In a move beyond parody, London South Bank University's Student Union removed posters from its Atheists Society depicting a god on the grounds that they were offensive. The god in question was the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a deity invented as satire in protest against the teaching of Intelligent Design in Kansas; a god that, quite literally, nobody believes in.
The bottom line is, vocational education which is stretching, rigorous and based on employers' needs is extremely valuable. I know that. Employers know that. Let's get the message out there.
There is no denying that amongst the recruitment agencies, from your large international firms to your small high street based firms, there are some CV hungry, cut and shut agencies that are uninterested in the candidates they have on their books. However, nowadays these are in the minority and don't tend to last very long.
Nobody wants violence at universities, from police, students or otherwise, and nobody wants buildings damage and trouble caused. Yet it can't be denied that there are legitimate questions to ask about the future of higher education in this country.
This year the Tories are preparing a new, massive attack on students, which promise to be as regressive and damaging to the future of millions of people as the trebling of tuition fees has been - plotting to sell all our student loans to private debt collectors, who are hungry to make a profit out of saddling us with more debt than we signed up to. Students are, however, building a movement to stop the government in its tracks.
No-platform policies are not a form of Orewellian censorship - they are a reasonable concept encouraging self-regulation. Rather than 'banning' individuals outright, we as students must place significant pressure on the relevant authorities to withhold the right of certain individuals to speak at certain times on campus.
Is 2014 the year when tuition fees rise yet again for struggling UK students? According to the BBC, UK universities are already dissatisfied with a tu...
Business needs to engage in their local communities and work with schools more directly. However, this must be more than getting business people in to give the occasional talk. Business should offer placements and deliver workshops - to provide the much needed insight into the skills that young people need. We should also be working with them to create innovative ways of providing resources, information and case studies.
A degree, with its ever-elevated status, has become a means to a personal end. This elevated status, coupled with the economic concern of students, has also led to a proliferation of new degree subjects. It is now possible to study almost anything at university. And yet, many of these courses simply don't suit a degree structure, an issue many concerned with higher education seem all too happy to ignore.
It is outrageous that this man has spoken to some of history's most evil personalities - yet he refused to debate with my fellow Oxford student, Eylon Aslan-Levy, purely because of his nationality. As Galloway plans to visit other campuses across the UK, I hope to use this blog to inform my fellow students that Galloway should never be made welcome on any University campus.
The TRC sessions are an excellent way for Canadians to become educated on a crucial part of their history. Uncovering past injustice and inviting it into public discourse is a basic step in addressing discrimination against Aboriginal communities.
The historic announcement at the end of last year that the Government is going to fund the removal of limits to the number of students going to university raises some interesting questions for higher education as we enter 2014.
Last week, UCAS applications closed and school leavers began the nervous wait for replies from their preferred universities. In fact, many will have already received offers, with applications for Oxbridge and some specialist courses closing back in October.
This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for our students' unions. With a history of seeking change for the better and tackling discrimination, they are uniquely placed to speak up for and strengthen the No More Page 3 movement.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) seem to hold out the possibility of universities reaching ever greater audiences. Yet one of the risks of university expansion is that increasing participation may be confused with widening it.
People who don't like Birmingham listen up: next time you feel like imposing your misinformed, terribly executed, utter bollocks on a poor unsuspecting Brummie why don't you think twice about it? You could even get yourself down to Birmingham to see if your tired shit is in any way reflective of the truth...