Goodbye Books, Hello Summer!

Our summer intern Sophie gives us her thoughts on the end of the academic year.. So finally, with the rise of the beautiful summer sun it’s time to pack away all of those books and notes and get out and enjoy the rays (we never know how long it will… Read More

Collaboration in the Internet Era

OK, so it is fair to say that some people work better together, Ben & Jerry, the Wright brothers and Jobs & Wozniak are famous examples of collaborations that have gone on to change the face of the ice cream, aviation, and technology industries respectively. The same is true of… Read More

“Education is a Right, not a Privilege”

A certain author celebrated his 200th birthday this week, his name was of course Charles Dickens and his literacy legacy in the English language is one that is hard to match. Dickens lived in a very different world than ours. In his day university education was a privilege only granted… Read More

How to Avoid the Worst Academic Ain

Every third level student is told from the first day they enter college that plagiarism is the most serious academic sin. Gaining credit for someone else’s words and thoughts is taken so seriously by some universities and colleges that any student found guilty of plagiarism, can immediately fail the year… Read More

Student debt for a degree, is it worth it?

Last year the government agreed to raise tuition fees, which saw fees rise from on average £3,000 a year starting in 2011 to on average £7,500 in 2012. The Guardian UK covered this with the main points:
  • Universities have submitted their 2011 tuition fees plans and it has emerged that
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