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Student Finances - What Can Be Done to Help Students Prepare for University?

Alison Pask | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Pask

In years to come, ifs University College hopes that positive financial news arising from its young persons money index will take its own place in the yearly news cycle, with freshers' guides not needing to include financial advice.

Fresher's Week: An Asperger Experience

Susanna Fantoni | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Susanna Fantoni

Your first few weeks are going to be tough no matter how much you prepare for them. But as time goes on it will all become much much easier. As soon as classes start and routine becomes a thing everything will simply fall into place. So try not to over think things and as hard it is just go with flow as everything will turn out okay in the end, I promise!

We Need to Have an Educated Debate About Prevent

Robiu Salisu | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Robiu Salisu

Prevent is part of the UK government's counter-terrorism strategy designed to respond to the ideological challenges of terrorism and extremism. The strategy has been in place since Labour was in government; however, this new law now makes it mandatory...

The Darker Side of Freshers' Week

Natasha Barrett | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

These projects have definitely raised awareness of the fact that firstly, lad culture and rape culture exist, and secondly that they are an important issue and people deserve to feel safe when they go out. But as the experiences of this years' freshers show, there is still a lot that needs to change.

Deloitte Doesn't Give A Damn Where Job Applicants Went To University

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A major graduate recruiter is wiping people's school and university details from job applications to try to make its recruitment process more equal. ...

Education Funding 'Reforms' Are More Damaging Than Tripling Fees: Let's Shout About It

Harrison Jones | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harrison Jones

Aside from hoping that the press fulfil their duty to report on these regressive changes, a more media-friendly hubbub needs to be kicked up about them. Far from being worn down by years of fighting Tory attacks on students, anger merely simmers beneath the surface - someone just needs to tap into it to get people talking.

You're Hired! How to Get Your CV Noticed

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Swatee Jasoria

This September, over 500,000 graduates will enter the UK employment market. It's a staggering figure. And with competition for positions at the country's top firms so fierce, it has never been more important for candidates to think about how they can make their CV stand out from the rest...

Some Students Are Paying Up To £21,000 A MONTH For Luxury Accomodation

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

While the majority of students in London struggle to find somewhere to live that costs under £500 a month, overseas students are heading to the capit...

Life Goes on After Freshers Week, and Homesickness Is Not a Myth

Ella Robson | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Robson

It's your first week of university, you're meeting new people, familiarising yourself with your new campus, flat, house, bus route and local watering holes. Your first week you're winging it, you're jumping at every opportunity, reading every 'freshers' survival guide and you're moving at rocket speed...

Starting University? Does the Thought of Freshers' Week Scare the Bejesus Out of You? Read On

Sophie Bauer | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Bauer

Freshers' Week is only a week. We all act like this weird suspension of reality will define us and our entire university experience. It doesn't. Everything settles down and everyone starts to settle into themselves come week three, and that's when the magic happens.

Meningitis: A Survivor's Story

Amy Davis | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Davis

Turning 18 was the most exciting time of my life. I was looking forward to making the most of becoming an 'official' adult and spending as much time going out with my friends as possible. Those turning 18 or off to university this year are probably feeling full of this excitement and the joys of not knowing what's around the corner - gearing up to start an amazing new chapter...

Productivity at University: A Skill Not a Talent

Damiano Sogaro | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Damiano Sogaro

In short, the cardinal rule of efficiency is prioritisation. If missing a deadline means that another, more important one is met, don't hesitate.

Why Is the University of Southampton the Best Place to Study?

Shruti Verma | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shruti Verma

All in all, I love being at the University of Southampton and I never thought I would end up here when I was thinking about coming to university. There's a lot to do, great research and academics and so much support so you never feel alone.

Swansea Rules!

Lloyd Harris | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lloyd Harris

Freshers' will be an incredibly exciting introduction to your life at university. However, you may find things slightly overwhelming at times, and even the most independent person can feel a bit homesick. Just remember, everyone is in the same boat and there's a vast advice and support network surrounding you.

London Is Your Campus, LSE Will Become Your Home

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

Get involved from the get go and you will have a valuable time here whilst being fully supported by your representatives. Our Student's Union is made by the students, for the students, and we can't wait to welcome you into the LSESU community.

Why Having A Degree Is Much More Valuable If You're Female

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

Going to university makes a bigger difference to women's earnings than it does to men's, according to new research that suggests the ‘graduate premi...

Fear Not, Freshers - Geeks Have More Fun!

Charlotte Robson | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Robson

So, maybe, if you're not feeling up to yet another Tuesday getting elbowed and puked on in a nightclub, or you'd prefer to bring your mates to you rather than spend half your student loan on overpriced vodka in Tesco, pull out a board game, dig out a set of D20s, and do like the geeks do.

Top Five Reasons for Getting Involved in Sport During Fresher's Week

Alex Luetchford | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Luetchford

Going from being barely interested in sport to running four times a week and taking part in races has been a change I never saw coming, but it has only been for the better. So, here's my top five reasons for getting into sport at uni.

The Death of the University Lecture

James Gupta | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Gupta

Methods of studying for students have changed very little for many years - though The Internet has given us access to a wealth of unfiltered information, traditionally the university experience has revolved around sitting in lectures, sitting in the library, cramming revision in, re-writing notes and highlighting textbooks.

Welcome Week: A Freshers How-To

Jack Mably | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Mably

So many people associate Freshers' Week with massive parties and heavy drinking, but that's a pretty outdated stereotype of student life! Yes, we've got a packed week of clubbing and live acts going on - but we've also got hundreds of other events and there are so many opportunities to meet people who want to do the same things as you do!

Some Helpful Advice for Freshers

Tam Varcoe | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tam Varcoe

Good luck with your inevitable career as a telesales exec working for a boss who takes the piss out of you on a daily basis for going to uni and lectures you on how he's so successful after graduating from the 'university of life'. It probably won't make you want to die.

Let's Not Turn Oxbridge Into a Comprehensive

Judith Vonberg | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Judith Vonberg

As an Oxford graduate educated in a comprehensive school, I am dismayed at the idea of abandoning the selection criteria at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Academic standards would deteriorate and academically minded students would be denied the chance to aspire.

Advice for Students Starting University Without a Family Network

Becca Bland | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becca Bland

Going to university without family support can be a daunting process. We all need a bit of reassurance sometimes and help with the changes that university life brings. Here's advice on some of the hurdles that our student community have told us has made an impact on their student experience.

Top Tips on How to Start Budgeting at University

Charlotte Burns | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Burns

The more you budget, the more fun you can have. Trust me, it's too easy to be put in a situation where you have used up all the money you have for the next six weeks and only have two tins of beans and a mouldy bit of bread left. You're not going to be going out clubbing or having a stress free time if that happens.

Four Things I Wish I Knew When I Started University

Joel Tennant | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joel Tennant

University is a weird and compacted universe where anyone of any real interest is having a totally unique experience. It's a place where your politics, your beliefs, your opinions should be challenged, if not by others, at least by yourself...