UK University

Shadow Minister's Facebook Video Intensifies Labour Row Over 'Writing Off' Tuition Debts

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A Labour Party candidate told voters during the election campaign that Jeremy Corbyn would write off tuition fee debts for thousands of students, it h...

Ten Freshers Fails To Avoid In Your First Year At Uni

Owen Burek | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

Starting university this year? Take a tip from students who've been there, done that and sold the t-shirt for extra cash: here are the most common mistakes Save the Student hears every year - and how to give them a miss!

Jeremy Corbyn Insists Labour Never Promised To Wipe Historic Student Debt

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted Labour never committed to writing off historic student debt in the run-up to the General Election. The Labour leader was qu...

Scrapping Tuition Fees Is Regressive, We Need Reform And To Bring Back Grants

Shudong Li | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Shudong Li

The current system needs change: bring back grants, keep interest rates to inflation and explore more ways to reform the progressive system we have now. If income tax needs to be raised to fund the grants, go ahead, but abolishing tuition fees is taking two steps back after moving an inch forward.

Don't Drift: Why Every Millennial Needs A Career Strategy

Jane Barrett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Barrett

You might be considering whether to go to University, you might be starting your first job out of University or you might be considering your next car...

Labour Leaping Down From Its Ladder Of Weak Promises

Charlie Mullins | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

When you leave Corbyn to "deal with it" as he so proudly said during the election, you should know the job won't get done. Unlike my engineers at Pimlico Plumbers, Corbyn doesn't understand how to make good on a promise and deliver on what people have signed up for.

Five Tips To Impress Medical School Admissions Tutors With Your Personal Statement

Haseeb Hamid | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Haseeb Hamid

Applicants often dread writing their personal statement. Prospective medical students are repeatedly told complex, confusing and irrelevant information about how to make their application stand out from the crowd. As a result, many are unaware of what medical school admissions tutors are truly looking for, what information to include and how to make sure they are ticking the right boxes.

New York, My Heartbeat

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

But that's precisely the thing I found with my experience of New York - that although we all grow up watching it on our tv screens and venture to the neon beast that is Times Square on our holidays, New York offers everybody their own little unique taste of it. It abides by no man and is constantly switching itself up so that you never experience the same city twice.

Using Mobility Aids When You Have An Invisible Illness

Pippa Stacey | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Pippa Stacey

hope with everything in me that one day this won't be the case, and those with chronic illnesses, including those without mobility aids, will be able to sit in reserved disabled seats, or move their legs in their wheelchair, or God forbid, laugh and enjoy their life, without judgment from others. But for now, we need to do all we can to help the healthy population to understand; just because somebody doesn't appear to be ill, it doesn't mean they're not suffering.

How Can We Bridge The University Expectation Gap?

Jenny Shaw | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Jenny Shaw

As 18-year-olds up and down the United Kingdom await the results of exams to see whether they have been accepted into their chosen university, the hig...

Six Broken Promises Made In Theresa May's First Speech As PM

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Politics

A lot has changed since Theresa May delivered her first speech as prime minister a year ago. After seeing off the prospect of a Tory contest, the newl...

The Insidious And Misguided Shame Imposed Onto Sexual Assault Survivors

Laura Bennett | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK
Laura Bennett

Though it may feel as though society is moving forward, that rape convictions are increasing and that young people are educated on consent more than ever, there is still an insidious force lingering within our fundamental societal constructs, projecting misguided shame and even potentially contributing to the perpetuation of minuscule rates of reporting violent crime and sexual offences.

Poorest Students Leave University With The Most Debt Thanks To The Tories, Says Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics

Students from the poorest backgrounds are leaving university with the most debt thanks to the Tories decision to scrap maintenance grants. New researc...

Students Need To 'Get Real' About What University Is Really Like, Warns New Report

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Would-be students need to “get real” about what university is really like, a new report has warned. Research from the Higher Education Policy Ins...

Study Like A Pro - Music To Keep You Motivated

Dr Rupert Till | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Rupert Till

The research shows that silence is worse than vocal or instrumental music when working with pictures, so for art homework or graphic design music is a must. If for your music is distracting, turn it off, but it's at least worth trying working with music playing. The work might take longer, but you might get more done, and be happier while you are doing it.

Teaching Excellence Framework Results: It Is Time To Stand Up For Quality Teaching - Every University Should Be Going For Gold

Graham Galbraith | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Graham Galbraith

The release of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has been met with mixed reactions. The new scheme was set up to recognise excellent teaching an...

The (Real)ity Of Life After University

Katie Grace | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

I have now, after what feels like the longest three years of my life, finished University. Three years of tears, meltdowns, weight-gain and general life-expectancy-decreasing stress, and I am free as a bird. If you too have reached the end of your academic careers, I hope you are sleeping well knowing that Harvard referencing and 14-hour library stints are now over, forever.

My Bionic Woman

Lucy O'Brien | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy O'Brien

I'm a 29-year-old mental health nursing student from the University of South Wales, and I've been the sole carer for my mother, who has terminal cancer and is now receiving palliative care at home.

How Does The UK Get More White Working Class Boys Into University?

Sir Peter Lampl | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sir Peter Lampl

In her first speech as Prime Minister, Theresa May highlighted the shocking access gap at our universities, saying that white working-class boys were "less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university". But surprisingly social mobility has not been the issue it should have been in this election.

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.