Category Archives: UK

Dual citizenship is no longer a ticket to free education

A dual citizenship has been a way for UK students to avoid the Scottish school fees. For students from Northern Ireland there are possibilities to claim an Irish passport to get around

15 years after the conflict (continued): Universities integrated but students still separated

Northern Ireland has a segregated education system, until you go to university. But even though the universities have no formal separation the students still socialize within their own community. By Elin Larsson

Scotland favours EU students over neighbouring UK students

EU students can benefit from Scottish education without paying a single penny in tuition fees. But for Scotland’s direct neighbours and fellow countrymen, the reality is another. Students from elsewhere within the

15 years after the conflict: Northern Ireland’s school system keeps the issues alive

In 1998 the Good Friday agreement was signed in Northern Ireland, a settlement to promote peace, unify the country and stop the violence. Today 15 years later 90% of the students go

Poor students still need help to get in to the best universities

Many poorer students in Britain are eligible for places at top universities, but are still being rejected for non-academic reasons. Leading educational institutes should go further to bridge the gap between the

Cambridge University “definitely the most elitist in Britain”

Student Kelvin James has blasted Cambridge University, deeming them to be one of the most elitist universities in Britain. The controversial statement comes in the wake of Kelvin’s application being rejected despite

British universities face an online avalanche

  A number of British universities could be facing closure, if they don’t adapt their methods of teaching to the 21st century, states a new report on the future of higher education.

Belfast film festival celebrates 13 years

It started as a local city event. Today, more than 100 films are screened every year and visitors from all over the world are passing by Northern Ireland to attend the 13th

Scotland an attractive place for foreign workers

Are you looking for a job in Britain? Then chances are that you will end up in Edinburgh or Glasgow rather than Birmingham or Newcastle. According to statistics from the department for

British boxer dies after collapse in the ring

Michael Norgrove only made it to 31 years of age, before he last Saturday passed away from bleedings in the brain. The undefeated boxer collapsed after a match at “The Ring” in

How I got to sit on the lap of a cab driver

Being accustomed to driving in the right side of the road can get you into all sorts of trouble, if you decide to leave home sweet home behind to spend time in the

The dark side of Edinburgh

By: Natalija Sako and Elin Larsson Edinburgh, UK: As the sun sets and a chill moves in on the city of Edinburgh a small group of people start to gather on the

Southampton City Council leader backs “Drunk Tanks”

Following a string of assaults and vandalism in Southampton, council leader Royston Smith has taken a step towards dealing with drunken hooliganism in the Polygon area.  Written by Adam Sinclair Charles Overturned

British Welfare System Set to Undergo ‘Fair’ Change

The British welfare system will receive a major shake up in the coming weeks following years of misuse. After claiming a majority vote in the House of Commons in January, Justice and

The Hub; a church where festivals are more common than prayers

By Elin Larsson and Natalija Sako Edinburgh, UK: At the heart of Edinburgh, right in the middle of the old city, lies the Hub. What from the outside looks like any other