Out of left field #33

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 November that we think really deserve a second airing.

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10. Bill for the Pill: The £720k donation Bill Gates made towards research into developing the male contraceptive pill (Dundee)

9. A Place in the Sun: The first Russell Group university to establish a campus in Dubai (Birmingham)

8. Gregarious Giraffes: The study finding like humans, giraffes too prefer dining in groups (Bristol)

7. Seeking ‘saggy boobs’: The study on breast size, scanning the fat and gland proportions of breasts while women run (Portsmouth)

6. Sleepless in the Supermarket: The student who went from night shifts to lectures then back to work again to fund university without a loan (Robert Gordon)

5. Finding Flatmates at Freshers: The students forced to search for second year housing weeks after beginning university

4. Uncorrelated: The finding contrary to popular belief suggesting children’s screen time has little effect on their sleep (Oxford)

3. Shellfish Actions: The nutritional degradation of oysters by climate change (Plymouth)

2. Professor Pixel: The lecturers appearing as holograms (Imperial College London)

Meanwhile overseas…

1. Professor Pot: The university employing its first science professor to research the health effects of cannabis (British Columbia)

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