It's Now Possible To Do A Masters On Kim Jong Un

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We've all heard the stories about North Korea's Supreme Leader King Jong Un, but a British university has decided to run an entire degree on his dicta...

University Opens Puppy Room For Stressed Students

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

Puppies are fluffy, podgy bundles of fun, so why wouldn't you open a puppy room for your stressed students? We presume this was the thinking behind...

Lucy Sherriff

University Hides Critical Student Newspapers In Time For Open Day..

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university removed student newspapers from corridors in time for an open day because the front page criticised the institution's job cuts and it did...

The Importance of Research-Informed Teaching

Dave Phoenix | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Phoenix

Many hold the view that a research informed curriculum is not essential, and would seek to decouple the research and teaching agendas. However, it is clear that if students engage in research informed teaching then they develop many of the skills required by employers.

Kiss My Botox: Students' Rage Over Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Faye Grima | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Faye Grima

Students are now able to book appointments for Botox and fillers, lip enhancers, facial peels and laser treatments, all conducted by healthcare professionals who are studying for an MSc at the university.

Students' Union Officer Sacked Over 'Sick' April Jones Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A students' union officer has been given the boot two months after tweeting jokes about missing toddler April Jones and the victim of suspected paedop...

Students' Union's Censorship is Nothing New

Michael Morrison | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Morrison

The student journalists didn't control the editorial output. Powers higher up did - higher than the Media Officer himself - and that's a dangerous threat to the freedom of the press.

Lucy Sherriff

University Union Tries To Gag Student Journalists With New 'Ethical Guidelines'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Student journalists have been gagged by a contract devised by their student union after exposing the controversial activities of a student union offic...

UCLan Students Union interfere with student newspaper's independence

Dewi Powell | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dewi Powell

The editorial independence of Pluto, University of Central Lancashire's student newspaper, has been called in to question following the treatment of a...

EXCLUSIVE: University Education Officer Suspended After Offensive April Jones 'Joke'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student union education officer has been suspended after posting highly offensive jokes about missing girl April Jones on Twitter. Joey Guy, who ...

Admissions Chaos?

Dave Phoenix | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Phoenix

To some extent the Government will have achieved its goals. The HE sector will be smaller with fewer choosing to go to University. This will clearly benefit the Treasury and BIS given their concerns over the cost of the student loans system.

overseas students

Dave Phoenix | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Phoenix

Overseas students make a major contribution to the UK economy, not just to UK universities. The government's own impact assessment report on the reform of the student immigration system estimated the changes being imposed on student visas would generate a loss of c£2.4 billion over four years.