Flash Friday 25/3: Apps, healthy freshers and noise complaints

Flash Friday 25/3: Apps, healthy freshers and noise complaints

Flash Friday 25/3: Apps, healthy freshers and noise complaints

It’s Easter, and before you consume your weight in chocolate eggs, take a look at this feature by a Forge Press writer – who claims there is such a thing as a ‘healthy’ fresher. I know, I was shocked too.

But first, our headlines this week:

Man convicted after prowling university towns and sexually assaulting students

By Jenny Sterne for the Mancunion
Manchester Crown Court. Image: raver_mikey @Flickr

Manchester Crown Court. Image: raver_mikey @Flickr

A man who sneaked into student accommodation and attempted to rape a sleeping student has been found guilty at Manchester Crown Court, and is facing jail for a string of attacks on female undergraduates from across the country.

Tahir Nazir, a 40-year-old Glaswegian divorcee and former Dundee University student, was found guilty of all charges against him at the trial: trespasses with intent to commit an offence, sexual assault, attempted rape and three charges of trespass with intent to commit a sexual assault.

Manchester Crown Court heard on Wednesday that Tahir Nazir had made repeated attempts to get into rooms of students at various British university towns, making two attempts on Manchester students. Tahir was claimed to have a sexual obsession with students.

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There’s an app for that: Five of the best sex and dating apps

By Ruby Kilroy for CUB magazine
Image: CUB magazine

Image: CUB magazine

Apps like Tinder now have millions of users, and thousands of students use it every day. So what’s all the fuss about? Ruby Kilroy discovers more for CUB magazine.

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Headingley student house in Leeds raided by police after noise complaints

By Elli Pugh for the Gryphon
Image: The Gryphon

Image: The Gryphon

A student house in Headingley has been raided by police following a string of noise complaints.

Officers from Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team (LASBT) visited a six bed house on Richmond Mount earlier this week, and removed two televisions, computer gaming equipment and four sets of speakers.

The visit followed a number of complaints from neighbours regarding loud music and parties.

 

The rise of the healthy fresher

By Madeleina Kay for Forge Press
Image: Forge Press

Image: Forge Press

Is healthy eating really on the up and pot noodle addiction on the down?

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Falmouth students react to new town sign

By Nicola Elson for Falmouth Anchor
Image: Falmouth Anchor

Image: Falmouth Anchor

Students may have noticed the newest addition to Woodlane campus – or rather, all eight of them.

The large concrete letters have cause a considerable stir among students and residents of Falmouth, and on Wednesday a group of Falmouth University students came together to put on a day of fun around the sign to reclaim the space used.

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