Round up of the Week (15-6-11)

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Every week we bring you a round up of all the student news from the past week, as well as the trends hitting the web at the moment. This week's includes criticisms of the student visa changes, a singing Finnish street band (pictured above) and searching Google with your voice...


Student News

Cutting Foreign Student Numbers will Cost £2.4billion

British Home Secretary Theresa May has been criticised for her plans to reduce the number of non-EU international students coming to the UK over the coming years. Indeed, even Home Office figures show that it will cost the economy £2.4billion more than it will save. The cuts are to help meet migration caps promised by the government, but do not take into account the economic and social losses.   

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Immigration Cuts may Harm Science Sector

The science and engineering industries in the UK have revealed their concerns about the new student immigration laws. In an article in Engineering and Technology Magazine leading figures expressed their worries that the reduced numbers of interntaional students coming to the UK may make it more difficult for the sector to recruit skilled workers.

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Internet and Technology

Bohemian Rhapsody by Finnish Street Band

Ever wanted to see a street band from Finland called the Porkka Playboys sing the classic Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody? Well now you can, and what's more they do it from inside a rusty old car. Well worth a watch!



Introducing Voice Search for your computer

Google have finally introduced the ability to speak your search into their search engine. Watch a demonstration here and you will never have to type again!



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