I've been at university for over a month now, and even if i was to go home tomorrow, even if i was kicked out this week, i could still say that i've learnt more in this short amount of time than i have in years. So why not share some of my knowledge and experiences, why not collate every fuzzy drunken memory, every cringey story and share it on the wide web for everyone to see, kill me now...
As strike action by junior doctors continues, the government is apparently in quandary over whether it is 'imposing' or 'introducing' the new contract. Whichever they choose, the contract will currently apply only to new junior doctors: the current Medical undergraduates. Yet their voice has been peculiarly neglected in the debate.
If you are a graduate from a UK university then it's likely that you remember your years of study with immense fondness. For
During your time at university and as is governed by the varying forms of academic assessment, you are likely to find yourself indulging in the 'this could go either way' delights of group work and recruiting for your very own version of The Breakfast Club.
An idea from the US, which is starting to be discussed in the UK, is to create themed living-learning communities in a block or corridor which students can apply for. For example, students could choose to live in an eco-community, a community focused on sciences, or one primarily for ethnic minorities.
I appreciate that getting into Oxbridge is extremely competitive and is a 'feat' in its own right, but it really doesn't matter whether Oxford is better than Cambridge and it shouldn't matter whether we go to one or the other or indeed any other university - at least not to the extent that it defines our identity and that is all people see.
I believe that one of the main reasons for the shortage of women in IT is due to the lack of female role models in the industry - what if Steve Jobs had been a woman?