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Growing student debt is unlikely to encourage young voters

Russell Brand's 'won't vote' mantra is still ringing in our ears

The year of books? Today's young people interpret reading as a social exercise

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has declared 2015 the Year of Books, committing to read a book every fortnight while discussing it on Facebook. The ultimate digital champion is now championing the world's most traditional form of expression and creativity, telling us that reading books and our social media culture can go hand in hand.

The burger contains over 1900 calories

Too much information can put us off our food

"Calorie counting was a punishing and all-consuming obsession"

German and English soldiers, Christmas 1914

When students rallied to the Great War cause

Oxford female medic volunteers were told to 'go home and keep quiet'

Is a degree in the humanities no longer appreciated?

"I'm being teased that I'm paying £9,000 a year for a library card"

'Generation Sensible': Have students become less wild and more boring?

Freshers’ week is not what it once was. Gone are the days of excessive drinking and drug-taking, as seen in previous generations. Something has changed. But why?

What has the EU ever done for education in the poorest part of Britain? Quite a lot, actually

Losing EU funding for education in Cornwall would be calamitous

Amid tuition fees, strikes and protests, where is Universities Minister Greg Clark?

Has anybody seen Greg Clark? While students protest and bloggers rage, the Minister for Universities has stayed schtum. He’s doing his bit on Twitter – although perhaps not very well, given he’s short of a blue tick and hasn’t mentioned anything of interest, unless you’re into staged PR shots.

Why students must back the marking boycott

Lecturers are on strike over dramatic changes to their pensions

The fight for free education: Why next week's national student demonstration is so vital

National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts is mobilising students on 19 November

Why the media should be praising Britain's students

Despite a spate of bad headlines for sexist shenanigans, most students are doing good, argues Samuel Lovett

A Home Office report concludes that tough penalties do not cut drug abuse

Drugs might not be clever, but we should treat addicts as patients not criminals

Students have enough access to drugs already - it's clear that criminalisation doesn't work

Why your university should have gender-neutral toilets

University is usually a time where young people can freely express themselves, a chance to escape the restrictions of home, and a place for all those quirky, artsy and misunderstood young adults to feel part of something. For the sporting heroes, the super academics and the dreamers – they all seem to have a place.

Could you get into Oxford University? Prove it

The unintended consequences of changing Oxbridge entry requirements

Asking for two A*s only helps people who excel at exams

The two students were asked to cover their t-shirts at an LSE freshers fair

The sexist LSE rugby club flyer is just the tip of the university misogyny iceberg

Last week, the streets of London were filled with misogyny, homophobia, and classism. Leaflets deriding trollops, sloppy birds, and homosexual debauchery were distributed, including mockeries of previously polytechnic unis. Women who play hockey and netball were referred to as beast-like; readers were informed that these 'slags' only don their kits so they can pick up men.

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