Tag : students

LUU Accessibility Spotlight: Disabled students fight back over “unacceptable” disruption

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“How can we fight for equality and inclusion in a place where we can’t even enter the front door?” One student suffered an asthma attack as a result of paint fumes and a wheelchair user was trapped in a lift for over half an hour, as building work continues to … Read More

Serotonin, tea, and yoga… Getting enough Zzzzzzzz’s

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It’s something we all do, even if we tell everyone otherwise. We’re all guilty of doing it when we really aren’t supposed to be and we use it for all sorts of things: as a way of procrastination, a way to curb that boredom, a way to really get away … Read More

Tuition fees in England are now the highest in the world

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According to new analysis by the Student Loan Calculator website, domestic university tuition fees in England are now the highest in the world. The average annual cost of £9,188 now exceeds that of the average domestic student at a public university in the United States, who pays the equivalent of … Read More

Cigarettes and Alcohol

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, announced the 2017 Spring Budget last week. Amongst the large array of price changes and resource allocations, two price rises stood out to me in particular: cigarettes and alcohol. In other words, the two commodities that make the student nightlife world go round. … Read More

Climbing the Property Ladder in the Capital

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Having risen in value at a much faster rate than across the rest of the UK and facing little volatility even in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, London property appears to remain a safe and reliable investment. Since 1998, house prices in London have risen by 533% on … Read More

Campus Watch: Trump administration attacks students’ transgender rights on campuses across the nation

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The Trump administration has withdrawn federal guidance which gives transgender students access to bathrooms which match their gender identity. The move could give many schools an excuse to restrict trans rights. The Obama administration issued guidance in 2016 that interprets discrimination on gender identity as part of discriminating on the … Read More

Campus Watch: Bristol private school pupils benefit from initiative for disadvantaged students

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The scheme to attract poorer pupils by dropping grade requirements was announced in December last year. This includes those who receive free school meals, live in care or have suffered family problems. However, it has been revealed that 33% of offers under the Scholar’s scheme were students taught at independent … Read More

University sexual assault epidemic revealed

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Guardian investigation finds sexual harassment at ‘epidemic levels’ at UK universities. After submitting over 100 Freedom of Information requests to universities up and down the country, The Guardian finds that at least 169 student allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct and gender violence by university staff made between 2011/12 and 2016/17. … Read More

The end of Erasmus?

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The Government has refused to comment on the possibility of future students not being able to take part in the European Union student exchange programme following Brexit.  Following a repeated refusal to comment on the future of students being able to take part in the Erasmus+ study programme, there are … Read More

Burglars target final year students

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Seven final-year students had their laptops broken, losing dissertation and course work. On Friday 17th February, a burglary took place at the house of seven final year students on Headingley Mount. The offenders used a crowbar to force entry to the house, which they then used to break into the … Read More