Iain Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary

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

The days of traditional university lectures may be over as new research shows students are boycotting them because they believe they can get all the information they need on the net.

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.

Cambridge student raising £5,000 for helicopter to rush him to his sister's wedding

Louis McBride's exam finishes 45 minutes before a ceremony four hours away by car

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

Danielle Shea received thousands of dollars from her parents to continue her education after dropping out of university

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.

Students leaving Cambridge University Trinity May Ball in 2009

Mother of Cambridge University student advertises for 'talkative blonde' to join her 'busy' son at May Ball

Margot says only "females" with an “honest and sincere attitude toward this opportunity” should contact her

Benjamin Sullivan, the President of the Oxford Union
The University of Sheffield rose from third place last year

Student Experience Survey 2014: University of Sheffield ranked top for 'student experience'

Sheffield came first in The Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2014

Students said the group's clothing appeared to link them to the notorious Cambridge drinking society, the Wyverns

Oxford city centre ‘rape’ chant video sees notorious Cambridge drinking society investigated by police

Footage shows large group of 'drunken men' chanting 'she's too young', '15 years' and 'rape, rape, rape'

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Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
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Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
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Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
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Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
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A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes