Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 12/2012

Student Uni Confessions: From Secret Santas And CIA Agents To Naked Runs And Sex On The Street

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

From taping men to mattresses in a John-Tucker-Must-Die style revenge, to throwing up in pillow cases and being caught doing the walk of shame by poli...

Sponsor A Scholar Is The 'Tip Of A Very Large Iceberg' Of Student Sex Workers

Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The website exposed last week for apparently offering students tuition fee money in return for sex is the "tip of a very large iceberg", a sex industr...

Bristol University's Christian Union Bans Women From Speaking At Meetings

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: Bristol University Christian Union's decision to ban women is not a new policy and has been around for several years, it has since emerged. ...

Bristol University's Christian Union 'Has Always' Banned Women From Speaking At Meetings

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Women have "always" been banned from teaching at Christian Union meetings, and the Bristol University society's compromise to allow women to speak wit...

Muslim Community Needs To 'Stop Avoiding' Gay Issue, Says Student

Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A British Muslim student has described his struggle to cope with being gay and urged Islamic communities to "stop sweeping the issue under the carpet"...

University Numbers Drop By 30,000 As Students Deterred By Tuition Fee Hike, Estimates Les Ebdon

Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Up to 30,000 fewer students may have started university courses this year following the tuition fee hike, the government's fair access tsar has sugges...

Michael Gove To Send In Former Soldiers To Discipline Troubled Students

Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Former soldiers will be sent into classrooms to instil discipline and raise results among troubled youngsters, ministers have announced. Under a ne...

'Sick' April Jones And Jimmy Savile Tweeter Joey Guy Sacked By UCLan Students' Union

Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A students' union officer has been given the boot two months after tweeting jokes about missing toddler April Jones and the victim of suspected paedop...

English Baccalaureate Certificate Will 'Fuel Inequalities' Among Students Warn Campaigners

Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government's new qualification for 16-year-olds could limit pupils' choice and fuel inequalities in the education system, campaigners have warned....

Student Uni Confessions: From Revenge On Exes And Being Snowed In To Gay Porn And One Night Stands

Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

This week's round-up of student confessions sees post grads in porn careers, revenge on exes and stealing a pet fish after a one-night stand. We're...

Payday Lenders Are Exploiting Vulnerable Students, Warns NUS' Pete Mercer

Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Payday lenders are exploiting vulnerable students, according to the National Union of Students, which has condemned such companies as "unethical and i...

GCSE Legal Challenge In High Court As Students Fight For Re-Mark

Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A legal challenge over this summer's GCSE English controversy is due to begin at the High Court on Tuesday. An alliance of pupils, schools, local c...

Gay Marriage Petition Launched By NUS Heads To David Cameron In Form Of Christmas Cards

Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Student leaders have expressed their intentions to "drown out homophobic voices" with a campaign designed to encourage the prime minister to push thro...

New Sexual Abuse Claims At St Ambrose College, Cheshire, As More Victims Come Forward

Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Detectives investigating alleged sexual abuse at a Catholic boys' school are looking into new allegations after receiving more calls from former pupil...

Students Failed By Maths Education System

Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Young mathematicians are being let down by an education system that does not allow them to gain a thorough knowledge of the subject, experts warned on...

Most Ridiculous Christmas Fancy Dress Costumes, From Slutty To Stupid (PICTURES)

Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ok, so we're all getting excited about Christmas. And the best parts are the parties. Whether you're heading to the student union, Tiger Tiger, Oce...

Theresa May Announces Tougher Restrictions On Foreign Students Studying In The UK

Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

International students wishing to study in the UK will have to jump through more hoops after Theresa May announced a new "tougher" process for vetting...

'Thousands' Of Students Avoiding University Due To Tuition Fees Rise

Posted 12.13.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tens of thousands fewer students started university courses this autumn following the move to triple tuition fees, it was suggested on Thursday. Co...

Chance Of Attending University Still Influenced By Parents' Education

Posted 12.14.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager's chance of going to university is still influenced by their parents' education, new research suggests. State school students with highl...

Top Universities To Offer Free Online Courses

Posted 12.14.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Leading universities are backing a new venture offering students free access to courses. Futurelearn, launched by the Open University, will bring t...

Amazing Then And Now Pictures Of Derelict US Cass Tech High School

Posted 12.14.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Haunting pictures of a dilapidated school have emerged, charting the stark difference between the once vibrant, student-filled halls and the now derel...

St Andrews University Students Apologise Over 'Champagning' Stunt

Posted 12.14.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students at St Andrews' University have been shamed into apologising for dousing themselves in what appears to be champagne in order to flaunt their w...

Universities Don't Know How To Deal With LGBT Students, Warns NUS

Posted 12.14.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Universities do not know how to deal with students who want to come out or transition, leaving them without support and at risk of mental health issue...

Best Student Uni Confessions: From Bondage And Oxbridge To Streaming Porn And Jack Wills

Posted 12.17.2012 | UK Universities & Education

From bondage tendencies and pooing in bags, to swapping cigarettes for sausages and papering your housemate's bedroom in Christmas wrapping, we bring ...

Exeter University Student Loses Game Of 'Fives' And Has To Go On Return 16-Hour Trip To Edinburgh

Posted 12.17.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Most student forfeits involve stripping naked or downing pints but one undergraduate went further than the rest when he lost a game of fives and went ...