UK Universities and Education

Can't Leave the House? Can't Get a Job

Martina Milburn | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Martina Milburn

The list of things which can go wrong in a young person's life is a long and ugly one. From a troubled home life featuring violence or emotional abuse, to bullying, health problems or being the caregiver for family members; young people are often carrying more than just the burden of growing up.

10 Stupid Reasons To Get Detention

AllTime 10s | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

School is meant to be the best days of your life, but that wasn't the case for these 10 students who were sent on detention for the worst reasons. Fro...

Let's Do Something About Mental Health at Universities

Gemma Parry | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Mental health doesn't work to a nine to five schedule - it is a constant thing and I truly believe the university could have adapted to the constant mental health clock had they had the means to do so.

Blind Student Beaten And Forced To Drink Urine

Zoom.In | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 14 year old student at a reputable school for the blind in North-Eastern India has come forward after been allegedly tortured, beaten, and forced to...

Bill Maher Blasts Irony Of University Protest Against Him

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

As the fallout from his controversial comments on Islam continues, US TV show host, Bill Maher, has responded to a petition to ban him from talking at...

Latest Rankings Make Bad Reading For British Universities

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's reputation for world-class universities could be losing ground amid continuing fierce competition from overseas, according to international r...

Lauriston Lights Summer Camp: The Possibility of Two Weeks in August

Adam Seldon | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

he emotion of the closing ceremony suggested to me that two weeks can be a long time in education. University students were united with eleven year olds in a coming together which is all too rare: students are an un-tapped resource when it comes to educating young people...

To Myself as a Fresher

Sophie Pope | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

It doesn't feel like it was just a year ago I was anxiously awaiting my A-level results, the three letters that would determine the course of my life for the next three years. These letters would dictate where in the country I would move to, who I would be sharing a flat with, the friends I would make, and the person I would grow to become.

Mum Books Terminally Ill Son 'Last Holiday', School Threatens To Fine Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A mother is being fined for trying to take her terminally-ill son on what could be his last holiday during term time. Maxine Ingrouille-Kidd could ...

Dear Fresher, Enclosed is Some Advice, Love From the Students of Plymouth University

Madison Taylor | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Fresher's week, starting university and leaving all your home comforts behind is all that applicant students will be thinking about this summer. Whilst there is a lot of excited adrenaline coursing through veins, there will also be a lot of trepidation and nervousness.

Student Gets Trapped In Giant Stone Vagina

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An American exchange student had to be rescued after getting trapped in giant stone vagina. Five emergency service vehicles and 22 fireman had to ...

Police Warn It Will Take 'Some Time' To Question Teacher Stabbing Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

A schoolboy will spend a third day being questioned by police over the fatal stabbing of a much-loved teacher in front of her pupils. Spanish teach...

Teacher Stabbed To Death Was Just Months Away From Retirement

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

The much-loved teacher who was knifed to death in front of her horrified pupils was just months away from retiring, it has been revealed. The tragi...

George Galloway, Rape Culture, and Our Students' Unions

Gee Linford-Grayson | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gee Linford-Grayson

You don't have to ban George Galloway from speaking; just don't invite him, or others like him, in the first place. Our students' unions are undoubtedly a place for lively academic debate, and for students to discuss real-world issues in a safe environment. However, inviting rape deniers and apologists voids this safe environment...

Wrong To Take Children Out Of School For Cheap Holidays, Says Gove

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

It is "wrong" for parents to take children out of school during term time to take advantage of cheaper holidays, education secretary Michael Gove has ...

Challenging 'NEKnomination,' Lad Culture and Social Media

Sam Mercer | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Mercer

Why are we so worried about this trend? Firstly, the use of social media allows peer pressure to escape the security of a university campus where, in many cases, support can be found for students felt pressured or uneasy whilst on campus.

Historic University Elects New Rector..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

One of UK's oldest universities has elected its new rector - NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The computer analyst was nominated by a group of students a...

I'm More Worried About How I'll Look at Graduation Rather Than What Degree I'll Achieve

Gemma Parry | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Beauty is power, but it is so superficial and is only skin deep. Who you are, how you treat others and what you have achieved, that is what we should remember on our graduation day.

Why Graduates Shouldn't be Afraid of Recruitment Agencies but nor Should They Expect too Much

James Howell | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

There is no denying that amongst the recruitment agencies, from your large international firms to your small high street based firms, there are some CV hungry, cut and shut agencies that are uninterested in the candidates they have on their books. However, nowadays these are in the minority and don't tend to last very long.

On the Body Positive Argument for Page 3

Samara Jundi | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samara Jundi

Page 3 may be liberating for the models themselves, but the messages it sends out are oppressive: attractive women are thin, white, feminine and young, and women themselves are simply sexual objects. For that reason I fail to see why this feature should remain in the UK's biggest-selling newspaper where soft pornography should not even be present, unless the feature is altered to become representative of all - and I mean all - women and a male version is created.

Daily Grind Getting You Down? How To Be Happy At Work

Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Is the daily grind getting you down? You’re not alone. According to the Fulfilment@Work report from Randstad, a third (33%) of UK workers are dissat...

Taxi Firms Must Stop Exploiting Female Students' Fears of Sexual Assault

Salma Haidrani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Salma Haidrani

University of Sheffield student and feminist activist Jenny Rose concurs: 'This advert is woefully bad taste. Using an implicit threat of violence as a way to sell your company to young female students leaves a very bad taste in my mouth and puts me off using their services'.

Universities Must Do More to Inspire Students

Adam Seldon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

What purpose do universities serve and what are their priorities? What are their benefits to society? Why do young people attend them? Questions which...

Articles Reporting on Graduate Employment Figures are Scaremongering

Tom Hagues | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hagues

Students at universities in the United Kingdom will, at some point, read an article that screeches about how bad their chances at getting a job after graduation are. Most of the time, these articles need to be read through eyes narrowed in suspicion.

Teenager Becomes First Openly Gay Head Boy Of A Public School

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A 17-year-old has been appointed the first openly gay head boy of a public school. Will Emery will take up the role at Brighton College in Sussex, ...