Student awarded Victoria Cross for Bravery after asking question mid-lecture

PPE student Greg Beattie this morning shocked his classmates – and the world – by putting his hand up and asking a question mid-way through his Basic Economics lecture.

In a sensational and unprecedented move, the noble fresher made a 12 word enquiry about an upcoming deadline, 33 minutes into the session.

According to sources, the undergrad was completely unfazed by the 150 others around him; spoke in a composed manner and didn’t even break a sweat.

Reports claim that the ice-cool nature in which he carried out such an awe-inspiring task drew gasps from across the lecture theatre, and The Whip has since learnt that multiple students broke into applause to commend their courageous peer.

There is no doubt that Greg is deserving of such a prestigious accolade.  After all, the Victoria Cross is bestowed exclusively for ‘most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice’.

Classmate Sarah, who was in the room at the time, spoke to us about this once-in-a-lifetime event.

“It’s just astonishing the way he put his hand up and spoke. I can’t even imagine the courage it must’ve taken. We were all wondering the same thing of course, but never expected anyone would have the nerve to ask.”

She continued, gushing: “do you think he knows who I am?”

Following the extraordinary events of the day, it is expected that the newfound hero will never have to buy a drink on a course social again.