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education

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.
Olivia Fletcher
2 days ago
Save Yourselves

The Big Student Pollution Problem

Moving out month presents a load of environmental issues that various people need to take responsibility for.
Davey Brett
7.9.19
Scam Academy

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."
Anonymous
6.17.19
school

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?
Annie Lord
5.1.19
VICE

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?
Ed Southgate
5.1.19
sex work

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.
Jake Hall
4.29.19
Universities Challenged

An Attempt to Make Universities More Equal Is Making Things Even Worse

Government measures to level the academic playing field are entrenching privilege.
Tom Whyman
4.11.19
University

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.
Iona Erskine
4.8.19
education

I Write Essays for Wealthy International Students

College admissions fraud is a global industry. Just ask these "tutors".
Stephen K Hirst
4.6.19
Drugs

Remembering the Great British Mephedrone Craze

Ten years on, one small-time drone dealer remembers the month the drug hit his university.
James Berry
2.27.19
Universities Challenged

Students Can Help Lecturers Break Their Mafia-Like Work Conditions

Working in academia is bizarrely similar to running drugs for a gang.
Tom Whyman
2.21.19
Universities Challenged

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.
Tom Whyman
1.28.19
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