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‘Take a look at how white the academy is’: why BAME...

When Usman Kayani chose to do a PhD in theoretical physics at King’s College London, he felt sure an academic career lay ahead of him. Now two months after completing his doctorate, having suffered from anxiety and depression, he is considering other options. At first Kayani was the only student who was either black, Asian…

10 Public Speaking Tips to Make You Look Like a Pro

When you ask people about their greatest fear, most people will say public speaking. That means most people fear public speaking more than death, commitment, or even spiders. The fear of public speaking is universal. Along with professionals in the workplace, it affects college students the most. Knowing that presentations and speeches go hand in…

CM’s Guide to the Botany Major

Do you feel passionate about all things plants? If yes, sounds like you need a degree in Botany. This comprehensive guide provides you with insight on the steps to earning this degree, as well as opportunities in post-grad life. Don’t lose your passion for the environment and all of its inhabitants. Fuel your fire and…

Let’s evaluate universities for their social effect, not graduate incomes|Vincent Straub

We have drifted into a university system in which economic growth is valued over everything else. In many universities, I would argue that this has overtaken the focus on achieving a positive impact on society. This marketised system risks becoming further entrenched if the Augar review of post-18 education is implemented, particularly through the focus…

10 Things to Do to Avoid a Stressful College Term

With about a month left in the summer, the fall semester is probably starting to look a little more realistic. As you look at everything you signed up to do, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed — and beginning to hate your spring semester self for being such an overachiever. Don’t worry, though, you’re going to be…

A Letter From a Junior by Credits

I’m a junior by credits, and I’m not proud (kind of). Reading that probably made you roll your eyes—and I get it. I’m one of those people. I did what most kids do in high school and got ahead of the game. So far, getting ahead remains as both a blessing and a curse. Hear…

8 Techniques for Enduring Tension Culture

As the upcoming school year approaches, or as your summer classes draw to an end, the fears of academic stress can begin to emerge. Students can stress at every college, but elite universities in particular can cultivate an environment in which an academic stress culture can occur. Between competing with your classmates and just trying…

What Your Zodiac Indication States About Your College Life

Your zodiac sign can give you a real insight into yourself. It can help you understand why you are the way you are and why you love or hate the things you do. Whether you believe in their power or not, let’s face it, we all need a little extra guidance at this major crossroad…

How to Compose the Perfect Academic Email

At the beginning of the semester, everyone wants to leave a good impression on their professor. So what do you do? You write up an email with a few questions, of course. But where do you start? How do you address them? Do you introduce yourself? What does cc even mean? Emails may seem scary…

9 Excuses To Leave Class (That Really Work)

Need a good excuse to get out of class? You wake up with the hangover from hell, have nothing to wear, didn’t do the homework or just can’t muster up the energy to get out of bed. You pray that you’ve accrued enough good karma that you’ll get a last-minute email from your professor saying class…

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