Swansea University

Student Overdoses On Slimming Pills After Taking Out Payday Loan

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student who took a fatal overdose of slimming pills was plagued with money worries after a payday loan he had taken out increased from £100 to £80...

Well That's One Way To Make Money Over The Summer..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A physics student had a rather different way of earning money over the summer after he was invited to star in a porn film while on holiday. Luke-Kr...

Interview With Student Porn Star, Luke-Kristopher Davis

Samantha Booth | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Everyone loves a gossip, so when a Swansea student revealed they have taken a paid job as a porn star on his year abroad, news travelled fast...

What's The Best University In 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Tala Sweiss | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Despite the endless amount of advice available to students nowadays, choosing where to spend years studying is a daunting prospect; so how are you sup...

You Can Have a Business at University

Gemma Parry | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

About a year ago, my partner sat me down, looked me very seriously in the eye and said,"Gemma, I'm going to start a company."...

Swansea Students' Union Meltdown?

Gemma Parry | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Several things have happened in my students' union at Swansea University within the last few weeks, leading up to the Full Time Officer Elections, which are starting this week (24th March). It's been an interesting past few weeks, with student participation, awareness and involvement in the students' union at an all time high...

Should We Ban The Sun Because of Page 3?

Gemma Parry | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Yes, Page Three should go. It is outdated, it is pointless and it has no place in newspapers. It is demeaning, not just for the women on the page, but for the men, women, boys and girls who have to see it. It should go. But banning the publication and taking away basic human rights to a free press for one bad page isn't the way forward.

University Pole Dancing Society Banned Due To 'Sex Industry Links'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university has banned pole dancing classes because the exercise is "inextricably linked to the sex industry", according to student leaders. The d...

Should Pole Fitness Be Banned?

Gemma Parry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Attempting to link pole fitness classes and societies with violence against women is both completely wrong and very dangerous. To blame violence against women by men on the actions of these women who choose to partake in pole fitness classes is effectively buying into the rape culture of passing blame onto women.

Blogger Of The Week: Gemma Parry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | 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... Gemma Parry ...

The Secret World of the Student Sex Worker

Rebecca Schofield | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Schofield

Each year the cost of living as a student goes up, with rent rates being hiked by landlords hoping to scratch a living and the fear of overdraft fees, not to mention the prospect of up to £53,000 of debt looming once you leave University, it's not surprising that an ever increasing number of students are turning to sex work as a way to make money quickly - cash in hand that will fit around a busy schedule of studying and socialising... The work that these students are doing isn't simply prostitution, with many turning to stripping on webcam services and working as lap dancers and strippers.

Student's Campaign To Save Baby Orphaned Sloths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student has singlehandedly raised nearly £30,000 as part of a campaign to reintroduced baby orphaned sloths into the wild. Rebecca Cliffe, who's...

Payday Loans Banned At Universities

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Payday loans lenders have been banned from advertising at three UK universities for exploiting "vulnerable" students, after some were found to have in...

Down With the Matriarchy? What Matriarchy?

B.J. Epstein | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

While I certainly agree that both men and women must recognise and escape the "confines of our gender", and that we need to acknowledge that we have all been ill-served by our culture's emphasis on certain gender stereotypes... I can't quite believe that it is truly down to women that men feel, well, emasculated.

Dirty Secrets: Last Week's Best Student Confessions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

From oral hygiene and using plastic bags as loo roll to Pokemon toys and stoned rabbits, this week's round-up of best student confessions is the funni...

Students Warned Shocking Anonymous 'Confessions' Will Damage Their Job Prospects

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Contributors to the new trend of Student Confessions pages, which have taken universities across the nation by storm, have been warned of the dangers ...

Students Made To 'Drink Each Other's Vomit'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Sports societies at a university in Wales have come under the spotlight after rumours students were made to "drink each other's vomit" during initiati...

Student Who Mocked Fabrice Muamba On Twitter Could Face Jail

PA | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Sport

A student who mocked footballer Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after he collapsed during a match could be jailed for inciting racial hatred. Liam Stacey...

'Pray For Him' Urges Fabrice's Girlfriend

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba remains in a critical condition in intensive care after suffering a cardiac arrest. The player's fiancee...

Coyle Hoping For 'Happy Outcome'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Sport

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle said he hopes there will be "a happy outcome" for Fabrice Muamba as the player continued to fight for his life aft...

Man Arrested After Posting Racist Tweets About Critically Ill Footballer

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK

A man has been arrested after allegedly making racist remarks on Twitter relating to critically ill soccer star Fabrice Muamba. A 21-year-old man f...