Thousands of teenagers are being put off studying science and maths-based subjects because they consider them “dull” and “boring”
17=. Edinburgh University The first UK newcomer into the top 20 and also the highest ranking Scottish university. It receives around 47,000 applications a year - making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants.

University of Derby students 'at risk' of HIV after worker reuses syringe barrels

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A Ucas employee answers telephone enquiries at a call centre

High fees are driving UK students aboard, report claims

Research from the British Council shows that students are considering studying abroad due to the cost of tuition

Manchester students man the barricades to overthrow economic orthodoxy

New group wants to revolutionise the way economics is taught throughout the world

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden delivers his first speech as Glasgow University's new rector

The fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has thanked Glasgow University students for electing him rector via video-link in his first address.

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File image: Muslim students are divided over the issue of whether or not they should have - or even need - a sharia law-compliant student loans system

Sharia student loans: Will Muslim students avoid paying interest on finance for higher education?

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UCU picket line at the University of East Anglia on 1st November

Marking boycott postponed after universities offer staff 2% pay rise

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Is this the end of London Student?

Europe’s biggest student-run newspaper will not receive current levels of funding after this year

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The town versus gown divide in Cambridge has grown in recent decades as the university is "closed off" from the general public, classicist Mary Beard has warned.

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