Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

The Week in Higher Education

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

The Week in Higher Education

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Student halls of residence are not known for the lavish entertainment on offer, which usually consists of a beaten-up pool table or a TV poked away in a gloomy common room. But swish new student accommodation in Glasgow is seeking to change this by providing a karaoke room, cinema and café, Metro reported on 17 November. The most eye-catching part of the £40 million True Student Living building is, however, a theme park-style slide linking the first floor and ground floor. The twisting slide "enables students to get to the ground floor in style once that important paper is complete", said the company, who hoped it would become a "talking point". Due to open in September 2017, the new student complex also boasts flat screen TVs and touchpad "rainfall" showers in every room.

Having your mum hanging around on campus would probably horrify most students. That wasn't the case for Coventry University student Azara Queen, who claims she was delighted that her mother Diane has studied the same degree as her over the past three years, Huffington Post reported on 17 November. "She wanted to do criminology and I wanted to do psychology so we combined our interests so we could study together," said Azara, 26, who will graduate with her mother this week. Not only did Azara and Diane, 49, take the same course, but the self-proclaimed "best friends" also lived, revised and hit nightclubs together during their degree, as well as doing the same part-time job at a mental health care home. The mother-and-daughter team are now taking a master's in psychology together. "The next step is convincing her to study for a PhD with me," joked Azara.

Despite agreeing to pay $25 million (£20.2 million) to settle Trump University lawsuits, the US president-elect was unapologetic about his failed business school. "The ONLY bad thing about winning the Presidency is that I did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial on Trump U. Too bad!" tweeted The Donald on 19 November as he laid to rest the litigation that dogged his presidential campaign for months, Fortune reported on 20 November. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who led part of the lawsuit that sought $40 million in damages for students who paid up to $35,000 for advice from so-called property experts "handpicked" by the real estate tycoon, said Trump's settlement was a "stunning reversal. …

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