Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 11/2012

Prince Charles Reunited With Papua New Guinea School Friend During Southern Hemisphere Tour

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Prince Charles had a blast from the past after being reunited with an old Papua New Guinea schoolmate he shared student digs with almost half a centur...

Swansea University Student Confessions Contributors Warned They Are Damaging Job Prospects

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Contributors to the new trend of Student Confessions pages, which have taken universities across the nation by storm, have been warned of the dangers ...

Students 'Disgusted' After Leeds Tab Publishes 'The Week I Became A Lesbian'

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students and an NUS officer have condemned an article written by a student journalist titled 'The Week I Became A Lesbian' as "disgusting" and offensi...

Lord Adonis: There Should Be As Many Apprenticeships As There Are University Places

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

There should be as many apprenticeships on offer to school leavers as there are university places, a former Labour schools minister has said. Lord ...

Universities' Financial Future Looks Bleak After Failure To Recruit Enough Students

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Universities could be left cash-strapped and struggling to make ends meet after the rise in tuition fees meant many failed to recruit enough students....

Scotland Announces Student Loans Review After Thousands Struggle To Live Without Money

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Scottish Executive has announced a review into the student loans system after thousands were left struggling to afford food and rent because they ...

US Election 2012: Pictures Of Barack Obama And Mitt Romney When They Were Students

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The tension's building as the time for America to elect its new president looms near. But, if you find all the election-heavy stuff is a tad diffic...

NUS President Liam Burns Concerned #Demo2012 Student Protests Will Turn Violent

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The president of the National Union of Students has revealed his concern that this year's student protests will echo the violence of 2010, when angry ...

GCSE Results Court Hearing Granted To Students And Schools In Fight To Have Exams Re-Marked

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students has been granted a court hearing so they can continue their fight against Ofqual and the government to have their GCSE exam papers...

StudentBeans' Best Offers Of The Week, From Urban Outfitters And Nando's To Ugg Boots

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

There's nothing better than a bargain. And, as Winter is definitely upon us, what better way to wrap your feet up than with a pair of new Uggs, or cos...

Abort67 Protestors 'Driven Off' Nottingham University Campus By Students

Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have declared a victory after driving away a group of notoriously graphic anti-abortion protestors by holding a counter-demonstration. Abo...

Psy Takes Gangnam Style To Oxford University Students (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The now legendary "Gangnam style" dance has been brought to Oxford University by its South Korean creator Psy, who revealed it took 30 days to perfect...

Poor Students With University Dreams Are Being Failed By £50m Government Scheme, Warns IFS

Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A £50m Government scheme aimed at helping the poorest students go to university is too complicated, a report warned on Thursday. A new study by th...

Financial Value Of Degree Declines As Graduates Earn Less Money, Finds HECSU Report

Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The financial value of a degree has been brought into question after a report revealed graduate incomes have been steadily declining over the past dec...

Cardiff University Student Amy Morfoot Strips For Naked Charity Calendar (PICTURES)

Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A Cardiff student and her friends have stripped off in a naked calendar to raise money for a brain tumour charity after her mother was diagnosed with ...

The Best University Student Confessions: From Sex In Movember To Phantom Pooers

Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

From phantom pooers and sex in Movember, to snogging the taxi driver for payment, we've rounded up some of the most embarrassing, cringe-worthy and do...

Teacher Jeremy Forrest In Court Charged With Abducting Schoolgirl And Taking Her To France

Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher has appeared in court via videolink charged with abducting a teenage girl and taking her to France. Jeremy Forrest, 30, was arrested in B...

Is A Degree Worth The Money? In Hindsight, The Young And Unemployed Say 'No'

Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Decisions are always easier with hindsight and for some graduates struggling to find work, it's an expensive price to pay. Questions were asked las...

Tony Blair To Speak At 'Secret' UCL Event To Launch Security And Resilience Studies

Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A leading London university has been criticised by anti-war campaigners over a "secretive" speech being made by former prime minister Tony Blair. U...

State School Students Still Put Off University By Money, Reveals Sutton Trust Report

Posted 11.15.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Able students are put off applying to the most selective institutions by the cost of living, distance from home and future job prospects, new research...

Julian Assange's Planned Cambridge University Speech Is 'Insulting To Rape Victims', Say Students

Posted 11.15.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A women's group says a planned speech by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Cambridge University is an "insult to survivors of rape". Assange will...

Christmas Jumpers For Students: A Survival Guide (PICTURES)

Posted 11.15.2012 | UK Universities & Education

As is always the way when buying your annual Christmas Jumper, choosing your piece de resistance is a minefield of meteoric proportions. QUIZ: WHIC...

Teenagers 'Can't Understand GCSE Exams' Due To Poor Reading Skills, Claims Study

Posted 11.16.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers' reading skills are not good enough to understand a GCSE exam paper, a new study claims. It suggests that on average, a student's reading...

Which Christmas Jumper Are You? (QUIZ)

Posted 11.16.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A Christmas Jumper is so much more than just an ordinary piece of clothing. It is the declaration of your dedication to Christmas, an indication of...

Michael Gove: Encourage Top Graduates To Train As Social Workers

Posted 11.16.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Top graduates will be encouraged to train as social workers under new proposals to improve the profession and raise its status, Michael Gove has annou...