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Ignorance Is Not Strength: We Need to Stop Being Scared of Debate

Charlie Simpson | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Simpson

There is a growing problem in politics today. In both the left and the right there are those so self-righteous they will either refuse to engage in debate or try and prevent you from doing so. Often these are important causes that get hijacked by this oppressive minority.

Oxbridge System Failing Talented State School Pupils

James Gold | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Gold

"Education. Education. Education." This was the cornerstone of New Labour, a platform for unprecedented levels of social mobility, which helped prepare the way for Tony Blair's landslide victory in the 1997 general election. So why are we still in a situation where 83% of Oxbridge students are from only 400 elite schools? The answer is complex.

Innovation in Higher Education: Leaning the Learning

Gregory Borne | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Gregory Borne

(Mark Bowen Director of Magna Solutions Ltd. assessing student expectations for their lean training) Teaching in Higher Education and especially wh...

Seven Things Teetotal Students Are Tired of Hearing

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

As with anything that makes you 'different' though, there are plenty of misconceptions and annoying things that people of the less intelligent kind insist on saying to you over and over again. Here's my list of 7 things teetotal students are tired of hearing...

Why I Study Nursing

Kieran Uttley | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Uttley

Studying nursing is demanding. It can be stressful, tiring and yes, I sometimes wonder why I do it. But then something happens that rekindles the reasons why I nurse, why I love it and why it means so much to me.

Why Good Students Struggle to Get Jobs

Julian Tan | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

I recall memorising the timeline of human prehistory when I was twelve - Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic - from the fresh first pages of my history textbook. It was past midnight, and their quirky names numbed my tongue and befuddled my brain. Nevertheless, I forcibly committed them to memory, motivated by the promise that hard work at school will one day pay off...

The Post-Graduate Blues and How to Fight Them

Tilly Grove | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tilly Grove

So, you're about to graduate. Congratulations! I'm proud of you. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, though, but as much as this feels like the final hurdle, it isn't. And that's what makes the Post-Graduate Blues so painful.

Students Need More Information If We Are to Tackle Education Divide

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Philip Hallam

Access to education should not be dependent on who you are or where you live. It's a statement few would argue with in terms of sentiment but one many would object to as a reflection of reality.

Student Disunion

Chris Whiting | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Recently the National Union of Students (NUS) released their pre-general election campaign for 2015, a tradition that is supposed to mobilise the youth vote and champion student politics on a national stage - however this year's campaign is less remarkable for the promotion of student involvement in the democratic process and more for partisan alienation of those who don't subscribe to a very specific ideology.

Challenging the Idea of a Hyper-Social University Experience

Jennifer Marie Carpenter | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jennifer Marie Carpenter

If there is one thing I have learned from my degree (Archaeology and Anthropology) it is that no one ever fits an 'ideal' type such as the 'hyper-social student' that the media presents. And so, instead of creating a breeding ground for social anxiety and even a damaging retreat into isolation, perhaps we could take a bit more time to do or see things a bit more inclusively.

The NUS Should Be Ashamed of Their Latest Advertising Campaign

Ben Parr | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Parr

It is true, politicians break promises. We all know this and should probably have worked it out a long time ago. But before starting a student campaign to ruin the Lib Dems, surely it is worth taking a step back and looking at the promises they did deliver on?

Being a 'Student' Is No Excuse for Social Irresponsibility

Alexandra Heal | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Heal

As a university undergraduate, I'm hopefully poorer than I shall ever be again. Actually, that's probably a lie. But negative job and property-ladder prospects aside, as a student, isn't it my prerogative to lament my current financial situation? And is it not, therefore, permitted to be as socially irresponsible as I see fit?

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

Do Internships 'Privilege' Those Who Are Wealthy?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Post-graduation, many twenty-somethings intern in the hope of securing a job for the future. But national campaign Intern Aware has warned that gra...

It's Our Future and It's Time to Own It

Darryl Morris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Darryl Morris

The future is a funny old thing. That word has been thrown around so often during the tiresome back and forth of this campaign that it's lost all meaning, blending into the dull humming noise that the election has become.

Is This The Fastest University Challenge Answer Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

University Challenge fans are used to seeing students answering questions at lightening speed, but this was something else. In the final on Monday,...

Womenomics: What Constitutes Best Practice for Future Leaders?

Helena Eccles | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

A lot of the conversation that surrounds this topic is about how we can accelerate women in middle management or executive roles to the boardroom and what indeed the best-practice is to achieve that goal. We know that quotas don't work and The Rise of Women in Society study backs that up.

Do You Have to Be Sporty to Be Cool at University?

Flora Carr | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Flora Carr

From the minute I first arrived at my traditionally 'sporty' university, I became aware of one universal truth: gym is life. I also discovered just how competitive it is to get into the twenty-second-division netball team.

Are Students Lazy, or Just Being Overworked?

Victoria Farley | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Farley

Modern student culture in the UK is based around one thing, and one thing alone- drinking. It's ingrained into students the moment they step onto campus for the first time, with a week of celebrations and revelry that's actively encouraged by every university in the country.

How Worrying About Money Affects Your Degree (and How to Stop)

Owen Burek | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

Knowing how the system works won't magic any more money into the pot, but if you don't know you're being undersold you can't challenge it. Get clued-up, and don't quit until you get what you're entitled to.

Top Universities Offering Best Student Experience Revealed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The student experience is more than just study groups and curriculums, and reflecting the complex facets that contribute to you having the best educat...

Online Learning - the Best Is Yet to Come

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

With traditional education locking out the majority of the world's population it is clear that online learning has a huge role to play. Especially given the obvious fact that it is impossible for all young people in Asia and Africa to travel to North America and Europe to experience higher education.

Education About Politics Should Start at Primary School

Gemma Joyce | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Joyce

It's a vicious circle. Young people are increasingly depressed by their dwindling life prospects and they simply don't trust politicians. Meanwhile, their low voter turnout gives politicians little reason to gear significant pledges towards their prosperity.

London Is Still Smouldering After Massive Blaze

Huffington Post | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

Londoners could be forgiven for feeling a little hot under foot today as the city continued to burn underground following a huge electrical fire in Ho...

Stop Telling Students Their Languages Degrees Are Useless

Josie Miller | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Josie Miller

"But why not do a degree in French and Business?" was the favourite from people my parents' age, who have decided that everyone in the world can now communicate through gestures and Google Translate. "Business is useful. Business will help you get a job."