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Charlotte Walmsley
Cardiff University

I'm a former Cardiff University student (BA French and Spanish and MA European Studies). I'm now about to embark on an AHRC funded PhD, co-supervised at the University of Exeter and Cardiff University. I have a particular interest in gender, contemporary politics and Europe.

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As summer trundles on, almost without realising the dreaded results days for both A-level and GCSE students are imminently upon us. However, for many the warm glow of achievement is not what they are most excited for, but rather staggering cash prizes offered by beleaguered parents, a study for VoucherCodes.co.uk suggests.

Cars, holidays and hard cash: Two thirds of parents bribe kids for good exam results

As summer trundles on, almost without realising the dreaded results days for both A-level and GCSE students are imminently upon us. However, for many the warm glow of achievement is not what they are most excited for, but rather staggering cash prizes offered by beleaguered parents, a study for VoucherCodes.co.uk suggests.

A prominent UK university is considering using email monitoring to seek out negative comments to determine if a student is at risk of dropping out, it has emerged.

Take care when you type: Loughborough University weighs up benefits of email monitoring

A prominent UK university is considering using email monitoring to seek out negative comments to determine if a student is at risk of dropping out, it has emerged.

We were bewildered to discover a 'vajazzle short course' when researching innovative qualifications.

Vajazzling: a career of the future?

We were bewildered to discover a 'vajazzle short course' when researching innovative qualifications.

What is most disturbing is the emergence of the cult of appearance and its social and business value, says Charlotte Walmsley.

Page 3 - individualism vs. society?

What is most disturbing is the emergence of the cult of appearance and its social and business value, says Charlotte Walmsley.

Local news is often a treasure trove of hidden gems and oddities - we decided to track the dizzying highs of the local press during silly season.

Mystery shed visits and fathering 'alien children': the best of the local news

Local news is often a treasure trove of hidden gems and oddities - we decided to track the dizzying highs of the local press during silly season.

At first glance, 1 Montpelier Road looks like an ideal student house: seaside views, great location and a quirkily painted, spacious interior. Yet this �student house� concealed a secret history - and a sex dungeon.

Brothel blunder: Brighton students move into house of ill repute

At first glance, 1 Montpelier Road looks like an ideal student house: seaside views, great location and a quirkily painted, spacious interior. Yet this �student house� concealed a secret history - and a sex dungeon.

Although we do not suffer from the same populist explosion of right-wing extremism as other countries, we should not be complacent and assume that British tolerance is a given.

Comment: 'Bongo Bongo land' and anti-immigration vans - the UK's worrying turn to the far right

Although we do not suffer from the same populist explosion of right-wing extremism as other countries, we should not be complacent and assume that British tolerance is a given.

Conceived by the guys who brought us another highly student friendly creation, the Domicopter - a drone that delivers your much needed Domino's pizza through the air - the ReferenceME app was built with the purpose of collating book references quickly and effectively.

Just released: the app that does your referencing for you

Conceived by the guys who brought us another highly student friendly creation, the Domicopter - a drone that delivers your much needed Domino's pizza through the air - the ReferenceME app was built with the purpose of collating book references quickly and effectively.

Cameron's campaign to protect British virtue and children's 'innocence' has divided opinion. Despite unanimous agreement that child pornography is a blight on the internet, many have rejected Cameron's fight against filth as a broad brush response to a multifaceted problem.

Why Cameron's anti-porn crusade misses the mark

Cameron's campaign to protect British virtue and children's 'innocence' has divided opinion. Despite unanimous agreement that child pornography is a blight on the internet, many have rejected Cameron's fight against filth as a broad brush response to a multifaceted problem.

TNS offers you a brief insight into the most dubious advertisements ever seen on Craigslist.

The very worst of Craigslist: human babies, 'child cats' and used snuggies

TNS offers you a brief insight into the most dubious advertisements ever seen on Craigslist.

The Youth Hostels Association's new project The YHA Road Trip marks an exciting new development in the charity's 80-year history and reminds us why youth hostelling is still the best way for young people to travel.

YHA Road Trip kicks off in London with exciting new band The Intermission Project

The Youth Hostels Association's new project The YHA Road Trip marks an exciting new development in the charity's 80-year history and reminds us why youth hostelling is still the best way for young people to travel.

If you are a passionate globetrotter and would relish the opportunity to feature on a STA Travel UK online video, this competition could be for you.

Could you be 'the voice of STA travel'?

If you are a passionate globetrotter and would relish the opportunity to feature on a STA Travel UK online video, this competition could be for you.

Twitter silence has revitalised the debate about how to combat online harassment.

Apathy, anger and anti-trolls - how the twitter silence has made us talk

Twitter silence has revitalised the debate about how to combat online harassment.

Research by a University of Bristol Professor suggests that the middle class modest-earners and women are set to face the heaviest financial burden following the fees hike.

Middle class female students most burdened by student debt, new research suggests

Research by a University of Bristol Professor suggests that the middle class modest-earners and women are set to face the heaviest financial burden following the fees hike.

Newspapers' omission of Virginia Wade's achievements, harsh treatment of Marion Bartoli and media scrutiny of players' girlfriends has revitalised the debate on sexism in sport

Did Wimbledon unmask lingering sexism in sport?

Newspapers' omission of Virginia Wade's achievements, harsh treatment of Marion Bartoli and media scrutiny of players' girlfriends has revitalised the debate on sexism in sport

Tesco apologises after selling horror film colouring book to young children.

Fury following Tesco's 'horror colouring book' faux pas

Tesco apologises after selling horror film colouring book to young children.

An anomaly or an indicator of our neuroses about the sex industry?

Outrage after Welsh Government offers sex industry career advice

An anomaly or an indicator of our neuroses about the sex industry?

York University's recent refusal to ratify a feminist society has left many students feeling frustrated, disappointed and most importantly, excluded.

York University's refusal to recognise feminist society

York University's recent refusal to ratify a feminist society has left many students feeling frustrated, disappointed and most importantly, excluded.

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