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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