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Students now offered “quieter halls” of residence

A student accommodation search engine has today announced that it will award a Quieter Hall accreditation badge to student halls, in an effort to meet student culture changes.
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How valuable are exams to employers?

With 81% of students admitting to feeling pressure to finding a job within six months of graduating, Fresh Student Living has looked at how valuable exams are to employers in the modern working world.
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50% rise in need for student mental health services

Millennials are considered one of the most anxious generations: Student mental health services are increasingly necessary.
fake universities

Prospects shuts down 75 fake universities in UK

75 websites fraudulently offering UK degrees have been closed since Prospects was appointed by the government to investigate bogus institutions in 2015.
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The return of global governance: This time it comes with many faces

The ocean’s pollution with plastics has stirred multiple promising responses across the globe: Are we on the verge of a new type of global governance? Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz explains how such governance may look and what is still missing.
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Report examines origins of ‘maths anxiety’

A recent report examines the origins of ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students which disproportionately affects girls.
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How can schools and universities ensure their students’ data is safe online?

Justin Ellis, Senior Data Centre Specialist at Comms Express advises how schools and universities can ensure that their students' data is safe online by following these measures.
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Scientists create global maps to stop mosquito-borne diseases

Researchers at The University of Oxford have created the most accurate global distribution maps to date for mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue and Zika, to help stop these diseases.
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New drugs could stop ovarian cancer

Researchers at The University of Manchester have shown that a new class of drugs are able to stop ovarian cancer cells growing.
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TB research discovery could now save over 10,000 lives

Around 1 in 15 people affected by Tuberculosis (TB) are likely to get the treatable fungal infection Aspergillosis, according to TB research by The University of Manchester and Gulu Referral Hospital, Uganda.
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IVF baby birthweight has increased by 200g

University of Manchester scientists found that babies born by In Vitro Fertilisation at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester have increased in birthweight by nearly 200g over the past 25 years.
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Ralph J. Poole: Becoming a gender-queer researcher

Professor Ralph J. Poole, University of Salzburg, opens up about his career as a gender-queer researcher, here.
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Making mental health a priority at University

This 7th March marks University Mental Health Day 2019, an annual day for higher education establishments to band together and make student mental health a priority
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Theories underpinning psychological practice ‘wrong’

A computer game devised by University of Manchester psychologists has called into question the theories which have been used for over a century, suggesting psychological practice has been wrong.
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Skype hypnotherapy as an effective treatment for IBS

The University of Manchester has found that Skype hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for people with severe irritable bowel syndrome.
student mental health, mental health technology

Student mental health: Universities should take charge

While holistic care of students requires input from multiple stakeholders, universities are uniquely placed to lead the charge on student mental health, writes Dr. Ian Jackson, medical director, and clinical safety officer at Refero.
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The European Research Area (ERA) in Austria: The mirror has two faces

Christian Naczinsky from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research explains his stance on the European Research Area (ERA) in Austria.
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UK access to Erasmus programme after Brexit

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has called on the Government to clarify its plans for future UK access to the EU international exchange programme ‘Erasmus’ in its report Brexit: the Erasmus and Horizon programmes.
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Parents subsidising children at university by over £400 a month

New research has revealed that over one in five parents (21%) are subsiding their children’s studies at university by over £400 a month, with over half (55%) giving over £200 a month.
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UK Universities must do more to tackle ethnic disparity

The UK Government has launched measures to tackle ethnic disparity of achievement between ethnic groups in higher education.

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