Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 04/2013

Student Confessions: Farting In Clubs, Pooing In The Street And Porn In Lectures

Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the UK have sunk to new lows in this week's confessions roundup: pooing in the street and watching porn in lectures, with even the dre...

Sussex University Student Protesters Evicted By Police After Months Of Occupation (PICTURES)

Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Student protesters have been evicted from Sussex University by numerous security guards, bailiffs and police officers after an eight-week-long occupat...

Ridiculous Things I Did As An Intern

Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As being an intern is fast becoming a rite of passage and having to do ridiculously menial tasks is part and parcel of said "internship", we've decide...

Favourite Memories From The 90s: Yikes Pencils, S Club 7 And Saturday Night TV

Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Crop tops, denim jackets, crap hair: nineties fashion is like so in right now, but what about the crazes which weren't included in the second coming? ...

Student Blog Of The Week: Jens Klots And His Video Blog JKBlogging

Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

| Are you a student blogger? Fancy appearing in our Student Blog of the Week series? Click here to find out more | Introducing... Jens Klot...

Margaret Thatcher's Funeral: Students' Surprise At Neutral Crowd

Posted 04.17.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Margaret Thatcher was a figure who divided a generation, but, as thousands flocked to St Paul's for the former prime minister's funeral, what did she ...

LSE Tells Students Angry At North Korea BBC 'Publicity': This Isn't Just About You

Posted 04.18.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics has hit back at students who accused the university of putting them at risk after they travelled to North Korea with a ...

Top Student Ross Haughey Hanged Himself But Gave 'No Reason' In Suicide Not

Posted 04.18.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager walked into woods and hanged himself despite being an accomplished A-level student, much loved by his family and seemingly without any worr...

Student Blog Of The Week: Louise Murphy And Her 'This Book Is Reserved' Blog

Posted 04.18.2013 | UK Universities & Education

| Are you a student blogger? Fancy appearing in our Student Blog of the Week series? Click here to find out more | Introducing... Louise Mu...

Student Musician Of The Week: UCL Student Rubin Patel And The Groovy Tuesdays

Posted 04.19.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This week's student musician is Rubin Patel, who performs with his backing band the Groovy Tuesdays. He is currently a first-year at UCL and studying ...

Poor Students To Receive 'Well Done' Letters From Government For GCSE Achievements

Posted 04.19.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Poorer students who achieve top marks in their GCSE exams will receive a "well done" letter from ministers, it has been revealed, prompting accusation...

Technical Baccalaureate Means Schools Judged On Students' Vocational Qualifications

Posted 04.22.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Schools and colleges will be judged on how many sixth-formers gain good vocational qualifications, it was announced on Monday. Ministers have revea...

15 St George's Fancy Dress Costumes To Make You Cringe (PICTURES)

Posted 04.22.2013 | UK Universities & Education

St George's Day is traditionally celebrated in the pub, with punters dressed in a plethora of England flags, decked in red wigs or donning chain mail ...

Michael Gove Petitioned To Teach In Secondary School For A Term

Posted 04.22.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Education secretary Michael Gove is the subject of a petition calling for him to work in a comprehensive secondary school for a term, shortly after he...

Roedean School Defends Itself Against Inaccurate Claims Over Plastic Surgery Talk

Posted 04.22.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A prestigious private school has been forced to defend itself after a plastic surgeon gave a talk to its female students last year. Roedean, an ind...

Sarah Houston, Leeds Medical Student, Died After Taking Weight Loss Pills, Inquest Hears

Posted 04.23.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A 23-year-old medical student died after taking "toxic" weight loss pills she had bought on the internet, an inquest heard on Monday. Sarah Houston...

Suli Breaks, Spoken Word Poet,' 'I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate' Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Posted 04.23.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A video titled "I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate" has gone viral, reducing some viewers to tears and causing others to speak about their h...

Oxford's Somerville College Cancels Student Plans To Display Living Nurse Shark At Summer Ball

Posted 04.24.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford students have had their plans to display a living shark in a tank as entertainment for a summer ball shot down by their college, over fears of ...

Suli Breaks, Spoken Word Poet, On Success Of 'Why I Hate School But Love Education' (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2013 | UK Universities & Education

While parents and teachers are looking to politicians for the latest on school and education, the young are opening their eyes - and ears - to Suli Br...

Beer Pong A 'Dangerous' Drinking Game Due To Bacteria And Salmonella Risk, Find Students

Posted 04.24.2013 | UK Universities & Education

We've known for a while now beer isn't too good for you, but now we've been told we could contract salmonella from playing beer pong and the fave stud...

More Pupils Taking 'Tougher' IGCSEs, Figures Suggest

Posted 04.26.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Soaring numbers of pupils are being entered for a qualification that is often seen as a tougher alternative to GCSEs, new figures suggest. Schools ...

Students In Teesside Get MMR Jabs After 'Serious' Measles Outbreak

Posted 04.26.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Secondary school children rolled up their sleeves on Friday to receive the MMR jab in one of the areas worst affected by the measles outbreak. Arou...

GCSE English To Contain Less Coursework In Bid To Overhaul Exam, Ofqual Announces

Posted 04.26.2013 | UK Universities & Education

GCSE English will contain less coursework in the future under new proposals to overhaul the qualification, it was announced on Friday. From next su...

BBC Director Tony Hall Defends North Korea Panorama Which Used LSE Students

Posted 04.26.2013 | UK Universities & Education

New BBC director-general Tony Hall has defended the Panorama documentary on North Korea which was criticised for putting university students at risk a...

Student Blog Of The Week: Lindsey Holland And Her Blog Ropes Of Holland

Posted 04.26.2013 | UK Universities & Education

| Are you a student blogger? Fancy appearing in our Student Blog of the Week series? Click here to find out more | Introducing... Lindsey Hol...