UK University

Students At Top Uni Ban Pro-Life Group... Because It 'Would Be A Barrier To Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at one of Scotland’s top universities are embroiled in a free speech row after pro-life supporters were banned from setting up an official ...

Students Evacuated From Halls Following 'Arson Attack' At Royal Holloway University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after multiple fires were started in student halls at Royal Hol...

Will My Year Abroad Necessarily Make Me More Employable?

Varsha Patel | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Ah, final year. The brutal reminder that university isn't quite the time of your life that you were once promised as a Fresher. Amongst my looming deadlines, pending seminar work and an endless reading list, my plans to get try and get myself on the career ladder is not going too well.

Student Nurses Will No Longer Need A Degree Under Jeremy Hunt's Latest Plans

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Student nurses will no longer have to complete a degree to enter the profession in a move aimed at helping those who can’t afford university. Under...

Top Tips For Keeping Fit When You're A Student

Chris Hall | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Hall

Balancing lectures, essays and socializing with your health and fitness is tough - there's no two ways about it. But despite the copious alcohol on offer, and resulting late night trips to the kebab van, it is possible to stay in shape while you're at university. Here are six top tips for keeping on top of your fitness when you're studying!

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

Julia Wagner | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema an...

College Girl Becomes Hero Of The Internet After Trying To Use Slice Of Pizza As ID At Bar

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Watch out world - the internet has a new hero. On Thursday night, a college student tried to use a slice of pizza as ID to get into a bar in Massachu...

Cash-Strapped New York Students Find OAP Housemates To Save Money On Rent

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Everyone loves spending a bit of time with their grandparents - but can you imagine living with them while you study at university? New York Universi...

I Am A Rape Survivor And I'm Not Staying Quiet

Emma Charlotte | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Charlotte

Whilst the choice to consent was taken from me four years ago, I am making a choice now. I am not prepared to stay silent anymore. I refuse to be ashamed. I am ready to speak out - to be a voice for those who can't.

Arts Education Should be Championed, Not Side-lined

Professor John Raftery | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Professor John Raftery

While it is seductively easy to solve a short term cash flow problem and close a course, it is much harder to open a new one, and so the decision to close should never be taken lightly. In these situations, it is a public interest focussed judgement. Arts education is not just good for society, it is civilization optimising and more should be done to ensure it is celebrated and protected.

Traumatic Experience Does Not Fit Seamlessly Into University Culture

Stuart Fagg | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Fagg

This hasn't been all about me at all. I hope it is a reminder that masculinity is not what it appears on the surface. I hope that men who, like my friends, are able to come together in the face of hardship to overcome illness, mental health and trauma. University was a struggle, but only because I was too naïve to understand what it took to be a man. Now I understand, I feel a lot more chilled.

Students At Top Journalism School Have Voted To Ban The Mail, Sun And Express From Campus

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students and graduates from City University London, which has one of the UK’s top journalism schools, have reacted with outrage after its student un...

Why Universities Should Scrap Exams

Lucy Haire | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Lucy Haire

Just thinking about students' health for a moment, especially student mental health, there is evidence even among school pupils that exams are a major source of anxiety which can lead to ill-health. This is another important reason for re-examining the role of exams.

'I Went To University With My Mum - And It Made The Experience So Much Better'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

For most students, the idea of going to university with their parents would be a enough to break them out in a cold sweat. Few mums and dad would be k...

Student Gymnasts Just Did The Best Mannequin Challenge Ever

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

In the past few weeks, we have seen some pretty impressive mannequin challenge attempts, with everyone from Adele to Hillary Clinton trying their hand...

Universities Are Key To Making Sure The UK Is Competitive in An Innovative World

Ian Walmsley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Ian Walmsley

It is notoriously difficult to predict the technologies of the future: who can forget Tomorrow's World presenter Raymond Baxter confidently espousing the merits of paper underwear, or 'Whispering' Ted Lowe being forced to improvise by an uncooperative snooker-playing robot on the same programme?

The Universe Is Being Unzipped By Dark Energy, But Don't Worry It's Happening Slowly

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech

It has long been believed that the eventual demise of our universe will be slow and undramatic, as we gradually fade into oblivion. But it seems we m...

17 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up The Absurdity Of Student Life

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

1. Scurvy is a legitimate worry. I just realised the only veg I've eaten in about two weeks was a piece of lettuce in my burger at Nandos #UniLife...

Top Student Football Team Gets Season-Long Ban For Rating Female Players On Looks

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Harvard University has suspended its men’s football team after it was discovered they had created a “scouting report” rating the looks of female...

The Inequality Of Internships

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Cuaycong

The lack of social mobility is apparent in the UK and although the effects of not having an internship may not be immediately evident, the fact that there is a disparity in the ability to receive internships as a result of differences in socio-economic backgrounds its an indication of inequality itself in this country.

My Name Is Charlie, And I'm Just A Teenager Who Goes To University

Charlie Lain | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Lain

For many young people, university will be the first time that they've left home to live independently. It'll be a pivotal moment in their lives, leaving their family and friends to pursue higher education. It will end in a degree that will make or break whether or not they reach their dream career.

Seven Simple Steps To Finally Begin Your Career Following University

Phillip Krynski | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Phillip Krynski

You are petrified to join the "real world" workforce. You finished your degree and have all the necessary tools to look for a career, but your confide...

The A-Z of the PhD: D-F

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Heather Jeffrey

D, E, and F follow A, B, and C. D is for depression, but it could have been for disillusion, deceit, disagreement or even desk (check out #PhDdesk fo...

University Student Falls Victim To The Weirdest Theft Ever

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An American student was left bemused after he discovered someone had broken into his car... and only stolen a Kit Kat. Kansas State University student...

A Letter To My Childless Friends

Maddy Matthews | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

When times were tough, you offered understanding ears. Even when you didn't understand, you listened and nodded sympathetically. You dried my tears on the first day I spent away from her; spurred me on during tough essays and projects; you accepted us as parents in the same way you'd accepted us as fellow students.