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February 25, 2002

Graduates must check conditions of employment
Graduates should check out whether prospective employers have a policy on "work-life balance," say careers advisers. Working long hours is one of the most common causes of stress and university leavers should look for evidence that companies are tackling the problem, suggests the Higher Education Careers Service Unit.

UK scientists join consortium to save sinking Venice
Scientists from St Andrews University and the Natural Environment Research Council's Environmental Systems Science Centre are playing a key role in a £1 million project to save Venice from sinking into the sea. They are in a nine-member consortium funded through the European Union's Tide programme.

Queen's Belfast kicks-off rugby academy
Queen's University Belfast has launched a rugby academy to support the stars of the future through top level coaching, fitness testing and physical training programmes as well as help with accommodation, fees and living expenses. It will be supported through the Jack Kyle scholarship fund which, has already raised £40,000.

West Indies send academic observer to Zimbabwe
University of the West Indies academic Leith Dunn is one of the 45 Commonwealth observers who yesterday began monitoring presidential elections in Zimbabwe.

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