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Election Countdown

One of the main reasons that the Liberal Democrats were able to capture such a large amount of the student vote in the 2010 general election was their pledge on tuition fees. Five years later as we enter the final weeks before the campaign proper, the issue of funding higher education once again appears to…

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Majority of postgraduate students “ineligible for loans”

The majority of postgraduates will be unable to get a postgraduate loan according to alternative finance provider, Student Funders. The organisation’s chief executive, Juan Guerra, announced in a conference that around two-thirds of students would miss out on the new postgraduate loans scheme due to be introduced in 2016-17. The scheme was announced by the…

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Vice chancellors receive an average of £260,000 a year

A survey by the University and College Union (UCU) for lecturers has found that university vice chancellors receive an average of £260,000 per year and 18 have received pay rises of over 10%. The revelations have come following universities’ uproar at Labour’s pledge to reduce tuition fees to £6,000 due to claiming their budgets would…

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Peer-pressured drug use at UEA down

Concrete’s Drugs and Alcohol Survey 2015 has revealed that there has been a large decrease in the number of students who have taken illegal drugs due to peer-pressure over the last year. Results from both the 2014 and 2013 surveys highlighted that 14.08% of students had taken illegal drugs due to feeling pressured from others…

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Greens hint at scrap of £9,000 student debt

The Green Party is a prominent supporter of free higher education and when speaking to Concrete last week, the Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, suggested that they will announce policies which help students currently at university paying up to £9000 tuition fees: “We will be launching our manifesto in late March and it will have…

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Uncertainty over postgrad referendum

Postgraduate students have been left uncertain about the future of their representation following a fall out between the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS). Over the past few months the GSA and UUEAS have held discussions on whether the two entities should join together in one body, and if so…

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Greens’ election campaign launched

On Thursday 29th January, Norwich South candidate, Lesley Grahame, official launched her general election campaign at the Forum in the city centre. Grahame is a current Norwich City councillor for the Thorpe Hamlet ward and will be fighting to become the second Green MP to be elected to the House of Commons, following Caroline Lucas’…

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