Out of left field #17

At GKP we always keep an eye out for the most interesting and unusual university stories to make the headlines. These are our favourite education PR stories from June that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

1. Play On: The university which loaned a 19th century violin to a young, musically talented Syrian refugee (Oxford)

2. The Academic Baton: The original student cohort subsidising the next generation’s studies (Kent)

3. Toxic Flights: The university examining how contaminated air on planes causes ill health (Stirling)

4. The Wiki Gender Gap: The representational bias of Wikipedia and the university seeking to readdress it (University of London)

5. Fake News FakeBook: The global set of studies finding social media is a platform for propaganda (Oxford)

6. Gaming for Grades: The university suggesting video games can aid academic success (Glasgow)

7. Hyperloop Hype : The university building the transport of tomorrow – trains faster than planes! (Edinburgh)

8. Library’s Treasure-Trove: The rare Russian book collection which could auction for £50,000 (Birmingham City)

9. Older Fathers, Geekier Sons? The research finding that children - particularly boys - born to older fathers have higher IQs and a more intense focus on their interests (King’s)

10. Eat Chocolate, Aid Science: The (very easy) search for participants in a study on how chocolate affects our brain power as we age (Queen Margaret)


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