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A-Level Results Day: 7 Lessons From Uni That Had Nothing To Do With My Degree

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Jane Thompson

The biggest lessons I learnt there had nothing to do with History. Sorry, Dr. Supervisor, I guess all your fears about me were correct. On A-levels results day, to those high-achieving students with serious Imposter Syndrome, I have nothing but the following to offer.

How To Get Place At University, When You Didn't Get The Grades

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

When your A-Level results weren’t what you were expecting and your future seems as unsure as ever, the Clearing process needs to be navigated. That...

Eight Tips For Surviving A-Level Results Day

Hannah Morrish | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Morrish

A-Level Results Day - for students across the country this is what all of the hours of study and hard work comes down to. If you're collecting your results today, no doubt the nerves will be running high.

Is University Still The Best Route To A Desirable Career?

Maddalaine Ansell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maddalaine Ansell

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...

Never Give Up: Why Disappointing A-Level Results Need Not Stop You From Landing Your Dream Job

Richard Sackey-Addo | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Sackey-Addo

This week students await their A-Level results with great expectation. I remember feeling like that too. I had two conditional offers from universities and was all set to go and study to be a physiotherapist. Then I got my results - my grades were lower than expected and I found myself in UCAS Clearing.

Coping With Depression, Anxiety and Self-Hatred in University

Arthur Peirce | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

The breakdown hit me hard, it was manifested in a powerful wave of dread and fear that came inexplicably, but instantly rendered me almost crippled. Being in any closed in space was unthinkable - transport, impossible.

Why a Considered Approach to Clearing Is More Important Than Ever

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Philip Hallam

It's August and for thousands of young people across the UK picking up their exam results that means one thing - decision time. And I have a feeling that making those decisions is going to be tougher than ever before, particularly for those who may have not received the grades they'd expected.

A-Level Results Day - Now What?

Alex Dyer | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

The countdown to A Level results day is approaching, and if you are waiting for your exam results it can be a time of excitement and uncertainty. You might be confident you will get the results you need, or be dreading hearing the news.

Everybody Wants Some!!

Harry Crawford | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

I can't personally fault Linklater et al. Everybody Wants Some!! made me nostalgic, and others will feel the same. It rides on the Boyhood realist wave to great effect too. But if you don't want to reminisce... what's the point? To think this is a standalone film is the failure. If it was part of a bigger picture, a trilogy maybe, you could see loads of promise.

Why University Could Be a Waste of Time for School Leavers

Adam Bradford | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

Here we are again, just a few days before the 2016 results day. Hundreds of thousands of students from across the country are eagerly awaiting their final results to find out whether or not they get that coveted University place.

How to Make University Pay, Wherever and Whatever You Study

Lucy Parsons | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Parsons

The keys to making university pay are to develop your passions, collaborate on projects you care about and stay committed to excellence in everything you do. When you do these things you will form habits that will serve you well as you hunt for jobs and as you seek to progress your career.

Am I Getting Enough Contact Hours at University?

Jennifer Creery | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jennifer Creery

Scrolling through my timetable in first-year, I couldn't understand why I had so few contact hours a week. Eight? Was that all? It seemed like nothing compared to the twenty-five hours I had at school.

12 Things You Still Do From Your Uni Days In Your 20s And 30s

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Students have a bad reputation for their horrible habits, but what happens when you leave university and enter the real world? Despite appearing like...

Why Are White Working Class Boys Not Going to University?

Oliver Beach | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Oliver Beach

Business leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and Lord Sugar either didn't complete or attend university. According to the education-focussed think tank, these boys feel empowered to be part of the anomaly that achieves incomparable success without the higher education experience...

Graduate Employers Need an Innovative New Way to Find and Develop Talent, Universities Have a Great Opportunity to Deliver This

Roxanne Stockwell | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Roxanne Stockwell

Our higher education system is experiencing a dramatic period of change: higher fees, technological advancements and the impact of Brexit are all shaping the sector into something unrecognisable to people who went to university only a decade or so ago.

The Assault on Higher Education

Lucy Moor | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

Education is not a commodity, and it should not be something reserved for the privileged few. The Tories' endless assaults on higher education are an assault on our society at large, widening the gap between poor and privileged more than ever before. 'Social mobility' isn't just dying, it's already dead - and it's about time we started fighting to resuscitate it.

Here's to Those of Us Who Aren't Graduating This Week

Naomi Barrow | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Here's to those of us whose lives got blown off course. Those who are continuing to get up and face the world every single day, despite seeing how far life will go to try and make sure we can't. Who are in new jobs, making new friends, creating a different life from the one we had always planned.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

The Struggles of a Depression and Anxiety Sufferer

Bradley Cates | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Cates

What I am saying is try your best to talk to someone, but also don't not talk to anyone. Otherwise, you'll end up feeling worse. I want to say that I wish I had talked about my personal problems earlier in order to get rid of this burden before it got worse - but how can I regret something that is immensely difficult to do?

How to Get Into Oxford as an International Student

Marcus Ereira | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Ereira

Coming down from your country to the UK you are not going to settle for anything les than Oxbridge. However, the Oxbridge application process is sligh...

Showcasing Creativity

Dr Paul Thompson | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Paul Thompson

June is always an exciting time of year for anyone working in design, as this month marks student degree shows in UK art and design universities. If you studied these subjects, cast your mind back to the effort that went into your final push, the excitement you felt at bringing all your hard work together in one last display.

In Defence of the Arts: The Value of Arts and Humanities Degrees

Lucy Moor | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Moor

With tuition fees at £9,000 a year and set to rise even further, the stakes are high, and a degree is becomingly increasingly viewed as a sales transaction, only worth obtaining if you'll do something economically 'useful' (read: science or technology-based) in the end. But, despite what Michael Gove and co might think, education is more than a commodity, and a chronic disregard for the merits of arts degrees could result in the steady erosion of our culture.

A Single Mother's Journey to Becoming a Dentist

Keely Thorne | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents
Keely Thorne

Finally, after 5 long, hard years, I'm just weeks away from graduating from dental school. This is something that seemed almost impossible a few years ago; when I found out I was pregnant during my second year of this difficult course. Even more impossible when, at 7 months pregnant I also became single.

On Graduate Pressure: The Door Is Not Closed

Molly Willis | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Willis

Once you have chosen which door you want opened, there will, in fact, be more on the other side. It might be twenty years before you get to the next door, or it might be three. When my dad first gripped the handle that would lead to his life as an undergraduate student, it was a realisation that this door was never closed, it was simply one that he had never tried to open before.

Get the Most Out of University - Study a Subject You Love

Karianne Robinson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Karianne Robinson

Choosing a subject to study at degree level is the first big hurdle in the university application process. Being able to make a strong, confident decision at this stage can make the whole application process easier and prevent concerns from growing about whether or not you've made the right decision. Unfortunately, it's rarely an easy decision to make when there are so many different considerations to bear in mind.