UK Universities and Education

Uni's Prospectus Cover Pulled For Offending Everyone Who Isn't A White Male

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The University of North Georgia has come under fire for featuring what some claim is a 'racist' stock image on the front cover of a Continuing Educati...

Three Tests for the Tuition Fee Cut

Nigel Carrington | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nigel Carrington

The cost of UK undergraduate education is likely always to be a political judgement. Somehow, we need to achieve a balance between political interest and institutional autonomy in a way that meets the Miliband tests: equally available, no hidden disincentives, at properly funded universities.

Students Made A Grim Discovery While Viewing A House (And It Wasn't Damp)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Prospective tenants at a student house in Brighton were forced to call the police after finding a corpse in the bedroom of the flat they were viewing....

Aldi Are Cornering The Student Market With Amazing New Offer

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Scrimping students rejoice! Discount supermarket Aldi are rolling out a plan to give free bus rides to university students. The free shuttles alrea...

Neat But Wrong - Stop Blaming Young People for Youth Unemployment

Joe Lane | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Lane

Young people are an easy target, and talking about employability and skills kills a number of ideological birds in one swoop. But chasing full employability is not a solution to the plight of NEETs and demonising the young and out of work is irresponsible.

Jobseekers are People, Not Just Statistics

Teresa Scott | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Teresa Scott

I believe that now the economy is back on track and the statistics consistently tell a positive story, perhaps it is time to remember that people are people, and to really think about what is holding back those who remain unemployed and what we all can do to help them.

The Millennial Generation Manifesto

Suli Breaks | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Suli Breaks

I want my voice to be heard, but not only my voice, but that of my peers. So often it is translated that the millennial generation does not engage with politics, but I personally think it is better described as politics doesn't engage with us.

These Students Are Saving The World... By Urinating

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of the West of England (also known as ironically UWE) in Bristol are doing their bit for environment - by emptying their bl...

A Guy Made His Entire CV On Snapchat - To Apply For A Job At Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A resourceful job-hunter has applied for a position at Snapchat with a video CV filmed entirely on the app. Elski Felson, who goes by the nickname ...

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 25.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 15.03.2015 | 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 ...