Birmingham University

A Birmingham Student Is Trying To Make Her University Class Rape As An 'Extenuating Circumstance'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Birmingham is trying to make her university class rape as "extenuating circumstances", in the wake of research which revealed nearly ha...

Anti-Semitism and Abuse Is Not Acceptable - Not Online, Not Ever

Megan Dunn | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Dunn

Bullying and abuse online is unacceptable, but the fact that it is online is not the problem. In the last few days alone, my Twitter stream has been a stark reminder of the very real and horrific reality of anti-semitism that Jewish students face in Britain. Izzy Lenga, the education officer at Birmingham Guild of Students, has been subjected to abhorrent abuse and threats for daring to challenge anti-semitism on campus.

Students At Birmingham University Will Now Get Free Tampons

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Birmingham University will get free sanitary products thanks to a campaign by a sabbatical officer at the students' union. Daisy Lindla...

Students Banned From Throwing Graduation Caps At Birmingham Uni Reception Over 'Health And Safety Fears'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at Birmingham University have been banned from throwing their caps in a graduation reception over health and safety fears, it has emerged. ...

'Islam Must Die': Horrific Graffiti Daubed On Birmingham University Buildings

The Huffington Post UK | Laura Heffernan | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Police investigations have begun after Islamophobic graffiti was discovered on the University of Birmingham campus. The offensive scrawls were spra...

Four Student Occupations Which Actually Won Their Demands

The Huffington Post UK | Ben Jackson | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

You don't often hear about student protesters winning battles with uni bosses. Why? Put simply, because it hardly ever happens. Last month, two Birmin...

Birmingham Uni Suspends Students Over Peaceful Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Are student protests a thing of the past? The University of Birmingham seems to think so. On Wednesday the university announced the suspension of ...

'Hermit' Student Lived in Library for Six Weeks - In Exchange For £30k

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Pavey | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

In an extreme attempt to save his degree, a failing University of Birmingham student, known as the “UoB Library Hermit”, lived in the library for ...

WATCH: Birmingham University Releases Hideously Cringey Music Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oh dear. Birmingham evidently didn't learn any lessons from Loughborough University students' heinous promotional video as they've now gone and topped...

Lucy Sherriff

Protest Planned Over Ban On Muslim Students Wearing Veils At Birmingham College | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Following the decision by a college to ban Muslim students from wearing veils, students, leaders and politicians alike are campaigning to have the co...

Funny Exam Answers

PA | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

General Franco's rule of Spain was ably assisted by "right-wing panties", while Alfred Hitchcock's films reflect his life as a "torched Catholic". ...

SEE: Students Build UK's First Hybrid Train

PA | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A prototype hydrogen-powered narrow gauge locomotive has been designed, built and tested by a group of university engineering students and staff. H...

Graduate Challenges 'Illegal' Poundland Work Experience In Court

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An unemployed graduate is challenging the legality of a government work experience scheme that she says forced her to work for free in Poundland. C...

Increase In Poorer Students Dropping Out Of University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The number of students dropping out after their first year at university has increased, particularly among those from disadvantaged areas, figures rev...

Increase In Students Turning To Prostitution To Fund Studies, Warns Journal

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Medic students are increasingly turning to the sex trade to pay for university tuition fees, a survey has found. One in 10 trainee doctors claim to...

Less Than Half Of Engineering Graduates Finding Jobs

PA | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Less than half of engineering graduates are working in the industry after graduating, research suggests. A new study claims th...