Out of left field #31

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 September that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

1. Student living… by the 1%: The misguided Waitrose suggestions for a student’s ‘essential store cupboard’

2. Crowdfunding for the cleaner: The beloved university cleaner who “felt like a trillionaire” on a trip to Jamaica which was fund-raised by students (Bristol)

3. Next episode? The academic study on binge watching TV shows (Anglia Ruskin)

4. Childbirth chills: The ‘tsunami of horror stories’ on social media which terrify many women about giving birth (Hull)

5. Space junk: The university doing its bit to clean up litter… in space (Surrey)

6. Climate change curses: The increasing prevalence of parasites in the livers of livestock due to changing rainfall and temperature (Bristol)

7. Student surrogates: The one in seven students who admitted to paying other people to write their essays (Swansea)

8. Dignitary in the Dorm: The US has taken over the UK’s top spot in educating the most world leaders

9. Royal on the Ball: The Duchess of Sussex having who her skills on the court tested (Loughborough)

10. Institutions of Hot Air: The Scottish universities called out for trumped up false claims (Heriot-Watt, Aberdeen, West of Scotland)


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