The bottom line: The most difficult part of the process is to find what you really want to do in five-ten years. If you are clear about your objective, it is much easier to assess whether it is worth doing an MBA.
This isn't simply about the 235 Sussex staff losing their jobs, but the insidious, unaccountable nature of political decision making about universities. Pause to think for a moment how the flagship Tory mantra "There Is No Alternative" specifically discourages debate about the absent merits of their radical restructuring programme.
Just to make it clear exactly how careless it would be to allow views such as MigrationWatch's or even Mr Harper's to go unchallenged, it is worth revisiting the many benefits of international students to the UK, which are especially compelling in the context of a sluggish economy.
It is in many ways the perfect exhibition. Simply called David Bowie Is..., it showcases the glittering career of one of the most versatile and thoughtful artists of the last century. The range of collaborations with artists and designers 'in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art and film' is astonishing. And the music ain't bad either.
Students and staff should not be subjected to hate and menaces. Universities are supposed to be places of enlightenment, tolerance, liberalism and human rights. It is shocking the way many student Islamist societies are promoting hate preachers who are anti-Semitic, sexist, homophobic and who abuse fellow Muslims.
Universities in the UK are no more immune to technological change than businesses, and the publication of a report last week outlining some of the threats facing the sector made this clearer than ever.
If we take the right approach to this major challenge, we could improve our economy along with the health of our nation we have all of the pieces we need at our disposal, but we need concerted action to get them to work together.
Muslim students make up a significant proportion of Britain's further and higher educational institutions. These young people are as varied as the Muslim community itself: a 'community of communities' and not - contrary to what some might believe - a single monolithic block.
While iERA may provide a more engaging outlet for religious thought, it does a disservice to Muslim students by reducing intellectual debates to oversimplified absolutes. For while such methods might make for a good speech, particularly against an arrogant atheist, it does little to tackle the real issues that young Muslims face in Britain today.
As I'm approaching my 20th birthday on 20 March, I've taken the time to reflect on what I've learned so far in my life. I've travelled, I've volunteered, I've taken a gap year and I'm now finishing my first year at University studying English and American Literature and Sociology.
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.
The problem seems to be that of stereotyping. The stereotyped image - not helped by sites like UniLAD - of a male university student is of a hard drinking, banter mad, sexist frat boy. The stereotype of sports' team members was even worse
Shouldn't university teach us to criticise simplistic or politically convenient definitions of happiness?
As the cost of technology falls and cross-platform development becomes simpler, social learning opportunities are opening up and are presenting more convenient, dynamic and interactive ways of studying and engaging students.
With the ever-present network of social media sites used widely by students, along with nominees who know to capitalise on the purchasing power of offering free anything as part of their manifesto, many students are becoming disillusioned with union elections as being nothing more than a popularity contest for better known students.
Studying while running a business is more of an advantage than a disadvantage. If anything it actually benefits my studies as I can base my projects and assignments around the business. I also take advantage of the fact that in the university there are many academics who are professionals and business owners.