Out of left field #26

Education PR

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 April that we think really deserve a second airing.

10. Inclusive Keypad: The scientific conclusion that emojis now represent diversity (Edinburgh)

9. Dumber than Dad: The negative psychological distress for men who don't outperform their parents (Oxford)

8. Census of the Stars: The 3D map of the Milky Way coming to a galaxy near you (Bristol, UCL, Cambridge, Leicester, Edinburgh)

7. Kin Peers: The three generations at university together, thanks to an on-site ‘Children’s University’ (Queen Margaret)

6. Furniture Fury: The college which crowdfunded £5,000 to buy Ted Hughes’ old desk (Cambridge)

5. Furniture Fury 2: But their rivals aren’t getting away with changing the furniture either (Oxford)

4. Lusted Learners: The most “swiped” students revealed by Tinder and Cosmopolitan magazine

3. Bombs Away: The grenade-throwing contest to liven up a Chinese university’s sports day (International)

2. Veg Out: The study seeking guinea pigs to eat vegetables (Aberdeen)

1. Mosh Pit Medicine: The research that says going to gigs extends your life (Goldsmiths)


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