Out of left field #24

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 February that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

10. Drowsy Dreaming: The study of the creative and uninhibited twilight zone of drifting off to sleep (Cambridge)

9. Laptop Libraries: The online platform to host all a university’s books and journals (Manchester)

8. Elephant Defenders: Catching out ivory poachers from bonnie Scotland (Stirling)

7. Sexism in the Saddle: The horse-racing trainers not using female jockeys despite no disparity in ability (Liverpool)

6. Alt-News: The finding that “junk” or “fake” news is primarily a problem of the right (Oxford)

5. Spirit of Learning: The first university to produce and sell its own spirit, this gin is distilled from barley grown by medieval farmers (Oxford)

4. Mollusc Memory: The snails helping scientists study memory (Sussex)

3. Family Business: Two mother-daughter duos studying at one nursing college (Oxford Brookes)

2. Pet Priorities: The university that flew a new principal’s cat and dog across the world (amid a pensions crisis) (Edinburgh)

1. Halls Hustle: 1 in 4 students are running a side business, contributing to the UK economy


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