Live Shark Banned from Oxford University Party

In one of the more bizarre stories of the year, student organisers of a black-tie ball at Oxford University have been banned from displaying a living shark as entertainment. The students at Somerville College had planned to make the animal the centre piece of their end of year party only to be told by the principal last week that it would not be allowed.

It all started in January when posters started appearing around the college advertising the May 4th ball. At £110 per ticket, it was billed as "one night of decadence, debauchery and indulgence". However, the really intriguing part came from the poster below.

Which UK University Has the Best Student Experience?

A new survey by Times Higher Education has asked more than 12,000 undergraduate students how happy they are at their university. The results reveal a top 10 UK universities that offer their students the best experience in terms of lectures, staff, social life and accommodation.

The University of East Anglia (UEA- pictured above) came out in the coveted top spot, ahead of traditionally more prestigious universities like Oxford and Cambridge. UEA's vice-chancellor Prof Nigel Norris was not surprised by the results, saying:

"Our commitment to providing a gold-plated student experience is long-standing and ingrained. This latest endorsement has been made possible only by the hard work and creativity of our academics, support staff and, of course, the students themselves who never cease to inspire us."

London Jobs of the Week (17th April 2013)

This week's top tip: Research and follow relevant people and companies on Twitter who tweet new jobs as soon as they are announced. It's a great way to have an always updating list of jobs on the market.

Simply browse below for the best new part-time, full time and intern jobs on the market this week or search our entire database.  


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- Charity Fundraiser | The Canal & River Trust
         £9 per hour  |  Throughout London

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London Jobs of the Week (17th April 2013)

Welcome back job hunters. This week's top tip for job hunting, is to sign up to jobs mailing lists, to get the latest relevant jobs sent directly to your inbox.  

As ever we've scoured the internet to bring you the best part-time, full time and intern jobs on the market this week. Simply browse through the jobs below to find what you're looking for, or search our entire database.  


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- German Online Moderator | Tempero
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London Met Foreign Student Ban Lifted

London Metropolitan University's international student licence was reinstated this week, allowing them to once again recruit overseas students. The decision from the Home Office comes nine months after the university were initially punished by UKBA for allegedly not meeting its responsibilities.

The university has fought the decision ever since it was first made, and after a number of inspections over the last 6 months the government is now happy that the university meets the required standard. Interestingly, the Home Office have moved to revoke the decision just a matter a weeks after it was announced that UKBA was being disbanded and replaced.

The university will once again be allowed to sponsor Tier 4 visas for international students, meaning that new students can join and the current non-EU students will be able to complete their courses.

However, London Met is now face a 12-month probation period to prove their suitability, during which time the number of international students they are allowed to recruit will be limited.

During the announcement, Immigration Minister Mark Harper said:

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