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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

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.

Who Gets To Access Education?

Yinbo Yu | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Yinbo Yu

On campuses across the UK this narrative continues to determine the experiences of international students. A Malaysian student who worked two part time jobs in Malaysia alongside studying to get his scholarship to come to the UK was met by a comment: "they're only here because they're loaded".

Getting To University

Aimee | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education

It takes time, with lots of questions, forms and sometimes interviews to go through. Admittedly, there were times I felt pretty overwhelmed by it all. However, having learnt some ways to try and manage exam stress from sitting previous exams, I did my best to try and implement some of these coping methods.

Why Not Getting The Right A Level Results Could Be A Blessing In Disguise

BritChick Paris | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
BritChick Paris

Rather than being happy about the two As I beat myself up about about my failure. I refused to celebrate, my parents got the paper remarked (it still came back as a C) and I started Oxford, not exactly brimming with confidence.

Clearing Is An Opportunity, Not A Last Resort

Professor Mike Thomas | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Professor Mike Thomas

This week is a nerve-wracking time for young people all over the UK. A-level results day will see tens of thousands of sixth form and college students...

It's Time To Look At The Alternatives To University

John Caudwell | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
John Caudwell

We owe it to the next generation to make every possible provision for them to realise their dreams. If this is to be a doctor, lawyer, academic, or vet, then we must absolutely ensure that the UK maintains its reputation as a first class provider of university education.

Grenfell Students 'Who Went Through Hell Should Be Accepted Into Uni Despite A Level Results'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK

Students from Grenfell should be accepted to their first choice of university, whatever their A Level results, an education campaigner has said. Profe...

Get A Life, Not A University Place

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lyndsey Stoner

Maybe it's just me, but... I need to talk about results day. Tomorrow, hoards of rabbit-in-the-headlights teens will be opening envelopes up and d...

Changes To A Level Exams Could Favour Boys On Results Day, Say Experts

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Radical changes to A Level qualifications could help boys outperform their female classmates on results day, experts have predicted. Thousands of tee...

The Ascent To Self-Belief

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

For now, I guess this is that moment that everyone warns you follows graduation, where you never really know what's next.

Clearing: How To Get Your University Place

Cai Graham | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Graham

The week before the A level results can be a scary time for teenagers and their parents. So, in the few days before the results are released - what can parents do to steady the ship?

Lord Adonis Says Universities Are 'Coining It' And Challenges Vice Chancellor To Slash Salary In Live Radio Interview

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Politics

Lord Adonis challenged a university vice chancellor to halve his £295,000 salary so students could be offered cheaper fees. Labour peer Adonis, who ...

Universities Must Prioritise Disability Support

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Aldwyn Cooper

everybody banner Lecturers don't always have experience of disabilities and special needs, so it is up to universities and students themselves to help form a connection and find solutions that genuinely work in learning environments. Sharing individual experiences and continuous communication is vital.

The Ultimate Guide To A-Level And GCSE 2017 Results Day

Alex Dyer | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Just like with the exams themselves, you want a fully-functioning brain in case you have to make an important decision regarding your university choices, clearing or taking a year out.