UCU Pensions Strike Suspended Before Exam Season

Student Loan Repayment Threshold to Rise to £25k

Old Joe Under Repair

Vice Chancellor Under Fire for High Pay

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    Guild rules out Living Wage for staff

    The Guild of Students at the University of Birmingham will not be implementing a Living Wage for staff, it was announced

    Written by Phoebe Radford on 19th April 2018

    NATIONAL

    UCU Pensions Strike Suspended Before Exam Season

    Following an unprecedented 14 days of strikes at 64 universities across the country, the University and College Union (UCU) has voted to suspend industrial action after plans to alter lecturers’ pension schemes were withdrawn

    Written by Erin Santillo on 13th April 2018

    NATIONAL

    Student Loan Repayment Threshold to Rise to £25k

    An estimated 600,000 graduates are set to benefit from a rise in the student loan repayment threshold, meaning that they will have to earn an annual salary of £25,000 before having to repay any money

    Written by Erin Santillo on 10th April 2018

    CAMPUS

    Princess Anne Opens UB Sport & Fitness

    On Monday 5th March, the UB Sport & Fitness Club was formally opened by the Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

    Written by John Wimperis on 2nd April 2018

    CAMPUS

    UoB Announces Plans To Start Demolition of Muirhead Tower

    Imogen Mellor reports on breaking news that Muirhead Tower is scheduled for demolition in 2020

    Written by Imogen Mellor on 1st April 2018

    CAMPUS

    Old Joe Under Repair

    Old Joe, the University of Birmingham’s treasured landmark, is currently being repaired, after mechanical issues were identified with its clock face.

    Written by Emily Roberts on 26th March 2018

    CAMPUS

    Library Trials Live Occupancy Tracker

    These past two weeks, the library has been running a trial of a live occupancy display, showing either green, amber or red for each floor to denote availability of seats

    Written by Phoebe Radford on 26th March 2018

    CAMPUS

    Dubai Campus Officially Opens

    The University of Birmingham (UoB) has become the first global top 100 and UK Russell Group university to establish a campus in Dubai International Academic City

    Written by Emillie Gallagher on 26th March 2018

    UNIVERSITY SCIENCE RESEARCH

    Pressure Group Stunt Highlights UoB Animal Deaths

    On Saturday evening, the words ‘54K ANIMALS KILLED AT UOB’ were illuminated and hung from the canal bridge over the A38 by Animal Justice Project, an animal rights pressure group

    Written by John Wimperis on 26th March 2018

    FEATURED

    Vice Chancellor Under Fire for High Pay

    Research conducted by The Guardian has revealed that vice-chancellors across the UK are paid significantly more than others in executive positions across the public sector,  including senior figures of NHS hospital trusts and local authorities in several cities.

    Written by Thom Dent on 21st March 2018

    BIRMINGHAM

    300 Die Without Organs in Birmingham

    Recent figures show that more than 300 people have died in the West Midlands in the past 10 years, after not receiving the vital organs for an organ transplant, which could have potentially saved their lives.

    Written by Sophie Woodley on 21st March 2018

    CONSERVATIVE PARTY

    Rees-Mogg Calls Protest Against Himself ‘Marvellous’

    Invited by the University of Birmingham Conservatives, controversial backbench MP Jacob Rees-Mogg visited campus on Friday 9th March, speaking about his views on free speech, housing, mental health, Russia and tuition fees to a packed lecture theatre of around 300 students.

    Written by Erin Santillo & John Wimperis on 16th March 2018
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