A change in focus. A change in priorities. A change in what matters most. Something I've experienced and heard so much in the past few months. Cancer really has a way of throwing everything up in the air, with it landing in different places than thrown.
The quality of European universities and their campuses not only affects policy agendas of education, research and innovation. It also affects Europe's position in the global competition for the best students and professors (the global 'battle for brains'), and the wider competitive advantage, productivity, profitability and sustainable development of Europe.
Another September, another school year.... But 2014 brought something new: coding as part of the school curriculum in the UK. This is great news for students, of course - but should we do even more to encourage the use of technology in schools?
Where I do live is London. The next best thing. The amazing, outstanding, cultural city (which I don't need a green card to reside in). And I know, that to many people, their NYC is London. They dream of living here, they dream of the cobbled streets, and of The Thames, and of the georgian houses - the same way I dream of Central Park and Bagels and Union Square.
Not sure where to start? Well, let's go with how to go about shopping for your winter looks. When it comes to shopping there's always this preconceived idea with students that 'cheaper is better' which isn't always true. What you buy for winter needs to be heavy duty and high quality, as you'll be living in these clothes day in day out over the next several months.
When we don't speak the local language, most travellers rely on gestures to express ourselves in a foreign country. These can be particularly helpful when you have lost your phrasebook and urgently need to communicate something to a local. However, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with other countries' customs before embarking on a trip..
In my non-expert opinion the most important piece of advice that anyone can take with them is this: don't go for the northern lights; go for the destination. It doesn't matter how much you plan and prepare or how long you spend choosing your destination and dates: aurora borealis doesn't care.
Where is the urgency? In those five years, how many hundreds of thousands of young people will have their career aspirations crushed, simply because they can't afford to work for free?
Young people are simultaneously fed with ideas that they can do whatever they wish in life and unemployment statistics. These contradictory aspects of a projected future remain in the abstract and so are very easy to live with up until a certain point...
Costa Rica has, in recent decades, emerged with one of the best tourism infrastructures in the world and a focus on ecological tourism that is central to the award-winning sustainable tourism that is ubiquitous throughout the jungles of this wildlife hotspot.
So here we are, the millennial generation. Those that had our first snog, beer, or fag as the world quaked in the shadow of the millennium bug...
On starting a fine art degree five years ago, my head of course gave an introductory speech. She told us about her experience of art college, twenty five years previously. About passionate tutors making work amongst students, in one big arty, experimental studio love in...
Labour would be best rethinking this potential pledge before it is announced. A cut in tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 will not help Labour successfully captured the student vote. It will instead send a message to students that they agree with the tuition fees policy implemented by the coalition.
I've been travelling for almost two months and have spent the last week exploring the beautiful country of Guatemala in Central America. I didn't know what to expect. I'd heard it was a dangerous country, and I would need to have my wits about me to stay safe. It's also a poor country.
"You actually say 'maths' instead of 'math'?"
"So... I hope you don't mind if I ask you a personal question. Did you live in the U.K...
Hard work should be rewarded with fair pay. While a debate may be rumbling on between government and UK businesses about what constitutes fair pay when it comes to setting the bar for the minimum wage, there is still much that we can do as individual companies to encourage and nurture young talent...