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University Mental Health Day: is technology friend or foe?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on March 05, 2020

Today, March 5th, is University Mental Health Day in the UK.  Run jointly by Student Minds and UMHAN, it’s an annual event that helps raise awareness of mental health in higher education.

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Back to the future? Part II

Posted by Becky Hartnup on February 20, 2020

fashion-hand-hurry-outfit-4956In Back to the future? Part I, I looked at the motivations of ‘returners’; mature students who, having spent some time in the workplace, have decided to step back into the classroom in order to progress their careers.

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Back to the future?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on February 18, 2020

photo-of-man-using-laptop-3182770Sometimes it feels as though you have to take a step backwards in order to move forwards. An idea that can be particularly daunting when it’s your career that you’re stepping away from. 

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The pick and mix of UK league tables

Posted by Becky Hartnup on January 30, 2020

accomplishment-ceremony-education-graduation-267885Which is 2020’s top UK university?  

According to The Times Higher Education World Rankings, released early last week, Oxford University once again takes the top spot. However, THE tables now jostle for attention among other providers such as The Guardian University League Tables, The Complete University Guide (CUG), and the Good University Guide (GUG). In contrast to THE, all three of these positioned Cambridge University as their number one. 

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How would you choose a university?

Posted by Becky Hartnup on January 15, 2020

Frustrated student at laptopThe start of the New Year is a busy time for Britain’s A-level students.

The main deadline for UK university applications is January 15th. And for students across the UK, it is the culmination of soul searching (and googling) to put together their shortlist.

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