Out of left field #40

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 August that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

10. High Steaks: The university taking a stand for the planet by banning beef from all campus outlets. (Goldsmiths)

9. ASBO for Admissions Team: The university which had to apologise for its misjudged graffiti campaign in city centre and on a listed building. (Hull)

8. Shelves Above: The university which found Britain’s supermarkets the healthiest of all in a comparative country study. (Oxford)

7. Sheffield’s Safe Spaces: The first university to offer LGBT-only accommodation (Sheffield)

6. Jet Packs: The university students developing human flight suits (Bristol)

5. All Hands on Keys: The most people ever to all play a piano at the same time, commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci (Cambridge)

4. Sober Students Drying up Campuses: The university bars without business and the end of bizarre university drinks? (Dundee, Kent, Durham + others)

3. Dr. iPhone: The research into how smartphones can transform medical care (Manchester)

2. Grime Grant: The rap star funds further Stormzy Scholarships for minority-background students (Cambridge)

1. Student Side-Hustles: The entrepreneurial students finding creative ways to support themselves and fund their degrees (Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan)


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