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University Adverts ‘Banned’ For Misleading Claims

10 months ago / 0 comments

Advertising guidelines for UK universities have been updated following a number of misleading claims made in university adverts concerning rankings, student satisfaction and graduate prospects. The University of Leicester, Falmouth University, University of East Anglia, University of West London, Teesside University and Strathclyde University have all been scrutinised and a … Read More

Campus Watch: Cardiff Met accused of free speech censorship after publishing “Guide to Inclusive Language”

2 years ago / 0 comments

Cardiff Metropolitan University has come under heavy criticism after their new “cultural diversity” policies have extended to prohibiting certain “out dated” or sexist phrases. The list, including terms like “sportsmanship”, “gentleman’s agreement” and “mankind”, provides more inclusive synonyms that are recommended to be used instead. CMU states that the guide … Read More

Campus Watch: Beauty contest banned due to ugly behaviour

2 years ago / 0 comments

A beauty contest held at Keio University in Tokyo has been banned after allegations were made against the organisers. It has been claimed that the group was forcing minors to drink and that male members of the group gang-raped a female student. The banning of the beauty contest has sparked … Read More

Campus Watch: God save our far right nationalists?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Vice President for Welfare and Community at one of the UK’s top universities, King’s College London, has called for the national anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ to be scrapped at official ceremonies because he believes that it supports far right nationalism. Mahamed Abdullahi explained in a social media post: … Read More

Legal highs to be banned in new "Psychoactive Substances Act"

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Psychoactive Substances Act, set to be enforced on 6th April, states that any substance will be illegal to produce or supply if it can produce a psychoactive effect. The only exemption from the Act are those substances already controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act, such as nicotine, alcohol, … Read More

News | The Sun banned from Leeds University Union

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Sun newspaper has been banned from sale at Leeds University Union following a vote by students. The decision was made during the Better Union, Better University, Better Leeds Forums by a panel of twelve students who were selected to vote on the idea. The Forums give students the chance … Read More

Nudity ban rejected in Union Forum battle

5 years ago / 0 comments

An attempt to ban nudity on campus has failed. Meenakshi Sarkar proposed banning “advertisement in [the] Union or campus with nude/explicit photos of students”.  Three Better Union forum members voted in favour, and nine against. In her proposal, Ms Sarkar singled out ‘nude’ posters used in the Union leadership elections … Read More

Sour grapes for Wine Soc

6 years ago / 0 comments

Relations have fermented between the Union’s Wine Society and the retailer Majestic Wines, after the club was allegedly “banned” from the company’s wine tasting sessions. According to President Alex Fitzpatrick, he received a telephone call “completely out of the blue” informing him that the society was no longer welcome at … Read More