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Edge Hill University Becomes First In UK To Offer Drag Kings And Queens Module

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | 23 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
A Lancashire university is about to become the first UK higher education institution to offer a module based on the art of drag. Edge Hill University will offer the module, entitled 'Drag Kings and Drag Queens of Performance', to year 3 undergraduates on Performing Arts and Dance & Drama courses...

Channel 4's E4 Will Shut Down During Election Day To Get Young People To Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | 23 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Channel 4 will shut down E4 on the day of the general election to persuade more young people to stop watching television and go out to vote. Regular programs on May 7 will be replaced by "Darren", the man in charge of keeping E4 on air, sitting in his control...

General Election 2015: Here's Where The UK's Main Political Parties Stand On The Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 23 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
The economy is the third most talked about issue on social media, so it's pretty clear we care about it. What can sometimes be a little unclear, however, is what each party's policy is on it. That's why we've teamed up with British Politics for Dummies to decode...

Goldsmiths SU Forced To Backtrack Over Event Which Banned White and Male Students

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | 23 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Goldsmiths Students' Union has been forced to backtrack over an event which banned "white and/or male" attendees, following public outcry. The event, which was a meeting to follow-up the occupation of a university building at the end of March, was held on the ground floor of the London student union's...

General Election 2015: Who *Is* UKIP?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 23 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
UKIP is the most talked about party on Twitter, but that doesn't necessarily mean we're up to scratch on their policies. Not to worry though, we've teamed up with Scenes of Reason to break down what you need to know about what is possibly the UK's...

The General Election, Students, and Tax: What You Should Know and How It Might Change

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | 23 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tax is a tricky subject- even the adults don't get it correct all the time. As a student, every penny is precious, and paying tax doesn't seem like it's a whole lot of fun. Fortunately, students don't have to fill out tax returns, but there are still way the government...

Queen's University Belfast's Charlie Hebdo Conference Cancelled Over 'Reputation' Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | 22 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
An academic conference focusing on the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January and its legacy has been cancelled by the Vice Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast, on the basis of concerns about security and the university's "reputation". The event, titled 'Understanding Charlie: New perspectives on contemporary citizenship', was due to be...

NUS Announces More Anti-Lib Dem 'Liar Liar' Billboards Despite Student Opposition

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | 22 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
The National Union of Students will put up three more anti-Liberal Democrat billboards from Thursday, despite opposition for the campaign from students. The billboards will be located in train stations at London Victoria, Sheffield Central, and Manchester Piccadilly from midnight Wednesday until May 8. The campaign, which VERSA...

General Election 2015: Here's How Students Are Going To Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 23 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
New political research on how students are going to vote in the general election reveals nearly a third intend to back Labour - with the same amount opting for the Conservatives. A mere 1% are UKIP supporters, while 25% are supporting the Green Party, and just 6% backing...

This Guy Made A Cheese And Bacon Toastie In His Lecture On A George Foreman Grill

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 22 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
One guy took lecture snacks to the next level and went all out to make a cheese and bacon toastie in his class, even bringing in his very own George Foreman grill. Naturally, Twitter went mad. Y'all this guy is making a sandwich with a George Foreman in...

Warwick Students Give Us 24 Reasons Why We Should Challenge Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 22 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
A campaign to challenge Islamophobia at Warwick University in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks has been started by education officer Maahwish Mirza - and has even gained approval of the vice chancellor. Following the attack on the satirical magazine in Paris, Mirza noticed "casual" Islamophobic comments on social...

General Election 2015: Young People Register To Vote In Their Thousands Before Deadline

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 22 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Any assumption young people don't care about voting has been blown out of the water after figures released by the government reveal nearly 140,000 youths registered to vote on Monday. The 16 to 24-year-old group was only second to the 25 to 24 year olds, of which 152,000...

Academics Are 'Worried' Rugby Is Too Dangerous To Get Funding Boost In UK Schools

PA | Steven Hopkins | 22 April 2015 | UK
New Zealand produces some of the most physical rugby players in the world, but the World Cup winning nation has been cited in plans to stop school children from getting injured while playing the sport. Academics at Queen Mary University of London say not...

Green Party Accused Of Employing 'Highly Inappropriate' Tactics By Pre-Filling Out Proxy Forms

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | 23 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
The Greens have been accused of employing "highly inappropriate" tactics after it emerged the party had been giving out proxy voting forms to students, which had already been filled in with the details of Green supporters. Proxy voting is mainly used by UK expatriates who have been on the electoral...

Meet Abby, The Girl Who Started #Milifandom: Ed Miliband's Young Fan Club

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | 22 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
If you haven't heard already, Ed Miliband has an official fandom, full of teenage girls, and it's taking over Twitter. The #milifandom was started by college student Abby, and so far it's attracted a score of teenage girls who feel just as enamored with with the Labour leader as she...

The Top 10 Most Dangerous University Cities

Victoria Farley | 21 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
It seems some university cities are more dangerous than others. In a report covering the period between February 2014 and January 2015, the student accommodation portal StuRents analysed more than 500,000 crimes taking place in 64 cities across the UK. While the data includes both students and...

British Politics: Devolved Parliament And Assemblies - Here's How It All Works

Lucy Sherriff | 21 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
It can all get a bit confusing with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland having varying degrees of independence. That's why we've teamed up with British Politics for Dummies to bring you this handy (and downright simple) guide to explain your worries away. ...

General Election 2015: What To Do Now You've Registered To Vote

Victoria Farley | 21 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Well done- you've registered to vote! You've taken your first steps to having a say in how you're governed from May 7th. But for the 3 million first-time young voters in the UK, the election process doesn't stop there. What should you do now?

Female Teens Increasingly At Risk From Emotional Problems, Reveals Study

Lucy Sherriff | 21 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Schoolgirls in England are increasingly at risk from emotional problems, according to a new study. Researchers from University College London and the Anna Freud Centre compared questionnaires filled in by 1,600 11-13 year-olds in 2009 with similar surveys conducted in 2014. The report found that the number of girls at...

Graduate Doctors Landed With £82k Of Debt They Can't Pay Back

Lucy Sherriff | 21 April 2015 | UK Universities & Education
Doctors who graduated last year will have amassed debts of more than £82,000 and are unlikely to be able to pay back their student loans, according to research. Annual tuition fees cost £9,000 for English students at UK universities and most medical degrees take five years. A study in the...
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