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Warwick Devils, the University’s cheerleaders, held a 24-hour ‘stunt-a-thon’ on Wednesday the 11th of November in the SU Atrium.

More than 30 cheerleaders spent 12 hours doing continuous stunts in order to raise money for their uniforms, equipment and socials. After a whole day of stunts, they managed to raise more than £550 with 43 donors.

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The University Challenge Team appeared on national television on Monday, 9th of November as they battled it out for a place in the national quarter finals.

The team consisted of Hugh Osborn, Emily Stevenson, Ashley Page and James Leahy. However, they lost the round against Nuffield College, Oxford, and did not make it through. The last time Warwick did this well was in 2012.

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Warwick Jailbreak took place between the 7th and 8th of November this year.

This year, more than 110 students took part, and the winners even managed to get to Rome, Italy.

Warwick Jailbreak has raised more than £10,000 in participation fees alone as those taking part needed to have raised £60 before doing so. They are doing this to support Worldwide Cancer Research.

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Iraq War veteran wins Warwick Prize for Writing for his novel “Redeployment”.

This year’s theme was “Instinct” and the prize was awarded to Phil Klay, a 32-year-old ex-military man. He has also won the National Book Award and was placed in the New York Times’ list of Ten Best Books of 2014.

The award is given out every two years and is accompanied by £25,000 and a chance to take up a placement here at Warwick.

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Warwick For Free Education joins picket line at Warwickshire College to fight for fair pay in the region.

The college, in Royal Leamington Spa, was facing threats of having their budget cut along with other institutes of Further Education in the UK.

This strike was hosted by the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts along with the University College Union here at Warwick.

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