It is possible to build an alternative without pandering to discriminatory, backwards and racist ideas. As an experienced anti-racist campaigner, Trevor Phillips should know better. Meanwhile the snowflakes will continue to build a movement for a society that enables freedom and liberty for all, not just the privileged few.
Those who seek to portray my generation as delicate flowers do so because they wish to preserve the freedom of expression for some, but not others. They believe that liberty should exist for the privileged, even if it's at the expense of the rest of us.
That way more schools can benefit from willing not press-ganged university partners and there is greater likelihood universities will continue to work in under-represented areas and with schools that require support rather than with those that simply desire support.
If the Brexit vote tells us anything, it is surely this: that despite being 'the fifth largest economy' in raw GDP terms, many people do not feel pros...
I'm fortunate to work alongside amazing students and staff who are changing the world on a daily basis. UK universities have a lot to offer UK Plc, and can help us steer safely through the choppy waters ahead.
There are plenty of people who'll tell you that if you don't go to a 'good' university there's barely any point going at all. There's no point, they'll say, studying something obscure at some uni no one's ever heard of.
Fifteen years ago, I travelled to Qufu, the birthplace of China's most famous philosopher, Confucius, who lived from 551-479 BC. I had lived in and travelled around China, including Hong Kong, for much of the previous decade and wanted to learn more about the source of so much of Chinese culture's ancient wisdom before returning to Britain.
It is our job, as unions, to stand firm and hold onto a radical commitment, in an age where we're fed a message at every turn not to do so, to being political - to challenging university leaders, government and wider society where we have to, and doing so in a truly democratic, grass roots way - with students, not for them. If we lose this commitment, we lose everything.
To protect our students and the global reputation enjoyed by UK universities, we must have more rigorous quality measures applied before any new provider is allowed to access either degree awarding powers or state funding via the student loans system. And it's time for a major rethink on the Tef, which cannot be successful while so many question its value. Let's hope the minister is in listening mode.
User-generated content, bring your own device and big data were some of the fastest growing EdTech topics of 2016. Here are eight ideas and expert predictions for the year ahead.
If I'm right that the left is a forward thinking, democratic movement, the prestige of reasonable debate is ours to claim, but we must be more confident in asserting it, in taking it out of the hands of people who would happily abuse the tradition of free speech to futher their bigoted agendas.
The cut-off for university applications is looming, with the main UCAS deadline on the 15th January circled on every A-level student's calendar. It's a time that can bring last-minute panics and indecisiveness, but by following a few simple tips you can make the best of your choices.
An education is not a piece of paper that you get as you Instagram a photo of yourself in a cap and gown. Education is a doorway to a better future. It can help you find the voice to fight, open the the eyes of those who have never seen beyond their front door and break the cycle of poverty. Education is knowledge and that can change everything.
The United States of America's president-elect Donald Trump and defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton do have something in common: they both pursued a liberal arts degree before progressing to graduate schools.
Research published this week supports the argument for a move to a system which relies on actual achievement rather than predicted achievement. Doing so would support staff and students to make better and more appropriate decisions. It would be fairer and more transparent.
For nearly 100 years, Jewish students and UJS have worked with NUS to combat racism and fascism, to fight for a better world. It saddens me greatly that because of antisemitic comments and crucially, a lack of action from its current president, Jewish students will take a decision this Sunday that could suspend UJS' relationship with NUS.