The University of London needs to start supporting its students and protecting their interests. However, the trajectory of events last week demonstrates that management are unwilling to do this. Until this changes we need our union to stay open, so that we can support each other and campaign to protect students' interests ourselves.
Imagine what would happen to Britain if the Home Secretary had the power to expel anyone from the country "without assigning any reason." Then imagine what it would be like now if the power had always existed: no dissenting voices left, no debate; anyone in a minority either too intimidated to speak out or already deported.
Taking away the basic freedom to choose a room arrangement from mature and democratically elected student groups such as Islamic societies will only seek to alienate Muslim students from social engagement by denying their right to religious freedom.
Your personal statement shows universities and colleges that you would be a great student and is one of the most important criteria when you are considered for a course. Tutors use them to compare applicants, so make yours stand out. It's the same personal statement for all courses you apply to - so avoid mentioning universities or colleges by name, and ideally choose similar subjects
If the public were able to properly assess the cost to animals against the potential benefits, it is difficult to imagine how some animal experiments would pass public & scientific scrutiny...
Whether it's experience or proven skills, employers have been setting higher application requirements as to limit the amount of graduates that would be accepted. I would argue that this is also a result of the economic crash.
Until the police are able to challenge current perceptions of them on campus, the Prevent Strategy will continue to be opposed like this, with work to understand and document student grievances as a way to begin this process something that Student Rights plans for 2014.
The animal research industry has learnt the PR value of acknowledging the need to consign to history the overwhelming secrecy which governs its work... But what does such verbiage actually mean?
In June this year, Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, confirmed that the government would be privatising the student loan book as part of a greater flogging of state assets in order to raise £15 billion.
In choosing a future career, do you find yourself torn between balancing your creative nature, your love of words and communication with an interest in science and technology? Do you dream big and feel you might be capable of bringing people together to navigate difficult decisions that have to be made in pursuit of the solutions to the great global challenges posed by poverty, economic crisis and climate change?
Students considering going to university to study the "arts" need to be made aware that it is unlikely they will enter that field after they graduate. As important as film, media, fashion, performing arts are to this country the thousands of students who choose these courses are going to find themselves sorely disappointed when they leave university.
In Oxford where I study (and to be honest, pretty much any other University campus in the UK), it is absolutely astonishing how many students share my passion. Well err, they kind of share my interest...at least in a strangely pathological sense.
Last week the first ever Professions Week sought to increase awareness of the range and variety of potential employment options the professions have to offer, encourage young people to see them as interesting and fulfilling careers, and help employers recruit people from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.
On their own, simple economic measures aimed at tackling some dimension of an unhealthy lifestyle cannot work. What is needed is a deeper understanding of why some people make unhealthy choices while others do not. These may include poverty and lack of information or education, but they may also include cognitive psychological differences.
In effect, students are being asked to contribute more towards our tuition fees without seeing anything in return. The money isn't trickling all the way down the institutional hierarchy; it is stopping at the pockets of the most senior members.
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'.