Out of left field #23

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

Education PR

10. Demeaning Druids: The ‘Solstice’ themed ball accused by Wiccan student of bastardising modern day druids (Cambridge)

9. What’s your ciabatta footprint? The research finding annual sandwich consumption has the equivalent environmental impact as millions of cars (Manchester)

8. Ivy Upgrade: The parents of students of the most elite schools shunning Oxbridge for Harvard for a bigger ‘edge’ (Oxbridge)

7. Oxbridge Allegiances: The twitter banter between Malala Yousafzai and Stephen Fry (Oxford vs Cambridge)

6. Rake Ache: The use of motion capture to assess the harm bad gardening techniques can have on the skeleton (Coventry)

5. Bee Careful: The rise in urban beekeeping contributing to the decline of wild bees (Cambridge)

4. University Challenged: The alumni team who scored zero – a historical first! – on University Challenge (Reading)

3. Costly Chicks: The £1m new poultry research centre (Bristol)

2. X-Men Technology: The possibility of a self-healing phone screen and other self-healing technology (Bristol, Sheffield Hallam, Manchester, Cranfield, Aberdeen, Lancaster and Northumbria)

1. Adventurer goes Academic: The new lecturer with an Emmy award for making Touching the Void (Cumbria) 

GKP offers education PR, marketing, consultancy and communications management to UK schools, universities and business