Access to justice in student appeals: lawyers be gone?

Students should not be dissuaded from exercising their right to seek legal advice for student appeals, says Christopher Coyle.   Against a backdrop of lawyer-bashing, there is a worrying trend by universities of discouraging students from seeking legal advice, particularly in the field of academic appeals. Many universities have enshrined within their Governance Regulations that students cannot have representation by a lawyer for an appeal hearing, although they can have family, friends or other forms of representative as long as they are not legally qualified.   Others have taken a further step by explicitly discouraging students seeking any form of…

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How To Change Your Career Path After Your Degree

It’s subject that perplexes a lot of us, how best to change our career after our degree. There is nothing quite so disheartening as the growing realisation that you’ve chosen the wrong subject or career path. But it’s not too late to forge a career in the area you want, here are some tips on how to go about it: Positive thinking Have a long hard think about what it is you want to do. Don’t put any barriers or objections in your way. Simply think positively, out of all the things in the world, what would you most enjoy,…

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5 Ways To Be Confident In What You Wear

We all struggle with confidence in one way or another, but lacking confidence in your outfit choice should be a thing of the past. We’ve create a list to help you find the right style for you, learn to love what you wear and embrace your body. Learn what works for your body type The most important thing to consider when buying clothes is your body type. Everyone is unique, so we shouldn’t all dress the same. Whether you have an hourglass figure or are more pear shape, you need to dress according to your body type. What works on someone…

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Summer Holiday on a Student Budget

You’ve made it to the end of the University year, which probably means you have just gone through a few weeks of intense exams, essays, presentations and all the fun stuff that comes with gaining a degree. Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate with all the new friends you’ve made… but there’s just one problem… With the last installment of your student loan a distant memory; you may all be facing a very tight budget. If the balance is that low, of course my advice is: do not spend what little you do have on a big holiday!…

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