Out of left field #11

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 December that we think really deserve a second airing.


10. No ifs, ands or butts: The scientists claiming that women with big bums are healthier (Oxford)
9. Gender bias: The academics who've found that the media portrays women who binge-drink more negatively than men (Glasgow)
8. Man down: The research suggesting that men suffer more harshly from common coughs and colds than women (Royal Holloway)
7. Attention, please: The scientists’ theory on why sex still exists (Stirling)
6. Three is a magic number: The study revealing the optimum number of sexual partners people would like their partners to have had (Nottingham, Bristol, Swansea)
5. Don't worry, be happy: The study showing that being happy makes you live longer (UCL)
4. It's a no-boner: The scientists who’ve discovered why humans don’t have a penis bone (UCL)
3. Apple v Android: The study showing that android users are nicer people (Lincoln, Hertfordshire, Lancaster)
2. Grab your broomstick: The university leading the way in creating an all-Wales Quidditch league (Bangor)
1. One moment, please: The university graduation ceremony paused by the mannequin challenge (Central Lancashire)

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