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Teacher Punishes Students With Game Of Thrones Spoilers If They Don't Behave

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
There can be no doubt teachers have always struggled to maintain control of their students. However, one teacher from Belgium has come up with an ingenious way of making sure that the children in his class behave themselves. The mathematician, who has read all of the A Song of...

WATCH: The Top 10 Fictional Schools - From The Breakfast Club To Hogwarts

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
30 years and one day ago, one of the most iconic moments in movie history took place: The Breakfast Club detention. It's truly one of the all time favourite teen movies from the 80s, and, in honour of this we're bringing to your attention this video depicting the top...

Cara Delevingne Backs Student Yashika Bageerathi's Deportation Battle To Stay In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Supermodel Cara Delevingne has lent her support to a student who is battling deportation to her home country and will be sent back alone while her family stays in the UK. Yashika Bageerathi, from Mauritius, has been offered places at Russell Group universities and is set to achieve...

How To Do Mother's Day On A Student Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
It's that time of the year again. Mother's Day. The one day of the year where you get to show your Mum just how much she means to you, even though you should really be doing that all the time anyway. However, along with Mother's Day comes the classic dilemma...

10 Ways To Get A Cheaper Phone Contract

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
If you are considering buying a shiny new generation iPhone (or indeed any other phone), the first thing you have to deal with is the dreaded contract. Our friends at Student Beans have put together a handy guide to getting a cheaper phone contract, so that you don’t...

Medical Student Manvir Singh Missing, Hadn't Told Family He'd Failed Exams

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Concerns are mounting over a medic student at Glasgow University after it was revealed he hadn't told his family he had recently failed his recent exams. 21-year-old Manvir Singh has been missing since 19 March, and his worried family are urging him to return home, saying they are "so...

Why Geography Is The Best Subject To Study At University.. Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
If you study geography at university then you'll already know that it is the best subject you could possibly be doing. There is no doubt in your mind about it. If you do not, then it has to be said sorry but you're missing out. Though you may think...

Talented Teen Yashika Bageerathi Facing Deportation ALONE And 'Fearing For Her Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A bright student who has been offered places at Russell Group universities faces being deported to her native Mauritius without her family, despite fearing for her life. Yashika Bageerathi, 19, fled Mauritius with her mother and brother in 2012 to escape a relative who had been physically abusing her. ...

Student Loans Are A 'Catastrophic Time Bomb', Warns Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The student loans repayment system could be a catastrophic time bomb for the Liberal Democrats, Labour has warned, after it emerged nearly half of graduates would never earn enough to repay loans. Shadow business secretary Chuka Ummuna said the £9,000-a-year fees in England system might end up costing the taxpayer...

Rackets Player Ben Cawston Excluded By Public Schools From Tournament As He's A State School Pupil

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A talented rackets-playing teen champion is being forced to watch his teammates compete in a public school tournament from the sidelines as he has been barred from playing - because he attends a state school. Ben Cawston, who at 14 years old became the first state-education pupil to win a...

45% Of Student Loans Will Never Be Paid Back, Risks Tuition Fee Benefits

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | 22 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A Government prediction that around 45% of student loans will never be paid back has raised concerns about the benefits of raising tuition fees. The coalition originally estimated that 28% of university graduates would not earn enough to repay their student debt. However, Universities Minister Mr Willetts says the...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Ashley Tate Of Fit Property And Split The Bills

Lucy Sherriff | 21 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ashley Tate left school at 16, never completing his A-levels or attending university. Nevertheless, now aged 25, he owns and manages two companies based in Sheffield. One, Fit Property, he started in 2007 whilst helping his dad to manage a couple of his student properties, chasing fees from...

Save Leeds Student: Paper Can't Afford To Print Following Funding Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Award-winning student paper the Leeds Student is fighting for survival following funding cuts which mean it can no longer afford to run in print, and has been backed by numerous famous journalists. Leeds University student Kyle Hulme has launched a petition to save the weekly newspaper, which desperately...

The Worst Of The Student Housing Horror Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 21 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
When flying the nest, you don't expect the transition from home to university to be smooth. Let's face it, everyone's heard about the hovels student live in. As you cry about damp and mould your parents will remind you "it's all part of the experience". But an alarming...

Daily Mail Slammed For 'Profoundly Insulting' Column On Female Scientists Maggie Aderin-Pocock And Hiranya Peiris

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | 21 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
University College London has slammed the "profoundly insulting" portrayal of two of its scientists in a Daily Mail column, where it was suggested the two female academics were chosen to appear on a BBC programme because of their gender and ethnicity. The Mail's Ephraim Hardcastle column said that...

Durham Student Union Votes To Campaign Against 'Blacking Up'

Lucy Sherriff | 24 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student union has voted to campaign for students to actively stop "blacking up" in fancy dress parties and at other university events. Following harsh criticism of this practice at other universities, where students had used black and brown make-up to alter skin tone, the representatives of...

Student Housing: Quarter Infested With Vermin; Nearly Two Thirds Riddled With Damp And Mould

Lucy Sherriff | 21 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A quarter of students' homes are infested with rats, mice or slugs, while nearly a third are riddled with damp, condensation and mould, research has revealed. The shocking figures show only 87% of properties have smoke alarms fitted, with carbon monoxide detectors provided to only 32% of students....

What State Is Student Housing In? Quarter Of Accommodation Infested With Vermin (INFOGRAPHIC)

Lucy Sherriff | 21 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Recent research by the NUS revealed a dire state of student housing; 25% of homes infested with vermin, while nearly a third had damp, mould or condensation. SEE ALSO: Accommod8 Housing Agency Named And Shamed By Liverpool University Students

10 Classy and Simple Three-Ingredient Student Cocktail Recipes for Two

Lucy Sherriff | 20 March 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Impressing a date or having a sophisticated evening can be a difficult mission on a student budget. If you want good cocktails - and none of those watered down pitchers - you'd usually have to spend around £7 a pop. These cocktails are simple and easy to make with only...

How Not To Jump Over Mud (VIDEO)

Andrea Mann | 20 March 2014 | UK Comedy
Proof that the Duke of Edinburgh Award isn't all fun and games... well, unless you're behind a camera, watching your mates. Bless you, Briony (for that is your name), for providing us with a genuine laugh-out-loud moment, courtesy of your quite spectacular slapstick skills. (Via
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