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Could you get into Oxford University? Prove it

The unintended consequences of changing Oxbridge entry requirements

Asking for two A*s only helps people who excel at exams

The two students were asked to cover their t-shirts at an LSE freshers fair

The sexist LSE rugby club flyer is just the tip of the university misogyny iceberg

Last week, the streets of London were filled with misogyny, homophobia, and classism. Leaflets deriding trollops, sloppy birds, and homosexual debauchery were distributed, including mockeries of previously polytechnic unis. Women who play hockey and netball were referred to as beast-like; readers were informed that these 'slags' only don their kits so they can pick up men.

Cambridge has seen a rise in applications from state school students this year

The Government must change its mind: Universities should not be run for profit

Universities are increasingly being run against the best interests of students

Why we need more women in student leadership positions

When I first arrived at the University of Sheffield three years ago, I thought I had the world at my feet. I was a politics student at a Students’ Union buzzing with activism; I could do what I wanted. I’d always considered myself a feminist - growing up in a religious school where girls weren’t allowed to take part in certain activities made me aware that sexism was still rife in society.

A police officer stands outside a polling station

Students are isolated and cannot trust politicians – that is why they aren’t voting

As feared, voter turnout for the recent European and local elections was very poor, at just 34.19 per cent in the UK – our worst turnout since 1999. And it is little surprise that the most apathetic voters are the infamous “young people” – that is to say, those between 18 and 25, which naturally includes most students. Last year, Russell Brand made headlines with a tirade about how he doesn’t vote because he doesn’t see a point, and that most young people in the country feel the same way.

Are NUS sceptics just as bad as eurosceptics?

If something is broken, the logical step is to fix it rather than throwing away what's still salvageable. But for eurosceptics, dealing with problems in the European Parliament is not on the cards; they want to leave it for good along with all of its benefits and drawbacks. NUS sceptics are singing the same tune, regarding disaffiliation with the National Union of Students, but are they jumping to hasty decisions without attempting to find resolutions?

NUS condemns 'anti-Islam' group Student Rights

Despite the growing anti-Islam sentiment across the country, British students are coming together to fight Islamophobia

File image: Muslim students are divided over the issue of whether or not they should have - or even need - a sharia law-compliant student loans system

Could the end of the Sharia-compliant loan crisis for Muslim students be in sight?

We all remember the outrage that engulfed the British student population a few years ago when tuition fees were raised, in most institutions, to a staggering £9,000 per year.

The marking boycott: Why students must support their lecturers

As students partake in a mass exodus from universities over the Easter holidays, the bitter dispute in which the University College Union (UCU) and University and College Employers Union (UCEA) have been embroiled since the beginning of the academic year is coming to a head. Since October, UCU dissatisfaction with pay in higher education has manifested itself in strikes (the union claims that university staff have suffered a real terms pay cut of 15 per cent since 2009), with lectures and tutorials cancelled. This week marks the date of final talks before a proposed marking boycott is set to take place, on 28 April .

The Government launched an attack on young people's futures, says Toni Pearce

Students of today work as hard as our parents did

There is no evidence to suggest that as a generation we’re lazier, less intelligent or less aspirational than our parents, yet we're the first generation to be worse off than them

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Ukip leader Nigel Farage during their second televised debate

Nick Clegg vs Nigel Farage: What does it mean for students?

So who’s afraid of an EU debate? Clearly no one, as it turns out.

So you want to be a student activist? Try and do more than a selfie

I nominate you to take a selfie – perhaps you're desperate to save the whales, or you’re sure we're but a few texted donations away from ending bronchitis completely?

The £9,000 fee debacle: Were our terms deliberately too generous?

Last Friday came the news that many of us under the new £9,000 tuition fee regime, indeed anyone with even the most basic grasp of economics knew all along: £9,000 fees will probably work out more expensive to the government than £3,000 fees.

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