I Shouldn't Have to Force My University to Be Accountable to Its Students

Rebecca Pinnington | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Pinnington

No one should have to force them into being accountable; this should be a decision they make freely with the students' interests at heart - if there's one thing my case can achieve, I hope it's the beginnings of a more democratic and considerate university.

Gone Are the Days When Your Grades Decided Whether You Could Go to UCL or Not

Joshua Clark | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joshua Clark

I'm not striking for my own benefit, I don't want rent for free and UCL needs to know that we aren't naïve students who can be swept under the carpet. In short, I have friends who can't get by with the money they have and working even a single job is sometimes unfeasible.

The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of a UCL Rent Striker

Jamal Thomas Rizvi | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jamal Thomas Rizvi

Six months after the strike began, we finally have what we deserve. We didn't let UCL walk all over us despite their significant resources. We made ourselves heard and as a result, we are now being compensated for our full third term's worth of rent - £1,638 each.

UCL Hands Out £100k To Students Striking Over Rent

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

University College, London is to hand out almost £100,000 to students who have been campaigning, protesting and striking over rent for the past seven...

Student Resigns from His PhD In Protest Against UCL's Handling Of Tim Hunt Sexism Row

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A postgraduate student at University College London (UCL) has resigned from his PhD following the university’s handling of the Tim Hunt sexism row. ...

UCL Students 'White Up' To Protest Against Termination Of Black Philosopher's Contract

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University College, London hijacked the institution's open day to protest against the decision to scrap a course on the philosophy of ...

How Firing Tim Hunt Fixed Sexism in Science

Ria Lina | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Ria Lina

UCL have yet again been at the forefront of scientific discovery. This time, senior academics have realised that if you force the resignation of one s...

'Chauvinist Pig' Scientist Quits Over 'Girl' Scientist Comments

PA | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

A Nobel laureate who said the "trouble with girls" involved in science is that they fall in love easily and cry when criticised has resigned from Univ...

UCL Students' Union Backs Excluding Men And White People From 'Anti-Racism' Events

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A students' union at a London university has backed the exclusion of men and white people from anti-racism events, adding it was disappointed "white a...

Man Who Works Two Jobs To Earn A Living Makes The News

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In a strange and unusual turn of events, a man who has two jobs so he can make enough money to live, while happening to also be aesthetically gifted, ...

UCL Students Covered Themselves In Oil For An Orgy.. Wait, What?!

The Huffington Post UK | Nick Winchester | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Half-naked students dripping in oil stormed the corridors at University College, London on Tuesday - all in the name of climate change. Protesters ...

London Uni Beats Cambridge In Research Rankings

The Huffington Post UK | Toby Gladwin | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

London universities are threatening to break Oxbridge's domination of the research industry, as new rankings reveal University College London has over...

Take It From This EU Migrant - We More Than Pay Our Way and This Country Would Be Much Poorer Without Us

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

EU migrants have consistently paid more into the system than they have taken out. Their net contribution for the past 10 years - that is the taxes they paid minus the services and benefits they received - nears £5billion. That is no small change, 'back-of-the-sofa'-type sum. It is serious money contributing to keep British citizens in the style of welfare and service provision to which they are accustomed. If all EU immigrants left tomorrow their departure would leave a gaping hole in Britain's public finances...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 17 October 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The Street Camel of News It's been a good week for broken ground. UKIP, after nearly twenty years as an entity, finally won a parliamentary election,...

UCL Emails Are Hacked; #BelloGate Is Born

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at UCL woke up to a rather large surprise in their inbox this morning after their university's email system was hacked and 3,136 emails were ...

Betrayal: How Maltreated Children and Their Workers Are Being Failed by Politicians

Camila Batmanghelidjh | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK
Camila Batmanghelidjh

Privately politicians acknowledge the difficulties, and some of them admit to being completely overwhelmed by the scale of the problem. Others don't see any merit in robustly addressing the concerns, because children don't vote and are not going to hold them accountable... Together, we can hold our politicians accountable, and demand that they prioritise the needs of vulnerable children who deserve to have their courage matched by society's courage to dream the best reparation for them.

Nietzsche Club, 'Fascist, Sexist, Homophobic' Society, Banned By University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student society accused of being "fascist" has been banned from the University of London campus by the student body. The group, which calls itsel...

Yes, Labour 'Got It Wrong' About Immigration, But Not in the Way Its Frontbenchers Seem to Think

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Enough with the apologies. Week after week, senior Labour figures queue up to express regret over the party's record on immigration... Give it a rest, folks. For a start, the mea culpas are unnecessary.

Why George Galloway Should Not Be Allowed to Speak on Any University Campus

Jonathan Hunter | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Hunter

It is outrageous that this man has spoken to some of history's most evil personalities - yet he refused to debate with my fellow Oxford student, Eylon Aslan-Levy, purely because of his nationality. As Galloway plans to visit other campuses across the UK, I hope to use this blog to inform my fellow students that Galloway should never be made welcome on any University campus.

An Open Letter From Human Rights Students to the University of London

Janey Stephenson | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Janey Stephenson

We've just finished an MA in Human Rights from University College London and the recent news that the University of London have obtained a court order banning students from peacefully occupying space on campus has alarmed us... It seems contradictory to us that an Institution that has prepared us for a life as human rights practitioners has now curtailed the democratic rights of its students.

The Champions League in 2012 and 2013: Parallel Tournaments for Celtic

Ally Livingston | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

This time, last year, I was writing as my beloved Celtic, against all odds, triumphed into the last 16 of the Champions League. This year, the dream is already over by Matchday Five. Yet, my thoughts are not of sorrow but simply that this season's Champions League was not all that different to 2012's successes.

University 'Bans' Student Officials From Remembrance Day Service

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university union has banned its student leaders from representing their peers at a Remembrance Day service - with the decision being slammed by an M...

Lucy Sherriff

Student Housing Block Crowned UK's Worst New Building

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A block of student housing which cost £18m to build and has rooms containing no daylight has been crowned the worst new building in the UK - and comp...

Scientists Grow Miniature 'Human Brain-In-A-Bottle'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

A miniaturised "brain-in-a-bottle" has been grown by stem cell scientists who hope it will lead to new treatments for neurological and mental diseases...

Student Flats Facing Brick Wall Up For Worst Building Award

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A block of student flats with windows facing onto a brick wall has been nominated as one of the worst new buildings in the UK after planning inspector...