Tag : education

Sanctuary Scholarships Set to Launch

5 months ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds was recently pleased to announce that it will be offering Sanctuary Scholarships for forced migrants to the UK, in an effort to make a university education more accessible for asylum seekers and refugees. The scholarship, which applies to eligible students intending to complete an undergraduate, postgraduate or … Read More

Universities Accused of Racially Profiling UCAS Applications

5 months ago / 0 comments

Data from UCAS has revealed that black students applying to university are more likely to have their applications investigated than white students. The information shows that last September, 419 black students had their applications highlighted as requiring further investigation, compared to 181 from white students. This means it is 21 … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Union’s Inept Approach to Costing Mars Election Results

6 months ago / 0 comments

Through joint research by The Gryphon and LSR, it has become clear that the union has failed to uphold their own rules in the recent Exec elections. In our role in holding the union to account, we have come across clear failings in the rules that dictate candidate spending. Firstly, … Read More

Students Struggling to Pay Rent

7 months ago / 0 comments

More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

University Poised To Introduce GPA System

7 months ago / 0 comments

Following participation in a successful Higher Education Academy pilot scheme, The University of Leeds is considering the possibility of introducing a grade point average system. The GPA system would run concurrently with the traditional degree classification system, but where the latter does not consider first year grades in its final marks, the GPA system does. Whilst possible timings for … Read More

Academics Propose £10,000 For Every 18-Year-Old Considering Further Education

7 months ago / 0 comments

A team of academics from the UCL Institute of Education have proposed that £10,000 be given to every eighteen-year-old considering higher education. In a recently published report, A National Learning Entitlement: Moving Beyond University Tuition Fees, they recommend that the money be granted in two £5000 installments over two years … Read More

Does Greening Actually Care For Poor Students?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Dubbed a “high-profile casualty” of No. 10’s new year reshuffle, Justine Greening sought to slam the door behind her. She likely spared no expense in taking to the airwaves, censuring the government she’d so recently been a part of. Quite rightly, she took the opportunity to point out that poorer … Read More

“Fast-track” for your money back?

8 months ago / 0 comments

As you may or may not know, the UK government is trying to introduce fast-track university degrees nationwide. The policy was a key focal point of the new Higher Education and Research Act, which was pushed through by parliament just prior to the snap election last June. The idea behind … Read More

Academics Threaten Strikes Over Pensions

12 months ago / 0 comments

With the raising of university tuition, Vice-Chancellors have been accused of being fat cats creaming off the increased fees.  Yet the financial position of most academics is far from secure.  The University Superannuation Scheme (USS) – the pension fund for more than 390,000 academics – now has the largest pension debt … Read More

Should We Really Be Scared of Student Debt?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Following a report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies earlier this year, it was revealed that over 70% of students who left University in 2016 are expected never to repay their student loans in full. These figures suggest that future university graduates will be in a similar position: saddled with … Read More