London already has much of what is needed to be at the centre of a cluster of innovation that will ultimately rival any other in the world. We stand at the threshold of making it happen at scale and we should seize the opportunity to create another major economic string to London and the UK's bow.
Climate change can often seem a gloomy and frightening subject. But in the last year, there have been some rays of light and hope. In December, the world's nations agreed in Paris what I hope history will see as the turning point in the fight to save humanity from climate catastrophe - an agreement to try to limit global warming to just 1.5 degrees.
As long as schools prioritise their own academic reputation and continually dismiss sex education, university students will be left to patch up the systematic failings within two hour consent workshops, whilst young men and women will be left vulnerable, ill-equipped to deal with the joys and challenges of sex within the 21st century.
Being so encased within progressive media content in predominately liberal universities provides a false virtual reality, in which individuals regard their environments and associates as reflective of the broader British society and believe that by being vocal online they are genuinely making a practical difference.
It is amazing to see the large contribution made by the many creative voices within the sector, that are continuing to work and make the creative world a colourful place. But this isn't just the people that are on our screens and stages making the noise for diversity. It is also the people in education who want to make change, the new generation of graduated talent or soon to be graduated talent.
The size of this economy is smaller than the UK where in excess of 70,000 social enterprises contribute 4% to UK GDP. But it is hugely impressive given a starting point of near zero at the turn of the millennium.
Whether I like it or not, I am constantly questioning myself whether my degree is a blessing or a curse. Maybe in 10 years I may be able to get my dream job but for now it will have to remain ...
I moved from Essex to Cardiff for University and learnt the hard way that coming fully prepared makes the first few weeks a lot easier. Here is a list of the most underrated items I think you need:
This year essentially feels like a very bad hangover after three years of being made to feel special, having your intellect constantly stroked, and being part of one of the most privileged institutions on earth.
Since last year, Jeremy Corbyn has elevated the cause of free education to the highest political level. This week, he is laying detailed policies that together will create a National Education Service - a much more ambitious plan for a comprehensive service which is free and accessible to everyone.
There are many reasons for the increase in the number of UK students enrolled in US universities such as increased fees and concern for value for money, students unable/unwilling to commit to one subject for their university experience and greater awareness of international opportunities.
For students who already know what job they want to do, a degree apprenticeship may present the best of both worlds. The number of places and range of subjects covered is still quite small compared to a standard undergraduate degree but, if you are lucky, it can present an opportunity to learn while you earn...
A-Level results day is fast approaching. Thousands of young people are eagerly awaiting the results that will lead to them taking the next big step in their lives. Many will be making the choice to go to university - though they may not know which location they will be heading to next month until they have received their results...
Lots of people assume that getting the best marks leads to going to the best universities, and from there to the best jobs - but this isn't entirely...
The extent of mental health problems in UK universities has been laid bare in a new YouGov survey of Britain's students. More than a quarter of students (27%) report having a mental health problem of one type or another. Female students are more likely to say they have mental health problems than males (34% vs 19%), and LGBT students have a particularly high likelihood of mental health problems compared to their heterosexual counterparts (45% vs 22%). For a significant proportion of students who report mental health issues, these problems can make even day-to-day tasks difficult. Nearly half (47%) say that that they have trouble completing some daily tasks and a further 4% say they cannot complete even simple tasks.