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Zimbabwe University Bans Students From Kissing

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The University of Zimbabwe has banned kissing or hugging on campus and anyone found engaging in such activities would be immediately evicted from their halls of residence. Students are in uproar at the decision, which was communicated to them in a circular which said "those caught in an intimate position"...

Win £200 Worth Of Urban Outfitters Vouchers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
We’ve teamed up with the discount website www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk (Money Saving Heroes on Facebook) to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a £200 Urban Outfitters gift voucher. With the competition running so close to the festive season, the prize will enable the winner to pick...

Nevada School Lets Students Pose With Guns In Yearbook Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A school in Nevada is allowing its students to pose with guns and hunting weapons in their yearbooks - as long as its in good taste. The Broken Bow School board voted unanimously to allow senior graduates to use their rifles, handguns and bows as props. (function(d, s,...

Backpacking Australia? Here Are 6 Places You May Not Have Thought To Go...

Emily Verdouw | 23 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Australia is huge and there aren't many people to fill it, so the idea of 'off-the-beaten-track' can conjure up a plethora of destinations. There truly is so much to explore down under and they don't have to include tourist traps like Byron Bay, Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney or...

Home Office Student Visa System Slammed, Politicians Accused Of 'Cheap, Pathetic Gestures'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The government's refusal to exclude international students from net migration figures took another battering on Thursday as politicians were accused of catering to public opinion with "cheap, pathetic gestures". A conference co-hosted by the home affairs select committee saw Keith Vaz MP, chairman of the group, urge the...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Giles Mitchell

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 22 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Giles Mitchell, 23, was inspired to start a business by his grumbly tummy, after one too many trips to the vending machine to get a standard chocolate bar. Keen to find a way to make snacking much more interesting, he teamed up with two friends to start a firm that...

Student Jailed For Slapping Sleeping Woman In The Face With His Penis

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 23 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student has been jailed for slapping a sleeping woman in the face with his penis while his friend filmed the indecent act on his phone. John Luke Dale, a 21-year-old criminology undergraduate who dreamt of being a solicitor, was sentenced to nine months imprisonment after admitting sexual assault. The...

Five Other 'Norman Tebbit Ideas' For Dealing With Neets

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | 22 October 2014 | UK Politics
Ageing Thatcherite Norman Tebbit, doyen of the Tory right and, more recently, harbinger of a “Lesbian queen”, has given a crackpot staid suggestion of how to deal with the problem of “Neets” – those Not in Education, Employment, or Training. Anyone not currently drawing a paycheck...

Pussy Riot To Speak At Cambridge Union

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 22 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Members of the Russian feminist protest group Pussy Riot are to speak at the Cambridge Union in November, which has previously played host to figures such as Julian Assange and Ronald Reagan. The union said it was "incredibly proud" to be able to offer its members the opportunity to listen...

This Is What Oregon Students Do If They're Bored At A Football Game - And You Should Do It Do

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 22 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Watching sport can be one of the most exhilarating, electrifying, fingernail-biting things ever. But.. *whispers* it does get kinda boring sometimes. Thanks to these Oregon students, if ever you're stuck in the middle of a crammed stadium, and things get a little dull, you'll know what to do.. Play...

When Students Get Fancy Dress Costumes Really Very Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 22 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fancy dress is always a bit of a minefield, and no more so than during the Halloween festive period. If you're umming and aahing over whether you should be "outrageous" or "controversial", then we strongly suggest you leaf through some students who thought the same - and it might...

Ebola Fears: Harvard Students Must Ask University's Permission To Travel To West Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 21 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Students at Harvard University have to ask permission to travel to countries stricken by ebola as fears it will spread across the globe grow. Along with teachers and any other university affiliates, students have been warned not to travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia unless absolutely necessary. Anyone returning...

St Andrews Students Frolic In Foam At Annual Raisin Monday

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 21 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
As they frolic in the foam, the thought of insurmountable mountains of debt and a bleak employment landscape couldn't be further from their minds. Leaping like spring lambs in the creamy bubbles, St Andrews students take a break from the hardships of student life to indulge in a long-upheld annual...

School Cancels Christmas Party After Students Get So Drunk They End Up In Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 21 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A school has cancelled its Christmas party after its students got so drunk at a start of term party they ended up in hospital. Hills Road Sixth Form, a prestigious college in Cambridge, was hosting a strictly no alcohol party at the local Cambridge Junction venue for its students to...

Southampton Student Gets Her Head Stuck In Bottle Bin After 'Looking For More Alcohol'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 21 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student was left rather red-faced after having to be rescued by firefighters when she got her head stuck in a bottle bank. Southampton Solent student, who has been identified by various media reports as Chelsie Redwood, was "looking for more drink", according to her rescuers.

North Korean Survivor Yeonmi Park Implores World To Act In Harrowing Speech

Lucy Sherriff | 20 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A 20-year-old woman who managed to escape the atrocities of North Korea has implored the world to help save her country's people from a "holocaust". Openly crying, Yeonmi Park addressed delegates at this year's One Young World summit, and described the horrors of living in the world's most secretive nation....

Watch Sir Ian McKellen Tell It Straight To Students - In Full Gandalf Mode, Of Course

Lucy Sherriff | 20 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
It's always going to be difficult motivating yourself to revise, but there's no-one better to get you in gear than Sir Ian McKellen shouting at you through a window. Or rather, Gandalf. The Lord of the Rings actor was visiting Chew Valley School in Somerset, when he decided to share...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Ed Hardy

Asa Bennett | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ed Hardy, 17, was inspired by a love of skiing to go into business with his friend, Kit Logan, setting up an app that they bill as the "ultimate mountain companion app". The pair's app, Edge, can track your performance along mountain routes using GPS and allows you...

Yeonmi Park, The Girl Who Escaped North Korea, Warns World Of Country's Holocaust

Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
On the surface, Yeonmi Park looks like any other university student; fashionable, eager, ambitious. Except she is North Korean, and is one of the lucky ones to have escaped the country's tyrannical regime. Due to speak at the One Young World summit in Dublin, 20-year-old Yeonmi says her country is...

Yeonmi Park, The Girl Who Escaped North Korea, Warns World Of Country's Holocaust

Lucy Sherriff | 20 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
On the surface, Yeonmi Park looks like any other university student; fashionable, eager, ambitious. Except she is North Korean, and is one of the lucky ones to have escaped the country's tyrannical regime. Due to speak at the One Young World summit in Dublin, 20-year-old Yeonmi says her country is...
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