Huffington Post UK has launched its first new section – universities and education.
The move has been timed to coincide with A-level results day and features posts from Shadow Secretary of state for education Andy Burnham, NUS president Liam Burns and Cambridge Union president Calum Macdonald.
The launch comes amid a period of expansion for the website, which launched last month. It is currently recruiting three new editors to cover media, technology and business.
President and editor-in-chief of AOL Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington said: ‘I’m excited about the launch of HuffPost UK Universities & Education, both because I went to university in England, and because HuffPost College has been an incredible success – creating a dynamic platform for partnerships with 130 US college newspapers, and a place to find great content provided by students, professors, and university presidents.”
HuffPo UK editor Carla Buzasi added: ‘As the daughter of two teachers, education is a subject I feel especially passionate about, so I’m delighted that the first addition since we launched will be HuffPostUK Universities & Education.
‘With education undergoing some of the most dramatic changes in decades, including University fees approaching all-time highs, there’s never been a more important time to give students, educators – and anyone who cares about education – a platform to have their views heard.’
In a statement HuffPo said the universities and education section would enable users to ‘share and debate a wide range of viewpoints, from politicians, academics and journalists to parents, students and teachers”.