Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 31/07/2021 Full vaccination not required for students returning to university

Government sources have, today, revealed there are “no plans” for the speculated double-jab requirement for university students. This decision appears to be a U-turn in the government’s plans, as Education Minister Vicky Ford recently suggested plans were being made to ensure full vaccination of university students before they could be allowed to live in halls...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 27/07/2021 University students could require full vaccination to attend lectures and live in halls

Covid-19 restrictions hit hard again for the university youth as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces students could require full vaccination in order to attend lectures and reside in their university halls. Reports indicate the Prime Minister is actively “pushing” the proposition to “encourage” an elevated vaccine intake among young people.  Another senior government spokesman indicated the government’s plans to ensure full...

Main Stories, News / 22/07/2021 UEA community respond in outrage to Daily Mail article labelling LDC decolonisation initiatives as “anti-academic” and “corrosive”

The UEA community have responded in outrage to a Daily Mail article which saw critics label the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing’s decolonisation initiatives as “anti-academic” and “corrosive”. Published on 18 July, the article was written by Freelance Education Journalist Julie Henry.  In June 2020, a letter of complaint was sent by 100 current...

News / 20/07/2021 UK Pupils Using Orange Juice to Fake Positive Covid Results

UK pupils have discovered dropping orange juice on a lateral flow test yields a positive result. This new trick comes from videos circulating on TikTok demonstrating the acidity of certain foods and drinks such as ketchup and Coca-Cola and how this affects a Covid-19 lateral flow test to generate a “fake” positive test result. Many...

News / 20/07/2021 The EU Settlement Scheme Might Contribute to Discrimination as Applications Reach 6 Million

The EUSS scheme was launched in March 2019 to register EU citizens as settled residents in the UK. This was following the UK’s departure from Brexit, as a provision of the UK ending the freedom of movement between the UK and EU. Under the scheme, EU citizens in the UK will be guaranteed their rights,...

News / 20/07/2021 Gates Foundation Pledges $2.1 Billion for Gender Equality over Next Five Years

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to give $2.1 billion towards the advancement of gender equality. Announced on June 30 at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris, the Foundation committed to using their sizeable donation over the next five years for the empowerment of women, the betterment of healthcare, and family planning facilities,...

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