UK University

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 - ...

Milo Accuses Colleges Of 'Back Door' Censorship After US Talks Cancelled

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

Controversial alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has slammed two American colleges for “back door” censorship after two dates of his “Danger...

How Prepared Can You Be For An Oxbridge Interview?

Alex Dyer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

In the upcoming weeks, the ancient, picture postcard cities of Oxford and Cambridge will become filled with the next generation of Oxbridge applicants...

Students At Top Uni Ban Pro-Life Group... Because It 'Would Be A Barrier To Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at one of Scotland’s top universities are embroiled in a free speech row after pro-life supporters were banned from setting up an official ...

Students Evacuated From Halls Following 'Arson Attack' At Royal Holloway University

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after multiple fires were started in student halls at Royal Hol...

Will My Year Abroad Necessarily Make Me More Employable?

Varsha Patel | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Ah, final year. The brutal reminder that university isn't quite the time of your life that you were once promised as a Fresher. Amongst my looming deadlines, pending seminar work and an endless reading list, my plans to get try and get myself on the career ladder is not going too well.

Student Nurses Will No Longer Need A Degree Under Jeremy Hunt's Latest Plans

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Student nurses will no longer have to complete a degree to enter the profession in a move aimed at helping those who can’t afford university. Under...

Top Tips For Keeping Fit When You're A Student

Chris Hall | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Hall

Balancing lectures, essays and socializing with your health and fitness is tough - there's no two ways about it. But despite the copious alcohol on offer, and resulting late night trips to the kebab van, it is possible to stay in shape while you're at university. Here are six top tips for keeping on top of your fitness when you're studying!

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

Julia Wagner | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema an...

College Girl Becomes Hero Of The Internet After Trying To Use Slice Of Pizza As ID At Bar

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Watch out world - the internet has a new hero. On Thursday night, a college student tried to use a slice of pizza as ID to get into a bar in Massachu...

Cash-Strapped New York Students Find OAP Housemates To Save Money On Rent

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Everyone loves spending a bit of time with their grandparents - but can you imagine living with them while you study at university? New York Universi...

I Am A Rape Survivor And I'm Not Staying Quiet

Emma Charlotte | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Charlotte

Whilst the choice to consent was taken from me four years ago, I am making a choice now. I am not prepared to stay silent anymore. I refuse to be ashamed. I am ready to speak out - to be a voice for those who can't.

Arts Education Should be Championed, Not Side-lined

Professor John Raftery | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Professor John Raftery

While it is seductively easy to solve a short term cash flow problem and close a course, it is much harder to open a new one, and so the decision to close should never be taken lightly. In these situations, it is a public interest focussed judgement. Arts education is not just good for society, it is civilization optimising and more should be done to ensure it is celebrated and protected.

Traumatic Experience Does Not Fit Seamlessly Into University Culture

Stuart Fagg | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Fagg

This hasn't been all about me at all. I hope it is a reminder that masculinity is not what it appears on the surface. I hope that men who, like my friends, are able to come together in the face of hardship to overcome illness, mental health and trauma. University was a struggle, but only because I was too naïve to understand what it took to be a man. Now I understand, I feel a lot more chilled.