Out of left field #27

Education PR

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 May that we think really deserve a second airing.

10. City Curfew: The student house parties ordered to finish by 11pm (Nottingham and Nottingham Trent)

9. Animal Therapy: The tea with ginger Tom and guinea pig cuddles used to destress students during exam season (Cambridge)

8. 24 Hour Magic: The synthetic diamonds grown in a day (Cardiff)

7. Feathered Fossils: The microscopic research on dinosaur genomes suggesting the giant reptiles looked most like ostriches, ducks or chickens (Kent)

6. Purple Nights: The first university to win ‘Purple Flag’ status for night-time culture and student safety (Nottingham Trent)

5. Solitary Consumption: The finding that eating meals alone is among the biggest causes of unhappiness (Oxford)

4. Little Miss Stereotype: The literary study examining sexist tropes in Mr Men and Little Miss books (Lincoln)

3. Seasick Staff: The first study on the effects of choppy waters on the health of offshore workers (Hull)

2. Puzzling Pisa: The Italian engineering mystery solved by students (Bristol)

1. Brain Freeze: The medical modelling that found cooling skulls could save the lives of new-borns or stroke patients (Edinburgh)

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