world of primary colours; now it's time to let the full spectrum of the sexual anatomy rainbow shine.

Fear of the Future

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.

#TimeToTalk: I Thought This Was 'Normal' - Until I Was Admitted to Hospital

May Gabriel | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
May Gabriel

Up until that day when I was admitted to hospital I thought this was all 'normal', I thought this was how life worked. Mental illnesses weren't something that happened to 'normal' people, and they most certainly weren't something to be spoken about.

Download This Immediately: Student Launches Worldwide Toilet Finder App

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you find ur-ine desperate need for the toilet while out and about, there's now no need to go potty, thanks to a new loo-finder app. University s...

What Not to Do in a Student House

Imogen Groome | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

Living in a student house can be intimidating - suddenly you're faced with scary adult things like bills and landlords. But it can also be very rewarding - if you stick to a few basic rules. Here are some of the things I've learnt from living under a (leaky) student roof...

10 Most Dubious New Years Honours

Jack May | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack May

The New Year always brings, amongst other things, the New Years Honours List. Most of these are great - amazing figures in local communities doing amazing things, or long-suffering civil servants and high-flying diplomats being rewarded for something about 'British interests'.

Asexuality: When Somebody Described Sexual Attraction to Me, I Couldn't Believe That Was a Real Thing!

Samantha Booth | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Sarah* is a 22-year-old recent graduate from the Midlands. She is part of the 1% of British public that identify themselves as asexual...

Pythagoras Alone Won't Help Our Children Build a Successful Career

Michael Mercieca | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Mercieca

I believe we need to have a discussion about whether stuffing traditional maths down our children day after day is actually delivering real results, for them and society. While maths is vital, does it, in reality, need to be taught in a radically different way?

Five Ways To Build Your CV Without Leaving Campus

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

There's never been a more important time to get your CV in order. With record numbers of students entering university this autumn, it's now more li...

Ten Money Savers for Students

Sarah Willingham | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Willingham

Students spend £1,070 per academic year on books and equipment alone and your student loan will only stretch so far, especially when you discover that the average (non-London) student can expect to spend £22,189 a year! WOW! BUT there are ways to save as a student and still have money for beer!!

Student Cut Off By Parents For Being Gay: "They believe my sexuality is immoral"

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A US student was cut off by her parents for her sexuality, and is now resorting to donations to pay for university. Nineteen-year-old Kate Koenig's...

Parents 'Fall Short' at Supporting Children Through University

Owen Burek | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

New survey reveals major shortfall in UK student income vs living costs, and exposes growing tensions between parents, students and the government. ...