• The Academic Tinder

    Starting university is an exciting time, but can also be incredibly scary. You’re meeting new people, adapting to a new way of living and having to grasp a whole new way of learning in a very short period of time. You’ve got a million and one questions and no...
  • 3, 2, 1… Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action (also known as positive discrimination in the UK) is a system whereby members of groups known to have been previously discriminated against are given preferential treatment in the employment or education process. This can be in the form of quotas, or just employer/recruiter making their decision with...
  • Numeracy and Literacy Skills: Core to our Education System and Life

    The government wants kids to know their times tables and grammar better. Are they right or can you get by without them? For me, grammar and numeracy are two of the most important topics to learn in school, or at least, that is what my teachers continuously stressed to...
  • ‘CV Blind’ Recruitment: The Way To End The Oxbridge Bias?

    Law firm Clifford Chance has adopted a ‘CV blind’ policy for its recruitment process in an attempt to break any bias towards Oxbridge applicants. Staff conducting the interviews are no longer given any information concerning which university candidates attended, or whether they come from state or independent schools. The...