UK Universities and Education

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 29.06.2015 | 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 24.06.2015 | 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. M...

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...

Changing Trends Show Many Teens Getting Hooked On E-Cigs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A new study has revealed shocking trends among young people, with many getting hooked on what researchers call "alcopops of the nicotine world". Th...

Terrifying Video Shows The Consequences Of Texting While Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK

Texting while driving continues to be a worrying trend among young drivers and the experienced alike, and this new video has captured several moments ...

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 11.05.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 20.04.2015 | 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 15.04.2015 | 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 ...