UK Student

A Caring Story: A Man Living With Dementia And 30 St Mary Axe

James C. Cantwell | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James C. Cantwell

During the first year-or-so of my University degree, I worked part time locally as a residential care assistant for people with dementia. Like many o...

What I Wish I'd Known Before Fresher's Week

Katie Grace | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

One last thing; Fresher's Flu is inevitable, so make the most of the five Jagerbombs for a tenner, and prepare for coughs and sneezes to be echoing around your lecture halls for the next six weeks.

The Graduate Survival Guide

Tasha Kleeman | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Kleeman

Ultimately, a job that on paper sounds perfect might be very different in practice, and vice versa. Take any experience you can get - as the saying goes, don't knock it till you've tried it.

Surviving Student Halls

James Gullis | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Gullis

To make the most of your time in halls, remember that not everyone will agree with you, will share your values or will have a similar lifestyle. Be open, be accepting and most of all be considerate. Student halls are a once in a lifetime experience, so take time to enjoy it!

An Ode To Retail Workers

Katie Grace | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

To begin with, I will give you a little bit of background history in case you haven't read my previous posts. I've worked in retail since I was 17; two years in a bakery and two years in a supermarket alongside my studies. While I know this doesn't exactly make me a retail veteran, it did open my eyes to something important.

Government To Review Foreign Student Effect As Told To Ditch 'Flawed' Immigration Target

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK

The Government has been urged to remove international students from its “flawed” immigration target as the Home Office commissions an independent ...

Things All Unemployed Graduates Are Sick Of Hearing

Varsha Patel | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

You've finally done it! You've got your degree, and have now got the cap and gown photo to prove it. Here's to adulthood! Except, adulthood isn't really that fun - especially when you're still unemployed. But what's worse than being unemployed? People reminding you that you're unemployed.

Ten Freshers Fails To Avoid In Your First Year At Uni

Owen Burek | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

Starting university this year? Take a tip from students who've been there, done that and sold the t-shirt for extra cash: here are the most common mistakes Save the Student hears every year - and how to give them a miss!

This Is Why Sleeve Length Is Causing A Major Row About Privilege At Oxford University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

One of Britain’s most prestigious universities has been gripped by a row over whether its graduation gowns are a form of discrimination. A group of ...

The (Real)ity Of Life After University

Katie Grace | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

I have now, after what feels like the longest three years of my life, finished University. Three years of tears, meltdowns, weight-gain and general life-expectancy-decreasing stress, and I am free as a bird. If you too have reached the end of your academic careers, I hope you are sleeping well knowing that Harvard referencing and 14-hour library stints are now over, forever.

My Bionic Woman

Lucy O'Brien | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy O'Brien

I'm a 29-year-old mental health nursing student from the University of South Wales, and I've been the sole carer for my mother, who has terminal cancer and is now receiving palliative care at home.

Cancer Almost Took My Voice But It Couldn't Take My Spirit

Fiona Scott | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Scott

My thyroid cancer saga ended up being over a year from start to finish; I'm now taking a synthetic version of the hormone I can no longer produce myself and getting back to normality. I was well enough to move to Brighton at the start of this year after months of lethargy.

Culture Exchange: Year Abroad

Louise Lawless | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Prior to Erasmus year, preparations centred around the financing of it, grants, part time jobs, au pairing etc. It isn't long before the penny drops...

The 'I' Factor - Why TV Needs People Like You And Me

Nimesh Joshi | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nimesh Joshi

First things first, I never thought about 'diversity' growing up. Not once did I think the colour of my skin, my social class, my religion or anything...

How To Bag The Student Job Of Your Dreams Travelling The World As A Paid Travel Advisor

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Finding a job at the end of university can be a shock to the senses. Swapping mid-week nights out for hellish commutes and flat shares for the spare ...

Teen Creates Life-Saving Code For Heart Attack Victims While On Work Experience

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager on work experience has created an award-winning code that could save the lives of heart attack victims. Ben Wald, 16, devised a system to ...

Student Loan Interest Rates Soar For Millions Thanks To Brexit

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Millions of graduates will be forced to pay more interest on their student loans thanks to Brexit, it has been announced. A rise in inflation followi...

Two-Thirds Of Students Are Living In 'Squalor' With Damp, Rats Or No Running Water

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Almost two-thirds of students are currently living in “squalor” due to their landlord’s neglect, new research has revealed. A survey of more th...

Meet The Vegan Student Going Mute For A Month For Animal Rights

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A university student dedicated to animal rights has vowed to be completely silent for the whole of February in a bid to “go voiceless for the voicel...

Standing Out From The Crowd - How Can Businesses Find Their Millennial Talent?

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Kerim Derhalli

Look at me! Pick me! Listen to me! The tendency of the modern world is that those who shout loudest get the furthest. For young people, pressure to s...

Universities Must Listen To The Voices Of Working Class Students

Frankie Leach | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

With pioneering reports such as 'Educating All' and the work done by students unions across the country, it is clear that there is an urgent need for change for working class students and young people in the UK. Charities like RECLAIM are refusing to ignore the problems faced by working-class young people and are paving the way for like-minded organisations across the country to combat class division in all its forms.

6 Do's And Don't When Finding A Student House

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

For thousands of students across the country, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year - time to find housing for the next academic year. B...

Woman Becomes Student Hero After She Brings Mattress To Uni Library During Exam Week

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A worn-out young woman has become the hero of students everywhere after she took a blow up mattress and Christmas blankets to the library for a nap. ...

16 Things Only University Of East Anglia Students Will Understand

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

1. You know what “the 5 Ls” are. And you know at least one person who claims to have ticked them off. 2. A smoothie from Unio i...

Terminally Ill Oxford Student Who Hoped To Travel The World Dies Aged 21

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A terminally ill student whose friends raised more than £60,000 so he could travel the world has died aged 21. Matt Greenwood, who studied engineeri...