Just in case you hadn’t noticed, today was prank day. Have you fallen for any of these magnificent student fools?
300ft statue of Elizabeth II will bring people to Hes East
By Lois F Parlo for York Vision
Lois claimed a new 300ft statue of the Queen would make people flock to student village Hes East. She even added a hilarious mock-up of Her Maj.
Dave Keenan to resign as president-elect to ‘pursue karaoke full-time’
By Dan Vevers for the Brig
Mr Vevers tried to persuade readers that Sterling’s union president-elect, Dave Keenan, has stunned students and union staff after announcing his intention to stand down – in favour of a full-time “David Brent-style” career in karaoke and entertainment.
Ghost scare at University of Kent
By Miles Howell for InQuire
This is far less believable but a commendable effort by InQuire, claiming ghosts were spotted escorting students around campus.
Essex considers pulling out of Derby Day
By Freddie Lyon for Concrete
As a former student at Essex, this hurts a little to print. But it’s a great fool, so I had to feature it. The icing on the cake is when Freddie Lyon lists alternative opponents because Essex “can’t withstand” another defeat.
Donald Trump to receive honorary doctorate from University of Southampton
By Tom Randall for Wessex Scene
Was controversial US presidential candidate Donald Trump to receive an honourary doctorate from University of Southampton? Of course not. But you’d be forgiven for believing this slightly more deceptive April Fool.
UoB to offer three year ‘Game of Thrones’ course
By Zoe Screti for Redbrick
Oh how we wish this were true! This new course might become one of the most popular in the country – but sadly Game of Thrones will stay resigned to the TV and not become a welcome relief on our ‘required reading’ list!
And that concludes the #FlashFriday series for this year! I’ve seen some amazing content over the past year and I’m excited about the future of journalism if it has you guys in it.