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Carey Mulligan Tells London Students Acting Is 'A Game Of Luck'

ITN | Lucy Sherriff | 26 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pupils in Hammersmith received a rare insight into the world of film - and were able to quiz one of Britain's biggest acting stars - when BAFTA Award-winning actress Carey Mulligan visited them on Wednesday.

Sheffield Uni Student Raped In Vile Attack Blames Herself For Walking Home Alone

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 26 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student who was raped in a vile attack says she blames herself because she walked home alone from a night out with friends as she couldn't afford a taxi. Jamie Seaton, from Owlerton in Sheffield, admitted raping the 18-year-old Sheffield University student in a wooded area in Endcliffe Park,...

Student Oliver Friedfeld Was Mugged At Gunpoint. And Then Wrote This Incredible Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 26 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Student Oliver Friedfeld was mugged at gunpoint and forced to hand over his phone - yet far from condemning his attackers, he has said he doesn't blame them - and they shouldn't be called "bad people". In an incredible opinion piece for his university's newspaper The Hoya, he...

The Top 15 Student Cities In The World - As Ranked By QS Top Universities

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 26 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paris Arc de Triomphe-d in the 2015 best student cities, as Australia put out two cities in the top five, while the only UK one to feature in the top 15 is, unsurprisingly, London. Click here to see the full list - and the reasoning behind it.

University Of East London Bans Preacher 'Who Says Homosexuality Is A Filthy, Shameless Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A preacher has been banned from appearing to speak at the University of East London after it reportedly emerged he had said homosexuality was an "obscene, filthy, shameless" disease. Imran ibn Mansure, who is also known as Dawah Man, was due to speak at an event organised by the university's...

Cardiff University Students To Vote On Whether To Officially Become A 'Pro Choice Union'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 26 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A row over free speech is brewing as students at Cardiff University gear up to vote on whether their union should officially become "pro choice". The motion, which will be voted on this Thursday, is the second attempt to make the student union (CUSU) state it officially supports abortion. If...

NHS To Encourage Teens To Use Apps To Help Battle Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 26 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The NHS is to encourage teenagers battling depression to use apps to help fight their mental illness, the care minister has said. Norman Lamb said allowing people to seek help over the internet or phone, and bypass GP referrals, will encourage thousands more to get treatment. "If you’re a teenager...

Free Climber James Kingston Scales Southampton Uni Halls In Terrifying GoPro Video

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
If the video of free climber James Kingston scaling Southampton University's halls of residence doesn't make your stomach churn then you've get a stronger one than us. The Southampton local ascended the 12 stories of Mayflower Halls with a GoPro camera strapped to his forehead. He leaps from...

Brunel PhD Student Adam Lynch Saves 'Hundreds Of Thousands Of Pounds' Making His Own Specialist Microscope... For £160

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | 25 November 2014 | UK Tech
A British student has come up with a way to build a £100,000 microscope for less than £200. Adam Lynch, a PhD student from Brunel University London hacked together his own instrument to study cell motility - essentially, how cells move. His specialism? Snail immune systems. Obviously. But to study...

Five Ways To Make Sure Your Student Bank Account Survives Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The very best way to manage your finances, is to consistently ensure your outgoings don’t exceed your incomings. But this time of year brings the promise of parties, expensive gifts and the enormous pressure to spend, spend, and spend. All this takes some planning ahead even with a full...

Student Entrepreneur Tommie Rose Selling Lucozade Bottle On eBay - And Bids Have Reached £1M

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 25 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The schoolboy who made headlines last week for his "black market" playground dealing is selling a signed bottle of Lucozade on eBay - and bids have already hit £1m. Tommie Rose is facing suspension from his school after raking in £14,000 from selling sweets, fizzy drinks and crisps...

Blind Student Beaten And Forced To Drink Urine

Zoom.In | Chris York | 24 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A 14 year old student at a reputable school for the blind in North-Eastern India has come forward after been allegedly tortured, beaten, and forced to drink his own urine by his fellow students earlier this year. The incident, which took place in September at the Sreemanta Sankar Mission Barhampur...

American Students Tweet Sad Pictures Of Lunch To #ThankMichelleObama

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 24 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Obama made it her mission to reduce obesity by cracking down on school lunches. The result? Students are NOT happy. Presumably the first lady conjured up images of pomegranate seed salads, quinoa with roasted walnuts and perhaps some home-made granola bars. But, as we all know, school lunches aren't...

Nottingham Hockey Players Strip Off To Play Naked. In The Cold. And Film It. All To Fight Against Homophobia

Lucy Sherriff | 24 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stripping naked and posing in front of a camera has almost become a rite of passage for any student belonging to a university sports team. But Nottingham University's men's hockey team went one further - and played in the nude, in the freezing cold, and filmed it. Why?...

Students Admit They Can Get Away With Doing Little Study, And Still Get Good Degrees, Which? Finds

PA | Lucy Sherriff | 24 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Many students do not find their degree course demanding or stretching according to new research, which warns there are rising concerns over whether going to university is good value. More than one in four undergraduates admit they can get away with doing very little private study and still get good...

Millions Of Youths Have Taken Part In Campaigning And Volunteering In 2014

Lucy Sherriff | 24 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Millions of the nation's young people have taken part in campaigning, volunteering and fundraising in the past year, a poll has found. It suggests youngsters are often involved in social action in their local communities, and says they enjoy helping others and supporting causes they believe in. Girls are more...

University's Description Of Beyonce Course Is Slightly Bizarre - And Has Jay-Z Down As A Pimp

Lucy Sherriff | 24 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
No-one's really going to bat an eyelid anymore at a university offering a course on Beyonce, but they just might when they read this institution's description of its 'Pretty Hurts' module. The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, has certainly raised some eyebrows after...

LEGO Letter To Parents From 1970s: 'Urge To Create Equally Strong In Girls And Boys'

Michael Rundle | 24 November 2014 | UK Tech
A brilliant (and egalitarian) letter to parents included in Lego sets of the 1970s has taken the internet by storm. And despite the scorn and scepticism of every debunker on the web, it looks like it is real. The letter states up front that "the urge to create is equally...

Second Student Contracts Meningitis At Liverpool Hope University

George Bowden | 24 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
It has been confirmed that a second Liverpool Hope University student is suffering from meningitis, two weeks after another died from the disease in the same halls of residence. The 18 year-old woman is being treated in hospital and lives in the same building as Alisha Bartolini, also 18, who...

What Do Young Women Want? Parliament Tries To Find Out..

Lucy Sherriff | 21 November 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thanks to Mel Gibson, the phrase "what women want" has become a bit of a cliche, and one which is often bandied about without much thought. Politics is still heavily dominated by male, middle-class, middle-aged men, but parliament appears to finally begun to realise both youth and women's voices count....
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