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Swansea University Student Overdoses On Slimming Pills After Taking Out Payday Loan

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | 10 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A student who took a fatal overdose of slimming pills was plagued with money worries after a payday loan he had taken out increased from £100 to £800 within three months. Courtney Mitchell Lewis, a 21-year-old Swansea University physics undergraduate, took 17 diet pills in May last year following...

Chinese Students Form Human Chain To Stop Woman Committing Suicide In Freezing Sea

ITN | Lucy Sherriff | 10 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chinese students formed a human chain to save a woman who had walked into freezing sea water, apparently in an attempt to commit suicide. The youths, from Yanshan University, linked arms so they could reach the woman, who was about 50m away from the shore in Qinhuangdao, and pull her...

Dwaine George's Murder Conviction Overturned Thanks To Cardiff University Law Students' Project

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 10 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A man who spent 12 years in jail after being wrongly found guilty of murder has had his conviction overturned thanks to the work of a group of law students at Cardiff University. Dwaine George was jailed for life for allegedly shooting 18-year-old Daniel Dale in Manchester in 2001 and...

Our Favourite Out Of The Blue Oxford Uni Acapella Choir Is Back For Christmas And Singing Mariah Carey

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 10 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
We thanked our lucky Christmas stars when we saw our favourite all-male acapella choir Out of the Blue had released another song, and it was none other than Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas. The talented Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University group went global following their...

Oxford University Student Louisa Manning Gets The Ultimate Revenge On Her Childhood Bully

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | 10 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
One student proved revenge is definitely a dish best served cold after she agreed to a date with her childhood bully - but then stood him up. Louisa Manning, a 22-year-old student at Oxford University, bumped into her former tormentor at a university ball, who did not appear to recognise...

How To Cope With Your Cold Student House During The Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | 10 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
It's a truth universally acknowledged that a student house gets cold in the winter. Turning the heating on for only an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening to save money will do nothing to raise the icy temperature when all the warmth effortlessly escapes through the...

10 Must-See Places in South America That Won't Cost You The Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | 10 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
South America, the home of steak, salt-flats and really late suppers, is brimming with bucket-list ideas. From Iguazu Falls to the Amazonian jungle, it's no surprise that the continent can be found on any avid traveller's must-visit list. But it's an unfortunate truth that South America can be pricey....

Students Living In Fear After Two Rapes In Fallowfield, Manchester

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 8 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Students are scared to walk home alone after two females were raped in the same area in Manchester, as councillors warn residents to stick together. Police are investigating whether two incidents in the vicinity of Ladybarn Lane in Fallowfield, which happened within six weeks of each other, are linked. On...

Privately Educated Teens More Likely To Want To Go To Uni Than State School Pupils

PA | Lucy Sherriff | 8 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Privately educated teenagers are more likely to want to go to university than those who went to state school, research has found. And boys are significantly less likely to plan to study for a degree than girls, it suggests. The University and College Union (UCU), which commissioned the survey, said...

18 Things You Learn As A City University MA Journalism Student

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | 8 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
From eight hours a week at undergraduate level to eight hours a day at City University, the transition from BA to MA can be a bit of a shock. Yet after only a couple of weeks of interviewing, investigating, filming, blogging, researching, editing and directing, it's hard to remember...

Top Tips For Landing A Job In The Technology Industry

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 5 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Trying to break into the tech industry can be tricky, particularly for an industry newcomer. Whilst technology firms are flourishing, landing a job depends heavily on relevant job experience or an in depth understanding of the tech ecosystem. App entrepreneur Rich Martell launched FitFinder when he was at university,...

HuffPost UK's Student Journalist Stories Of The Year 2014: How To Enter

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 5 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
It's that time of the year again where we begin our hunt for the best student journalist stories of the year. We're looking for students who have nabbed scoops, investigated pressing issues, conducted invigorating interviews or campaigned for change. We want to see determination, drive and above all, passion for...

Students Stage Nationwide Protests After Police Use 'Extreme' Violence At Warwick University

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | 5 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Students across the country are staging occupations and protests after police were accused of using "extreme, disproportionate" violence to break up a sit-in at the University of Warwick on Wednesday. Students from a number of universities including Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield make up the list of groups occupying buildings on...

Teen Rebecca 'Rebe' Berry Found Dead In Garden With Burn Injuries

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | 5 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
A teenager whose body was found in a garden with burn injuries has been described as a "beautiful angel", who will be greatly missed. Rebecca Berry, known to her friends as Rebe, was found by a family member in the grounds of a property, believed to be her home, in...

Where's The Best Student Nightlife? Up North Apparently..

PA | Lucy Sherriff | 5 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Students seeking an exciting nightlife should head towards the bright lights of the north or Scotland, while those with an eye on a political career should consider universities in London and the south east, according to a survey. It also reveals that students who are keen on the arts could...

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: DateMy's 26 Year Old Rachael Wardle

Asa Bennett | 10 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachael Wardle, 26, was inspired to launch her online matchmaking site - datemy.co.uk - after seeing how her father struggled to find love after his wife Tina lost a two-year fight with breast cancer. After five years, Rachael's father was set up with a family friend and went...

NUS Launches National Audit To Investigate 'Rife' Lad Culture On University Campuses

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | 4 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
The National Union of Students has launched a nationwide audit to investigate the scale of mainstream lad culture on university campuses. The audit, which follows a lad culture summit held in February, will involve students’ unions participating in an online survey. The questionnaire will examine existing...

German Police To Investigate 'Drink Spiking' Death Of Northumbrian Student Jane Khalaf

Lucy Sherriff | 4 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Police in Cologne have opened an investigation into the death of a Northumbria University student who died after she allegedly had her drink spiked at a German carnival. Jane Khalaf, a 19-year-old from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, collapsed suddenly after telling friends she thought someone had tampered with her drink. The...

Aberystwyth Student Torin Lakeman And Brother Found Dead In Manchester Pub

Lucy Sherriff | 4 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Two brothers were found dead in a room above a pub in Bolton, but police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths. Torin Lakeman, a 19-year-old student at Aberystwyth University, and his brother Jacques, 20, were found at The Grapes Inn in Stoneclough at 2pm on Monday....

Police Accused Of 'Extreme' Violence Against Warwick Students As Peaceful Protest Turns Ugly

Lucy Sherriff | 5 December 2014 | UK Universities & Education
Police have been accused of using "extreme, disproportionate" violence against a group of Warwick University students after a seemingly peaceful protest turned sour. Video footage shows students from the Warwick For Free Education group involved in a scuffle with police, with one officer threatening to use a Taser. Although the...
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