Out of left field #36

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. Catching up to the times: The university which has just outlawed pheasant shooting (University of Wales)

9. Shepherd drones: The exploration of farmers using drone technology to move livestock (Harper Adams)

8. They’ll tak' the low road: The effort to record and protect the endangered Ulster Scots language (Aberdeen)

7. Hands together: The database recording people’s automatic and spontaneous physical gestures (Birmingham)

6. Ironic Infuriation: The woman kicked out of a talk on women in leadership for bringing her child along (Oxford)

5. Symptoms of Sedentary: The study saying sitting down for too long strains the NHS and may cause 70,000 deaths a year (Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University)

4. Loan-liness pays: The almost half a million students using ‘sugar daddy’ sites to fund tuition

3. Thou shall not pass: The students singled out and locked out from their own university buildings during a royal visit (King’s College London)

2. Student solitude: The finding that as universities grow larger, students have less friends and feel more lonely

1. Taken (out): The airbrushing out of Liam Neeson from a university prospectus on the back of his racist admission (Queen’s University Belfast)


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