University

Why Goldsmiths University rugby players are right to wear the Palestinian flag
Culture

Why Goldsmiths University rugby players are right to wear the Palestinian flag

From Where I Stand — When students at a university in London decided to place a Palestinian flag onto their rugby kits, it was an act of solidarity and defiance. Student Union President Daniel Nasr argues critics are wrong to say sport isn't political.

Written by: Daniel Nasr

Sorry, there is no more room: My experience of whiteness in academia
Activism

Sorry, there is no more room: My experience of whiteness in academia

The space belongs to us — When Eno Mfon arrived at Bristol University, the prospect of immersing herself in the rich cultural history of black performance and literature was exciting. Within days of arriving though, she'd faced explicit racism from her fellow students, and soon found out there was no room, apparently, on her curriculum for anyone who wasn't white.

Written by: Eno Mfon

The British university where a degree doesn't mean a lifetime of debt
Reportage

The British university where a degree doesn't mean a lifetime of debt

Learning for love, not money — In a society that is obsessed with consumer culture, even our education system is marketised, coming at an ever-increasing price. With students leaving university in masses of debt, the Free University of Brighton are offering a degree without the price tag. Could this be the start of an alternative education system for all?

Written by: Taylor McGraa

The student debt crisis is real: but artists are fighting back
Activism

The student debt crisis is real: but artists are fighting back

Overturning financial oppression — UK student grants were abolished by the Tory government this week. We talk to the artist behind the ‘Day After Debt’ project to find out how art can challenge a culture of debt.

Written by: Joshua Gabert-Doyon

Minority students' futures are under threat in the United States
Activism

Minority students' futures are under threat in the United States

Battle for equality on campus — The future of diverse higher education in the United States could be at risk, as a young white woman challenges affirmative action before Congress.

Written by: Adam White

Best reactions to allegations UK PM David Cameron ‘had sex with a dead pig’
Activism

Best reactions to allegations UK PM David Cameron ‘had sex with a dead pig’

The unfolding #PigGate saga — A new biography alleges the British Prime Minister put his penis inside a dead pig’s mouth while at university. Here are the internet’s most hilarious reactions.

Written by: Alex King

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