UK Universities and Education

Saving Art History

Munira Mirza | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK
Munira Mirza

The news that the only exam board in England that still offers an A level in Art History has decided to drop the subject is a wake-up call to anyone in Britain who cares about culture. Since 1999 the number of students taking the subject has halved - from roughly 2,000 to less than 1,000 - partly because ever fewer schools teach it.

University Students In The UK Are Falling Victim To Phishing Attacks

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

According to a report released by National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, students in the UK's universities are being hit by a new wave of phishing emails that claim to offer a scholarship or an educational grant. The phishing email takes them to a fake website where they are deceived into revealing their personal information such as bank details.

How Tech-Savvy Students Tackle The Job Market

Russell Haworth | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Russell Haworth

While I don't want to encourage ambitious graduates to back-flip into my office in full clown garb, I'm always impressed when a job applicant chooses to demonstrate, rather than describe, what they can offer as an employee. Digital savvy, proactivity and creativity have huge appeal to employers, and showcasing them online is a smart thing to do.

Why All The Hate, May?

Samuel Goh | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Goh

Being A Student Parent Wasn't Easy, But I Miss It

Maddy Matthews | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

thriving families.jpg We became ever-so-slightly smug. Somewhat foolishly, we let ourselves believe that we were right. Balancing university and pregnancy had been the hardest part; everything now was just an easy routine. It was reinforced when I graduated with a First Class degree, and Daf graduates this year with a 2:1.

Campus Rape Happens In The UK, Too

Nathalie Greenfield | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Greenfield

In the early hours of Thursday 18 June, 2015, CCTV footage taken at my University of Cambridge College accommodation block shows me leaving through the gate. I am running down the street to my boyfriend's house, terrified, barefoot, dressed only in a t-shirt and underwear. Following a sports club party, I had been followed to my room, undressed against my consent and raped.

Jeremy Clarkson May Be Right About A Levels, But Without The Benefit Of Hindsight, Academic Pressure Can Have A Serious Impact On Young People's Mental Health

Brian Dow | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Brian Dow

If we know which factors can make a young person vulnerable and some of the warning signs, then teachers, parents and services can do more to support them before they reach crisis point

Didn't Get The A-Level Results You Hoped For? Bet They Weren't As Bad As Mine! Don't Panic - It'll Be O.K!

Rachel Heeds | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Heeds

Education; it's great. But sadly it overvalues a very narrow range of skills and not only ignores but devalues and invalidates others. My own daughter does some spectacular work which shows enthusiasm, creative thought and aptitude, but because she's one of those people who never can seem to think in straight lines her work does not tick the right boxes to get marks.

Universities Should Be Dangerous Places, But Not Yet

Nick Cartwright | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Cartwright

For me the debate about whether the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford should be removed encapsulates the crux of the debate and whilst many recognise that there are things to be commended in the arguments made on both sides I find myself agreeing with both sides, at the same time.

This 15-Year-Old Took A Brilliant Picture Of Saturn Using An iPhone App And A Telescope

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Tech

A clever 15-year-old has managed to take a picture of Saturn and its beautiful rings all from the comfort of his own back garden. Marcus Reed took...

Remember, Remember, It's Time for Movember!

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Makarezos

So it's this time of the year again, when the leaves fall, the humid wind is dominating the atmosphere and a sweet melancholy penetrates our minds. Bu...

Don't Rely On Students To Return Labour To Power, Corbyn Warned

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Jeremy Corbyn cannot rely on students to return Labour to power as they had far less impact on the general election than expected, higher education ex...

London Is Your Campus, LSE Will Become Your Home

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

Get involved from the get go and you will have a valuable time here whilst being fully supported by your representatives. Our Student's Union is made by the students, for the students, and we can't wait to welcome you into the LSESU community.

Louise Mensch Has Some Advice For Aspiring Students Who Want To Defy Their Doubters

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Former Tory MP and Oxbridge graduate Lousie Mensch has encouraged aspirational teenagers to pursue their dreams and apply to top-tier universities in ...

Learning Is Not Just a Classroom Thing

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

When we talk about learning, we usually imagine classrooms, books, maybe computer screens - but the most important form of learning is learning from e...

Osborne Saddles Poorest Students With £10,000 More Debt - And All For Limited Savings

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Plans to replace university maintenance grants with loans will saddle the poorest 40% of students in England with £10,000 more debt than those gradua...

George Osborne's Summer Budget Looks Set To Hit Young People Hardest

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Young people are set to be hit hardest by George Osborne's Summer cuts, in a financial statement hailed by one Tory minister as "the boldest Budget in...

Do Universities Really (Not) Offer Value for Money?

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

So yes: it is time for universities to do some serious reviews on what they offer to large segments of their students. But when one looks at the bigger picture rather than individual cases, studying at higher education institutions does remain a good investment in all fields when it comes to judging the return on students' investment.

In Defence of 'Lazy' British Universities

Katie Beswick | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Katie Beswick

On Saturday, Dr Anthony Seldon, Master of the elite UK independent school Wellington College and newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Britain's first independent university, the University of Buckingham, accused British Universities of laziness.

Woman Who Wanted To Mother 'Martian Baby' Will Never Get Her Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

A woman who wanted to be the first person to have a Martian baby has pulled out of the Mars One mission. Alas, dreams don't always come true. Maggi...

Student Union Diversity Officer Could Lose Job Over '#KillAllWhiteMen' Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A London university's Diversity Officer may lose her job after allegedly tweeting with the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen and referring to people as "white ...

Tragic Teen Killed By 'Too Much Chewing Gum'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A 19-year-old may have been killed by her 14-stick-a-day chewing gum habit, an inquest has heard. Samantha Jenkins, from Llanelli, was days away fr...

Uni Student Drops Everything To Help His Pregnant, Homeless Estranged Cousin

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student athlete at the University of the Sunshine Coast has been bombarded with kind wishes from strangers after putting his life on hold to help hi...

Loving Girlfriend Wants Ed Sheeran To Sing At Boyfriend's Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A devoted fiancée has started a social media campaign a to get pop star Ed Sheeran to sing at her boyfriend's funeral. Lee Foster, 24, died on 9 A...

Starbucks Will Pay Tuition Fees For Employees (But Only If You're American)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Starbucks has announced a radical new incentive to work for them in an attempt to "redefine the role and responsibility of a public company". The U...