Democracy, as made famous by the Scottish Referendum, is seen as a spell that sparks vast swathes of a population into taking meaningful political action. On university campuses, however, democracy is a little more virulent in nature.
Volunteers are part of a bigger picture of continued commitment to education and the work they do has dramatically improved the English language skills of the girls in the Rosie May home - a vital first step in breaking a cycle of poverty and institutionalisation.
In the past, voices calling for improved Sex Ed in schools have found themselves drowned out. But the debate is shifting because it's plain that a significant number of our kids are being let down. A step forward is long overdue. It's time to shake the sand from our ears, take a collective breath, and check our classroom compass. We must equip our kids them with the tools they need for life - keeping them ignorant puts them at risk. Our children deserve the very best education. And our teachers deserve the very best support in giving it to them.
Being a young carer can be difficult, and at times lonely, but I can honestly say hand on heart that nothing makes me more proud than to say that I am a young carer.
In an open letter addressed to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Al Khamenei, written as she awaited trial, Atena summed up the poignant irony of her unjust detention; 'I must pay retribution for defending my beloved defenseless people.'
Wanting neither to be pitied or seen as an inspiration, Joy explains to me that her primary desire is to live a life comparable to that of any young person growing up in London. After all, she explains, "Being blind isn't all bad, it means I always look like Beyoncé!"
Accreditation is perhaps the biggest issue in undergraduate education that no one is talking about. Why? Frankly, because it's so unreasonably complex that very few fully understand it.
Teachers may choose to inspire, mentor, guide or coach their students in their own unique way. This is how a teacher becomes an artist.
It's harmful for men to believe that financial success is what defines their masculinity - it implies that their hearts and personalities will never speak louder than their wallets, and will certainly never be enough to interest a woman.
In the wake of London Fashion Week it is important to think about why it is that students are frequently too worried to study fashion. Look around fashion is everywhere and it is a big deal.
Many current students at Bournemouth University appear that to have now accepted £9,000 tuition fees as the norm and are even prepared for the possibility that the next Government could increase them further. They described fees to me as "money that you don't see", and were instead far more concerned with day-to-day survival...
There are no magic solutions when it comes to thriving in the face of doubt and difficulty, but building on a mentor's wisdom and experience can be a great place to start.
We all know the stereotype. Students are lazy, good-for-nothing deadbeats, who do nothing but nap all day and party all night. Right? Actually, I think you'll find that for many of us, the reality is something quite different.
The cross-cultural perspective of Anthropology aims to stretch as widely as possible across the world to examine the fundamental truths we rest on. It allows us to ask, is religion a universal human phenomenon? Are humans selfish by default? Can large societies function without a state? Is there such a thing as a universal moral code?
I'm twenty-one years old, and I have liver disease. My particular flavour of liver disease is Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis, which basically means despite not being a drinker, my liver slowly turned to fat, then got inflamed and then started hardening into scar tissue - all without me knowing.
If BBC Three has practically gone, then, what about the replacement channels - the former competitors? The Inbetweeners and Misfits were admittedly immensely popular and of BAFTA-winning quality respectively, but is the mediocre American sitcom-infested E4 really a viable alternative to BBC Three?