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Scientistt.net, the new social networking site founded in Durham

One coincidental meeting with a stranger means I’ll be graduating from university with far more than just a degree; we’ve created a global platform for students. Durham University is a unique environment, merging people with a huge array of backgrounds, experiences, and attitudes into one small city in the North East. What does this mean?…

I started a sustainable business in lockdown – Will COVID-19 end...

One click. It’s as simple as that. One click and we contribute to an industry that is responsible for 10% of the annual global carbon dioxide emissions, 14-16 hour days for exploited workers and six bathtubs worth of water just to make one cotton t-shirt.  I’m not blaming the consumer here, we are sucked into…

UK students: what impact is coronavirus having on your chosen career?

Are you an undergraduate whose chosen career is in jeopardy in a post-coronavirus world - or do you have concerns that the profession you’re working towards is now potentially more risky?  We’re keen to talk to those about to graduate – or who have just applied to start courses – in the performing arts, travel…

“What will you do after your PhD?”

This well-intended question is a persistent source of anxiety for PhD students (myself included). You can feel subjected to a disproportionate level of career-related questioning. The end of a PhD can feel like an ominous T-junction: do you take the academic route, or the non-academic route? I’ve found this binary approach difficult to shake, but…

Visiting Switzerland and Germany from home

As part of my MSc in Islamic Finance, I signed up for a study trip to Frankfurt. Throughout the academic year, I got more and more excited about going to Frankfurt and combining this with a trip to my family in Stuttgart, but then COVID-19 happened. I ended up traveling to Stuttgart earlier than expected…

10 Sports-Related Experiences for UF Students to Add to Their Resumes

If it’s your dream to work in sports, you are likely at the point in your college career where you want to gain experience–especially from one of the top athletic schools in the nation. However, getting a job within the sports industry can be difficult without having a full resume. So, how do you do…

The government must protect universities in this crisis or job cuts...

Colleges and universities deliver vital opportunities and drive economic growth. Yet the current coronavirus crisis is now creating huge financial uncertainty in post-16 education. As the general secretary of the University and College Union, I have today written to the government setting out a plan that will protect universities and colleges so they can play…

Lecturers went on strike over insecure jobs – now we fear...

It’s no secret that around half of university teaching staff are on temporary contracts. While they feel anxious and insecure at the best of times, they are now doubly so due to the threat coronavirus poses to their future careers. This has been compounded by reports about academic job losses in Australia and hiring freezes…

A Reporter’s Roadway to United States Weekly

Okay, you love writing. Step one: check. Next up: what exactly do you love to write? Paulina Issac, a former College Magazine editor, knew before her career even started that she had a passion for pop culture. As a journalist, she didn’t sell herself short. Issac gave herself the creative freedom to choose a pathway…

One in 5 trainees lose cash by going to university, IFS...

One in five students would be financially better off if they skipped higher education, according to groundbreaking research that compares the lifetime earnings of graduates and non-graduates. Analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies found while 80% of former students gained financially from attending university, about 20% earned less than those with similar school results…

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