UK University

UK And Australian Universities Come Together In Collaboration

Dave Phoenix | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK
Dave Phoenix

Following the UK's decision to leave the European Union, it is even more important for us to look to the future, not the past. Modern universities are key drivers of social mobility, economic growth and the high quality, higher education professional and technical programmes which are essential for the 21st century. Backed by our Department for International Trade, there are new imperatives to broaden our horizons and look further afield for partnerships, collaboration and knowledge exchange. It is up to us to seize these opportunities and with our colleagues in Australia we are most definitely up and running.

Retention Rates Higher In Multiple Minority Groups

Jenny Shaw | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK
Jenny Shaw

Our new study Everyone In, based on a survey carried out by YouthSight, uncovers the importance of taking notice of student drop-out rates. With over...

The Linear Framework: Going To University Grants Financial Freedom Right?

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

Growing up my idea of success was following the framework I was made to believe would lead me to financial freedom. This was secondary school, college...

How The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Is Having An Effect On Students

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Nader Dehdashti

According to YouGov, one in four students is currently living with a mental health problem and nearly half of those students (47%) say they have diffi...

Visual Representation Is Crucial In Improving Prospects For Black Students

Naomi Kellman | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Kellman

In May this year the #BlackExcellence campaign went viral, inspiring students across the country with a series of photos capturing black men enjoying life at Yale and Cambridge universities.

How To Afford Going To University

Owen Burek | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

TLDR; Don't let money worries put you off (or pull you out of) a degree. While you're right to be cautious about costs, opening your eyes to the support and strategies on offer will get you further than panic.

What I Wish I'd Known Before Fresher's Week

Katie Grace | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

One last thing; Fresher's Flu is inevitable, so make the most of the five Jagerbombs for a tenner, and prepare for coughs and sneezes to be echoing around your lecture halls for the next six weeks.

Online Safety: A Lesson All Students Need To Learn

Peter Turner | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Turner

We live in an age where there are just as many people looking to do you harm online as there are in real life and it's important for students to stay vigilant. While it's essential to enjoy their new home, they need to ensure their personal details are secure and that they're the only one that can truly 'find themselves' online.

Help Tackle The Children's Mental Health Crisis

Sarah Brennan | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK
Sarah Brennan

Right now, there is a mental health crisis among children and young people in the UK. According to new polling by HuffPost UK, a third of young people...

Students Spend Nearly £400 In Freshers' Week

Joanne Gray | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

How much is Freshers' Week costing your teen?  Recent research shows that students can spend close to £400 in Freshers' Week.  Put this in the cont...

After Freshers' Flu: The University Sickness

Ansgar Allen | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK
Ansgar Allen

At this time of year a shared sickness known as freshers' flu makes its way round campus. We like to imagine this is the only sickness facing us at th...

'Snowflake Students' Need Reason And Debate, Not Wristbands

James Gullis | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Gullis

Over protection and excessive safeguarding of the 'smartphone generation', has led to a hypersensitive, 'politically correct' society . The only way to diversify the views and opinions available is by encouraging debate, discussion and reason both in society and on campus.

Freshers' Week: Returning To Uni As A Mature Student

Helen Johnston | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Helen Johnston

After wishing my eldest son good luck as he returns to his final year of uni, I'll be packing my own bag of textbooks and pens. I'm just glad I won't be sleeping in a shared student house. There are some things you really don't want to go back to.

Tips For Surviving Freshers' Week

Joanne Gray | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

Freshers' Week is a rite of passage for teenagers going to university, to help ease their transition into university life and for many teenagers acros...

The Economy's Impact On Part Time Study

Dave Phoenix | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK
Dave Phoenix

The question of funding for part-time study needs to be at the centre of any debate on student fees and loans and it must be an explicit consideration in the Government's proposed review of tertiary education funding.

Feeling Lonely? How To Fill The Empty Nest

Sue Hooper | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents
Sue Hooper

Whilst I never quite reached that level of maudlin, the very real sadness affecting parents whose children have recently left home is something I can relate to. After my daughter left our family home for university the loneliness I felt in the aftermath was almost palpable.

Why Everyone Needs To Have A Crappy Job At Least Once

Martha Lott | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Martha Lott

It's not breaking news that having a degree doesn't guarantee you your 'dream job' straight from university, especially if you naively picked a humanities subject like me. I mean, American History, come on. (major eye roll).

Yet Another Report On Black People In The Criminal (In)justice System

Dr Suzella Palmer | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK
Dr Suzella Palmer

We do have the power and the wherewithal to make a difference where the government won't, and if not now, then when?

Things People Don't Tell You About Going To University

Beth | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Beth

So, when people are gushing about how absolutely AMAZING university is and how it is the absolute BEST years of their life, it doesn't matter if your experience wasn't or isn't the same. It doesn't matter that you didn't like going out drinking or that you went to a university half an hour away from your hometown so you could see your family every weekend. What does matter is that you're happy and you make the right choices for you.

Government To Crack Down On 'Excessive' Pay Of Top University Staff

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK

Details of senior university staff earning more than £100,000 a year will have to be published as part of a move to crack down on excessive salaries,...

Surviving Student Halls

James Gullis | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Gullis

To make the most of your time in halls, remember that not everyone will agree with you, will share your values or will have a similar lifestyle. Be open, be accepting and most of all be considerate. Student halls are a once in a lifetime experience, so take time to enjoy it!

Clearing Empowers Students To Make The Right Choices About Their Future

Roxanne Stockwell | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Roxanne Stockwell

University is a tremendous experience - intellectually satisfying, great fun, and full of opportunities. But there are a lot of universities and a lot of courses - the UK sector is wonderfully diverse. They just need to make sure they are choosing the right one.

Why Two-Year Degrees Can Make Students Feel Valued Again

Tariq Al-Humaidhi | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tariq Al-Humaidhi

If two-year degrees are adopted far and wide, with Government zeal equivalent to the past and present campaigns for apprenticeships, the timebomb of debt and dissatisfaction will be defused just in time.

The Placement Predicament 

Toby Cole | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Toby Cole

Any sort of work experience or internship is becoming increasingly crucial when you're a student. Not only does it improve your CV hugely, it also gives invaluable insight into the workplace - it can help avoid a potentially disastrous career choice, or conversely, give you a way out of that horrible state of limbo between graduating and getting actual employment.

Why Au Pairing Might Help You Reevaluate Your Future

Jade Smith | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Smith

I had enough. Of lecturers, of essays, of books and exams. I had enough of my worth only being measured by a grade on a piece of paper but after 16 years of full time education I knew no different. One night I was scrolling through Facebook, avoiding a barrage of emails from tutors when I saw an advert from an au pair website looking for British girls.