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Could smart umbrellas improve weather forecasts?
Brollies kitted out with sensors could help to replace expensive equipment.

Which degrees have the highest starting salary?
Medicine and engineering students earn the most immediately after graduating.

Why are fewer people studying part-time?
A study suggests that economic trouble is the main reason for fewer people studying part-time in England.

Last-minute course changes could be breaking the law
A government department has launched an investigation into last-minute changes to university courses.

Student finance deadline May 30
New students need to apply for their student finance package by Wednesday.

Why are more students considering studying overseas?
A survey by the British Council suggests that the number of students who would consider studying abroad is rising fast.

Who is Britain’s biggest ‘cultural icon’?
Shakespeare is the most famous British person for people abroad.

Why do some universities get better results than others?
Research has found that some universities award more top degrees than expected.

The real alien invaders
Grey squirrels, killer shrimps and poisonous plants are amongst a number of ‘non-native’ species threatening the UK.

Are you angrier when you're hungry?
If you get grumpy when you're hungry, you're not alone: new research supports the idea that people get 'hangry'.