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UoB Research Cuts Branded a ‘Betrayal’ by Academic Staff

PayPal Urged to Block Payments to Essay Writing Services

Birmingham MP Turns Down UoB Honour Due to Living Wage Controversy

UoB Researchers Receive Funding to Reduce STIs in Men Aged 16-25

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    UoB Research Cuts Branded a ‘Betrayal’ by Academic Staff

    The College of Arts and Law (CAL) has proposed to cut down the time academic staff spend on research, which one lecturer has branded a ‘betrayal’ by the University of Birmingham

    Written by Liam Taft on 19th April 2019

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    PayPal Urged to Block Payments to Essay Writing Services

    Education Secretary Damian Hinds has called on PayPal and other payment firms to block transactions made to essay writing companies

    Written by Christina Manns on 16th April 2019

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    Birmingham MP Turns Down UoB Honour Due to Living Wage Controversy

    The Labour MP for Hodge Hill, Liam Byrne, has rejected an Honorary Senior Research Fellowship from the University of Birmingham because the University does not have an official living wage employer status

    Written by Tom Leaman on 13th April 2019

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    UoB Researchers Receive Funding to Reduce STIs in Men Aged 16-25

    Academics at the University of Birmingham are collaborating with researchers from the University of Southampton, the University of Westminster, and Coventry University to launch a new study to help improve condom use amongst young people, especially men, aged 16 to 25 in the UK to tackle sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

    Written by Aneesa Ahmed on 3rd April 2019

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    One Third of Young People Across the UK Are Registered To Vote

    According to The Electoral Commission, the independent body which oversees elections in the UK, only a third of young people are registered to vote

    Written by Florence Jones on 2nd April 2019

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    UoB Announces Interdisciplinary Links With Singapore University

    The University of Birmingham (UoB) is hosting a major global multi-disciplinary initiative on the Edgbaston Campus from the 18th - 27th March in partnership with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore

    Written by Florence Jones on 1st April 2019

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    Lessons Introduced to Fresher Students About ‘Pressures’ of Uni

    The government has recently announced that new ‘training courses’ will be introduced for first year students, in order to subsidise the pressure of starting university

    Written by Aishwarya Chandran on 31st March 2019

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    Dropping Out of University Could Cost Students Over £20,000

    Students who drop out of university in their first year could face the consequences of paying thousands of pounds to repay tuition fees and maintenance loans

    Written by Aishwarya Chandran on 30th March 2019

    BIRMINGHAM

    Clean Air Zone To Come To Birmingham City Centre

    The government has approved plans for a new Clean Air Zone in Birmingham, which is due to take effect from January 2020

    Written by Christina Manns on 29th March 2019

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    Strikes Binned By Birmingham City Council

    The bin strikes planned earlier this month in Birmingham were cancelled after an agreement was reached between the workers and the Birmingham City Council. This is according to Unite who reported the news to the BBC

    Written by Diana-Andreea Mandiuc on 28th March 2019

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    ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Mental Health Issues Amongst Students

    According to researchers, the ‘largest ever’ mental health survey of UK students has reported ‘alarmingly high’ levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness and thoughts of self-harm in universities

    Written by Christina Manns on 28th March 2019

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    ‘Abhorrent’ Pritchatts Road Housing Plans Conclusively Denied

    Plans to build new accommodation that would house over 500 University of Birmingham students have been conclusively denied by councillors at the final round of discussions

    Written by Emily Darby on 27th March 2019
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