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Security Guard And Student Protester Arrested Over Confrontation Outside Edinburgh University

PA | Lucy Sherriff | 21 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
A security guard and a student protester have been arrested over a confrontation outside a university building. The alleged incident happened outside an Edinburgh University building which a group of students from the People & Planet group has occupied for the past eight days in protest at the institution's rejection...

22 Things Only Students Will Understand

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 21 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Swapping Berocca for booze, snaffling toilet roll from work and confusing your food pyramid with pizza, you can't get away with this kinda shizz when you're a grown up.

This Guy Eats Beans On Toast. Nothing Else. And Doctors Say He's Perfectly Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 21 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Beans on toast are a great can't be bothered to cook/run out of money/hungover fix, but can you imagine eating them every single day? For breakfast, lunch and dinner? Because that's what 25-year-old Gary Watkinson does. And doctors say he's perfectly healthy. Meet...

Bush Is More Hated Than Stalin, While Einstein Is More Inspiring Than Jesus, According To Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 21 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
George W Bush Jr is the world's fourth most evil person, beating Stalin and Mao, while Albert Einstein is the number one hero, pipping Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa and even Jesus Christ to the post. This is according to 7,000 students from around the world who took part in...

Synthetic Cannabis Drug Spice 'Leads To Five Lancaster University Students Being Hospitalised'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | 21 May 2015 | UK
Five university students have been taken to hospital after apparently taking a synthetic cannabis-like drug. Lancaster University has issued a warning about Spice, a former legal high reclassified as a Class B drug in 2009, after the five needed treatment. In a warning to students, the university tweeted:...

Louise Mensch Denies Bullying #Milifandom Teen Abby Tomlinson In 4,000 Word Blog

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | 21 May 2015 | UK
Louise Mensch has written a 4,000+ word screed denying allegations she bullied a 17-year-old Ed Miliband loving teenager. The Sun columnist was accused of harassing #Milifandom leader Abby Tomlinson after a series of dogged tweets in which she charged the teen...

Why You're Probably Not 'So OCD'. Here's What It's *Really* Like To Have It

Lucy Sherriff | 21 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
"I'm so OCD about cleaning," is something we've all heard before. But, let's face it, they're probably talking about having a mean cleaning streak, rather than actually suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. "It's a term which has become overused to describe anyone who demonstrates tendencies towards orderliness and...

Columbia University's Emma Sulkowicz Carries Mattress To Graduation To Protest Against Rape

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 20 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Last September, US student Emma Sulkowicz vowed to carry her mattress everywhere with her, until the man she accused of raping her was expelled from Columbia University. On Tuesday, Sulkowicz stayed true to her word, and, with the help of three friends, lugged the 50lb object on stage at her...

PC Andrew Ott, Who Knocked Out Protesting Student's Tooth With Riot Shield, Jailed

PA | Lucy Sherriff | 20 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
A policeman who knocked a man's tooth out with his riot shield during the 2010 student protests has been jailed for eight months. Pc Andrew Ott, 36, struck Royal Holloway student William Horner as he tried to break free from a kettled area on Parliament Square in Westminster, London. Ott...

Meet The Under 30s Injecting Life Back Into Local Businesses

Lucy Sherriff | 21 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thanks to Mary Portas and her eye-rolling exasperation on BBC Two, the fact that Britain's local businesses are struggling is hardly a secret. Initiatives such as Portas' Mary Queen of Shops series, and campaigns like local business week, which takes place 18 to 24 May, are...

Petition To Have Bahar Mustafa, Goldsmith's Diversity Officer, Who Tweeted 'Kill All White Men', Sacked Reaches 12,000

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 20 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
A petition to have the student diversity officer at Goldsmiths University sacked after she tweeted "#killallwhitemen" has reached more than 12,000 signatures. Bahar Mustafa also reportedly tweeted someone was "white trash", and has insisted the tweets were "in-jokes" and a way of "reclaiming power".

Valencia College, Florida, 'Forced Students To Perform Vaginal Probes On Each Other'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 20 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
A college in Florida is facing a lawsuit after two students claim they were forced to perform vaginal probes on each other as part of their medical course. Two young women, known only as "Jane Does" to protect their identities, say they faced retaliation if they complained about the transvaginal...

Louise Mensch Backs Down After 'Harrassing' #Milifandom Student Abby Tomlinson

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | 21 May 2015 | UK
UPDATE: Mensch Insists She Is NOT Bullying The 'Disgraceful, Hysterical, Hypocritical' #Milifandom Teen Katie Hopkins Alludes To Mensch #Milifandom Row With Cryptic 'Bullying' Tweet Louise Mensch appears to have backed down from her dogged pursuit of an Ed Miliband-loving teenager. The...

'Rigid' A-Levels And GCSEs Criticised By 'Exasperated' Eton Head

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Ellen Wallwork | 19 May 2015 | UK Parents
England's exams system has come under criticism from the head of Eton. Tony Little said GCSEs and A-Levels are like an "egg timer", squeezing a wealth of experience and learning through a "narrow bottleneck" of testing. Little has spent 13 years at the helm of Eton, which counts...

Louise Mensch Accused Of Bullying #Milifandom Teenager Abby Tomlinson

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | 21 May 2015 | UK
SEE ALSO: Mensch Insists She Is NOT Bullying The 'Disgraceful, Hysterical, Hypocritical' #Milifandom Teen Katie Hopkins Alludes To Mensch #Milifandom Row With Cryptic 'Bullying' Tweet Louise Mensch Suspends 'Bullying' So #Milifandom Student Can Revise For Exams An Ed Miliband-loving college student,

Innocent Co-Founder Richard Reed Shares His Top Advice For Budding Entrepreneurs

Lucy Sherriff | 19 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
"Do Dragons Den for the publicity, then turn down the deal - their terms are brutal," says Richard Reed, co-founder of the multimillion company Innocent Smoothies. "Oh, and be nicer to your customers than your competitors," he adds. Reed's words of wisdom are nuggets of gold in a world where...

Teenager Kept Awake For A Week To Stop Parasite Eating Away At Her Eyeball And Making Her Blind

Lucy Sherriff | 19 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
A teenager was forced to stay awake for a week to stop a worm-like parasite which had burrowed into her eye eating her cornea and making her blind. Jessica Greaney thought she had an eye infection which turned out to be Acanthamoeba Keratitis, a bug which was eating her eyeball,...

Going, Going, Going, Gone.. Girl Wears Wrong Shoes To Graduation, Falls Hard

Lucy Sherriff | 19 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Everyone who has graduated from university knows the fear of "the walk". That one moment when hundreds, thousands, of eyes are upon you and you have to make it the few feet from the shadows up to the podium, shake hands, and then return to your seat - ALL without...

New SNP MP Mhairi Black Spent First Day In Parliament Studying For Her Politics Exam

Ned Simons | 19 May 2015 | UK Politics
The SNP's newly elected 20-year-old MP has revealed she spent part of the first day of the new parliament in the House of Commons library studying for an upcoming politics exam. Mhairi Black, who sensationally ousted Labour's campaign chief Douglas Alexander from his Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat...

Size 12 Teen Told By Holland & Barrett Staff She Was 'Big For Her Age' And Must 'Just Eat And Eat'

Lucy Sherriff | 19 May 2015 | UK Universities & Education
A size 12 teenager who asked Holland & Barrett staff for weight loss advice was almost reduced to tears after being told she was "big for her age" and must "just eat and eat and eat". Molly Woodley, who had been on medication which caused her to gain weight,
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