Out of left field #28

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 Junethat we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

10. Fish being sheep: The research finding that more ‘sociable’ fish suppress their personalities to conform to partners and limit risky behaviour (Bristol)

9. Here for the change: The university statement mocked by students for suggesting soaring homelessness is a result of students’ generosity with spare change (Oxford)

8. Not too cool for school: The football team choosing a university as its sponsor, promoting the importance of education (Portsmouth)

10. Fish being sheep: The research finding that more ‘sociable’ fish suppress their personalities to conform to partners and limit risky behaviour (Bristol)

9. Here for the change: The university statement mocked by students for suggesting soaring homelessness is a result of students’ generosity with spare change (Oxford)

8. Not too cool for school: The football team choosing a university as its sponsor, promoting the importance of education (Portsmouth)

7. Womb to classroom: The study that found no reason to necessarily separate twins (Goldsmiths)

6. Sinking tradition: The end-of-exams boozy boat race in taped up cardboard boats (Cambridge)

5. Rise and study: The unlucky students finding 8am lectures on their timetables as their university adapts to overwhelming numbers (Durham)

4. Me, myself and I: The irritating but inevitable finding that narcissists enjoy success (Queen’s University Belfast)

3. A place in the sun: The university that launched a recruiting office in Portugal for European students (De Montford)

2. Arrival times: The patterns of going into labour – more likely on a weekday, least likely on public holidays (UCL)

1. Moules à la Microplastic: The finding there is likely tiny pieces of plastic in every plate of mussels (Hull and Brunel)


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