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Philosopher Professor AC Grayling is master of the New College of the Humanities
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Oxford University student union votes to disaffiliate from the NUS

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Britons caught in migrant benefit crackdown

Gap-year students and other people who go abroad for an extended period are being denied jobseeker’s allowance payments for three months after they return, under a new rule brought in to stop welfare tourism from other European Union countries.

Most students believe they don't get value for money at university, says survey

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Benjamin Sullivan, the President of the Oxford Union

Interpol chief calls on Oxford Union president Ben Sullivan to step down

Pressure is mounting on the president of the Oxford Union, Ben Sullivan, to stand down while he is investigated on allegations of rape. Several speakers, including Interpol secretary general Ronald Noble, have cancelled their commitments.

US student loses testicle after scuffle with police

An American university student is reported to have lost his testicle following a groin strike by a police officer, after video footage of the incident was released.

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American student calls in bomb threat after dropping out so her 'parents wouldn't find out'

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Bubble wrap and puppies for anxious students at the University of Leicester

The University of Leicester's student union is set to offer stressed out students bubble wrap and dog petting sessions to help them relax as exam season kicks off.

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