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The High Price of Graduation

Ella Wilks-Harper | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Wilks-Harper

This problem will continue to persist with the growing threat of future fee hikes, pushing more students into further debt and undoubtedly leading more students into reconsidering attending their graduation ceremony altogether.

The Printing Privilege: The Company Claiming To Make Life Cheaper For Students

Alex Gatenby | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech
Alex Gatenby

From my experience as both an undergraduate and post-graduate student, I think I speak for the majority when I say I warmly welcome any company that wants to help reduce student costs.

Why Aren't More Graduates Considering Careers With Start-Ups?

Morwenna Jones | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Morwenna Jones

Six months ago, I lost my job. Sitting in an office with the CEO and Founder of the company I'd been working for, I heard the words no graduate wants to hear: "We're sorry, but we can't keep you on".

Party Politics Puts Me Off the NUS

Jack Harvey | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Harvey

In case you hadn't heard, the National Union of Students (NUS) is in hot water. After accusations of undemocratic behaviour, anti-Semitism from the President and otherwise astonishing politics from a bunch of secretive radical cliques, it faces mutiny from numerous universities, asking their students to vote on whether the individual unions should remain a part of the national body...

College Wars: The American Students Protesting Against Racism

Sam Bright | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bright

The spark: In November 2015, protestors at the University of Missouri forced the resignation of the college President and Chancellor. ©Associated Pre...

NUS Disaffiliation and the Seemingly Unassailable Rise of the 'Ordinary Student'

Lucy Gill | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Gill

I urge anyone currently voting on this issue to take a long, hard look at the arguments and motivations of those proposing such measures, together with their potential implications for the student body as a whole. For those of you voting for knee-jerk or ideological reasons, this post's take-home message also carries a warning...

Students, Smart Drugs and Cheating

Liam Kay | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Kay

If a single pill could instantly make you a genius would you take it? I know I would, I'd take two. Unfortunately, life isn't a movie and there is no ...

Apathy Mixed With Relief - My Reaction to Exeter's NUS Vote

James Beeson | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Beeson

The NUS isn't perfect, but to use the analogy a friend of mine put on Facebook, neither is the government. But when a Conservative majority (or Labour majority if you're right-wing) is voted for, you don't threaten to leave the country. You stay, and you criticise, and you vote for someone new.

English Degree Survival 101

April Salchert | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
April Salchert

Over the last few months I've decided to dust off my PhD proposal. As I've contemplated returning to the academic world, I've reflected on the last fe...

The Death of the Classroom

Julian Vigo | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Paolo Friere, a twentieth century Brazilian educator and leader theorist of critical pedagogy is best known for his work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed wh...

Build A Ladder To The Stars...

Caragh Little | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

The school where I work is saying goodbye, this week, to another sixth form year group, as the class of 2016 head off into study leave, exam season an...

Drastic Improvements Needed for Student Mental Health Services

Lucy Roberts | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

Hope At Hand have launched a new petition to improve continuity of mental health care for students. One in four of us experience mental health issues in the UK each year, so why is it yet to become a priority for the UK government?

How Travelling Healed My Heart

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

I'm turning twenty-three soon and I don't know what I am going to do when I graduate next year. I'm not going to make any immediate plans but see how life takes its course. To me, that's the beauty of life. I intend to soak up every moment because who knows how much time we each have left?

We Need to Talk About Mental Health at Oxbridge

Tanne Spielman | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tanne Spielman

It seems like there is continuous media coverage of Oxbridge, veering between reverence of academic success and revilement of elitism. Yet, mental wellbeing is not discussed enough, even though it is a setting which amplifies and highlights the serious challenges facing university students across the country.

We Need to Encourage Free Speech at UK Universities, Not Silence

Matt Monk | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Monk

We need more motions like motion 314, and less that ban our media, social or otherwise, from doing its job - informing and giving freedom to those who want to voice to be heard when they tell their opposing opinions. We need to encourage free speech at UK universities, not silence.

Assessing Shakespeare at 400 and Making Sure He Didn't Cheat on His Homework

Iain Aitch | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Iain Aitch

It seems remarkable that one man's legacy can still be having such a cultural impact on a nation 400 years after his death. But Shakespeare is no ordinary literary figure, with his work still being seen as a benchmark of the written word across the globe.

How to be an Introvert at University

Karianne Robinson | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Karianne Robinson

With hindsight I can see that I had little to worry about regarding Fresher's Week and adapting to university style learning. But as a sixth form student with no family who had been to university, my fears surrounding how I would fit in grew considerably. If you happen to be in a similar situation, I hope that this article goes at least a small way to minimising your concerns.

Date Rape Drugs - My Story

Kadie Eve | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

I was lucky. That night I learned how amazing my friends are, and how patient my parents can be. I will be more careful in future, but I shouldn't have to be. If you have plans to slip something in someone's drink next time just think, think about how embarrassed, violated and ashamed I felt and consider whether you are ready to make someone else feel the same.

Flipping the Page: A Story on Growth

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

I feel its weight in my hands. Its interesting texture. The unique scent... The release party was wonderful. As we handed out the latest print editi...

#ScienceX - Inspiring, Challenging, Surprising and Entertaining Through Hands-on Science

Daniele Atkinson | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech
Daniele Atkinson

Manchester is the 2016 European City of Science, which recognises our unique scientific heritage and our vital contribution to discovery, invention and industry. The UK's second city has produced a wealth of innovations - it is the place where the industrial revolution began, the atom was split and the programmable computer was created.

Why It's Time for Dyslexics to Come Out of the Closet

Matt Davis | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Davis

here is still a prejudice in education between the students themselves which leads to secrecy instead of openness. It's nothing to be ashamed of, in fact Richard Branson once said 'being dyslexic is actually an advantage and has helped me greatly in life' at the end of the day it's your creative ideas and opinions that will make people take notice, not your calligraphy skills.

University Evicts Mentally Ill Student Against Advice Of NHS Medics

The Huffington Post | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An LSE student hospitalised with mental illness has been evicted from halls of residence against the advice of two NHS professionals. The London Schoo...

Pregnant at University

Danielle Manton-Kelly | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Manton-Kelly

Being young and pregnant does not automatically mean that you have failed and should pack it all in. If you have decided to study, and you still want to do it, then go and do it!

Are Male Students Reluctant to Call Themselves Feminists?

Claire Hargreaves | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Hargreaves

Girls have Emma Watson, Beyoncé, Gloria Steinem, Caitlin Moran, Taylor Swift, Malala Yousafzai. But is there a male voice that speaks quite as loudly, and in quite such a populist way, to make this generation of young men proud feminists?

An Open Letter to Safe Space Occupants at University

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Just what were you thinking? Did anybody warn you about the dangers of attending university in Britain? Did you, even for a moment, stop to consider whether life at home or a job at your local Subway would protect you from the whirlwind of intellectual adventure, hellhole of differing opinion and carousel of aggressive debate that make university so worthwhile?