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Prince William will begin a 10 week agricultural course at the prestigious Cambridge University, despite a backlash from students.
The Duke of Cambridge, who gained ABC at A level, was branded "mediocre" by the university newspaper, where students need a A*AA to attend.
He will have 18 to 20 hours of lectures, seminars and meetings a week and is likely to have essays to complete and to make field trips.
The Duke of Cambridge is heir to the Duchy of Cornwall, a 540.9 km² farm estate, which will pass to him when his father, Prince Charles, ascends the throne.
Human Rights campaign group Liberty has called on Parliament to act over allegations police 'tried to spy' on Cambridge University students.
It said 'proper judicial checks' on police surveillance were 'badly overdue'.
And it warned that if protest groups were now considered 'fair game' it undermined policing and democracy itself.
Cambridge University's Students' Union said it is "alarmed" by claims that police 'tried to spy' on its members.
The Guardian newspaper has obtained a video of an officer trying to recruit an informant to target protest groups.
The Students' Union said it "condemned" the action and wants the government to look at how UK security forces use surveillance.
The National Union of Students (NUS) described it as "an absolute scandal".
The NUS said it undermines students' right to protest and demands to know just how widespread the practice is.
The Guardian claims police officers tried to spy on students at Cambridge University.
Footage obtained by the newspaper appears to show an officer trying to persuade an activist to become an informant in return for money.
The officer asks for information on potential supporters of groups including UK Uncut, the English Defence League, Unite Against Fascism and anti-fracking demonstrators.
He requested names of students going to protests and lists of the vehicles they were using.
But the would-be informant was secretly filming the meeting to expose what was going on.
Cambridge University declined to comment, saying it's a police matter.
A spokesman for the county's police force said:
"Officers use covert tactics to gather intelligence, in accordance with the law, to assist in the prevention and detection of criminal activity."
London and the South East have the best Universities for budding politicians, the most exciting student nightlife is up north, and Oxford and Cambridge were amongst the best for arts, research has found.
A report from Which? rated Universities based on five extra-curricular activities - creative arts, politics, student union activities and nightlife - and quizzed 16,000 undergraduates on how their schools were doing.
Oxford and Cambridge did will as breeding grounds for wannabe politicians and artists, but came in low on the list of sporty Universities.
Unsurprisingly, Loughborough - known for its sports facilities - was considered among the best sporty universities, alongside institutions such as Durham, Bath and Birmingham.
Charles Darwin may have been more progressive on the view of sexual equality than previously thought, according to new research by Cambridge University.
Darwin once wrote about fundamental differences in the mental powers of the sexes, but theories about him and his support for women are now evolving as ITV News' Neil Connery explains:
Police have charged a 20-year-old man in connection with cyber attacks on Oxford and Cambridge University Websites. ITV Meridian has more on the charges which follow an extensive investigation by Kent Police.