What Actually Happens When a Working-Class Student Applies to Oxbridge
In this extract from "Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth", Olivia Fletcher shares how applying to Cambridge University shattered her fantasy of meritocratic education.
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The Big Student Pollution Problem
Moving out month presents a load of environmental issues that various people need to take responsibility for.
These Engineering Students Built a Special Pen Just for Cheating on Tests
"We didn't really need to cheat, because we already had 3.9 GPAs."
The Astronomical Rise of Exam Cheats
In the UK, the number of school students caught cheating in exams has risen 25 percent in two years; among uni students, that number has surged by 40 percent. Why?
Record Numbers of Students Are Disclosing Their Mental Health Status
What is it like as a fresher when you tell your university that you have a mental illness?
Student Sex Workers Reveal the Problems They Face at Uni
A growing number of students in the UK are turning to sex work to support themselves financially, but universities still haven't learned how to support sex workers.
An Attempt to Make Universities More Equal Is Making Things Even Worse
Government measures to level the academic playing field are entrenching privilege.
The Eight Checkpoints of a Student Night Out in 2019
We've been called less hedonistic than previous generations, but we still enjoy the process of making ourselves too hungover to go to any lectures.
I Write Essays for Wealthy International Students
College admissions fraud is a global industry. Just ask these "tutors".
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Remembering the Great British Mephedrone Craze
Ten years on, one small-time drone dealer remembers the month the drug hit his university.
Students Can Help Lecturers Break Their Mafia-Like Work Conditions
Working in academia is bizarrely similar to running drugs for a gang.
It Doesn't Matter That Your Arts Degree Won't Get You a Job
A Tory think-tank is complaining that some degrees aren't value for money. Here's why they're wrong.