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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 21.04.2015 | 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 09.04.2015 | 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. ...

Don't Look Back (Too Much)

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

Brace yourselves, this may come as something of a surprise. I've dropped out of Oxford. Yes, I know. It's something of an about face considering my previous posts but hear me out. I left, not due to egregious academic incompetence, lewd or licentious behaviour beneath hall tables or even to pursue a love interest. It's taken me a while to reflect on this but here I go. I'd welcome your thoughts.

Is University Right For You? Here's How To Find Out

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

Forget cheap beer or the chance to escape from parents - university applicants are overwhelmingly driven by improving their chances of getting a job w...

Voluntourism - Who Is Responsible?

Mark Topley | Posted 16.06.2014 | 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 27.05.2014 | 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 24.05.2014 | 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 13.05.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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.