UK University

Linking Police Referral Rates With Attitudes to Rape

Rosie Tallant | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Tallant

Sulkowicz reported her own rape case to both the university and the police back in May, but no charges were brought against her alleged attacker. Although this might not seem like grounds for protest in itself, she has stated that she felt badly mistreated by police officers.

My Smoking Shame

Ryan Hook | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Hook

The fact is that, while previous generations had the excuse of widespread ignorance of smoking's effects (indeed, at home we have a book from the early 20th century that includes smoking under its list of 'recreational activities'), the same cannot be said for us Millenials. We knew exactly what we were getting into; we even had the warning photographs to prove it.

Warning to New University Students - False Facebook Groups

Rima Amin | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rima Amin

New students throughout the UK are being drawn to Facebook groups they believe are run by their universities and students' unions. They are not -these groups are often run by external event promoters seeking to gain ticket sales to club events they have organised. Along with the name, some are also using the university's official branding to deceive students.

NYU: Move-in Day

Jyo Fernandes | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jyo Fernandes

It had been a pretty average day. Tying up the laces of my trainer, ready for an evening run I received an email on my phone. At around 8PM I assumed it was probably another pointless message from some brand I had unwittingly subscribed to, and as my finger poised to sweep it into the virtual rubbish bin; I saw the title "NYU Admissions Decision".

Is a 2:1 the 'Golden Ticket' to Success?

Samantha Booth | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

"What businesses tell us is that they don't trust qualifications as a whole. Of a survey of 6,000 businesses, only 45% said they were very or fairly confident of taking on a graduate."... "A lot of people have degrees now but if they got below a 2:1, I would be looking for the reasons why."

Meet the Young Musician of the Moment, Mr 6

The Huffington Post UK | Kristina Egan | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It’s always nice meeting someone who takes their passion for music seriously but not themselves. Enter our young musician of the moment, Mr 6. Th...

Six Ways to Thrive as a Carer at University

Paul M. Davies | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

Studying for a degree as a carer was the biggest challenge of my life. I was pushed to my limits as I fought to juggle the two... If you're willing to fight for it, there's no reason why being a carer should exclude you from going to university.

Post-Graduate Life

Chris Malla | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malla

"If Joe has a first, but did nothing with his spare time, and Matt has a 2.1, but did loads of extra-curricular stuff, employers are gonna go with Matt." He spoke with so much certainty that it indoctrinated me into that mindset. I'm now in Matt's position... 80 job applications later, and it seems Joe's been chosen over me every time.

Freshers, Why Not Rent a Private Jet Or Horse And Carriage To Get Your Stuff To University?

The Huffington Post UK | Kristina Egan | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Finally, students can avoid the humiliation of transporting their belongings to university in a Transit van or, God forbid, a roof-boxed hatchback, an...

18 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Went to University

Sophie Turton | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Turton

A fresh influx of excited faces will flood through university doors this month. It is a scary and exciting time but it is also a period of great expectation and it can be hard to prepare for such a massive change in your life's direction... In many ways I wish someone had told this to me on my first day at university.

Are Universities Fudging Employment Figures?

Nick Chowdrey | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Chowdrey

Because there is no public overseer, there is no one to take genuinely impartial responsibility for making sure that employment figures are accurate. The result is that thousands of students a year could be relying on misrepresented information to make one of the most important decisions in their lives.

It's Not All About Notches on Bedposts: The Abstaining Student's Guide to Getting Through

Sophie Pope | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

I am about to start my second year as a student, therefore I have seen firsthand how crazy it gets when you're all living on top of each other in accommodation. There is always a morning after debrief of who slept with who, how good they were and whether it would happen again.

Not So Fast: Another Take on Sex in Freshers' Week

Sarah Crook | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Crook

Very few weeks have the same mythological status as freshers' week. You'll meet your new Best Friends Forever. You'll be out every night. You'll make stories you'll dine out on for years. You'll end up with one eyebrow. You'll have lots of excellent and sexy sex with people you've only just met. It'll be wild. It'll be great. Except that's not what freshers' week is like for most people.

Everyone's Going to Uni, But It's Not the Only Way Into a Career

Simon Perriton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Perriton

With GCSE and A-Level results fresh in the hands of thousands of young people in the UK this week, it's important for students and their parents to be aware of the wide spectrum of available options. University will rightly continue to be a place for generations to continue their education, but it's naive to think of it as a 'one stop shop' for getting onto the career ladder.

The Big Easy

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been in New Orleans for just under a week and I think it's safe to say that I love it already... Almost everyone here is extremely kind and enthusiastic, for example, an RA (resident assistant) commented that they were "SO PUMPED!" to meet the new students...

A Gap Year Is a Waste of Time, and You Don't Deserve it

Liam Deacon | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Had I the chance now, I tell my 17-year-old self to climb down off the bandwagon, get a grip, go to Uni and get on with my life. Because you know where a great place to 'find yourself' and grow up is? University.

These Four Wildly Successful Young Professionals Ditched The A-Levels - And Left School With Just GCSEs

Natasha Preskey | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Countless freshers are currently poised to break out their new set of Wilkos pans, navigate the washing machine for the first time and blow their stud...

Why I Chose an Apprenticeship Over University

Lewis Lebentz | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Lebentz

I am earning money already and learning how to manage my finances. Whereas if I had gone to University, I would have around £66k debt to pay! To make matters worse, Computer Science graduates are earning less every year, they are earning on average £2,261 less today than in 2007. Instead, I will have earned over £66k creating a difference of over £132k!

Failed Your Exams? You're the Lucky One

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fearghas Kelly

When the Scottish results came out on the 5th of August, it was announced that pupils had achieved a record number of top Higher grades, winning 30,000 university and college places in the process. Unfortunately, some were not so lucky.

Students Should Avoid 'Swindle' That They're Better Off With a University Education

Charlie Mullins | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Mullins

Last week we saw the overall pass rate for A levels fall for the first time in 32 years, students who achieved lower grades are being told they have an opportunity to go to university after 30,000 new places were created.

Seven Job Interview Tips You Really, Really Need to Take on Board

David V.H. Ellis | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David V.H. Ellis

Searching for a job is dull, difficult and downright depressing. It's frustrating to spend hours honing an application only to have nothing but radio silence in return, so when that much prayed-for email does come saying thanks for applying and hey, you don't seem so bad, we'd love to meet you, it pays to make sure you're not going to let down a red hot application with a damp squib of an interview.

Living With Mild Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Conor Penn | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

I can't remember a time in which I wasn't obsessed with my appearance. There is a harsh, vindictive little critic who sits on my shoulder and breathes his bile into my ear incessantly... He tells me I'm grossly overweight, unattractive, and undesirable. He turns my head towards every reflective surface and excoriates every lump, bump, crease and curve, imagined or otherwise... I no longer feel I have any concept of what I actually look like.

Why Retail Is a Great Industry to Earn and Learn In

Sir Charlie Mayfield | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sir Charlie Mayfield

Whether you are going to university or into the job market I hope you'll set out to 'earn and learn' throughout a career that will be all the more rewarding if you do. The retail industry is a good place to do that. It is often a first job for many school leavers and it's a fulfilling place to build a career, providing a lifetime of learning and opportunities.

Life as a Vet Student

Elly Berry | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Elly Berry

Studying to become a vet has been a varied and exciting - if challenging - experience... There are going to be tricky times during your time on the course, not to mention when you're out there working, so try to make absolutely sure this is for you.

Expensive Uni Books Can Cost Degrees

Charlotte Mason | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Mason

How universities can expect Arts students, for example, to pay £9,000 for a reading-based degree with the essential ingredients not included, I don't know... Expensive reading lists are an irritating, tiresome and unnecessary addition to the financial burden already placed on students, and it makes the annual £9,000 tuition fee seem even more of a rip-off than we originally thought.