The UK creative industries are worth £84.1 billion a year to the UK economy*; an incredible contribution and an area in which the UK shines on a global stage. Our creative exports span across film, music, gaming and publishing (to name but a few), continuously breaking new ground and contributing to the cultural landscape of countries across the world.
The introduction of the postgrad student loan is a massive step forward for students, higher education and the UK. If we just take care to nurture other pieces of the puzzle, it can also be a massive stepping stone to widespread skills development.
There is something fundamentally wrong in a world where the higher powers are cashing in on our monthly periods and subtly undermining the female gender and its needs. It is not just a female right to be given access to free sanitary products, it's a human right. If Brunel's student union implement free sanitary products for their female students, it's a lesson for all.
We should use the immediate political crisis to take the long overdue step of becoming an electoral constituency to be reckoned with. In doing so we can help Britain, in future, avoid making the same sort of mistake that Brexit will prove to be.
For those of us who work in universities, the year has again rolled round to graduation day. As Alfred J. Prufrock counted his life in coffee spoons,...
This euphoria should be captured immediately because, if it is not, UK universities will suffer greater losses.
Disbelief is not enough to describe how I felt when I read that we're leaving the EU. Sheer hopelessness is probably more accurate, however, words cannot truly convey the flood of emotions that I, along with most young people, have been launched into. I came to Britain on an EU passport and grew up in a European Britain. I went to bed as a European and woke up as an outsider. I am European: We were all European.
Like many of the 74% of under 25s who voted remain, I'm craving the best things about politics: to be inspired and reassured that things will get better. Under the current leadership I have little hope of finding those things in Labour, so it is vital that the MPs see the vote of no-confidence as an opportunity for the party to find its feet again, a real alternative to a government run without their electorate's best interests at heart.
As times go by, it will be up to us to become more prominent, not just through protest, but through engagement in politics, to shun the pressure of a 'post-truth era' and who knows - in the future, we might well re-join, or forge another club - led by us.
It would be so easy to be cynical when faced with such mendacity. Yet I am still hopeful. The energy, passion and idealism from students throughout this campaign has been inspiring. Students have a duty to keep Britain progressive, hopeful and fair, and I believe they will. It is up to our political leaders to respond in kind.
This is it. The time for us college goers, students, those travelling, working or studying across Europe. This is not a drill. Forget the mud-slinging of the campaigning, forget the Boris and Dave show, this is OUR futures and we must not allow someone else to make the decision for us. Thursday is the day we, finally, get the opportunity to vote whether to stay or leave the European Union.
It is now four months since the beginning of this referendum campaign when I declared my support for a Leave vote on Thursday. In that time there has been an enormous amount said and written about the arguments for and against the UK's continued membership of the EU.
It's important for everyone (not just students) to cut through the noise and understand the facts before deciding whether to vote leave or remain. But whatever you do, make sure your voice gets heard - vote on June 23rd.
With tuition fees at £9,000 a year and set to rise even further, the stakes are high, and a degree is becomingly increasingly viewed as a sales transaction, only worth obtaining if you'll do something economically 'useful' (read: science or technology-based) in the end. But, despite what Michael Gove and co might think, education is more than a commodity, and a chronic disregard for the merits of arts degrees could result in the steady erosion of our culture.
Finally, after 5 long, hard years, I'm just weeks away from graduating from dental school. This is something that seemed almost impossible a few years ago; when I found out I was pregnant during my second year of this difficult course. Even more impossible when, at 7 months pregnant I also became single.
The fact is, I need the EU to keep my government in check, I need the EU to control the financial sector that is tearing Britain into unequal chunks of extreme wealth and poverty, but most of all, I need the EU so the British government does not continue to benefit for my generations political apathy, implementing laws that take advantage of our alienation.