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Bringing Back The Real Essence Of 'Teacher' To University Lecturers

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Those who have privilege more should give to those who have less. Those who are more knowledgeable should teach those who are less knowledgeable. If not, who else will teach those who do not know?

Cyber Defenders Of The Future Must Be Given The Opportunity To Put Theory Into Practice

Dr Frank Stajano | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Frank Stajano

Cyber security competitions give pupils the opportunity to implement the skills and theory they have been taught at university in a realistic environment, while learning new ones in the process, which will help grow them in to the cyber defenders of the future.

What My Experience With ME Taught Me About Life And Work

Alicia Norton | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alicia Norton

Living with M.E has taught me an important lesson about agency and self-ownership. In an age where tangible goals seem increasingly elusive, it's no surprise so-called 'millennials' are focussing their energy on achieving balance, purpose and freedom in life and work.

Is Student Speech Stifled?

Joe Moore | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Moore

The ability to speak our mind is a much cherished freedom of the society in which we live, but one that I believe recent events at Lincoln University Union have suggested is sadly under threat. The recent brief suspension of Lincoln's Conservative Society simply for sharing an image from a study that suggested Lincoln University ranked as "very intolerant" on freedom of speech, appears to be illustrative of an endemic problem throughout many campuses.

Brexit Threatens A Perfect Storm For UK Universities

Aldwyn Cooper | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aldwyn Cooper

Like more than 80% of academics and a substantial majority of young people who will be most affected by Brexit, I voted to remain in the European Union.

Are Young People Really Represented Well Enough?

Louis Sherman | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

The earlier we start to make change, individually or as a whole, and showing young people the value we place on them and their voices, the more benefits we all get from it in the future. Representation of young voices has never gone far enough and now is our time to make our voices heard thoroughly and truly.

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

At Some British Universities, Free Speech Comes at a Price.

Thomas Smith | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

University education must not be treated as a business through prioritizing the satisfaction of their students (perhaps 'customers' a more apposite term) over the formative learning experience that is the very essence of studying at university.

Eating Disorder Recovery Is Possible. I'm Running The Marathon To Prove It.

Laura Bennett | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Bennett

If you relate to any of this, know that it is possible to recover, to rediscover balance, there are things in place to help you and I know it's a scary step to take but I am living proof that you won't regret it; there is no shame in asking for help and no greater strength than the overcoming of inner turmoil.

Why A University Degree Is Still Worth Having On Your CV In 2017

Andrew Arkley | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Andrew Arkley

Are we living in a post-graduate world? News headlines talk of spiralling debt and poor employment prospects for graduates, but despite looming fee in...

Are Two-Year University Courses The Way Forward?

Katie Grace | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

Although the costs factor in, the reason we attend University (on the most part), is to better prepare us for adult, working life, so we should be provided with the best standard of teaching and support to prepare us for that. Emphasis on the should, Department of Education.

How A Six-Hour Minibus Ride With Strangers Taught Me The Power Of Money

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Life is filled with the unexpected events. We can't control what happens to us but we can control how we react to them and how we survive them. Create, innovate, collaborate and continue to evolve and watch how your "luck" changes.

The Big Conversation: Brexit And HE

Trevor Humphreys | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Trevor Humphreys

The future remains uncertain and the higher education sector has many challenges to face in 2017and beyond. There may be some consequential market adjustment that would have regional impact both economically and politically. However, universities will continue to tackle these head on and no doubt discover new opportunities.

Schools That Work For Everyone?

Dave Phoenix | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dave Phoenix

That way more schools can benefit from willing not press-ganged university partners and there is greater likelihood universities will continue to work in under-represented areas and with schools that require support rather than with those that simply desire support.

When It Comes To Business And Enterprise, What Is More Important To Your Business - Education Or Experience?

Andrew Jervis | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Andrew Jervis

Education vs experience It's an age old dilemma that employers like me have faced for many years. Should I value a candidate with a relevant qualific...

Students: For The Sake Of Those That Come After You, Boycott The National Student Survey

Bradley Allsop | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

This is a small battle in a huge conflict. It is a conflict between a state that provides for, nurtures and empowers it citizens, and a free-market, free-for-all that leaves all but a few worse off, that erodes notions like collective effort and genuine altruism and replaces them with individual greed and cut-throat competition.

Cancer Showed Me The True Meaning Of Friendship

Ruth Clapham | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Clapham

One piece of advice that I will always stand by is that the best thing you can do for a friend with cancer is listen to them - and understand that sometimes, even they may not know what they want; be it talking about their illness or not talking about it at all.

My Journey As A British Chinese

Johnny Luk | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

I went to a school where I was one of the very few Chinese people there and I found myself really struggling with my identity. That became stronger when other friends began to date; it was so hard to ask girls out because I felt so 'different' which for a teenager, really killed my confidence.

Universities Must Listen To The Voices Of Working Class Students

Frankie Leach | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

With pioneering reports such as 'Educating All' and the work done by students unions across the country, it is clear that there is an urgent need for change for working class students and young people in the UK. Charities like RECLAIM are refusing to ignore the problems faced by working-class young people and are paving the way for like-minded organisations across the country to combat class division in all its forms.

Are Teachers Too Stressed To Teach Our Children?

Samantha Glass | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents
 Samantha Glass

With 46% of teachers facing high stress levels on a daily basis - is it any wonder that some of our children may find it difficult to concentrate when the people who are supposed to be shaping them for their future are unable to remain focused themselves?

America Should Be Welcoming Muslim Students Not Turning Them Away

Nick Petford | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Petford

The ruling by Donald Trump to place a temporary ban on Muslims from selected countries entering the USA has provoked global outrage. While a similar ban on students wanting to study in the UK seems (hopefully) inconceivable, when it comes to obtaining entry visas bona fide students and staff from Muslim countries can face an uphill struggle.

Considering A Year Abroad? Here's What You Should Know

Fran Carruthers | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Carruthers

It goes without saying that every exchange student's experience will be as diverse the locations they travel to, but I believe that there are some fundamental difficulties and benefits met by everyone on a year abroad. Armed with the best journalistic intentions, I have set about to talk frankly about each of these, in the most balanced and honest way possible.

Why University Students Need Support Now More Than Ever

Lauren Davies | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Davies

With almost 600,000 people applying to university last year; a slight increase on the previous year, it would be difficult to argue that the demand for higher education is going to subside anytime soon.

The UK's Industrial Strategy Must Have Higher Education At Its Heart

Professor John Raftery | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Professor John Raftery

I'm fortunate to work alongside amazing students and staff who are changing the world on a daily basis. UK universities have a lot to offer UK Plc, and can help us steer safely through the choppy waters ahead.

Do I Need To Go To A Good University?

Johnny Rich | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Johnny Rich

There are plenty of people who'll tell you that if you don't go to a 'good' university there's barely any point going at all. There's no point, they'll say, studying something obscure at some uni no one's ever heard of.