Out of left field #35

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 February that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

10. The dog walking sessions to help students destress (UEA)

9. The smart city campus plans with an on-demand bus service and a renewable energy powered data centre (Glasgow)

8. The decolonised English literature course focusing on ‘hyper-contemporary’ fiction (Swansea)

7. The evidence that strict laws on cannabis don’t do anything to deter its use (Kent)

6. The largest single donation in recent history (£100m) gifted by a former student (Cambridge)

5. The university designed sports hijab created to boost female participation in sports (Brunel)

4. The undergraduate student who managed to reconstruct the skulls of two ancient reptiles (Bristol)

3. The ‘historical Google Earth’ made from archive aerial footage (Cambridge)

2. The lecturer-no-longer who tweeted he was tired of “smug little minds” along with some more worrying things (Lincoln)

1. The rise of the teetotal student (UCL)


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