Building work has begun on Swansea University that will ultimately cost the University £450 million for the second campus that will be located on the outskirts of the city.
The campus will be the place that specialises work on the science and innovation and began building in April.
The first phase of the project will cost £250 million and is expected to be complete by the summer of 2015.
The site will cover 69 acres.
First Minister Carwyn Jones said “the investment would help drive forward the development of the campus, creating a cornerstone” for research and employment opportunities in construction industry as work gets underway.
“I welcome the opportunity to be here on this significant day not only to mark the start of construction but also, crucially, to acknowledge the benefits to Wales of our relationship with Europe, including EU funding.”
According to latest official estimates students 49% of students are likely to go on and enter higher education.
These figures show a 3% increase from the previous year.
The Estimates also show that young women are more likely to attend higher education with 55% compared to the 45% of young men.
Offa’s director Les Ebdon says that these figures could distorted by applicants who want to begin course before tuition fees are increased which could see the participation rate failing in future years.
Professor Ebdon said: ”I am very concerned that demand from mature learners, and for part-time study, has fallen significantly,”
A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spokesperson said:
“The focus is on better information for applicants, more choice for students and stronger incentives on universities to deliver good teaching. The reforms to student funding ensure universities are funded properly to deliver a high-quality education system.
“Under our reforms the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds applying to university to start their studies in 2013 is at record levels.
“Most new students will not pay up front, there will be more financial support for those from disadvantaged backgrounds and everyone will make lower monthly loan repayments than they do now once they are in well-paid jobs.”
Dylan Quick, 20, a student at Texas College has been charged for allegedly stabbing 14 people on a rampage that left two fellow students critically hurt. He also had a tendency to stab people in the face and around the neck.
When the stabbing spree eventually stopped when another student approached the attacker and restrained him until the police got there.
Wildlife organisations have objected against Cambridge universities plans to build a new boat house on the river Ely.
They want to build new facilities for the Universities Boat club which include a dormitory, flat and a gym.
According to the Wildlife Trust the area that the University want to build on is the most environmentally sensitive location and if it was done it would have a dramatic effect on the birds and otters.
A librarian at Oxford University has lost her job after she allowed students to carry out the viral video named the Harlem shake which involves a person casually dancing and when the beat drops everyone around the person those some crazy dancing in silly costumes.
The which was created on 17th of February has been removed from the website but more recently re-uploaded by a different user.
Police found an assault rifle and an explosive device at University of Florida when they were investigating the suicide of a student in a dorm room.
500 hundred students were evacuated and classes were cancelled in the morning after the news broke.
Labour MPs Chuka Umunna and Tessa Jowell have been taking Mr. Smith on a tour of south london.
The Men in Black star wanted to see London’s equivalent to America’s Harmlem so in return he got a tour of Brixton which is know for its Afro-Caribbean culture.
A new study has revealed that the average student in the UK spends more money on alcohol compared to food.
Slow Food UK, in association with the Consortium for the Protection of Grana Padano cheese found that the average student in the UK will spend £10 on food and £20 on alcohol.
According to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service one in five 18 year old’s living in some of the most deprived areas in England have applied for a degree course in September even though the tuition fee has risen to £9,000.
The number of applications for students who are eligible for the most generous discounts and bursaries has doubled over the last decade.
Students of Glasgow university have decided to hold a ballot in their campaign for Scottish independence.
The campaign will include a number of debates which will begin next week and their will be a campus-wide vote on the 21 of February.
The actual referendum for Scottish independence is expected to be held in autumn of 2014.
The students event will be the first big event where students are asked about the Scottish future and if they agree for it to be independent.
Michael Gray, president of the Dialectic Society, said: “It’s a great idea to encourage debate and activism on campus.
“The result of the real referendum will impact students in Scotland for the rest of their lives, so holding our own vote is one way of finding out what young people think.
“Glasgow can lead the way and hopefully other students across the country will follow suit.”