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The Conservative party is ahead of Labour in the polls for the first time since 2011, with the NHS likely to matter more to people than the economy when they decide how to vote in the general election (EPA)

General 2015: Could young people hold the keys to power in Britain?

The results are in, think tanks across Britain show that the youth vote may just win the keys to Downing Street, but political parties still fail to engage with young voters.

Half of international students surveyed said that the UK government did not make them feel welcome

I believe the government should not include international students in its migration targets

Being an International student in the UK can be tough. For the Conservatives, the inclusion of international students in net migration targets was a quick fix to fulfil party promises. To international students, it was like slamming a door in our faces and hanging up a closed sign.

Student election posters at Edinburgh University

Student elections: Are our elected officers really worth the salaries we pay them?

As Student Officer Elections roll around at universities up and down the country, I can’t be the only one that meets election hysteria with a degree of scepticism. Now believe me, I wish I wasn’t so cynical; I wish I could envisage the glowing future articulated by candidates, and believe in their rosy promises to bring down the price of beer and finally scrap exams.

A journey from darkness into light

The United Nations estimates that over 1.5 billion people worldwide depend on light other than that generated by electricity. Dependence on kerosene lamps for reading at night adversely affects the educational development and the health of children struggling to do homework by such light sources.

Students are engaged in politics - but the system doesn't let them show it

For a while now it’s been clear that politics is simply about winning the next election. Politicians are in a desperate scramble to win over the electorate, and unfortunately (for young people at least) the majority of eligible voters who can be counted on to vote are the older generations.

Nigel Farage, whose Ukip has an 11-point poll lead; David Cameron; Ed Miliband; and Nick Clegg

Education should be a priority in this year's election, but it won't be

...so we must beware of political throwaways, gimmicks and manipulation

Growing student debt is unlikely to encourage young voters

Russell Brand's 'won't vote' mantra is still ringing in our ears

The year of books? Today's young people interpret reading as a social exercise

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has declared 2015 the Year of Books, committing to read a book every fortnight while discussing it on Facebook. The ultimate digital champion is now championing the world's most traditional form of expression and creativity, telling us that reading books and our social media culture can go hand in hand.

The burger contains over 1900 calories

Too much information can put us off our food

"Calorie counting was a punishing and all-consuming obsession"

German and English soldiers, Christmas 1914

When students rallied to the Great War cause

Oxford female medic volunteers were told to 'go home and keep quiet'

Is a degree in the humanities no longer appreciated?

"I'm being teased that I'm paying £9,000 a year for a library card"

'Generation Sensible': Have students become less wild and more boring?

Freshers’ week is not what it once was. Gone are the days of excessive drinking and drug-taking, as seen in previous generations. Something has changed. But why?

What has the EU ever done for education in the poorest part of Britain? Quite a lot, actually

Losing EU funding for education in Cornwall would be calamitous

Amid tuition fees, strikes and protests, where is Universities Minister Greg Clark?

Has anybody seen Greg Clark? While students protest and bloggers rage, the Minister for Universities has stayed schtum. He’s doing his bit on Twitter – although perhaps not very well, given he’s short of a blue tick and hasn’t mentioned anything of interest, unless you’re into staged PR shots.

Why students must back the marking boycott

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