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

Camila Batmanghelidjh | Posted 25.06.2014 | 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...

From Mosquito Nets to Life-saving Moisturiser: The London Team Tackling Global Health and Development

Bidisha | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK
Bidisha

Academic and medical research lies at the core of the advocacy and consciousness-raising that global health journalists undertake, although the details of their vital labour, fieldwork and analysis are often unseen by lay readers.

People, Place And Change: Open City Docs Fest returns

Paul Drury | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

Documentary narratives with the capacity to make people change the way they see the world were central to the four-day Open City Docs Fest, which took place in London last weekend.

Which University Has Been Voted The Best In The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The latest university league tables are out, and yet again the battle for the top was a two horse race between Oxford and Cambridge. Cambridge rega...

Healthcare on Campus

Patrick Thompson | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

Having spoken to an academic from UCL management it would appear that not everyone involved in the decision is keen on the idea of UCL losing its on campus health service. Noises, official and otherwise, have also been made about the idea of a new health centre being developed or GPP being renovated but as of yet nothing concrete has emerged.

Creating Entrepreneurs Now on the Curriculum in London

Alex Muller | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Muller

A revolution has happened and over the last decade increasingly many undergraduates want something different. We want to start our own businesses - inevitably small at first, but hopefully large one day.

Lucy Sherriff

Students Under Fire Over Cancer Charity Event

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student union officer has accused his fellow students of "scabbing" by hosting a Macmillan Cancer charity event for which Starbucks provided free co...

Men And Women 'Segregated At University Debate'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An investigation is underway after reports that seating at another university debate was segregated between men and women. The Guardian claims a si...

Islamic Extremism on Campus - Is the Tide Turning?

Anne Marie Waters | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anne Marie Waters

Though UCL deserves credit for standing up to medieval misogyny, a pattern has emerged in British universities in recent years in which Islamist extremists have been given free reign. I hope that UCL's brave stance is a sign that the tables are beginning to turn.

'Directly Contrary To Policy'

Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

University College London has responded to a row over attempts to segregate the audience at a debate about Islam and atheism by their gender - saying ...

Segregated Seating Row At Islam Versus Atheism Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An academic says he threatened to walk out of a debate hosted by the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) because organisers tried to segrega...

Lucy Sherriff

Student Leaders Censor 'Misogynist' Male From Running As Women's Officer

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A male student who "self-identified" as female before running for the women's officer position at his university claims he is being persecuted after b...

Censorship at UCLU?

Patrick Thompson | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

You are unlikely to have heard of Kirk Sneade and, once this week is over you will probably never hear of him again. For readers who exist outside of the University of London bubble Sneade can be best described as the most controversial, and some would say interesting, candidate in a student election for a long time.

PHOTOS: Anti-War Activists Target Tony Blair's UCL Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Anti-war protesters gathered outside the University College London (UCL) on Tuesday as former prime minister Tony Blair gave a speech to mark the open...

'Shameful Day' For UCL As Blair To Speak At Secret Event

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A leading London university has been criticised by anti-war campaigners over a "secretive" speech being made by former prime minister Tony Blair. U...

How Twitter Saved Bletchley Park - Live From Brazil

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Dr Black visited Brazil recently and toured the country lecturing on Bletchley Park and Alan Turing - 2012 being the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Turing.