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A New Form Of Education - Islam Yesterday And Today

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

It isn't just the time to limit the radicalisation of the Islam Faith but it is also time to stop the radicalization of our own views. Fine, religion has the potential to be toxic but so do we.

Looking Beyond The Great University Myth: Weighing Up The Options

Shingi Mararike | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Shingi Mararike

This weekend thousands of young people across Britain will leave home to begin their University experience. On the other side of the divide however, growing numbers of school leavers are deciding to dodge the debt and embark on working life by enrolling on apprenticeship schemes.

Mental Health Care Is In Crisis And The Consequences Will Be Fatal

James Woods | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Woods

We need to talk about Mental Health but we also need the Government to address this very stark and real crisis that is unfolding in front of our eyes. A sticking plaster is not sufficient and it never will be.

My Experience Of Student Politics

Hallam Roffey | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hallam Roffey

Student politicians aren't taken seriously enough and it infuriates many of them. Nobody takes student politicians as seriously as they do themselves, something they'll eventually realise when they enter the real world.

Student Gets Blindingly Drunk, Submits Disastrous Essay To Lecturer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

McKenna Clark left her criminal justice assignment to the last minute and - after a drunken night out - realised she desperately needed to submit some...

Brexit Britain: A Foreign Student's Blues

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

All things considered, I am no longer sure I want to stay. The only consideration keeping me here is last year's £18,000 university fee - it would really be a waste not to graduate. I can only hope that as Britons are confronted by a longer non-EU queue at Charles de-Gaulle's airport and the need to apply for a visa for a weekend break in Stockholm, these attitudes will change.

The Dream Killer - Why Going To University Doesn't Mean You Can't Still Be An Entrepreneur

Will Dodge | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Will Dodge

Either way, I feel that if you have the entrepreneurial ability and drive you will be able to achieve your aims. I do also believe that when confronted with this trade off it is always better to have gone to university and have gained that experience and built a business on strong foundations as opposed to not giving university a chance if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to go.

Apprenticeships Can't Fix the Glaring Inequalities in Our Education System

Bryan Blears | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Bryan Blears

An unequal access to university perpetuates the inequality in Parliament and our judiciary. In order to shape a fairer and more equal society, we must begin with a fairer and more equal access to education.

Unfortunate Placement Of 'Cats Eyes Removed' Sign Alarms Bristol Residents

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK

The road sign was no doubt intended to warn Bristol motorists to be cautious, but by placing it next to one for the local veterinary college, it inste...

The Waugh Zone September 9, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, September 9, 2016… 1) GENERAL SELECTION TIME The personality split that is ‘Bold Theresa/Cauti...

Students Can't Handle Their Cash At University - Who's To Blame?

Lewis Oakley | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Oakley

Can we for once give the young people of today a break? Is it not enough that their parent's generation butchered the economy with their excessive borrowing and greedy bankers to the point where the majority will never be able to afford their own house? Should't they get this time to enjoy themselves when the harsh reality is that this is probably as good as it's ever going to get for them?

Things To Do On A Gap Year

James Farrell | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Farrell

A gap year can be a great way to experience things you normally wouldn't and offers a break from studying between your school and university education. The key is to make your gap year count by enjoying the time while also building on and developing new skills.

Closing The Gap Between University Consent Workshops And Sex Education In Schools

Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe

As long as schools prioritise their own academic reputation and continually dismiss sex education, university students will be left to patch up the systematic failings within two hour consent workshops, whilst young men and women will be left vulnerable, ill-equipped to deal with the joys and challenges of sex within the 21st century.

The Fashionable Student: How To Pack For Uni In Less Than A Week

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

There's no experience quite like packing for university - especially if it's your first year. The thought of packing up and heading out on a new adventure can be super exciting! But just thinking about how awesome it will be isn't going to get you any closer to being packed and ready to go.

Cruising Through Clearing: Organise Last Minute Accommodation With Zero Stress

Lee McLean | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lee McLean

No sooner are you celebrating securing that all important place on your course, you find yourself faced with a host of practicalities to organise. The most pressing of which is making sure you'll have a roof over your head in your new city. While this is exciting, it can undoubtedly be stressful.

Changes To Teacher Training

Dave Phoenix | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dave Phoenix

According to Ofsted, between 2014 and 2105 over 10% of the qualified teachers left the profession and, according to the Guardian, the numbers of applicants continues to fall. At the same time over 120,000 additional pupils need teaching and the difficulty in finding teachers is further exacerbated in shortage areas such as Science and Technology or languages.

I Didn't Get The Grades I Wanted - The Next Step

Maria Keogh | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Keogh

Life has plenty of bumps on the road. It's what you do next that matters. You could of course drown in your sorrow or you can pick yourself up and move on. It's not an easy thing; rejection or underachieving, when you feel your not good enough, or you didn't preform your best. It can hit you at the core of your being, and you may feel like a failure

Four Things You Can Do If Your GCSE Results Aren't What You'd Hoped For

Javed Khan | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Javed Khan

Getting your GCSE results can feel like a life changing moment. I remember just how nervous I felt when I collected my equivalent results around thirty five years ago. It can be a time of jubilation or disappointment, as not everyone gets the grades they'd hoped for.

A-Level Results Day: 7 Lessons From Uni That Had Nothing To Do With My Degree

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Jane Thompson

The biggest lessons I learnt there had nothing to do with History. Sorry, Dr. Supervisor, I guess all your fears about me were correct. On A-levels results day, to those high-achieving students with serious Imposter Syndrome, I have nothing but the following to offer.

How To Get Place At University, When You Didn't Get The Grades

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

When your A-Level results weren’t what you were expecting and your future seems as unsure as ever, the Clearing process needs to be navigated. That...

Eight Tips For Surviving A-Level Results Day

Hannah Morrish | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Morrish

A-Level Results Day - for students across the country this is what all of the hours of study and hard work comes down to. If you're collecting your results today, no doubt the nerves will be running high.

Is University Still The Best Route To A Desirable Career?

Maddalaine Ansell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maddalaine Ansell

For students who already know what job they want to do, a degree apprenticeship may present the best of both worlds. The number of places and range of subjects covered is still quite small compared to a standard undergraduate degree but, if you are lucky, it can present an opportunity to learn while you earn...

Never Give Up: Why Disappointing A-Level Results Need Not Stop You From Landing Your Dream Job

Richard Sackey-Addo | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Sackey-Addo

This week students await their A-Level results with great expectation. I remember feeling like that too. I had two conditional offers from universities and was all set to go and study to be a physiotherapist. Then I got my results - my grades were lower than expected and I found myself in UCAS Clearing.

Coping With Depression, Anxiety and Self-Hatred in University

Arthur Peirce | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

The breakdown hit me hard, it was manifested in a powerful wave of dread and fear that came inexplicably, but instantly rendered me almost crippled. Being in any closed in space was unthinkable - transport, impossible.

Why a Considered Approach to Clearing Is More Important Than Ever

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Philip Hallam

It's August and for thousands of young people across the UK picking up their exam results that means one thing - decision time. And I have a feeling that making those decisions is going to be tougher than ever before, particularly for those who may have not received the grades they'd expected.