UK University

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...

Students: For The Sake Of Those That Come After You, Boycott The National Student Survey

Bradley Allsop | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

This is a small battle in a huge conflict. It is a conflict between a state that provides for, nurtures and empowers it citizens, and a free-market, free-for-all that leaves all but a few worse off, that erodes notions like collective effort and genuine altruism and replaces them with individual greed and cut-throat competition.

Cancer Showed Me The True Meaning Of Friendship

Ruth Clapham | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Clapham

One piece of advice that I will always stand by is that the best thing you can do for a friend with cancer is listen to them - and understand that sometimes, even they may not know what they want; be it talking about their illness or not talking about it at all.

My Journey As A British Chinese

Johnny Luk | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

I went to a school where I was one of the very few Chinese people there and I found myself really struggling with my identity. That became stronger when other friends began to date; it was so hard to ask girls out because I felt so 'different' which for a teenager, really killed my confidence.

Universities Must Listen To The Voices Of Working Class Students

Frankie Leach | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

With pioneering reports such as 'Educating All' and the work done by students unions across the country, it is clear that there is an urgent need for change for working class students and young people in the UK. Charities like RECLAIM are refusing to ignore the problems faced by working-class young people and are paving the way for like-minded organisations across the country to combat class division in all its forms.

Are Teachers Too Stressed To Teach Our Children?

Samantha Glass | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents
 Samantha Glass

With 46% of teachers facing high stress levels on a daily basis - is it any wonder that some of our children may find it difficult to concentrate when the people who are supposed to be shaping them for their future are unable to remain focused themselves?

America Should Be Welcoming Muslim Students Not Turning Them Away

Nick Petford | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Petford

The ruling by Donald Trump to place a temporary ban on Muslims from selected countries entering the USA has provoked global outrage. While a similar ban on students wanting to study in the UK seems (hopefully) inconceivable, when it comes to obtaining entry visas bona fide students and staff from Muslim countries can face an uphill struggle.

Considering A Year Abroad? Here's What You Should Know

Fran Carruthers | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Carruthers

It goes without saying that every exchange student's experience will be as diverse the locations they travel to, but I believe that there are some fundamental difficulties and benefits met by everyone on a year abroad. Armed with the best journalistic intentions, I have set about to talk frankly about each of these, in the most balanced and honest way possible.

Why University Students Need Support Now More Than Ever

Lauren Davies | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Davies

With almost 600,000 people applying to university last year; a slight increase on the previous year, it would be difficult to argue that the demand for higher education is going to subside anytime soon.

The UK's Industrial Strategy Must Have Higher Education At Its Heart

Professor John Raftery | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Professor John Raftery

I'm fortunate to work alongside amazing students and staff who are changing the world on a daily basis. UK universities have a lot to offer UK Plc, and can help us steer safely through the choppy waters ahead.

Do I Need To Go To A Good University?

Johnny Rich | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Johnny Rich

There are plenty of people who'll tell you that if you don't go to a 'good' university there's barely any point going at all. There's no point, they'll say, studying something obscure at some uni no one's ever heard of.

Teen Who Claims Parents Cut Her Off Over Black Boyfriend Raises £10K For College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An American teenager who claims her parents cut off her off because she has a black boyfriend has raised more than $12,000 (£10,000) to pay her colle...

The Best Decision I Ever Made? Applying To University

Richard Sackey-Addo | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Sackey-Addo

UCAS applications close this Sunday and young people across the UK are frantically revising personal statements and deciding and then deciding again, (for the hundredth time!), which Universities will make it on to their application. Not all of you though - some will be undecided on whether University is right for you and will be struggling with whether to even apply, never mind where.

Four Out Of Ten Students Say University Does Not Represent Good Value For Money

Natalie Nezhati | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Nezhati

If tuition fees are to remain at current levels with the likelihood of further rises, astute institutions will continue to add value wherever possible - through improved support, digital innovation, personalised learning and overall cost savings.

'University Is A Scam' Message From Student With Top Grades Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A controversial Facebook post by a student with perfect grades telling his family and friends why he is dropping out of university has gone viral. Al...

Woman Becomes Student Hero After She Brings Mattress To Uni Library During Exam Week

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A worn-out young woman has become the hero of students everywhere after she took a blow up mattress and Christmas blankets to the library for a nap. ...

16 Things Only University Of East Anglia Students Will Understand

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

1. You know what “the 5 Ls” are. And you know at least one person who claims to have ticked them off. 2. A smoothie from Unio i...

Bristol University Lowers Admissions Grades For Disadvantaged Students

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Bristol has announced it will accept lower A Level grades from disadvantaged students as part of an innovative new scheme to improve...

All New Police Officers Will Need A Degree Under Plans To 'Modernise' Force

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

All new police officers in England and Wales will need a degree level qualification from next year under plans to address changes in crime-fighting. ...

What Does Trumpcare Mean For The Future Health Of The USA?

Dr David Chivers | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr David Chivers

Explaining the US health system to UK and European audiences can be a challenge. In the US, access to affordable healthcare is a very emotive subject, attracting strong opinions across the spectrum. With the new President-elect heralding a shake-up for Obamacare - which was introduced to provide greater access to healthcare - emotions are likely to rise higher over coming months as this policy becomes a key area of focus for the new administration.

Black Students 'At Breaking Point' Walk Out Of Major NUS Meeting Over 'Institutional Racism'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Black students have walked out of one of the National Union of Student’s biggest annual events over claims they face “insufferable” racism withi...

Five Out Of Six A Level Students Given False Exam Result Predictions By Teachers

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Five out of six university applicants are given incorrect A Level results predictions, with almost a quarter of teens from low-income backgrounds (24%...

Sleepy Edinburgh Students Vote To Install £40K Nap Pods In Uni Library

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Ever wished you could sneak off in the middle of the day for a cheeky nap? Well that’s exactly what students in Edinburgh will soon be able to do - ...