Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 01/2013

Nearly Half Of Unemployed Young People 'Depressed', Says Prince's Youth Trust

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly half of unemployed young people are "always" or "often" depressed, while more than a quarter are depressed regardless of employment, the Prince...

Students' New Year's Resolutions 2013: From Word Of The Year To Wikipedia

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

We all know new year's resolutions are rarely kept, but we all insist on making them anyway - us included. Far from the normal sign up to the gym/f...

Female University Students Bigger Binge Drinkers Than Males, Research Shows

Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Female students are considered bigger binge drinkers than their male counterparts, with more than half drinking "intensively", research has shown. ...

Student Saving Tips: How To Start Your January Budgeting Post-Christmas And New Year

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

January is never a healthy time for bank balances. Whether you've splurged your money on mulled wine or elf outfits, most students are waiting hungril...

University Applications Drop For A Second Year, Reveals UCAS

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The number of UK students applying to university has slumped for the second year in a row, official figures show. New UCAS statistics show that 265...

Student Budget Cooking: How To Make Cheap, Easy Meals

Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ready-made meals fresh from the freezer seem have a particularly strong appeal when your bank balance is teetering dangerously close your overdraft li...

David Cameron Wants Young Entrepreneurs To 'Create The Next Google'

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has told young entrepreneurs he wants to encourage new businesses in the hope Britain can create the next Amazon or Google. The Prime...

Paedophile Gavin Clark, Eaton School Caretaker, Lived In Cupboard And Possessed Thousands Of Indecent Images

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A primary school caretaker has been jailed for possessing thousands of indecent images of children which were found in the school's store cupboard he ...

The Funniest Spelling And Grammar Mistakes

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

We all make spelling mistakes from time to time, a rogue apostrophe there or an extra 'o' here, but sometimes they're just too horrendous to forgive. ...

Paedophile Sports Teacher Keith Ruby Jailed For Sexually Abusing Rugby Player

Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A former sports teacher at a private school was jailed on Friday for 10 years for sexually abusing a teenage boy. Keith Ruby, who used to work at a...

Best Student New Year And Christmas Confessions: Fraping, Fanuary And Coach Chundering

Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Due to the Christmas break, it's been a while since our last round-up of student confessions. But, in true style, you haven't failed to keep up the...

How Not To Revise: Best Tips For Distracting Yourself From Essays And Exams

Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

By now you'll be knee deep in revision and bored to death with being told how to revise. So, we've decided to give you a well earned break in the f...

Oxbridge Don Suggests Choosing Future Candidates 'Blindfolded' Over Interview System

Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An Oxbridge tutor has suggested future candidates would be better chosen by "putting their names in a bowl" and picking them blindfolded rather than t...

Welsh Universities Admits Students With Two E Grades, Provoking 'Dumbing Down' Debate

Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Updated: 7 January 2012 - statement from Aberystwyth University Universities in Wales are at the centre of a "dumbing down" row as it was revealed...

Student Ibrahim Langoo Finds 'Wrinkled Brain' Kidney In KFC Meal

Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student received a nasty shock as he was tucking into a KFC meal and found what he thought was a "wrinkled brain" inside a piece of fried chicken. ...

US 'White Supremacist' Student Derek Shrout Charged After 'Bomb Plot' On His School

Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student in the US who describes himself as a "white supremacist" has been charged with attempted assault after plans to blow up his school were foun...

HuffPost UK Young Talent: Emily Burg's Incredible Tainted Love Cover

Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As part of our new Young Talent section, where we recognise and celebrate everything young people have to offer, we're shining the spotlight on one te...

Drugs Are Fine In Moderation, Say UEA Students

Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Class A drugs are "safer than alcohol" and the risks and dangers involved in taking drugs are no more than "scaremongering", according to students. ...

Serigne Tacko Mbengue, NUS Activist, Has To 'Prove Homosexuality' To Avoid Deportation From UK

Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The UK Border Agency is reportedly demanding a student activist proves he is gay in order to avoid deportation back to his home country, where he face...

Foreign Students Feel Unwelcome In UK Due To Government Crackdown, Warns UK Universities Chief

Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Calls to crackdown on bogus foreign students have driven large numbers of genuine overseas applicants to competitor countries, damaging not only unive...

Julian Assange To Speak At Oxford University Union Prompts Student Protest Plans

Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An appearance by Julian Assange at Oxford University is prompting students to organise demonstrations in London and Oxford in protest. The Wikileak...

US Pupil Andrea Hernandez Loses 'Mark Of The Beast' Tracking Badge Appeal

Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A pupil who refused to wear a badge which enabled her school to track her movements because it was the "mark of the beast" has lost her appeal. And...

Academies Manipulating Admissions To Exclude Poorer Pupils, Report Suggests

Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Some academy schools may be "manipulating" admissions to select and exclude certain pupils, a new report suggests. A study by the Academies Commiss...

UEA Students Banned From Natwest Funding As Student Union Enforces Bank Boycott

Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university union has banned its own students from applying to a national bank group for funding and watching six nations rugby at their union bar - ...

Are Degrees Getting Easier? Number Of University Students Gaining Firsts Doubles

Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The number of students graduating with a first-class degree has more than doubled in 10 years, with one in six now gaining top honours, figures show. ...