Alice Spencer

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SOAS SU in philosophy curriculum controversy

Students at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) will campaign for white philosophers to be largely removed from the curriculum. The decision to advocate a change to the curriculum comes as part of the student union’s “educational priorities” for 2017. Philosophers such as Kant, Plato and Descartes would be dropped…

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The bank of Mum and Dad

For those who somehow managed to escape the news, the government scrapped maintenance grants in August this year, meaning current first year students will see the potential effects of changes to student finance. To replace the non-repayable grants, maintenance loans have been raised to a maximum of £8200 depending on parents’ income. On paper, this…

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