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Downturn in UK University Applications: what caused it?

Downturn in UK University Applications: what caused it?

APPLICATIONS for UK universities have fallen dramatically for the first time since 2012, according to UCAS, the admission service for UK universities. This year there was a decrease of 25,000 applications (4%) compared...

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My Student Experience at Loughborough University

My Student Experience at Loughborough University

HELLO, my name is Chidinma Okorie from Nigeria and I am currently studying International Relations (MSc.) at Loughborough University. My decision to gain a master’s degree in International Relations was spurred by...

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My Student City: An Alumnus' Response to the Attack in Manchester

My Student City: An Alumnus' Response to the Attack in Manchester

Our editor Nina Napier was an undergraduate student in Manchester and reflects upon the devastating terrorist attack that occurred on the 22nd May 2017. Here she explains what Manchester means to her and why she believes...

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6 Stellar Students: What Would Your Favourite Star Wars Characters Study?

6 Stellar Students: What Would Your Favourite Star Wars Characters Study?

THE first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi launched a few weeks ago and people are already getting giddy and excited at the thought of a new addition to the franchise. For this reason, December couldn’t...

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Who Studies Theology Degrees? You Could, with Bishop Grosseteste

Who Studies Theology Degrees? You Could, with Bishop Grosseteste

WHETHER you realised it or not, you’ve probably all taken part in a theological debate. Perhaps it was with your parents about going to church, your friends about what a hijab is, or perhaps an angry stranger on Facebook...

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Can I Do a Black Studies Degree in the UK?

Can I Do a Black Studies Degree in the UK?

BLACK studies is a degree topic that typically involves examination of the history, social movements, and cultures of people from the African diaspora. The topic is multidisciplinary and institutions offer courses with different...

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Your Vote Matters: Selecting Your Student Union President

Your Vote Matters: Selecting Your Student Union President

THE Student Union (SU) elections are fast approaching for many universities around the UK. Students’ inboxes and social media feeds are being flooded with announcements, while campus walls are steadily, but surely,...

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What Are Degree Apprenticeships? A New Form of Higher Education

What Are Degree Apprenticeships? A New Form of Higher Education

THE traditional route of higher education is not for everybody. This is not a criticism on people’s intellectual abilities or their ambition, but rather on the fact that for a very long time, academia has been very...

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New Brexit Studies Centre to Become Evidence Base

New Brexit Studies Centre to Become Evidence Base

Referendums, high court rulings, parliamentary votes, Article 50 and Article 127: Brexit hasn’t even begun, and it is already a quagmire of laws and processes. A new Brexit Studies Centre has been opened by Birmingham...

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Skills for the Next Industrial Revolution (And the Courses to Teach You Them)

Skills for the Next Industrial Revolution (And the Courses to Teach You Them)

AS Bob Dylan once sang, "the times they are a-changing" and technology is changing faster than ever before. It was recently discovered that robots can be as smart as the academics that programme them: “simulated...

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5 Historical Students: What Would They Do Now?

5 Historical Students: What Would They Do Now?

THERE are countless amazing and interesting people throughout history who have achieved staggeringly impressive feats. Some of them will have gone to universities, but those university experiences will have been nothing...

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5 Careers in Conflict Zones

5 Careers in Conflict Zones

WORKING in a conflict zone demands passion, determination and the ability to work alongside people with diverse cultures, religions and world views. Whether you’re distributing food in refugee camps, fixing a computer...

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Top 10 Careers in International Relations

Top 10 Careers in International Relations

THERE are numerous career paths available for graduates of international relations, international development and global diplomacy & politics. Generally, areas of employment fall into three sectors: Public (government),...

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