UK Universities and Education

University Under Fire For Asking About Menstrual Cycle In Job Applications

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National University of Ireland at Galway will review its job application process after receiving harsh criticism for including questions about app...

Fraternities and Sororities are Sexist and Backwards; Our Universities Must Resist Them

Gareth Evans | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gareth Evans

The very nature of the Greek system is divisive, backwards and insular. It is a breeding ground for misogynistic thinking and behaviour.

Open for Business, but Not for Study

Nigel Carrington | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Nigel Carrington

The marketization of higher education is an uncomfortable topic for many in the UK education sector. My own view is that higher education is both a market benefit and indisputably a public good, and a mixed approach is required.

Girl Moans About Starting New Job On Twitter, Gets Fired Before She Even Starts Work

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

You know the feeling, you're young and getting a job so you can make a bit of money to splash, but you're not too keen on the job. You're not looking ...

College Rejects Scottish Student... Because She's 'Not From The UK'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Scottish student has been left in shock after being rejected from an English college - because they said Scotland wasn't part of the UK. The 26-y...

Teen Raises Thousands For Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 19-year-old has helped raise almost $130,000 (£86,500) to help a man who walks 21 miles to work every day on two hours sleep a night. Evan Leedy...

School Brings Forward Prom So Dying Teen Can Get His Final Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A dying teen with just days to live has been granted his final wish of taking his girlfriend to prom after his school reorganised the whole event. ...

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 07.02.2015 | 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.