UCU Pensions Strike Suspended Before Exam Season

Student Loan Repayment Threshold to Rise to £25k

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Vice Chancellor Under Fire for High Pay

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    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and College Union (UCU) has voted to suspend industrial action after plans to alter lecturers’ pension schemes were withdrawn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

    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

    NATIONAL

    More Support for Vocational Students Needed

    Half of white working-class and black British students in the UK gain university places with vocational qualifications, but new research argues that more support is needed in order for more students with BTEC or equivalent grades to access higher education places.

    Written by Liam Taft on 3rd March 2018

    FEATURED

    UoB Staff Fail to Approve Strike Action

    With teaching staff at 64 universities across the country voting to strike after pension changes, only the University of Birmingham and the London School of Economics (LSE) remain fully open out of the elite Russell Group institutions

    Written by Erin Santillo on 28th February 2018

    EU REFERENDUM

    Imperial College London to Continue Receiving EU Funding After Brexit

    The imminent consequences of Brexit are said to pose a potential threat to the relationship between British and European academics.

    Written by Sophie Woodley on 12th February 2018

    CAMPUS

    Library Builder Goes Bust

    British based construction firm Carillion has gone into liquidation, reports News Editor Grace Duncan

    Written by Grace Duncan on 20th January 2018

    NATIONAL

    Bath Students in Vice Chancellor Pay Protest

    Hundreds of students have marched through the University of Bath protesting against the retirement arrangements of their vice-chancellor.

    Written by Rhi Storer on 11th January 2018

    NATIONAL

    BTEC Holders Are Less Likely To Complete HE Courses

    Greater numbers of university students who exclusively hold BTEC qualifications are failing to complete their degree, when compared to students with A level qualifications

    Written by Michael on 24th December 2017

    NATIONAL

    Universal Credit in Crisis

    News Reporter, Miki Leigh, investigates how the government are facing pressure over Universal Credit which could leave students and graduates waiting for a minimum of six weeks for their first income support payments

    Written by Redbrick on 18th December 2017

    NATIONAL

    Majority of Students Spend Over Half Loan on Rent

    Students nationwide are spending up to 65% of their student loan on rent according to research by Studenttenant.com

    Written by Redbrick on 15th December 2017

    EU REFERENDUM

    News Analysis: Will Modern Languages Flourish or Flounder in a Post-Brexit Britain?

    A report recently released by the British Academy outlines the pressures the Higher Education sector is set to face after the UK has left the EU

    Written by Redbrick on 13th December 2017
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