Round up of the Week (31-5-11)

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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 the latest news on education cuts and stereotypes of the US states...


Student News

Top University Figure Warns Against Cuts

A leader of the UK University and College Union (UCU) has warned that government cuts in higher education could end up costing the country more money. Graduation rates in the UK have dropped in recent years and Sally Hunt, the union's general secretary, told members that "it is ignorance that is the expensive option, not education".

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Student's View of the Fulbright Scholarship

A US student from California speaks about being accepted on to the Fulbright UK Summer Institute scheme. Sophia Carrillo will study at Roehampton University in London this summer and travel throughout the UK and Europe for six weeks.

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Korean Wins Public Speaking Contest

A Korean student has come out victorious over 80 other competitors from 48 countries to claim top spot in a prestigious International Public Speaking Competition held in London. Organised by the English Speaking Union Kang Jeon-wook was the first Korean to in the annual international competition which is now in its 30th year.

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Internet and Technology

Monthly fee for Modern Warfare 3

Those of you who enjoy playing computer games will undoubtedly be super-excited about the new Modern Warfare due for release in November. However, what you will be less excited about is the fact that Activision are planning to charge an optional monthly fee of £5 for bonus content.

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50 State stereotypes (in 2 minutes)

Ever wanted to watch a video of every US state stereotyped all in the space of 2 minutes? Well today is your lucky day...


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