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Oxford Students Aren't Pleased With The NUS' Transparency Over That Israel Boycott Meeting

(7) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 4:41 AM

Student politicians from Oxford University have written to the NUS complaining of a lack of transparency at Monday's National Executive Council (NEC), where students passed a controversial motion to boycott Israel.

Louis Trup, president of Oxford University Student Union (OUSU), and his colleagues penned the letter on Wednesday...

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'A Dramatic Financial Rescue Mission': Meet The Students Crowdfunding To Pay For Their Degrees

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 7:28 AM

Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Hubbub are well known for showcasing those seeking money to pay for creative projects and business ventures. And as with all things online, you also get the occasional wacky scheme that goes viral, such as the guy who raised $55,000 to make...

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Borneo Student Killings: Men Admit Stabbing Neil Dalton And Aidan Brunger To Death

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 6:29 AM

Four men have admitted to killing two Newcastle University students, who were stabbed to death in Borneo while on a six-week placement course.

The two students, Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, were on a placement as part of their medicine course, when they were killed following an argument...

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Expensive Books, Dirty Kitchens... Here Are Your 10 Biggest Student Worries

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 5:13 AM

More than half of students have named expensive books as the biggest cause of uni stress, research has shown.

The study, by Marbella International University Centre (MIUC), revealed the most common worries associated with campus life, and the results probably won't shock you, with the cost of books...

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Student Samuel Trussler Missing After Fearing Exam Failure, Left Note Saying 'I've Wasted Three Years Of My Life'

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 7:00 AM

LATEST: Samuel was found "safe and well" on Thursday, according to Surrey Police.

A student who feared he had failed his finals has been missing for a week after leaving a note for his parents saying he'd
"wasted" three years of his life.

Samuel Trussler, who studied Computer...

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A-Level Students Have No Back-up Plan For Results Day, Which? Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 4:31 AM

It's a scary thought, and we're sorry for bringing it to your attention, but what will you do if you don't get the right grades for university?

Many students haven't got a back-up plan for the worst case scenario of not meeting their uni's requirements, a study by

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NUS Votes To Boycott Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

(14) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 7:07 AM

The National Union of Students has passed a motion boycotting companies that support Israel, but has risked alienating its Jewish members.

Representatives for the student union voted at the NUS National Executive Council (NEC) on Monday with 23 votes for, 18 against and one abstention. They also passed motions to...

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Four Student Occupations And Protests Which Actually Won Their Demands

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 6:36 AM

You don't often hear about student protesters winning battles with uni bosses. Why? Put simply, because it hardly ever happens. Last month, two Birmingham students received nine month suspensions from their courses for occupying rooms at the university.

Student protesters are punished for even minor acts of...

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A Meeting to End World Hunger

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 12:16 PM

This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction around the London 2012 Olympics.

Yesterday, the same day that the London Olympic Games came to a close, British Prime Minister David Cameron co-hosted a

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Looking to 2013 and the UK Presidency of the G8

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2012 | 11:27 AM

This piece is part of a series of blogs by leading NGOs to call attention to a range of issues that should be raised at the G8 summit at Camp David in rural Maryland from May 18-19.

Even as we enter the final approach to the Camp...

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