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The UCAS Media website reads: 'We help them reach uni - we help you reach them'.  Photo: UCAS Media website

UCAS sells access to students' personal details to advertisers

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has sold access to the personal details of over a million students to advertisers. Last year, ...

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Angry Birds publisher backs Manchester students' new 'hype' app

Two students from Manchester have received backing for a new app from the publisher of Angry Birds. Alex Blundell, a computer science student ...

Prospectuses need more information on employment, income prospects and quality of teaching, according to the OFT. Photo: Balazs H @Flickr

University prospectuses sub par says OFT

The Office of Fair Trading has accused universities of failing to provide prospective students with enough information about their desired course, after ...

The UCAS Media website reads: 'We help them reach uni - we help you reach them'.  Photo: UCAS Media website

UCAS sells access to students' personal details to

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Angry Birds publisher backs Manchester students' new 'hype'

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Prospectuses need more information on employment, income prospects and quality of teaching, according to the OFT. Photo: Balazs H @Flickr

University prospectuses sub par says OFT

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The UCAS Media website reads: 'We help them reach uni - we help you reach them'.

UCAS sells access to students’ personal details to advertisers

Company reportedly makes millions for selling access to the personal details of university applicants

Photo: Delvapp

Angry Birds publisher backs Manchester students’ new ‘hype’ app

App tells people ‘most hyped’ places to be on a night out

Prospectuses need more information on employment, income prospects and quality of teaching, according to the OFT. Photo: Balazs H @Flickr

University prospectuses sub par says OFT

The Office of Fair Trading finds no evidence of non-competitive practices at universities, but says they urgently need to improve the quality of information that applicants receive.

University of Sussex' students occupying the university's conference centre in a stand against privatisation. (Photo: DanielJPHadley @flickr)

Four of the Sussex five let off with cautionary letter

Despite the large total cost of £32,044 claimed by the university, four of the sussex five will receive an official University of Sussex warning letter and no further reprimand

Students and non-students can now take open-source courses run by universities worldwide. Photo: University of Salford @Flickr

MOOCs’ popularity on the rise

More UK universities are starting their own Massive Open Online Courses to help more than their student body learn degree-level material.

Four females and three males attacked a female student near the University of Manchester on Oxford Road   Photo: Gene Hunt @Flickr

Gang stalk and assault student on Oxford Road

The 20-year-old female student was followed for over a mile and assaulted by a gang ‘like animals stalking their prey’

All nine attacks have taken place in the Withington area.

Serial Withington sex attacker assaults four more women

Most of the women attacked have been students

Police have released these three pictures in the hope that someone will come forward with information. Photo: Greater Manchester Police

Student witnesses may be key to assault investigation

Appeal for student witnesses after incident outside South nightclub, hosting a Murkage night, linked to man’s death

Isoc took over eighty students up Mount Snowdon. This trip alone raised £5000. Photo - Islamic Society

Islamic Society hosts ‘Community Week’

The Islamic Society have been fundraising for Christie hospital as part of their campaign to give back to the local community

Financial aid to poorer students is not keeping them in university.

Bursaries failing to keep poorer students in university

Universities have been advised not to spend so much on bursaries for disadvantaged students

Creators of the 'solar tree' idea. From the left - Ryo Inoue, Olusola Omosola, Emmanuel Olatokun. Photo - Olusola Omosola

Manchester students’ success in Shell competition with ‘solar tree’ idea

The project will offer ‘communities in the developing world that aren’t connected to the national grid…use of their biggest source of energy’

"Resilience" has been shown to contribute towards good grades in women, but the trend in men has been quite different. Photo: jjpacres @Flickr

Female students more ‘psychologically resilient’

In comparison to men, women with ‘resilience’ are much more likely to get a first or 2:1 in their first year than those without