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Cambridge University Master Can Keep His Banned Pet Dog After Convincing Officials It's A 'Very Large Cat'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 29 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A master at Cambridge University is allowed to keep his banned pet dog in his accommodation after convincing officials it is in fact a "very large cat". The master of Selwyn College of Cambridge University, Roger Mosey, is allowed to house his Bassett hound YoYo, despite dogs not being allowed...

Students Heading Off On Charity Trek Left At Airport As Travel Firm Goes Bust

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 29 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A group of students participating in a charity trek were about to check in for their flight to Tanzania when they received an email from their travel firm saying the company had gone bust. Around 40 Nottingham University students were left stranded at Gatwick airport after being told by Student...

Young Musicians Of The Moment: Sundara Karma. They're 18 And Yep, They've Already Played Reading Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 29 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
From left to right: Dom Cordell, Oscar Pollock, Ally Baty and Haydn Evans Freshers-to-be up and down the country may be fretting about how many ringbinders to take to university, or whether Poundland does shot glasses, but one group of A-level students are more...

Christian Dior Advertises For Six Month 'Reception Intern', Who MUST Have English As First Language

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 29 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Christian Dior, one of the world’s leading names in fashion, has advertised a six-month internship at its office in London – but along with some controversial applicant requirements. 

The ‘reception internship’ requires both “less than two years” work experience, specifically experience working on a reception desk, which is apparently “essential”,...

It's Been A Great Year For Student Feminist Societies: Here's What They Achieved

The Huffington Post UK | Sadie Hale | 29 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gender is back on the agenda. It's been a feisty year for feminism, and its various strands have seen it become a full-blown movement among UK students. Campaigns led by young women such as women on bank notes, No More Page Three and

How To Apply For Student Grants In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 29 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
It’s (almost) never too late to get your hands on free money. The Money Charity takes a gander at grants, and breaks them down into the basics. Grants constitute the ‘magical’ part of student finance: they don’t need to be paid back* but getting your hands on the...

Student Raps His Business Presentation To Linkin Park. The Result Is Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 28 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tarun Shakyawar, a student of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, India, prepared this presentation under an hour. His Professor had given his students the freedom to present innovatively. So, he came up with this idea of singing the presentation in the tune of 'Linkin Park - In The...

Liam Byrne Urges Major Reform Of University System To Help Build A 'Richer, Fairer' Country

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Lucy Sherriff | 28 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Major reform of the UK's university system could help to build a "richer, fairer country", according to Labour's Liam Byrne. In a new pamphlet setting out his party's plans for the future of higher education, the shadow universities minister claims that there is now a choice between watching the current...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Zoe Jackson, Performing Arts Company Founder, And Richard Branson's Inspiration

Lucy Sherriff | 27 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zoe Jackson was 16 when she set up her performing arts company afford getting into the National Youth Theatre but not being able to afford the fees. Zoe's had support from various celebrities from Alan Rickman to Richard Branson, and is often invited by the latter to deliver talks on...

Student Mary Brandon Punched In The Face At Notting Hill Carnival After Telling Man Not To Grope Her

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 27 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A female student was punched in the face at Notting Hill Carnival and spent nine hours in A&E after she told a man not to grope her. Mary Brandon, a student at Leeds University, was enjoying the west London spectacle on Bank Holiday Monday when she felt a man grab...

The Top 10 UK Universities For American Studies For 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 27 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
It may be one of the more niche subjects out there, but that doesn't mean American Studies is any less important. Luckily, the Complete University Guide released its league tables for the top universities in the UK to study the course. We've only published the top 10, but...

Nick Clegg Calls For International Students To Be Excluded From Immigration Targets

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Lucy Sherriff | 26 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for overseas students to be excluded from immigration figures and claimed his Tory coalition colleagues' target of reducing net migration to the tens of thousands did not make sense. The Liberal Democrat leader called for a more flexible approach to student...

Twins Who Lost A Combined 16 Stone Become YouTube Stars

SWNS | Rachel Moss | 26 August 2014 | UK Lifestyle
A set of identical twins have released a brutally honest video chronicling how they lost a combined weight of 16 stone. YouTubers Niki Corr and Sammy Albon Corr, both 22, put on weight in their teenage years after becoming addicted to snacking between meals....

Student Applies To Hogwarts University, Gets Rejection Letter From UCAS

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 26 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rejection letters suck. Big time. But as far as rejection letters from UCAS go, this one is pretty outstanding. Oh well, maybe next year. pic.twitter.com/zAtlQprfc0— B to A to the R R Y (@QuantumPirate) August 22, 2014 "Dear Applicant," the letter reads....

Teen Kieran Goodwin, Founder Of Extreme Sport Challenges, Does the #IceBucketChallenge

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 26 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A 16-year-old charity fundraiser who swam the English Channel to raise money for cancer and disability sports has jumped back into the water and taken up the ice bucket challenge. Kieran Goodwin, founder of Extreme Sport Challenges (ESCA), is a well known charity worker from Essex, despite still only being...

A Fresher's Guide To King's College London - Strand Campus

Lucy Sherriff | 26 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
So, you're moving to the big city to study in one of the world's top 20 universities (as you will be consistently reminded during your time as a King's student). Whether you're a street-savvy home student or a total London newbie, there are some things worth knowing before you...

Students Create Nail Varnish To Detect Date Rape Drugs

Lucy Sherriff | 26 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A group of students at a US university is creating a nail varnish to detect date rape drugs, which will enable the wearer to detect whether their drink has been spiked just by dipping a finger in it. The all-male undergraduate team at North Carolina State University is developing the...

Student Cameron Lancaster's Death Is The First To Be Linked To Ice Bucket Challenge

Lucy Sherriff | 26 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The death of a teenager who drowned in a quarry is being linked to the "ice bucket challenge" craze. Cameron Lancaster, 18, died after disappearing under the water at Prestonhill Quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, yesterday. Emergency services were called to the scene and his body was recovered at about 9pm....

The British Public Definitely Don't Want The Government To Target International Students

Jessica Elgot | 25 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The British public does not see international students as immigrants and are opposed to attempts to reduce their number in a bid to lower net immigration, according to a new study. The report suggests the Government should remove them from immigration targets and support attempts to attract even...

Twin Students Drop Out Of University After Soccer Initiation Leaves One In Hospital

Natasha Preskey | 26 August 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Female soccer player twins have left the University of Mexico after an initiation left one of them in hospital. Eighteen-year-old Devin Scelsi was hospitalised after a night of heavy drinking when her sister Danielle alerted campus police that she was struggling to breathe and appeared to be vomiting,
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