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Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Ed Hardy

The Huffington Post UK | 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

The Huffington Post UK | 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

The Huffington Post UK | 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...

These Students Have Designed A 'Sleepcoat' For The Homeless - Who They're Training Up As Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A group of students have designed a sleepcoat for homeless people - and want to train up Londoners sleeping rough as entrepreneurs. Oli Slattery, president of the Enactus group at King's College London, came up with the idea after spending time with the homeless in Alaska.

Students Who Found Teen's Body Hanged In Woods Thought It Was A Halloween Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A group of students who found a body hanging from a tree in the woods thought it was a halloween prank, until police discovered it was a suicide victim. The students, who did not report the gruesome discovery, had been watching a horror film prior to their walk in the...

Oxford University Releases Interview Questions. Could You Get In?

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Think you could make it into Oxford University? Now's your time to prove it. The institution, which is notoriously tricky to be accepted into, has released some of its infamously difficult interview questions. Tutors stressed that there are no real right or wrong answers and claim that while thousands of...

To How-To Guide To Picking Out Your Halloween Costume

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Halloween is approaching fast and it's time to get your costume together. As the storm rages outside and the house begins to creak you jump as, at the strike of midnight, you hear a familiar 'bleep-bloop' coming from your bedside table. In the hope that this isn't another Candy Crush...

Goldsmiths University Row As Holocaust Motion Voted Down Over 'Colonial' Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A row has erupted between students at a London university after a proposal to commemorate the Holocaust was voted down, with students expressing concerns over "colonialism" and "Eurocentric" links. Students at Goldsmiths University refused to back the motion on Wednesday, which suggested organising commemorative events for students on Holocaust Memorial...

Internet Addiction Disorder. Yes, It's A Thing

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Concerns have been raised over young people using the internet like a drug, becoming dependent as they gain a sense of euphoria when going online and panicking while offline. Around 16% of under 25s could be suffering from internet addiction disorder (IAD), with some spending more than 15 hours online...

600 Attend Brighton Sainsbury's 'Kiss In' To Show Solidarity With Lesbian Couple

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
More than 600 people attended a "kiss in" at a Sainsbury's in Brighton to protest at the store's treatment of a lesbian couple who were reportedly asked to leave after a customer complained. Annabelle Paige, an English Literature student at Sussex University, was asked to stop being affectionate towards her...

Should Body Confidence Be On The National Curriculum? Jameela Jamil And Dove Experts Say Yes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Calls have been made for body confidence to be taught in schools as nearly half of young girls opt out of exercise because they don't like the way they look. A roundtable discussion organised by Dove as part of the company's body confidence week saw Jameela Jamil and industry experts...

Sierra Leone Student Refused Accommodation In UK Over Ebola Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone who moved to the UK to study was refused accommodation over fears he might be carrying the deadly disease. Amara Bangura had to spend weeks searching for somewhere to live after being told by two landlords he would be unable to stay...

'Obsessed' Norwich City College Student Tried To Stab Teacher To Death With Kitchen Knife

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | 15 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student found walking alone in the early hours of the morning carrying a kitchen knife, Halloween mask and blood-soaked notebook was "obsessed" with her teacher and wanted to kill her. Emily Marchi, a 19-year-old drama and dance student at Norwich City College, was found en route to her teacher's...

NUS Votes Against Condemning Islamic State - Because It Would Be 'Islamophobic'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 15 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The National Union of Students has been widely mocked after it voted against a motion to reject Islamic State (IS) - because it would be "Islamophobic" to do so. The NUS rejected an "Iraqi solidarity" motion part-written by Roza Salih, a Strathclyde University student of Kurdish descent, to...

Hundreds Of Students To Stand Up To Cancer In Their Underwear With #UndieRun

Huffington Post UK | Gemma Joyce | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hundreds of students from universities across the UK are preparing to take to the streets in their underwear - all in aid of raising money for charity. Students from 32 universities in England, Wales and Scotland are taking part in the nationwide "Undie Run" in aid of Stand Up To...

One Young World Conference That Established The First Rape Clinic In Somalia, Kicks Off In Dublin

Poorna Bell | 14 October 2014 | UK
One Young World, the global forum for young leaders aged 18 - 30, has quite the legacy. To date, ambassadors have realised phenomenal achievements, from establishing the first rape clinic for women in Somalia, to founding an NGO to help young people escape the street...

Five Ways To Improve Your CV Without Leaving Campus

Gemma Joyce | 15 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
There's never been a more important time to get your CV in order. With record numbers of students entering university this autumn, it's now more likely that a person will have a degree than only school level qualifications. Standing out in an environment where having a degree is becoming more...

Boris Johnson Gets To Grips With A Selfie Stick

Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
It was a learning experience for both students and Mayor as Boris Johnson got to grips with using a selfie stick at a Black History Month event at City Hall. A group of 24 Barking & Dagenham College students were invited to attend Black History Month 2014: Exploring the Black...

Students To Stage Kiss In At Sainsbury's In Protest Of Lesbian Couple Being Told They Were 'Disgusting'

Lucy Sherriff | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A group of students is helping to stage a kiss in at a Sainsbury's store in Brighton, in protest at the treatment of a lesbian couple who were told they were "disgusting". Annabelle Paige, an English Literature student at Sussex University, was asked to stop being affectionate towards her girlfriend...

How To Win At Jailbreak: 10 Top Tips

Gemma Joyce | 17 October 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jailbreak is all about doing things your parents told you not to in the name of raising money for charity. The basic aim is to get as far away from your start point as possible within a certain amount of time and without spending any money, with some students...
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