Student forces Merriam-Webster dictionary to change definition of 'racist' term

Over 800 people joined an online campaign to have the definition under the word 'nude' altered

Ulster University forced to close modern languages school following 'brutal' funding cuts

Students' Union president says Northern Ireland Executive has 'failed a generation of young people' as other subjects look set to be affected

Washington State University says banning term 'illegal immigrants' infringes on 'students’ right to freedom of expression'

University will work with staff to clarify and modify course policies, and ensures students they will not be failed 'merely as a result of using terms that may be deemed offensive to some'

Scottish graduates' performance 3 years after university 'stronger' that rest of the UK, according to HESA data

Universities Scotland deputy director says graduate employability and entrepreneurship continues to be 'a strong priority' for Scotland

Watch Lehigh University professors attempt to guess some of today's most popular millennial slang words

The rapid growth of today's youth slang leaves the older generation scratching their heads

Daily cannabis use among US university students highest since 1980, new study finds

Results from nationwide surveys also show how daily cigarette use has been declining

University of Tennessee switches gender-specific pronouns 'he' and 'she' for 'xe' and 'ze' to promote inclusivity

Proposal has been met with a mixture of praise and criticism over 'lack of common sense'

Women students are facing academic barriers at Cambridge University, says new gender inequality report

Women's officer says women students have been let down, institutionally and academically, by the university 'for too long'

Florida State University graduate puts theatre degree up for sale on eBay for $50,000

Along with other benefits, the graduate says the brand new and unused degree comes with 'genuine experiences and memories'

Joshua Wong: Student who led 2014 Hong Kong protests charged for 'engaging in illegal gatherings'

Wong tells reporters: 'I do not regret it. Even if I need to pay the price, go to court – and even to jail'

Students are not receiving loan payments on time at university, MyVoucherCodes survey finds

Site's founder says it's 'worrying' to think going to university could become harder for young people - especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds

Student's colostomy bag selfie on Facebook goes viral in its aim to help Crohn's and colitis sufferers

Director of charity says around 10,000 young people are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease each year

Number of students seeking alternative route to university after A-level and GCSE results 'on the rise', says NotGoingToUni

CEO says employers are much more likely to interview candidates with real, first-hand experience when, before, they used to favour only graduates

Edinburgh heads the top 10 cities for finding love at university, according to University of Surrey

Further education also sees people meet their best friend for life, survey finds

Number of London students in debt to payday lenders 'almost double the national average', says survey

Chief executive warns the new maintenance grant-to-loan changes for students from low income families 'still don't address the large funding gap that exists'

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