Category Archives: Students

Helpful tips and information for anyon who is in education and approaching the world of work.

Two-Year Accelerated Degrees One Step Closer

The government has launched a consultation on accelerated degrees. Accelerated degrees offer the same qualifications and are quality-assured in the same way as a standard degree, but are delivered over a shorter, usually two-year timespan. This means when most students … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on Two-Year Accelerated Degrees One Step Closer

See Stephen Hawking’s PhD Thesis Online

Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online. Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis, ‘Properties of expanding universes’, has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, via the University of Cambridge’s Open Access … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on See Stephen Hawking’s PhD Thesis Online

Government Calls For Free Speech to be Protected on University Campuses

Universities Minister Jo Johnson has called on the new Office for Students (OfS) to champion free speech in UK universities. Earlier in the year the government extended the statutory duty to secure free speech so that it will apply to all providers … Continue reading

Posted in Students, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Government Calls For Free Speech to be Protected on University Campuses

Domestic Abuse Amongst Students & Young People Under Investigation

ITV’s Good Morning Britain are conducting research into the issue of domestic abuse among students and young people.   Did you know that 56 per cent of young people experience controlling behaviour in a relationship? Domestic abuse in young people can often be … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on Domestic Abuse Amongst Students & Young People Under Investigation

Pressure Mounts on Government to Halt Rise in University Fees

A Labour motion calling on the government to reverse a planned increase in university tuition fees in England from this Autumn was approved in the House of Commons this week. The motion was called following an opposition day debate but no … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on Pressure Mounts on Government to Halt Rise in University Fees

Could Universities Do More To Encourage Ethnic Diversity?

The Insitute for Policy Research at Bath University has published a report into ethnic diversity and the composition of student populations attending UK universities. The new IPR Policy Brief ‘Diverse Places of Learning?’ suggests some universities need to do more … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on Could Universities Do More To Encourage Ethnic Diversity?

75% of Students Will Never Pay Off Student Debts

Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies released today has concluded that 75% of students will still be saddled with university debts after the age of 50. The IFS’s damming report focuses on the effects of recent changes to student … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on 75% of Students Will Never Pay Off Student Debts

New Teaching Excellence Framework For Universities Throws Up Mixed Results

The new government Teaching Excellence Framework, designed to provide a snapshot of the quality of teaching and learning in UK higher education, has rated 295 institutions bronze, silver or gold according to their standard of undergraduate teaching.  50 colleges and … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on New Teaching Excellence Framework For Universities Throws Up Mixed Results

Top University Removes Prayer Space Without Warning

Students at the University of East Anglia, protesting about the removal of the only on campus prayer space, took their Friday prayer session in a public university square last week. On the eve of Ramadan, students were told the space … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on Top University Removes Prayer Space Without Warning

Cambridge University Student’s Photos Go Viral

14 black male students from Cambridge University have hit the headlines following the publishing of a photo on Facebook. Inspired by the viral image of young black men from Yale, the Cambridge ACS (African-Caribbean Society) decided to capture just some … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Comments Off on Cambridge University Student’s Photos Go Viral