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UCAS reply deadline: 24 July
Some university applicants need to reply to their offers today.

Payday loans aren't for birthday parties
A loan company's advert suggesting that borrowing money could improve your birthday has been banned.

Student loans privatization cancelled
The plan to sell off some student debt has been scrapped by the government.

Can tired people be trusted?
Research suggests that disrupting your natural sleep cycle can make you more likely to lie or cheat.

Can student unions reduce tuition fees?
A study in South Korea suggests that even the most active student unions struggle to stop tuition fees from rising.

How to make cheese without cows
A group of scientists plans to make real cheese without the need for animals to produce milk.

What are students' most prized possessions?
A new survey suggests that a laptop is a students best friend – and more students own a TV than a bike.

Does Britain need a spaceport?
The government says that the UK's first spaceport will be built by 2018.

Is pollen bad for your grades?
Research suggests that students with hay fever are more likely to struggle with summer exams.

Are these the worst exam mistakes of the year?
Nobody relishes the idea of making a mistake on an important exam - but some mistakes are stranger than others.