Flash Friday – April Fools Day special

Flash Friday – April Fools Day special

Flash Friday – April Fools Day special

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
Image: York Vision

Image: 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
Image: InQuire

Image: 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

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Image: Game of Thrones/ HBO

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.

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