Student

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.

Divide and conquer: why students need to harness the power of their minds

Math magician Andrew Jeffrey, who will be at the Big Bang science and engineering fair, sounds a rallying cry

Educated opinion - Trinity College Dublin

The latest instalment in our “Educated opinion” series: a graduate from Trinity College Dublin describes the modern outlook of a 400-year-old institution.

Educated opinion - the University of Oxford

In the first of our “Educated opinion” series, a student from the University of Oxford gives us her views on life at the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The road to university can be difficult

This handy website aims to smooth your path

When it comes to UCAS applications the time is now

Putting the time and effort into researching your options at this stage will pay dividends in the future

Where there's a skill there's a way

Employers want graduates to be fully prepared for the world of work

Think about it: cracking on with your UCAS application

It had to happen sooner or later, but it's nothing to worry about

Right wrongs with resits

If you’ve underachieved and failed to meet your targets, why not have another go at your exams, says Lucy Tobin

A-level results: it's a family affair

For all families life can get complicated when you’re waiting for A-level results. Liz Lightfoot talks to Roberta Georghiou and her daughters Tabitha and Helena about how they coped with dropped grades, sibling rivalry and having a headmistress as a mother

Photojournalism degree: image of perfection

Georgi Mabee, 23, studied a National Council for the Training of Journalists pre-entry photojournalism course at The Sheffield College.

Visual arts degrees: digital media

Take a closer look at the breadth of subject matter covered as part of a digital media degree.

Which is the best university for sport?

Our league table shows why sporty students should head for the Midlands.

Why Bath vs Loughborough is the real varsity match

The varsity match traditionally conjures up images of Oxbridge students doing battle on the rugby field or the cricket pitch. But a new university league table published by The Independent reveals that the true clash of the university titans would be between Loughborough and Bath.

Degrees with maximum employability

Degrees now offer much more than an academic element.

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

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Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
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Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

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Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

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Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes