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I Am Determined to Go Into Journalism - Despite Having a Disability

Sophie Dishman | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Dishman

I want you to give this some thought. Should I or anyone else be stopped from doing what they want to do because they have a disability? The answer should always be no. Alas, with mental health problems like mine, I'm battling my mind constantly. What if? Did this happen? Will I?

Junior Doctors - Burnt Out Before They Begin

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Barham-Brown

Medicine is where my heart is. It is what I have worked so hard for. Now I'm heading into my finals exams, and it's only going to get harder. But the government has been attacking me and my profession for months now, and I'm exhausted.

Stairs or Lift? Your Choice Can Make a Big Difference to a Disabled Student

Emma Vogelmann | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Vogelmann

I never intended to write about the way some young people treat me as a person in a wheelchair. I always thought it would either be seen as moaning or trying to make people feel sorry for me and I never wanted either. What has made me write now is the attitudes of some of the students I've encountered at university towards a seemingly small issue to them but of huge importance to me. Using the lift.

Why Do Christians on Campus Put Themselves Out So Much?

Jack Harvey | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Harvey

Across many universities beside York, from St. Andrews to Chester, university Christian Unions are known for their regular acts of goodwill and their members' enthusiasm. 'Grilling a Christian' is not the first time that the University of York's Christian Union has hosted an atypical event on campus and it won't be the last.

Why We Should Stop Shunning Creative Degrees

Sarah Newton | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Sarah Newton

Why is a creative degree a lesser alternative? Why are creative careers seen as so risky? Why are we so fearful as a society that we end up telling gifted artists to become bankers?

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

Four Tips for Finding That All-Important Summer Placement

Caitlin Doherty | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caitlin Doherty

Placements are the Holy Grail of the student summer, but, hopefully, by following these few pieces of advice and constantly refreshing your Hotmail inbox, you'll soon be in need of some credit on that Oyster Card. Good luck...

Positive Mental Health Foundation - Interview With Founder Violet Gavin

Maria Keogh | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Maria Keogh

Photo of Roza Models Teresa Casserly (PMH Volunteer) and Katherine Gannon at a fashion show in aid of Positive Mental Health at Standún (Photographe...

How To Balance Work And Study (Without Going Out Of Your Mind)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking to advance your career or follow a new path and re-train in a different industry, studying for a relevant qualification is on...

It's Never Too Late To Get A Degree - Here's Why

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The term Freshers Week might conjure up images of hedonistic teenagers, revelling in their first taste of freedom after being cut loose from the prove...

What's in a Name? Perhaps the Future of Higher Education

Dave Phoenix | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Dave Phoenix

It is important to realise that whilst the subject coverage and balance of teaching and research may vary across universities, there is much that is common across institutions that have been awarded university title.

Here's How Tech Is Changing The World Of Part Time Learning

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Tech

Thanks to advancements in technology, the teaching and learning landscape has changed irrevocably since Alaric Pritchard first took up the role of Ass...

Four Myths of Employability

Toke Dahler | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Toke Dahler

By the logic of employability, you don't have a job because something is wrong with you. You do not live up to the requirements. You're not the kind of person they want to employ. You do not supply what the labour market demands.

Juggling Learning, Life and Kids? Here's How To Create a Learning Plan That Works

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Studying for a degree is hard enough when you’re able to dedicate all your time to your books, never mind balancing your studies with the demands of...

What Every Student Needs to Know About Employability

Toke Dahler | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Toke Dahler

Are you a student? Do you worry about your job prospects? If your degree makes you employable? If those 9k fees were worth it? Then you're thinking about your employability. There is not a University that does not have an employability strategy...

Can Safe Spaces and Academia Co-exist?

Bradley Allsop | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

There is an important yet depressingly polarised debate raging across university campuses on both sides of the Atlantic at the moment. It concerns a plethora of policies ranging from no-platforming certain groups and speakers, banning certain university societies, demanding trigger warnings for a range of issues in lectures and in general extending the philosophy of safe spaces and the reverence of personal feelings into general university life.

LSE: Freeze Halls Rents

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

This week LSE will be deciding whether or not to approve the increase to halls. If it is to be genuinely committed to supporting students at university, they should reject this and implement a freeze as a minimum starting point. Because LSE, the rent is just too damn high.

Universities Should Be Dangerous Places, But Not Yet

Nick Cartwright | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Cartwright

For me the debate about whether the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford should be removed encapsulates the crux of the debate and whilst many recognise that there are things to be commended in the arguments made on both sides I find myself agreeing with both sides, at the same time.

Studying as a Grown-Up

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

I started a post-graduate course in September and this week was hand-in week. I refer to my course as 'grown-up school' for the benefit of my children who are very little and don't have much grasp of the idea of adults studying things.

Eight Reasons Why You Should Really Learn a Language

Alexia Cowley | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

So you have always had the intention to learn a foreign language but never quite got around to doing it? Well, you know what they say; it is never too late to start something new! Here are 8 impressive reasons as to why mastering a foreign language really would change your life...

Grants Not Debt

Jess Readett | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

In a country where money can be found to bomb the Middle East, buy a royal baby an £8,000 wendy house, invest in new nuclear technology and cover MP's 'expenses', there ceases to be any logical explanation as to why student grants should be scrapped.

University: Is It Really Worth the Cost?

Angeli Bhandal | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angeli Bhandal

As I find myself more and more crippled with debt and having such limited contact hours at uni, I can't help but wondering, is it really worth paying 9,000 pounds a year for? Is it really cost-effective? Why should I have a degree when people my age are already working and earning more than I am?

Boozy Britain: Are We Encouraging Alcoholism in Our Youth?

Angeli Bhandal | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angeli Bhandal

Now I enjoy several drinks as much as the next student, but how much is too much? With many uni events solely based on alcohol, I find myself sympathising with those who don't drink - there is very little left in uni culture if you don't 'down it, fresher'!

Why Students Should Make Research Their New Year Resolution

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Philip Hallam

January is traditionally a time of change, a time when we take stock and assess future ambitions. For many students at colleges and sixth forms across Britain, it's also time to make an important decision about their future - where and what to study for a degree. Fewer things could be more important...

Humanities Students - What Are We Paying For?

Beth Hurst | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Hurst

I am of the opinion that all learning is good learning, and that intelligent people going out into the world will do great things, no matter what their degree or how much it cost. Sadly Universities are becoming a place of profit rather than learning. I want to be a student, not a customer, but as the debt I face piles higher and higher, I have to ask - what exactly am I paying for?