Tag : University

Union Condemned For Cultural Appropriation

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Leeds University Union have been plunged into controversy regarding their Halloween event, which, despite being marketed as ‘The Living Dead Festival’, was populated by decorations emblazoned with the phrase ‘Day of The Dead’. This has provoked accusations of cultural appropriation from some members of the student body, who feel that the … Read More

University Refuses to Waive Fees Following Funding Scandal

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Some of Nigeria’s brightest undergraduate students in the United Kingdom have had their funding withdrawn by the Nigerian government without their knowledge, leaving many facing deportation. The Nigerian High Commission confirmed that 152 students had been affected by the scandal, and stated that the bursary scheme had folded as a … Read More

Government Refuses to Disclose Brexit Impact on Universities

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The Department for Exiting the EU are under pressure to release a report assessing the impact Brexit will have on different sectors of British economy, including Higher Education. In response to a freedom of information request by Labour MP Seema Malhotra, the Brexit department stated “there is a strong public interest in … Read More

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

The End of the Boozy Student?

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Annabelle Toon discusses whether or not we are witnessing the end of the British student drinking culture as we know it.   University is stereotyped by many as the place where it’s acceptable to be drunk for four days in a row and nobody is concerned for your health. The … 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