UK Universities and Education

George Galloway, Rape Culture, and Our Students' Unions

Gee Linford-Grayson | Posted 27.03.2014 | 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 20.02.2014 | 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, ...

Judgement Day For A-Level Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A frantic day of clearing got underway on Thursday morning as teenagers found out their A-level results. Students across the country are nervously ...

Volunteer Stories: Ghana Orphanage, Teaching & Community Health

Frontier | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Everything about the experience was amazing and so different from life in England. The best parts for me were teaching and spending time with the children as it was very rewarding. Travelling at the weekend was amazing as I was able to see such things as waterfalls, national parks and tame crocodiles.

Pupils Locked In Classrooms At Special School

PA | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers at a special school locked pupils in classrooms to stop them from running out of classes, according to a report by Ofsted. Woodlands Schoo...

Volunteer Stories: Learning Spanish, Teaching English & Sports Coaching in Costa Rica

Frontier | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

My last week at the school went beyond English lessons, playing soccer, and teaching the students how to play Knockout. A few students opened up and shared their stories with Valerie and me. Their stories were full of disappointment, life realizations, changing circumstances, and faith.

Moving Schools Has 'Devastating' Impact On Grades

PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Moving schools many times has a devastating impact on pupils' grades and the numbers of children affected are set to grow, according to a report publi...

Nasa To Teach UK Teens About Aliens And Planets

PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Tech

High school pupils from across the UK are to send their minds out of this world as they take part in the first Astrobiology Summer Academy with Nasa. ...

Privatised Student Loans? No Thanks!

Tim Whitmarsh | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Whitmarsh

This government, the government that led to the English university system joining the most expensive in the world, a decision that prompted mass protests on London's streets, has firm plans to privatise student finance... It has the makings of an absolute scandal.

Top Private School To 'Get Porn Star To Teach Sex Education'

PA | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The headmaster of a top private school has suggested he could invite a porn star to help teach sex education. Mark Slater, of The Leys in Cambridge...

Opening Up Access to UK Research: Gold, Green and Shades of Grey

Alex Bols | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Bols

UK university research is world-class. Second-only to the United States for high quality research; UK researchers produce 1 in 4 of the most cited arts and humanities articles ; the UK has produced over 100 Nobel laureates.

Housing Rental Market Putting Children 'In Jeopardy'

PA | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

The "volatile" rental market is putting children's education and general wellbeing at risk, a housing charity has warned. Shelter called for more l...

Hanged Headteacher Was Worried About Ofsted Inspection

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A headteacher found hanged at her primary school was concerned the school would lose its top Ofsted rating months before she died, an inquest has hear...

Guiding Girls to Awareness

Lauren Hossack | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Hossack

In a true display of girl power, Girlguiding UK now officially backs the 'No More Page 3' campaign, a testament to an adaptable, forward-thinking youth organisation. Despite my own short fling with Guiding, I think this demonstrates the enduring potential for the group to give a solid grounding for young women in the UK.

Students Elect First Leader Not From University

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has elected its first president who has not attended university. Toni Pearce, who is currently the union's vice pres...