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    LABOUR PARTY

    Labour pledges to reduce tuition fees for students

    Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has pledged to cut tuition fees in England from £9,000 to £6,000 from Autumn 2016, Duncan Kenyon reports.

    Written by Duncan Kenyon on 1st March 2015

    FEATURED

    UCAS now open to European universities

    Prospective students in Britain will soon be able to apply to universities in Europe through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    Written by Sabrina Dougall on 19th February 2015

    NATIONAL

    Tougher rape guidelines introduced

    In a bid to reduce inconsistencies with rape prosecutions, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have introduced and issued new guidance to all police forces and prosecutors requiring suspects of date rape to prove that sex had been consented to. Farah Sheraz reports.

    Written by Redbrick on 5th February 2015

    LABOUR PARTY

    Vice-Chancellor condemns Labour plans to lower tuition fees

    Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, has signed an open letter condemning proposed lowering of tuition fees.

    Written by Duncan Kenyon on 3rd February 2015

    LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

    PPE General Election 2015 Debates: Lee Dargue, Liberal Democrats 

    The first student-led General Election debate took place on Thursday 22nd January. Lee Dargue, prospective parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Edgbaston, was the first of six potential MPs to give a speech and answer questions from the audience.

    Written by Sophie Dober & Isma Azad on 29th January 2015

    NATIONAL

    81% of UoB Research Ranked Internationally Excellent

    Education Correspondent Duncan Kenyon reports on the findings of a survey of research quality in UK universities.

    Written by Duncan Kenyon on 28th December 2014

    CAMPUS

    University to provide £1m of support for postgraduate students

    Disabled students and students from groups underrepresented at postgraduate level are to benefit from the funding

    Written by James Phillips on 24th December 2014

    CAMPUS

    Chancellor: exclude international students from migration figures

    Chancellor, Lord Bilimoria, worries that the government's stance on migration figures is tarnishing its reputation and creates a climate of hostility

    Written by James Phillips on 23rd December 2014

    CONSERVATIVE PARTY

    £10,000 loan for postgraduate study announced

    A new government loan of up to £10,000 will be made available for postgraduate students.

    Written by Sabrina Dougall on 3rd December 2014

    BIRMINGHAM

    Businesses must go ‘paperless’ in order to survive

    A report by AIIM discusses the pressure behind firms and institutions, including UoB, to go 'paperless'. Tom Redgrave recounts.

    Written by Tom Redgrave on 22nd November 2014

    BIRMINGHAM

    A Boris for Brum: Proposal to elect a Mayor for Birmingham

    Isma Azad reports on the proposal to elect a mayor of Birmingham or West Midlands.

    Written by Isma Azad on 21st November 2014

    NATIONAL

    National Demonstration: Students storm London

    A national student demonstration has taken place in London in opposition of the government’s programme of fees and privatisation in education.

    Written by Tara Dein on 19th November 2014
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