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How universities can support students with eating disorders

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Mental health is high on the agenda in the higher education sector, with associated drop-out rates more than trebling from 2009/10 to 2014/15. While...
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‘Llamapalooza’, Berkeley’s take on animal therapy for stressed students

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A final-year student at the University of California, Berkeley has offered students a novel way to destress during the exam season - involving llamas....
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German students have mixed opinions on ‘first robot lecturer’, Yuki

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English linguistics students at the University of Marburg are the first in Germany to be taught by a robot. Humanoid robot Yuki is the...
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Sanctions drive Iranian students in US to crowdfund tuition fees

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Struggling to pay for tuition and living expenses due to a series of geopolitical crises back home, Iranian students studying in the US are...
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Students accused of being majority of Nigeria’s drug users

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A university Vice Chancellor has claimed that the majority of drug addicts in Nigeria are students in higher education. Professor Joshua Ogunwole, VC at Bowen...
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Automation opportunities for Australian students – if universities can keep up

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Nearly half of current Australian work activities will be automated by the year 2030, according to a McKinsey and Company report. This could result...
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Students set up Ireland’s first Traveller society in Galway

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Irish Traveller students at NUI Galway have launched the first student society for Travellers in the Republic of Ireland, in partnership with the Galway Traveller Movement. The...
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Hundreds of unvaccinated California students quarantined in measles scare

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Students at two California universities in Los Angeles have been quarantined, following exposure to the measles virus on their campuses. More than 500 students at...
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Cash-strapped Argentine students swap pricy private universities for budget-friendly public ones

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Amid economic turmoil, swathes of Argentinian students are opting to study at public universities instead of their pricier private counterparts - even if it...
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Lonely no more: how to prevent student isolation at your uni

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With rising numbers of people saying they feel lonely, and a well-publicised 2015 clinical study that found that isolation had the same health effect...
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