Out of left field #13

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 February that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education University PR

10. Access to Birmingham: The university offering free tuition to disadvantaged students (Birmingham)

9. High achievers: The study suggesting that "clever" and "curious" teens are more likely to smoke cannabis (UCL)

8. Fantasy faculties: The university opening the UK's first sci-fi and fantasy centre (Anglia Ruskin)
7. The bees knees: The experiment training bees to play football (Queen Mary)
6. London is open: The university offering free courses for refugees and asylum seekers (East London)
5. Fact or fiction?: The study suggesting that the voices of fictional characters stay with us even after we've finished reading books (Durham)
4. A call away: The study revealing the secrets to keeping a long-distance friendships alive (Oxford)
3. The power of six: The university revealing how long Brits will wait in a queue (UCL)
2. Golden child: The study suggesting first-borns are smarter than their younger siblings (Edinburgh)
1. Felines fight back: The research refuting the idea that cats cause mental illness (UCL)

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