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Change Happens - Ready Or Not

Nikki Mattocks | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Mattocks

Change is a part of life, and it can either be good or bad, but for those with mental health issues, it can be a bit more difficult, which is something I can completely relate to.

It's Time To Squeeze The Zit That Is Mental Health

Katie Grace | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

I had previously decided to wait until I had finished my degree (three more glorious days) and submitted my final assignment before throwing myself back into blogging. However, my Twitter timeline notified me on Monday that it was Mental Health Awareness Week, triggering an internal battle within my DBD (death by dissertation) brain.

Studying Abroad: Europe v America? The Battle Of The Atlantic!

Zoe Ambrozewska | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zoe Ambrozewska

Here we compare our pros and cons, and discuss tips for studying abroad and travelling either side of the Atlantic Ocean!

You Are Getting Bad Career Advice From Ucas

Johnny Luk | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Johnny Luk

I hate it when students come to me and say, 'oh I want to focus on passing my exams first then I will look for jobs'. That's a worrying sign. It's not because of intellectual capacity, far from it, but because it indicates a lack of pragmatism, i.e. it's a mind set issue. A degree is a piece of paper that gives you an opening to a door, but that's it.

Sorry Heineken, But Nothing's Ever Good Enough Anymore

Jordan Daly | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Daly

As the dude says in Heineken's ad, there are people who have been brought up to "see the world as black and white", and we should at least attempt to show them a little bit of the rainbow.

Six Useful Apps For University Students

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

Six applications that we hope will make your life as a student not only easier, but also a whole lot more enjoyable. Now all you have to do is pass those assignments and exams.

Good Things Happen When Universities And Businesses Join Forces

Professor John Raftery | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.

Freshman Or Freshers? - Advice To A Brit Studying In America

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

The life I have here is one I never want to give up and one that if given the opportunity, I wish every person could experience. America may be a huge cultural shock but it's been the best shock of my adolescent life.

The Five Most Exploitative Things About Student Loans

Liam Evans | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Evans

Student loans have quickly become the most exploitative, unethical and deceitful loan systems on the market. Uncapped to reasonable inflation they bleed those questing for higher education dry and profiteer off of hapless children committing to 30 year promises while still in school.

Boat Race To Go Ahead After WW2 Bomb Removed From River

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK

The university Boat Race is to go ahead after anunexploded World War Two bomb was found near the start line. The device was found near Putney Bridge ...

Bringing Back The Real Essence Of 'Teacher' To University Lecturers

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Those who have privilege more should give to those who have less. Those who are more knowledgeable should teach those who are less knowledgeable. If not, who else will teach those who do not know?

Cyber Defenders Of The Future Must Be Given The Opportunity To Put Theory Into Practice

Dr Frank Stajano | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Frank Stajano

Cyber security competitions give pupils the opportunity to implement the skills and theory they have been taught at university in a realistic environment, while learning new ones in the process, which will help grow them in to the cyber defenders of the future.

What My Experience With ME Taught Me About Life And Work

Alicia Norton | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alicia Norton

Living with M.E has taught me an important lesson about agency and self-ownership. In an age where tangible goals seem increasingly elusive, it's no surprise so-called 'millennials' are focussing their energy on achieving balance, purpose and freedom in life and work.

Is Student Speech Stifled?

Joe Moore | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Moore

The ability to speak our mind is a much cherished freedom of the society in which we live, but one that I believe recent events at Lincoln University Union have suggested is sadly under threat. The recent brief suspension of Lincoln's Conservative Society simply for sharing an image from a study that suggested Lincoln University ranked as "very intolerant" on freedom of speech, appears to be illustrative of an endemic problem throughout many campuses.

Brexit Threatens A Perfect Storm For UK Universities

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aldwyn Cooper

Like more than 80% of academics and a substantial majority of young people who will be most affected by Brexit, I voted to remain in the European Union.

Are Young People Really Represented Well Enough?

Louis Sherman | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

The earlier we start to make change, individually or as a whole, and showing young people the value we place on them and their voices, the more benefits we all get from it in the future. Representation of young voices has never gone far enough and now is our time to make our voices heard thoroughly and truly.

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

At Some British Universities, Free Speech Comes at a Price.

Thomas Smith | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

University education must not be treated as a business through prioritizing the satisfaction of their students (perhaps 'customers' a more apposite term) over the formative learning experience that is the very essence of studying at university.

Eating Disorder Recovery Is Possible. I'm Running The Marathon To Prove It.

Laura Bennett | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Bennett

If you relate to any of this, know that it is possible to recover, to rediscover balance, there are things in place to help you and I know it's a scary step to take but I am living proof that you won't regret it; there is no shame in asking for help and no greater strength than the overcoming of inner turmoil.

Why A University Degree Is Still Worth Having On Your CV In 2017

Andrew Arkley | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Andrew Arkley

Are we living in a post-graduate world? News headlines talk of spiralling debt and poor employment prospects for graduates, but despite looming fee in...

Are Two-Year University Courses The Way Forward?

Katie Grace | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

Although the costs factor in, the reason we attend University (on the most part), is to better prepare us for adult, working life, so we should be provided with the best standard of teaching and support to prepare us for that. Emphasis on the should, Department of Education.

How A Six-Hour Minibus Ride With Strangers Taught Me The Power Of Money

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Life is filled with the unexpected events. We can't control what happens to us but we can control how we react to them and how we survive them. Create, innovate, collaborate and continue to evolve and watch how your "luck" changes.

The Big Conversation: Brexit And HE

Trevor Humphreys | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Trevor Humphreys

The future remains uncertain and the higher education sector has many challenges to face in 2017and beyond. There may be some consequential market adjustment that would have regional impact both economically and politically. However, universities will continue to tackle these head on and no doubt discover new opportunities.

Schools That Work For Everyone?

Dave Phoenix | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dave Phoenix

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.

When It Comes To Business And Enterprise, What Is More Important To Your Business - Education Or Experience?

Andrew Jervis | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Andrew Jervis

Education vs experience It's an age old dilemma that employers like me have faced for many years. Should I value a candidate with a relevant qualific...