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All the latest news, reviews and events.

May 2014

Team racing driver speaks to U Student before the Jim Clark Rally.

We spoke to Alex Laffey before the Jim Clark rally and he had this to say. “We did a good two weeks preparation for the Jim Clark rally, making pace notes and normal fitness training. I am very happy with how the recce went to. This time we are looking to push more with the…

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Completing a degree without reading a single book?

Students are completing university degrees without reading a single book due to the amount of information on the internet. The majority of undergraduates no longer see the point in wasting their time reading books when they can easily access any piece of information they like by using the web, mainly using the website Wikipedia.  Increased…

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Does your University give you a good chance of getting a job after graduation?

When you decide to go to university, do you already know what you are going to do afterwards? Because finding a job after you have graduated is more difficult than you might first think.  A record high number of people in work has risen to 30 million which is a quarter of a million more…

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Is your degree course value for your money?

English students studying at university feel that the course they are studying is not worth the money they have paid. 33% of current first and second year students say they are receiving poor or very poor value for money according to The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) student survey. Higher tuition fees were introduced in…

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Students find fortune in second hand sofa!

Three students discovered $40,000 (£23,000) in a second hand couch they bought for $20 from a charity shop. The housemates, who all live in New York, discovered the money in envelopes that were hidden in the couch they had picked him from the Salvation Army. Reese Werkhoven, Cally Guasti and Lara Russo said at first…

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U student rally team is once again successful in latest rally!

The Manx National Rally is a closed road asphalt rally, which took place last Friday and Saturday on the Isle of Man. We spoke to team racing driver Alex Laffey after the rally and he said, “The plan going into the rally was to get a finish and as much seat time as possible in…

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School allows students to have a lie-in

Hampton Court house has become the first school in the country to allow students to start classes in the afternoon so they can have a lie-in, but headmaster Guy Holloway denies it is simply an attempt to satisfy “lazy teenagers” Hampton Court (which is a private school) will introduce a new timetable with lessons running…

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Team u student hopes for success in the Manx Rally

U student team racing driver Alex Laffey and co-driver Jack Morton are preparing themselves for The Manx National Rally, which will take place tomorrow and Saturday. The Manx Rally is the 2ndrace in the MSA Asphalt Championship, it is a closed road rally which takes place on the Isle of Man over the 9th &…

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Avoiding a hangover

With the bank holiday fast approaching and many students planning on socialising and drinking, here are some tips on how to avoid the nasty part of going out. As you will know alcohol dehydrates your body, so by simply drinking plenty of water before heading off to party will keep you hydrated and dilutes the…

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