Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 10/2012

Ed Miliband To Announce TechBacc For 'Forgotten 50%' Of Young People At Labour Conference

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A Labour Government would carry out the biggest shake-up of vocational education for a generation to create a "gold standard" qualification for the yo...

Was Garrett Elsey, Canadian Student, 'Crushed To Death In Bristol Bin Lorry' After First University Night Out?

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: Police have said they are not treating Garrett Elsey's death as suspicious. The post mortem of a Canadian student who was killed after retu...

Schools Are Socially Divided, Says Sutton Trust Founder Sir Peter Lampl

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

All bright children should be given the chance to go to private school, an education expert said today, as he warned that the UK's schools are sociall...

Filipino Students Hold Naked Protest In Manila Against Innocence Of Muslim Film (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Filipino students have waded into the protests against anti-muslim film Innocence of Muslims - naked. The students were caught on camera wearing no...

US Universities Trump UK In Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13 Tables

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An American university has once again been crowned best in the world, so what is it US institutions have over their UK competitors - and why are Briti...

School-Style Higher Education Achievement Reports 'Could Replace University Degrees'

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

School-style reports could replace traditional degrees in future under a shake-up of the awarding system, it was suggested today. From this Septemb...

George Galloway Suing The NUS After Being Banned For Rape Comments

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Respect MP George Galloway is suing a students' union after he was banned by the group for being a "rape denier". The National Union Of Students (N...

Rising In The East, Setting In The West: Asian Universities Climb THE World University Rankings

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Universities from the UK and the US should be concerned by their competitors in the East, experts warn, as the latest world university rankings reveal...

Hundreds Of International Students Queue Through The Night To Register With London Police (VIDEO)

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A video showing 300 foreign students queueing through the night in pouring rain to register with the police has been dubbed a "PR disaster" for the na...

Medical Student Sarah Houston Died After Refusing Ambulance, Inquest Hears

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A medical student died after telling her flatmates not to call an ambulance, despite complaining of feeling unwell and experiencing difficulty breathi...

Jessica Smith's Heart Failure Was 'Caused By Her Pierced Ears Or Dental Braces'

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who thought she had indigestion was told by doctors she had just days to live, after being diagnosed with heart failure that may have been ...

Students Who Go On To Teach Poor Children Should Have Tuition Fees Paid Off, Stephen Twigg Says

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Top-performing students could have some of their tuition fees paid off by the taxpayer in return for becoming teachers in deprived areas of the countr...

Student Adam Dixon, Who Died After Taking Ecstasy At University, Prompts Russian Roulette Warning

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The death of a former head boy who collapsed after taking ecstasy has prompted a coroner to warn other students of the "Russian roulette" risk of taki...

#PrimarySchoolMemories: A Round Up Of The Best

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Remember that time when you got really excited when you were asked to fetch the class register? Or when the worst thing EVER was your Tamagotchi dying...

Reading University's Atheist Society 'Thrown Out Of Fair Over Blasphemous Mohammed Pineapple'

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A group of atheist students were kicked out of their university's fresher fair because of a "blasphemous pineapple" named Mohammed. The Reading Uni...

BBC May Be Helping Staff Avoid Tax, Warns PAC Chairwoman Margaret Hodge

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK

MPs have raised concerns that the BBC employs up to 25,000 people a year who do not pay tax at source. The cross-party Public Accounts Committee (P...

Police Deadline To Question Mark Bridger Over April Jones's Disappearance Is Looming

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK

Officers investigating the disappearance of April Jones have until Friday afternoon to question abduction suspect Mark Bridger. They have until 5pm...

Schoolboy Joseph Benett Dies After Inhaling Laughing Gas, Devastated Sister Reveals

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A public schoolboy died after inhaling laughing gas with his friends, his devastated sister has revealed. Promising art student Joseph Benett, 17, ...

Cheryl Cole Rips Trousers On First Night Of Debut Solo Tour In Belfast

Posted 10.05.2012 | Huffington Post

The first night of Cheryl Cole's debut solo tour got off to a ripping start in Belfast on Wednesday - she tore her trousers as soon as she got onstage...

UK Weather Report: Potential Flooding Could Hit England And Wales As Heavy Rain Continues

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK

Potential flooding could hit parts of the UK over the coming days as heavy rain sweep across areas of the country, forecasters said. People in sout...

Hypnotist Colin Adamson Tricks Kent Students Into Thinking They've Been Sexually Assaulted

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A hypnotist who tricked students into performing erotic dances and thinking they had been sexually assaulted has dismissed complaints, calling his sho...

Cambridge International Students Told Not To Join British Binge-Drinking Culture (VIDEO)

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

International students at Cambridge University are being lectured on binge-drinking by fellow students who warn "drinking too much can easily make a g...

April Jones' Headteacher Says Week Has Been Hardest In Machynlleth Primary School's History

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

April Jones' acting headteacher, Gwenfair Glyn, of Machynlleth Primary School, said on Friday that this week had been "the hardest in the school's his...

From YoYos And Tazos To Shoes And Running: The Ridiculous Things Banned At School Over 'Health And Safety'

Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Health and safety are the three words guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of pupils across the UK. The triumvirate is used willy nilly by teac...

Carnage Cardiff's Pimps And Hoes Fancy Dress Theme Sparks Student Petition Over Women's Rights (PICTURES)

Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A party with a pimps and hoes dress code encouraging students to dress as prostitutes has sparked a petition to ban the "misogynistic" theme from futu...