Tag: University

First Year: the perfect introduction to university, or just a waste of money?


Features Editor Dom Barrett ponders whether first year should matter more

Making Your Relationship Survive the University Test


Deputy News Editor Shay Gray discusses how to make the secondary-to-university shift work in relationships.

Everyone’s Favourite Worst Nightmare – Tuition Fees


Features Editor, Dominic Barrett, discusses the love-hate relationship with university tuition fees. Ask any current university student if they’re looking forward to the prospect of leaving university with a veritable mountain of debt and you’d probably find out pretty quickly just how much they are not looking forward to facing it. That’s not that surprising, […]

New Science Building: Construction On Campus Begins


Construction work has begun on the new Science Building, with the building site set up and foundation work set to begin at the end of the month. The Science Building, which will occupy the area around the John Bowyer building and replace car park 5, is a move by the university to expand the space […]

Northerner venturing South


I’ve always been slightly paranoid about my origins and I know I’m not the only Northerner who feels this way. I was born in Chesterfield and moved up to Liverpool when I was four. When I decided to move down South for university, or, to be precise, 222.7 miles down South according to Google Maps, it was safe to say that […]

Varsity is coming to Royal Holloway!


With the start of the new academic year, exciting news was announced at the SU on Monday 3rd. Over 1000 ‘bears’ attended the SU to hear the announcement from Steph Milne, the Co-President of Sports and Development, that a Varsity between Royal Holloway and the University of Surrey will be occurring on the 29th March […]

University grants scrapped.


As of last Monday, students starting university courses in England will no longer be able to receive maintenance grants. The change, announced in 2015 by Chancellor George Osborne, condemns poorer students into a ‘lifetime of debt’, according to the NUS, with the move deemed as ‘disgraceful’. The vice-president of the NUS, Sorana Vieru, says that […]

Life from another perspective: Studying in Seoul


When you mention that you’re considering a study abroad during your degree, people usually assume that you will be going somewhere in Europe or, if you are feeling adventurous possibly America. So I guess it comes as a big shock to some when you say that you want to go to Asia. Especially if you […]

University heads’ pay hits average of £272k, whilst student fees reach record highs


A study by the University and College Union suggested vice-chancellors at UK universities received average salary packages of £272,000 last year, up some £12,000 from 2014. Vice-chancellors’ pay has come under scrutiny in recent years, with ministers in 2014 raising concerns about the “substantial upward drift” of salaries. The UCU study based on Freedom of […]

Universities Face Cheating Scandal


Over 50,000 university students have been caught cheating at UK universities over the last three years, new figures suggest. Freedom of information data obtained by the Times found that international students were the highest proportion of so called ‘cheaters’, with Students from outside the EU four times more likely to cheat in exams and coursework essays. […]