In the last half of March 2016, three separate but interrelated events have served to heighten concerns about the European venture: The deaths of young people studying in Spain, the self-serving behaviour of some British politicians, and the horror of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.
A common criticism is that volunteering 'harms the local economy'. Jobs are taken that locals would be far more skilled in. However, volunteers can do important but easily learnt tasks that can liberate locals to do other, more demanding pursuits.
The vast majority of students are expected to vote in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, and I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with this fact. Why? Because I have no idea how I am going to vote, and I find it surprising that the demographic I belong to are already so sure of themselves.
This year we have seen various feminists and LGBT-Rights defenders indicted as 'intolerable', 'encroachers of LGBT-rights' and, most worryingly, unfit...
No matter what you read elsewhere, I believe that there are only fifteen interview questions you need to worry about. Sure, there are hundreds of in...
Dissertation deadlines creeping nearer, graduation dates announced, exam timetables released - the end of U.N.I is nigh. The question is, will we make it? It's not as if we haven't been training ourselves for this moment for the last two and a half years. It's the final stretch. But what if we fall at the last hurdle? What if our pole-vault snaps halfway up? What if...okay I've gone insane.
I mean, you'd think it would be pretty obvious. Students' union - the clue is kind of right there in the name. And yet, there still seems to be considerable confusion on the part of some.
These three messages - recognising people as individuals (rather than positions or functions), trying to understand them (instead of judging them) and separating the personal from the professional - are very much worth bearing in mind if you are seeking success in your career.
This is a brain revolution: an uprising against horrid headlines, an exercise to save sanity, a desperate attempt to try and renew passion in a profession, and I for one will happily declare "power to the people".
It is time to recognise that there is a serious problem in the UK, in the treatment of international students. Indeed, after paying unregulated fees through the roof, non-EU international students face an increasingly impossible situation upon graduation.
Encourage effort over results: Show the pupil that it is effort that is valued more than the end result. Through effort, you can encourage a development of self motivation, the ability to decide on their own goals, and the curiosity to experiment with different methods to achieve outcomes.
As one of the 7/10 students who, according to the Higher Education Policy Institute, want the UK to stay in the EU, who does not want to wake up on the 24th June to a UK which has left the EU. Now more than ever, students need to be in the public eye.
If people want SUs that aren't political, politicians need to stop finding new ways of screwing young people over. As our government seeks so shamelessly to pry apart those institutions which speak up for the marginalised or disaffected, students' unions are more in need of our support than ever.
Today is the second day of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016; a year since I reached my thirtieth week of inpatient treatment and two since I took a...
If you asked this question to the group of individuals who are launching their campaign "Hope At Hand", there is. Especially with the lack of continuity of care for students who live in different locations throughout the academic year.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Student Volunteering Week, which takes place 22-28 February 2016. SVW is an annual celebration of the not for ...