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Should we rename this forum 'Education'?

The MixThe Mix Staff teamPosts: 1,847 Moderator
edited January 3 in Student Life & Education
Feel free to add your reasons and thoughts below. :) 

Should we rename this forum 'Education'? 9 votes

Yes
11% 1 vote
No, keep it as 'Student'
88% 8 votes
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  • MegglesMeggles Unicorn. Posts: 1,048 Fanatical Poster
    Why education?  If your in education your a student? Being a student comes with a lot of struggles and stuff.
    Education just makes it seem like... Idk but like I do know
  • Millie2787Millie2787 WorcestershirePosts: 691 Incredible Poster
    Renaming it as education makes me think that we could only post about educational things if that makes sense rather than things that come with being a student if that makes sense ? 
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  • The MixThe Mix Staff team Posts: 1,847 Moderator
    Thanks @Meggles & @Millie2787. :)

    For some context, the thought that triggered this was that other forums are titled with subjects (Health & Wellbeing, Sex & Rels, etc.), whereas this one is currently named after a group of people, which breaks that trend slightly. It's a bit like how 'Gender & Sexuality' isn't called 'LGBT+'.

    It is a very minor thing - we're just floating the idea to see what people think. :)

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  • MegglesMeggles Unicorn. Posts: 1,048 Fanatical Poster
    Student is a subjuct. It's not just about education... Lots goes on with social factors of being a student (Freshers week advice) etc etc too
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 891 Incredible Poster
    I agree, education is but one aspect of a busy student life!
    MegglesAriana
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 122 The Mix convert
    @The Mix How about "Student Life" instead? Then it's not a particular person, but more a particular aspect of life and the issues that might bring with it.

    I also think "Education" sounds a bit too formal compared to the other sections too and people might shy away from the word if they're having bad experiences with school etc.
    kathleen0172MegglesMillie2787Eyepatch
  • The MixThe Mix Staff team Posts: 1,847 Moderator
    edited January 4
    Dang, a unanimous verdict! Loud and clear - thanks guys. :tongue: 

    'Student Life' is a solid suggestion @Ariana. That seems like a decent solution here. How do we all feel about that one? Throw Ariana an 'agree' if you like it. :) 

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  • The MixThe Mix Staff team Posts: 1,847 Moderator
    We decided to go with this idea. :) Thanks everyone, and thanks @Ariana for the suggestion!

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  • ArianaAriana Posts: 122 The Mix convert
    Thank you @The Mix I'm glad people liked it! 
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    edited January 9
    Oh I’m too late to answer this question. But I disagree with everyone else

    I saw this question a few days ago but forgot to answer and cause realised you was just gunna write it as student. But today I did write a thread about education/work/volunteering and I thought about putting it in this forum as I really wanted to speak about education more. But I am not a student, I just want advice around education. so I felt like it didn’t fit and the title makes it sound like you’re student asking for advice. & student sounds more formal than education imo

    But obviously no one else thinks that lol so ignore
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • independent_independent_ Boards Baby ScotlandPosts: 1,126 Fanatical Poster
    I'm also too late to answer but I remember when I first joined being confused by this, I thought it was just for university students and not for school/college. But that's probably just me and I agree with the others that education is quite formal for a place like this :)
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    I'm also too late to answer but I remember when I first joined being confused by this, I thought it was just for university students and not for school/college. But that's probably just me and I agree with the others that education is quite formal for a place like this :)
    Omg i thought i was the only one who thought that!  
    I used to think this too when i was in college and was still a member. I thought student meant uni. But thought was only one who thought those terms for uni. ‘Student’ sounds more grown up and never remember calling myself a student in school or college. I just thought people said “I am in school” and people in uni said theyre a ‘student’ Lol. 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
    independent_
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    edited January 9
    Shaunie said:
    Omg i thought i was the only one who thought that!  
    I used to think this too when i was in college and was still a member. I thought student meant uni. But thought was only one who thought those terms for uni. ‘Student’ sounds more grown up and never remember calling myself a student in school or college. I just thought people said “I am in school” and people in uni said theyre a ‘student’ Lol. 
    Lol this was so annoying me & taken me so long to think about why I used to think student is uni. I think its mostly cause student makes you sound independent & it’s cause I say things like “oh load of school kids over there” lol and when I think about uni I don’t exactly call them uni kids. Lol I say just students or uni students and cause when I was in school the teacher called us pupils not students and we called each other school kids and never students. So I also used to see this thread as uni. & definetly not only one who thought that @ independent 


    and maybe could confuse other younger people? As people use different words for things & cant go wrong saying education. i don’t know
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 122 The Mix convert
    Yeh I see your point @Shaunie and @independent_

    Maybe something like "School, College & University" would feel more inclusive?
    independent_
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    Ariana said:
    Yeh I see your point @Shaunie and @independent_

    Maybe something like "School, College & University" would feel more inclusive?
    Ah yeah
    but then there’s like lots of educational stuff aswell like online courses which isn’t college or uni and I think people call appertships students aswell

    i don’t see why it wouldnt just be Education imo as covers it all, of all struggles of being in education and no misunderstanding of words cause education means the same for everyone
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • MegglesMeggles Unicorn. Posts: 1,048 Fanatical Poster
    Im afraid im going to have to disagree with now whats being said. We refer to our high school kids as students where I am. You have to remember education is only a small part of being a student. Even if you are doing an online cousec or whatever, you are still a student of that course
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    How is education a small part of being a student. 
    If i saw that title id be like okay i can speak about my uni struggle or school or where ever place i am learning and struggling cause still means youre a student so im really confused on why saying that

    and just two people have said ‘student’ used to only mean one thing to them. Yet education means the same for everyone else and just means somewhere youre being educated 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    Meggles said:
     We refer to our high school kids as students where I am. 
    & Your school must of used american terms then cause i never said the word “high school” either was always secondary school. 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 122 The Mix convert
    I think what @Meggles means @Shaunie (and please do correct me if I'm wrong!) is that there's a lot more to being a student, say at university, than just studying and education. There's living away from home for the first time, there's halls and socials, there's renting a house for the first time, there's nightlife, there's social worries like making new friends, there are clubs and societies, there's studying abroad, there's the infuriating admin system, etc. etc. There's just so much more that people might want to talk about when it comes to "student life" than just the "education" or studying side of things....

    But I do see your point about courses that aren't part of a school, college, or university. Although I imagine those would be more vocational so could maybe go in the Work & Volunteering section? I don't know, just thinking aloud, feel free to ignore! 
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 122 The Mix convert
    Shaunie said:
    Meggles said:
     We refer to our high school kids as students where I am. 
    & Your school must of used american terms then cause i never said the word “high school” either was always secondary school. 
    Also they use "high school" in Scotland as well as in America.  :) Which I only learned recently!
    independent_
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    edited January 10
    But even said your self “if youre in education youre a student” so it cover that? If someone says “oh i think i may go back into education” and theyre meaning uni - you think oh youre not going to have a student life or ... i am just lil confused :) . It still means youre a student. 

    It doesn’t matter lol am out numbered 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 891 Incredible Poster
    How about a name that's inclusive of everything?

    "Student life and education" ?

    In primary school we were referred to as 'pupils' but in secondary school and onwards someone here would be called a 'student'.

    Any misunderstandings with the name of the subforum could always be addressed in the 'about [subforum name here]' thread?
    independent_
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    edited January 10

    "Student life and education" ?
    But being in education is a student life. Ha. 
    It doesn’t matter, I’m just saying that I ain’t surprised that most of the threads on here are about uni

    But yeah if to most of you think student life and education are so different ? then just calling it only student life then should sound like, to you, it means only living away & stuff and not including the education part.(?)  



    but ignore me. Cause all think is student life so it doesn’t matter now 
    aha I’m sorry
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 891 Incredible Poster
    You're right, and anyone learning any trade or skill or about any subject is a student regardless, but 'student' carries a connotation of university and I think a mention of education helps convey the forum isn't just for uni students?
    independent_
  • MegglesMeggles Unicorn. Posts: 1,048 Fanatical Poster
    High school is used in the west midlands too. It's senior school or high school
  • MegglesMeggles Unicorn. Posts: 1,048 Fanatical Poster
    People don't always associate students with uni tho 🙃
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    Meggles said:
    People don't always associate students with uni tho 🙃
    Some do though. Esp where I live 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • MegglesMeggles Unicorn. Posts: 1,048 Fanatical Poster
    Shaunie said:
    Meggles said:
    People don't always associate students with uni tho 🙃
    Some do though. Esp where I live 
    But it shouldn't.
    It feels like it's creating a big stigma around who students are
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 2,900 Mega Poster
    Meggles said:
    Shaunie said:
    Meggles said:
    People don't always associate students with uni tho 🙃
    Some do though. Esp where I live 
    But it shouldn't.
    It feels like it's creating a big stigma around who students are
    I know. Though student & pupil are same things so doesn’t matter. I’m  just saying that saying that sounds like you’re ignoring all the younger people who use different terms. 
    “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care” Marvin J. Ashton 🌸🌸
  • ArianaAriana Posts: 122 The Mix convert
    Shaunie said:
    I know. Though student & pupil are same things so doesn’t matter. I’m  just saying that saying that sounds like you’re ignoring all the younger people who use different terms. 
    That's why I thought "School, College & University" might work because then it's definitely including school. But I do still think "Education" is a) too formal and b) doesn't take into account all the other issues that come with student life that people might want to talk about.
    independent_
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