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Brave Spaces’: the Solution to Free Speech?

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Universities should provide special ‘brave spaces’ on Campus, where students and outside speakers are free to voice unpopular or controversial views. John Palfrey, a former professor and vice-dean at Harvard Law School, made the proposal in his recent book ‘safe space, brave spaces’. He argues that every campus should have … Read More

In Conversation With: Fabian Hamilton

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First running for Leeds North-East in 1992, Fabian Hamilton has held the seat since 1997. For the past twenty years, he’s worked tirelessly for the people of his constituency, earning his place in the shadow cabinet from 2016 with the new position of Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament. Editor-in-Chief … Read More

Edu-Groan: Technical Issues Torment Campus

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In an ongoing poll ran by The Gryphon, 88% of the 100 respondents thus far reported issues accessing Eduroam whilst on campus. Of these, 34 students complained that they did not suffer connectivity issues in previous years but do currently, whilst a further 24 claimed that although they have struggled … Read More

Free Speech Rules to Hold Universities to Account

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The Government has announced that Universities across England must uphold free speech and that action will be taken against universities who use “no platforming” and “safe spaces” to turn away controversial speakers.  Jo Johnson, the Universities Minister, said: “Free speech is one of the foundations on which our higher education … Read More

Black History Month Events Come to a Close

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Black History Month has been an ongoing presence on our campus throughout October, with a diverse array of events. Many writers and activists and various creatives have been invited to speak on a number of panels, with topics ranging from mental health to spirituality. The Union organised many events and … Read More

Oxbridge Accused of “Social Apartheid”

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Oxford and Cambridge University, often perceived as the most prestigous academic institutions in the country,  are being accused of ‘social apartheid’ after failing to admit a single black student to a number of their colleges.  One in five of Cambridge Colleges and one in three Oxford Colleges failed to admit a … Read More

Conservative MP Scrutinised for “Sinister” Letter to Vice-Chancellors

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A Conservative MP and government whip, Chris Heaton-Harris, has been sharply criticised for writing a letter to every Vice-Chancellor in the country asking for the names of professors who lecture in European affairs “with special reference to Brexit”. He also requested copies to the syllabuses and online lectures for any … Read More

Elite Universities Lobby Others to Bear Brunt of Cuts

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After discussion within the government regarding university funding, some Russell Group universities have suggested that more modern establishments should drop their fees, as they can afford to be on the receiving end of cuts as they have lower running costs. During Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative party conference, she … Read More

Essay Cheats Face Major Crackdown

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The universities watchdog has announced a tough clampdown on companies which help students cheat during their degrees. In an investigation last year by the Quality Assurance Agency, hundreds of companies were found to be producing work for students that would then be passed off as their own. Charges for services … Read More

Moving Towards An Independent Yorkshire?

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Following the election of ‘metro-mayors’ earlier this year for the regions of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Tees Valley and further afield in the West Midlands, West of England and Cambridgeshire, a majority of council leaders in the Yorkshire area are pushing for a similar position in God’s Own County.  17 … Read More