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Second Student Contracts Meningitis At Liverpool Hope University

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (14:12)

It has been confirmed that a second Liverpool Hope University student is suffering from meningitis, two weeks after another died from the disease in the same halls of residence.

The 18 year-old woman is being treated in hospital and lives in the same building as Alisha Bartolini, also 18, who...

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Library Book Saves Student From Bullet Fired During Gunman's Florida State Shooting

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (10:14)

A student rented hardback book from his university library expecting it to help him with his studies - not save his life.

But the book took the impact of a bullet fired at the student during Thursday’s Florida State University shooting - and he posted pictures showing the amazing stroke...

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Dragon's Den Stars Support Teen Threatened With Suspension After Making £14k Selling Sweets

(198) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (09:35)

A 15-year-old budding entrepreneur has received the support of the stars of TV's Dragons Den after he made £14,000 selling sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks to school pals in the playground.

Tommie Rose, a student at Buile Hill High School in Salford, Manchester, was saving up the money to pay...

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Being Clever Might Not Be Enough For Britain's Top Universities

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (09:35)

Private school pupils are almost one and a half times more likely to graduate from an elite university than those that attend state schools, and require lower grades to do so, research into education trends has found.

Academics found 31% of private school pupils graduated from an elite institution, compared...

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Footage Emerges Of Terrified Students Cowering In Library In Florida State Campus Shooting

(1) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (13:35)

A shooting at a Florida State University campus has left three students injured, and the alleged gunman dead, according to reports.

Those injured are being treated at a nearby hospital. The shooting happened just after midnight in the campus library in Tallahassee, Florida.

Students tweeted from the library during the...

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Winchester University Cracks Down On Students Having 'Sex In Street'

(16) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (10:04)

Residents in Winchester say they are being regularly disturbed by students' rampant romps in the street, in full view of their homes.

Locals living on the city’s Stanmore area, close to Winchester University campus, say they are being woken up by students partying, vomiting, urinating, and even performing sex...

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Five Thai Students Arrested For Hunger Games Salute

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (09:27)

Five students in Thailand have been arrested by police for displaying the three-fingered salute made famous by The Hunger Games trilogy in front of the country’s prime minister.

A lawyer acting for the men, who are all Thai university students, has said they were being held and questioned by soldiers...

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Why Are Students Attending The #FreeEducation Protest?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2014 | (15:16)

Each of the thousands of students that attended Wednesday’s #FreeEducation demo in central London had different reasons for doing so.

And while for some it was a chance to rebel against the government, and even the police, others were clear in their reasons for supporting free education.


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#FreeEducation 2014 Demo: The Best Protest Placards

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2014 | (15:15)

The #FreeEducation demonstration may be a chance to air your voices to the world, but it's also a chance to show how witty you can be within the confines of a piece of cardboard.

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Thousands Of Students Set To March In London Free Education Demo

(1) Comments | Posted 18 November 2014 | (13:55)

A march in central London to support free education is expected to attract thousands of students from across the UK on Wednesday.

A coalition of student groups, including the Student Assembly Against Austerity, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, and the Young Greens, has organised the march which is...

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Nearly Three Quarters Of Students 'Unable To Repay Student Loans'

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2014 | (11:36)

Nearly three quarters of students may never pay back their students loans, as the current funding system represents "the worst of both worlds" according to a new report.

A government commission says that even graduates who earn average salaries in public sector professions will be unable to repay their student...

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10 Reasons Free Education Should Happen

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2014 | (09:32)

Ahead of Wednesday’s Free Education demonstration in central London, and despite its withdrawal from the event, the National Union of Students has released its Roadmap for Free Education.

We take a look at 10 reasons free education supporters use to say why it should happen:


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Pussy Riot Speaks At Cambridge Union

(0) Comments | Posted 17 November 2014 | (13:13)

Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina spoke at the Cambridge Union on Saturday, as part of a UK visit to promote their campaign for the reform of Russian prisons.

The pair were sentenced to two years in prison in 2012 for an anti-Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral,...

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7 Signs You're A Brunel University London Student

(0) Comments | Posted 17 November 2014 | (11:05)

Brunel University London is in London, but not quite. An hour from central London and yet a world away on its own campus, Brunel is known for its community atmosphere.

From Fresher's to F.A.C.E., to One World Week in between, there’s always something going on.

And despite Brunel having recently...

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How Interested Are UK Students in the French Elections?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 April 2012 | (15:54)

This Sunday, voting in the first round of the French Presidential elections takes place, yet I find Student interest in the battle for the Élysée Palace across the Channel still heavily shadowed by the race for the White House across the pond. Is this because of language, culture or the...

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Student Activism Shouldn't All Be About Protesting

(1) Comments | Posted 16 March 2012 | (23:00)

This week, the National Union of Students (NUS) organised a national walk out in protest of government cuts. This day of action was presented as being a well-coordinated series of protests, the biggest of which was in London.

However, on my university campus at Brunel University in West London,...

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