Next time you hear someone explain that they 'can't afford to go to university' because they're from a low income family, please introduce them to the calamity that is Student Finance England.
The issues which appear most concerning for the majority of the electorate (immigration, EU membership and 'cutting the deficit') aren't the same as issues that concern young voters. In fact, I've found from personal experience, that students and young voters tend to be fairly economically conservative, in favour of a free and growing economy, but also more socially liberal...
As a teacher of Religious Studies, I feel that teaching comparative religion is important; especially if we are to educate 'global citizens' that understand the religious diversity of the rest of the world, but I would prefer an option to allow schools to include a more secular element to the teaching of moral values.
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?
Brand is right that we deserve more from our political system. His manifesto needs considerable work, but as someone who has worked his way up from the bottom, he is more than qualified to throw his hat into the ring.
It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...
There's already a lot of buzz around Parliament about the upcoming election. On 7 May , over three million young people will have the chance to vote in Britain for the first time. Here's the bad: only one-third of young people say that they will vote, compared to two-thirds of the general population and 75% of those over 65.
The unemployed are far from valueless - far from the cynical self-serving schemers they are often made out to be. Instead, they have found ways to adapt, to live and to find worth in the world that is theirs at present.
The sooner student activists abandon this inward-looking, machine-like Labour Party leadership production line, the sooner the student movement might actually achieve something.
This power is now in our hands, or more precisely, at our fingertips. In sharing and commenting on these articles and petitions, we have begun to do away with the idea that we are unable to help or to change things.
The liberal elite's hegemony over the public discourse is longstanding and indeed we have seen this exact kind of thing before. The media's response to the likes of UKIP and the English Defence League (EDL), both movements with great appeal among the working class, has been to silence, ridicule, and marginalise them.
Costa Rica is one of the greenest destinations in the world. For first time travellers, it's an overwhelming arrest of the senses; unbelievable sights, a breathtaking backdrop, and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with some of the most incredible creatures on earth.
The impact of permafrost thaw due to climate change is missing from the climate modeling in the IPCC's Fifth Assessment reports, yet its emissions co...
On Thursday October 23rd the Cambridge Union Society hosted a debate sponsored by Mendeley about the right to be forgotten online, and voted to oppose the motion. Gabriel Hughes, VP of Analytics at Elsevier and a former executive at Google, outlines his own stance in opposition and reflects on the overall debate.
We want to show young people that maths and science can open up endless possibilities for their future - and for Britain's future too. Our plan for education will ensure that we equip every child with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed - and our message is that maths and physics can get them there.
For too long has sexual harassment and violence plagued the University institutions in the UK. For too long have these everyday sexism issues gone on. For too long have Universities failed to do anything constructive and effective about the issues that they are very much aware of. There is now such a dire need to tackle them head-on that it has fallen to students themselves to try and stop this phenomenon of 'rape culture'. ..