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The best university April Fools’ pranks

April Fools’ Day is celebrated on 1st April every year by many cultures across the world. Traditions include pranks and practical jokes, but there’s one very important rule – all pranks must be completed before 12 noon, or the pranker becomes the fool.

So let’s take a look at a few of the best pranks from universities across the UK…

University of Sheffield

Sheffield students were pranked into believing the Arts Tower would be given an additional 10 floors, with ambitions to be recognised as one of the world’s tallest paternosters.

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University pranked students in to believing that their new halls had been named ‘Hallsy McHallster’ following a student vote. We have to admit, this one is pretty good!

University of Glasgow

Do you think many students fell for this Helter Skelter prank? It would have been pretty cool, but it was of course only an April Fools.

University of Nottingham

Tiny gym for the campus squirrels? With a tweet stating that ‘#FatSquirrels’ will now benefit from an urban gym provided by the University’s sports department, we seriously wish this one was true.