UoB Students, Staff and Alumni Honoured by the Queen with New Year’s Titles

Hard Brexit Could Send Higher Education into Crisis

Redbrick Investigates: Student Loans – Confusion and Contention

‘Your Ideas’ Sees Most Successful Round Yet

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    UoB Students, Staff and Alumni Honoured by the Queen with New Year’s Titles

    Following the publishing of the New Year’s Honours list, Erin Santillo reports on the university’s seven recipients of awards

    Written by Erin Santillo on 17th January 2017

    NATIONAL

    Hard Brexit Could Send Higher Education into Crisis

    Several of Britain’s top academics have warned that a ‘hard Brexit’ could mean the ‘biggest disaster’ in higher education for decades

    Written by Emily Darby on 16th January 2017

    FEATURED

    Redbrick Investigates: Student Loans – Confusion and Contention

    After the government’s recent abolition of maintenance grants, Redbrick’s Joseph Timan and Erin Santillo investigate the effects of and reactions towards this move and other controversial proposals

    Written by Erin Santillo & Joseph Timan on 30th December 2016

    NATIONAL

    Queen Mary Joins City in Newspapers Ban

    Queen Mary University becomes the latest institution to call for banning tabloid newspapers such as The Sun, Express and Daily Mail from the campus

    Written by Megan Stanley on 16th December 2016

    EU REFERENDUM

    Brexit May Make Some University Courses ‘Unviable’

    With EU funding to end and the number of international students from the EU expected to fall, many Scottish university courses may not have enough students to continue being taught and one third of British universities might be under threat

    Written by John Wimperis on 30th November 2016

    NATIONAL

    Millennials and the Autumn Statement: How Will It Affect Us?

    Wednesday 23rd November saw the publication of the annual Autumn Statement, giving Philip Hammond his first opportunity as Chancellor to address the question of what steps the government will take to prepare for the post-Brexit British economy.

    Written by Alice Rogers on 30th November 2016

    NATIONAL

    Sweden and Germany are the Cheapest Places for University Study in Europe

    A recent article by FairFX has collected data on the average total cost of studying at the top 200 universities in the world, as ranked in the recently published Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    Written by Muhammad Rahim on 30th November 2016

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    West Midland MEPs Admit Uncertainty Over Brexit Impact

    Two West Midland MEPs answered questions on post-Brexit Britain at a political debate at the Library of Birmingham. These included EU research grants, student exchange programs and the status of EU citizens in the UK.

    Written by Joseph Timan on 30th November 2016

    NATIONAL

    Number of LGBT Students Living in Fear of Hate Crime Rises 95%

    A recent inquest by Emerald Life has revealed that more than a third (37%) of LGBT university students live in fear of hate crime. This is almost double the number reported in 2015

    Written by Liam Taft on 30th November 2016

    EU REFERENDUM

    ‘Brexit is the catalyst needed’ according to Russell Group Chair

    The Chair of the Russell Group, Sir David Greenaway, believes that Brexit is the catalyst needed for British universities to become more global and outward facing

    Written by Muhammad Rahim on 26th November 2016

    CAMPUS

    UoB Chancellor Attacks Home Secretary’s Plans for International Students

    The Chancellor of the University of Birmingham has condemned Amber Rudd’s plans to crack down on international students in an interview on Radio Four’s Today programme

    Written by Redbrick on 26th November 2016

    NATIONAL

    Higher Education Bill Progresses To House of Lords

    MPs voted by a majority of 279 to 214 to approve the third reading of the Higher Education Bill, meaning it will now progress to be debated in the House of Lords

    Written by Joseph Timan on 22nd November 2016
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