Why student opinion should carry more weight than university

The importance of the student voice has come under fire in recent weeks with poor turnouts reported in student union elections. The low turnouts might be an indicator of political apathy, but the opinionated nature of the student remains, which is a good omen for the future of university reviews.

Rock on – careers in geology

Helen Wickens, 28, is a production geologist at Shell, based in Aberdeen. She talked to us about her study of geology, enthusiasm for volcanoes and thoughts on this week’s Big Bang science fair.