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International students do not have the same entitlement to loans as their UK counterparts

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Kwasi Enin in class at William Floyd High School

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April Fools round-up: This year's 'best' student media pranks

A pinch and a punch, it’s the first of the month! In case you’d forgotten, it’s April Fool’s Day and you might find yourself being caught out by some fake news stories today, making an absolute fool of yourself in front of your friends. Never fear students, here are some of the major "headlines" to keep an eye out for.

£47,000 Queen Mary University of London name switch delayed after staff opposition

Plans to change the Queen Mary University of London abbreviation from QMUL to QML have been delayed, subject to consultation, following significant staff opposition.

Kent University's Union apologises as students accuse summer ball posters of ‘legitimising rape’

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Watch: Brazilian students dance to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' in protest at distinctly unhappy conditions in their city

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Miliband poised to pledge £3,000 reduction in university fees

Labour is finalising plans to slash university fees in an audacious bid to win over parents and students concerned by the spiralling cost of higher education and mounting student debt.

Students protest outside the University of London on 9 December 2010 against government proposals to let universities triple tuition fees

A Labour government 'would cut tuition fees by at least £3,000 a year'

Miliband set to pledge cut to controversial £9,000 maximum fee

Edinburgh University to review 'historic relationship' with secretive all-male society after students cry sexism

The University of Edinburgh is set to investigate its “historic relationship” with an all-male secret society after students have complained it violates equality policies.

Secret code found in Weldon university library books, Canada. Reward offered for anyone who can solve mystery

Imagine discovering that obscure old books in your university library contained hidden messages.

All charges dropped against Birmingham student protesters

All cases against 13 student protesters following a demonstration at Birmingham University have been dropped by police.

The woman was quickly surrounded by men as she walked through Cairo University campus

What happens when a female student in a hot pink top walks through Cairo University?

A shocking video shows a female student being sexually harassed as she walks through her campus at Cairo University in Egypt.

Selfies arrive at the dreaming spires as senior Oxford dons snap themselves in full regalia

The selfie craze hit the University of Oxford last week after a historic annual ceremony.

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