In history, several strange and mystifying disappearances have taken place – with many featuring bizarre circumstances, a plethora of theories and differing accounts of what ultimately happened. Mysterious disappearances capture the imagination of the public – everyone is entitled to their opinion of what happened. The very nature of these disappearances ensure that it is rare for a consensus to be reached regarding what truly … Continue reading The 20 Most Mysterious Disappearances of All Time
In March 2000, a wrecked vehicle was found at the bottom of an embankment in the state of Washington, USA. No one was inside, however the car was traced to a 23-year old woman named Leah Roberts. Roberts had left her home in North Carolina nine days earlier. No trace of Roberts has ever been found – leading to a myriad of theories being developed. … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Leah Roberts
The Students’ Union of the University of Plymouth have opted to leave the National Union of Students (NUS), following a referendum. The decision was made due to a range of reasons, with ‘significant concerns’ cited by the Union President regarding value for money for students. 1,006 members of the University of Plymouth Students’ Union took part in the vote. 519 members – just … Continue reading ‘Plexit’?! Plymouth University’s Students’ Union Votes to Leave the NUS
The name of Amelia Earhart is well-known for a variety of reasons. A pioneer of the aviation industry, Earhart was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, before going on to set a slew of other records in a distinguished career. Earhart was known across the United States for her achievements. She was attempting to complete a treacherous journey around the world … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Amelia Earhart
An internal investigation has been running for a few weeks based around the vice-Chancellor of Swansea University. Professor Richard Davies, who has served as vice-Chancellor at Swansea since 2003, has been suspended. There have been a plethora of questions so far. In this article, we try and piece together what we know. A few days ago it was announced that the vice-Chancellor – Professor … Continue reading Why Has Swansea University’s Vice-Chancellor Been Suspended?
The life of a business is notorious for having the ability to fluctuate on a regular basis. While at one moment everything may be rosy, this might not last. There have been cases, as this article shows, where a business has gone from market domination to collapse. This has sometimes been due to the rise of competitors, technology changes or even accounting scandals. So, we … Continue reading From Brilliance to Bankruptcy: Top 20 Businesses That Went From Huge Success to Bankruptcy
#16: WOOLWORTHS Woolworths was for many years one of Britain’s most popular stores, welcoming millions of customers year-on-year. Woolworths was renowned for its pick’n’mix, toys, their value range and children’s clothing. After almost 100 years of success, Woolworths ultimately closed, preceding the eventual collapse of the business. The collapse had a profound effect in the United Kingdom, with 807 store closures resulting in 27,000 job … Continue reading What Happened to Woolworths?
In a bid to become ‘more inclusive’, the Students’ Union at Goldsmiths University have started referring to women as ‘womxn’. Following suit, some societies across the city at King’s College London have changed their name. London student groups at Goldsmiths and King's College switch from using women to 'womxn' in communications: Two London student groups are replacing the word women with "womxn" in their … Continue reading Goldsmiths SU and King’s College Now Referring to Women as ‘Womxn’…
House parties are often the highlight of University experiences. Whether the party sees 50 plus people converge in a tiny student flat, 100 people turning up for an ‘intimate’ gathering, or an event that is gatecrashed – where ‘thing’s just get out of hand’ – they are usually a good evening. But after attending enough of these parties, you’ll quickly realise that there is one … Continue reading Every Single Person You’ll Meet at a House Party
#7: WORLDCOM WorldCom was an American telecommunications business, which is renowned for its collapse in the early 2000’s – mainly due to an accounting scandal which remains steeped in infamy. Prior to its collapse, WorldCom was one of the biggest communications companies in the United States. In this article, we take a look at their history, the notorious accounting scandal, and what eventually came of … Continue reading What Happened to WorldCom?
Social media has had a profound effect on society in the last few years, with entities like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat all becoming ingrained in our day-to-day lives. Whether or not their impact has been a positive thing remains to be debated. While there are no doubting the positives, there are certainly some negatives too. In this article, we look at both sides of … Continue reading Is Social Media a Good Thing? Arguments For and Against
The University of Oxford is one of the world’s most prestigious institutions – attracting some of the most exceptional candidates to apply. For many, attending Oxford is something to strive for. However, not everyone who receives an offer from Oxford chooses to accept their place. The UCAS system works in a way that means students set a ‘firm’ and ‘insurance’ choice after receiving offers. In … Continue reading Students Who Rejected the University of Oxford: Where Did They End Up?
#10: ARTHUR ANDERSEN One of the most notorious names in accounting is ‘Arthur Andersen’ – with the organisation famed for their remarkable collapse. In the process, they instantly became the go-to case study for those aiming to show evidence of a correlation between criminal accounting and an inevitable demise. Yet for a considerable time, Arthur Andersen were one of the most venerable firms in America … Continue reading What Happened to Arthur Andersen?
Shocking pictures have emerged showing a group of Lancaster University students wearing offensive and hate-filled t-shirts. Among the messages on the shirts include referring to a school massacre as ‘bantz’, and support for Jimmy Saville – the infamous child abuser. A few weeks ago the University’s Snowsports Society organised a t-shirt social event. The event took place at the Lancaster Student’s Union nightclub … Continue reading Lancaster Uni Shame: Students Wear Hate-Filled T-Shirts Mocking Child Murders & Sexual Abuse