Environmental Photographer of the year

This is a competition for all but we place it here fr students to get involved. For tips and examples please visit The Event Guru Ltd. Photographers and videographers have until the 31 March More »

Government sells off £900 million student loans to private debt collection firm

£900 million worth of student loans have been sold to a debt collecting agency. Ministers have announced today that a has been done to privatise loans made to students in the 1990s. More »

Paris Edges London for Best City for Students

According to the latest ranking Paris has beaten London for the second year running for the best city to accompany student life. According to the QS best students cities list London missed More »

 

Environmental Photographer of the year

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This is a competition for all but we place it here fr students to get involved. For tips and examples please visit The Event Guru Ltd.

Photographers and videographers have until the 31 March to submit their entry for this years environmental picture of the year.

With a £5000 cash prize for the winner photographers and film-makers will be posting their best pictures to the competition. 

Government sells off £900 million student loans to private debt collection firm

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£900 million worth of student loans have been sold to a debt collecting agency.

Ministers have announced today that a has been done to privatise loans made to students in the 1990s.

The deal will bring the government £160 million which is just a fraction of what the loans are worth. 

Paris Edges London for Best City for Students

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According to the latest ranking Paris has beaten London for the second year running for the best city to accompany student life.

According to the QS best students cities list London missed out on top spot by a mere two points.

Manchester and Edinburgh also made the top 50. 

University of Warwick Rowers Create Naked Charity Calender

The University of Warick rowers have created a naked calender for charity.

The female university rowing club caused a row last year on their raunchy calendar but they have defied any critics by doing it all over again but this time completely nude.

It features 17 members of the university rowing club all aged between 18 and 21.

Critics of the first calendar show said: “Groups of women posing semi-naked…doesn’t sound a fundraising initiative for charity, it just sounds tacky.

“As opposed to being liberated by posing semi-naked, they are in fact just helping women to be perpetually viewed as sex objects, something to be ‘bought’, ‘sold’ and then tossed away once the Christmas period is over.”

Hettie Reed who came up with the idea said:

The criticism we received last year just spurred us on to do it again as we were given so much positive feedback all in all.

“It is just a harmless bit of fun for a fabulous cause and our fan base has only really grown as a result of last year’s furore.

“So many people got in touch whose lives had been effected by cancer to say thanks – and who can criticise us for that?

“This year we shot the calendar over two days in June – the weather was a bit windy which played havoc with the girl’s hair.

“We had to hold towels around the girls too because we kept giving the passing fishermen an eyeful. I think they loved it.

“We also travelled to Spain to do a bonus shoot and those can be purchased as well as the calendar.

“It was a bit easier stripping naked out there as the weather was much nicer.”

Researchers from Newcastle University Find Heart Disease Gene in Baby

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A gene that can later form into congenital heart disease has been found in new born babies by researchers from Newcastle University.

Professor Bernard Keavney and his team analysed more 2,000 children who were born with a hole in the heart.

Swansea University Begin Building on £450m Second Campus

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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.”

 

 

number of Students going onto Higher Education is almost 50%

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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.”

 

Texas Student Charged for Stabbing 14 People

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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.

Cambridge University Proposal for Boat House Objected by Wildlife Organisations

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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. 

Harlem Shake Costs Librarian her job

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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.