Out of left field #25

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 March that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

10. Bachelor of Waffle: The woman suing her university for receiving a ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree (Anglia Ruskin)

9. Academic Airbnb: The world’s first non-physical “Blockchain university”, where students acquire credits via an app (Oxford/Woolf)

8. Record Collection Analytica: The music study finding Smith fans neurotic, Bjork fans open-minded and Marilyn Manson fans unagreeable (Cambridge)

7. Narcotic Nails: The discovery that one in ten have class As on their fingertips (Surrey)

6. Digital brains: The research saying calculators make children better at maths (UCL)

5. Monarch a la Mode: The university course to uncover the royal family’s 'fashion secrets' (Glasgow)

4. Sticking Point: The maths whizz who has calculated that filling this year's Panini World Cup sticker book costs £773.60 (Cardiff)

3. Protective Parents: The research showing animal kingdom parents with a physical disability work harder to rear their young in case they can’t reproduce again (Edinburgh)

2. Trippy Studies: The neuroscience professor studying DMT-induced meetings with elves (Johns Hopkins)

1. Depressions of Economy and of Mind: The researchers demonstrating the relationship between fiscal policy and mental health (Stirling)

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