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Police Called Into Schools After Teens Make Mean Girls Burn Books On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 31 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Police were called into three high schools after a group of teenagers set up "Burn Book" Twitter accounts - after the name of the gossip diary in Mean Girls. Wyedean School, Caldicot School and Chepstow School in South Wales had to take action after rumours were spread about pupils via...

Man Stabbed To Death In Fight On Middlesex University Campus

PA | Lucy Sherriff | 31 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A 22-year-old man has been stabbed to death in a fight on a university campus. The victim, who is not believed to be a student, died after a fight at Middlesex University in north London shortly after 1am today. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died...

9 Weird And Wonderful Halloween Parties In London

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 31 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
If you're like us and you leave everything to the last minute, then you may be having a minor panic on where to be seen for Halloween. Well, never fear as we've rounded up the quirkiest, weirdest, and most exclusive parties to be seen at this weekend. Don't forget to...

How Can You Be Successful In The Music Industry? Wretch 32 Shares His Secrets

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | 31 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jermaine Scott, better known as Wretch 32, is a successful rapper whose music has regularly topped the charts. However his life hasn't always been so glamorous; Wretch was homeless at 16 - and went to school with Mark Duggan, the man whose death sparked the riots in the UK...

Students At University of Pennsylvania Can Study 'Wasting Time On The Internet'

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | 30 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Students at the University of Pennsylvania will be able to study "wasting time on the internet" as a degree level course from 2015 onwards. For many years, the internet has been a fountain of all the procrastination material students could ever need, but now, for the first...

The Ultimate Study Playlist

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | 30 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
With reading week finally here and essay deadlines looming, we're sure a lot of you are looking for something to listen to while you're studying. Well, look no further, as we've created the ultimate study playlist. If you're one of those people who's likely to sing along to their...

Privately-Educated Graduates Earn More Than State Schooled, Even If They're In The Same Job

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | 30 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Going to private school makes you likely to earn more money than your state-schooled university peers, even in the same job with the same degree, a study has found. Research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has shown that privately educated graduates are likely to earn around...

Attention Every Student Ever: There Is Now A PES University League

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | 29 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Finally, university students have something to put all those spare hours outside of lectures into, as Konami has announced a Pro-Evolution Soccer (PES) university tournament. Konami, the makers of games such as Silent Hill, Castlevania and Metal Gear Solid, have announced that they will launch a University League for...

London Students Living On Construction Site, Despite Paying Up To £2252 A MONTH In Rent

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | 29 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Students in London are being forced to live on a construction site as their £35m private halls weren't finished in time - despite paying up to £2252 a month in rent. Prices at Pure City Student Living in Clerkenwell start from £232.50 per week, and can reach up to £520...

Sheffield University Scraps Library Fines

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | 29 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The University of Sheffield has abolished fines for overdue library books, meaning students will no longer be punished for late returns. Library fines continue to be an issue for many universities, with some students unable to graduate due to outstanding fines on their account. Speaking about the decision to...

Lecturers To Strike, Meaning Students Won't Be Set Coursework Or Receive Marks

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | 29 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
As part of the ongoing row over pensions, academics around the country are set to hold a marking boycott, meaning students will not be set coursework, receive marks or feedback, or be able to sit exams. The boycott is to begin on 6 November at 69 institutions across the country,...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Bejay Mulenga

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | 31 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bejay Mulenga, 20, went down a storm when he spoke about his journey as an entrepreneur at the Tory party conference in Birmingham this year. The young entrepreneur spoke of how he changed from being on the verge of expulsion at school at the age of 12, to making...

Students To Protest, Call For Scrapping Of Tuition Fees

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | 29 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Students across England have started a week of protests in a call to the government to abolish tuition fees. The protests will take place this week on campuses around the country, leading up to a larger national protest ahead of the general election in May 2015. The protests...

York University Hockey Team Investigated Over Vile Tweets On Rape, Racism And Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 28 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A university's hockey team is under investigation after tweets on a private account were exposed revealing racist, sexist and xenophobic messages - including one which expressed the love of stabbing black people. York University is working with the student union to punish the individuals responsible, who were the hockey club's...

Manchester Student Dragged Into Alley And Raped As She Walked Home From A Night Out

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 28 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student in Manchester was dragged into an alley and raped in a "harrowing and distressing" attack on her way home from a night out, prompting police to step up patrols in the area. Greater Manchester Police is hunting the rapist who approached the 19-year-old in Ladybarn Lane, Fallowfield at...

7 Signs That You're A Language Student

Natalie Tipping | 28 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
With the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) giving statistics which prove languages are ever-increasing in popularity as a degree choice, we thought it was necessary to prepare language students for the inevitable stages of their course. You'll always have those days when you question whether this was...

Student Ju Peng Travels China, Funds Trip With 'Temporary, Rich Boyfriends'

Lucy Sherriff | 28 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student has come up with a rather novel, and certainly controversial, method of funding her travels across China - by advertising for rich, young men to pay her way. Ju Peng has raised some eyebrows with her search for "temporary boyfriends" who must be "good looking, under 30, taller...

Jealous Much? Three Oxford Students Help Thom Yorke Release New Album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Lucy Sherriff | 27 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Forget young enterprise or setting up your own blog, three students from Oxford University helped Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke release his album as part of their course project. Ryan Kroening, Phil Barry and Steven Lundy contacted Courtyard Management, the band's managing company, to offer up their services. "We sent a...

The War In Syria Has Destroyed These Students' Dreams

Lucy Sherriff | 28 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aleppo's University has been a target in the Syrian war - more than 80 people were killed when the campus was bombed last year. Now, the institution's students feel there is no future for them, and dream of leaving their country.

Guess What? Mumbai University Produces More Billionaires Than LSE, MIT Or NYU

Lucy Sherriff | 27 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
If you've got the same aspirations as Bruno Mars, and want to be a billionaire pretty freakin' bad, then your best bet is to enroll at Mumbai University. Yes, that's right, the Indian institution produces more billionaires than the London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology or New York...
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