Campus Watch – 13/02/15

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Inquest set following death of Cardiff student

A Cardiff University student died from hypothermia after walking home from a night out, an inquest has heard. Ali Bunney, 20, was celebrating a friend’s 21st birthday and was wearing just a short sleeved shirt and jeans in temperatures of 4°c. The blood alcohol levels of Mr Bunney were four times the drink-driving limit as he attempted to walk nine miles home.

Elli Pugh

 

UEA introduces the ‘Nap Nook’

UEA Students’ Union has opened the UK’s first dedicated “Nap Nook”. Students can book forty minute slots to nap in order to increase their alertness, capacity to learn and to decrease stress levels. The “Nap Nook” is equipped with mattresses, eye masks and CCTV to ensure comfort and safety for its users.

Faye Lawrence

 

Anti-fascist protesters slam Oxford Union

An appearance at the Oxford Union by Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right national party, has sparked an anti-fascist protest by students. The debate was delayed by over an hour due to three hundred supporters a gathering outside the Union. The protesters were seen waving banners and chanting ‘Le Pen, never again’ and ‘Oxford Union, shame on you’.

Elli Pugh

 

Durham set to breathalysed student clubbers 

Students at Durham University could soon be breathalysed before being allowed entry to nightclubs. The scheme is a response to the drink-related deaths of 3 students within a 14 month period, all of whom drowned in the River Wear. It plans to crack down on pre-drinking culture. A number of establishments have signed up, and the scheme has already been announced in other parts of the UK.

Jake Hookem

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