From left: Nigel Farage, whose Ukip has an 11-point poll lead; Ed Miliband; David Cameron; Natalie Bennett; and Nick Clegg

Three quarters of students will vote in 2015 general election, according to NUS research

Nearly three quarters of students would be likely to vote if there was a general election tomorrow, a survey by the National Union of Students has indicated.

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In first 24 hours after the results were announced, 320 young people rejected their existing offers and opted for one of the country’s highest ranking universities instead

A-level results: Students ‘trade up’ their offers for places at UK’s most elite universities

Hundreds of teenagers reject conditional offers for the chance to study at country’s top institutions

Student loans do not cover basic costs of living, charity finds

Students are not being adequately supported by their maintenance loans, a new report has revealed.

Students from Central Foundation Boys School: (right to left) Philip Wereko, Theo Fiore, Maksud Rahman, and Waseem al-Abdulla

Record numbers win places at uni but gap between the sexes widens

Despite fewer A-level passes, more students than ever gain university entry

More than 1,000 candidates are expected to “trade up” their existing offers

A-level results 2014: Students who do better than expected can 'trade up' offers

Many of the UK’s most prestigious universities will be wooing students today with places that they have reserved for those who do better than expected in their A-levels.

Students from the richest neighbourhoods are almost 10 times more likely to go to a top university than those from the poorest areas

Rich teenagers still dominate top universities

Wealthy students are ten times more likely to get into best universities

Student news round-up: £16,000 fees at Oxbridge, tributes to students killed in Malaysia, UEA admin jailed

Oxford and Cambridge won't push for £16,000 fees

Current students are much more worried by university life than older graduates, survey finds

The price of textbooks is the most annoying aspect of university, according to a new poll of students.

Careers advice severely lacking in schools, poll shows

A poll has shown that thousands of young people believe their future careers could be hampered because of a lack of guidance from teachers.

The University of Durham pays staff £6.50 an hour, rising by 84p after a probationary period

Some of Britain's most famous universities pay their fundraising teams less than the Living Wage

Some of Britain’s biggest universities are paying less than the Living Wage to staff on their alumni fundraising teams responsible for soliciting donations from graduates.

Syracuse students are also famous for enthusiastically getting behind their sports teams

Syracuse University voted USA's number one party school

Syracuse University has been named the number one “party school” in the US, but its administrators say they are not in the mood to celebrate. The private college in New York state topped the annual ranking, which is compiled by the Princeton Review based on a survey of approximately 130,000 students across 379 US universities.

Unconditional university offer used as competition prize

A university has found a novel way to recruit prospective students - by incentivising them to enter a competition with the chance of getting an unconditional offer to study there if they win.

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