Tag: academics

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Students wanting refunds

Starting on the 25 November, over a million students will face disruption as academics from 60 universities signed up to strike over their pay and pension. More than 43,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking part in the eight-day walkout on Monday over disputes about pension and pay. University chiefs have…

Science

Brexit cuts to research funding

From Stephen Hawking, to Michael Faraday, to Alexander Fleming, the UK boasts some of the most well-known names in academia. However, with the decision to leave the European Union, Britain’s scientific community could cripple. To pioneer scientific and technological advances, capital investments are required. According to Professor Scott Lucas, of the University of Birmingham, “the…

Features

Starting university at 17

Let’s just cut to the chase, I started at UEA when I was 17 years old. Telling people this usually inspires a shocked or confused response, to then be followed by an onslaught of questions that I have heard hundreds of times before by this point. ‘Why did you do that? What was it like?…

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Academics under ‘increased pressure’ to support student mental health crisis

The UEA branch of the University and College Union (UCU) said academics are under ‘increased pressure’ to support students’ mental health despite not being ‘qualified therapist[s] or mental health professional[s].’ The branch also expressed ‘great concerns’ towards the ability of Student Support Services (SSS) to meet the ‘growing need’ of students, stating the ‘pressures on…

News

PPL academic dispels ‘myths’ in support of a People’s Vote

Reader in Political and Legal Theory, Dr. Alexander Brown, has written an article for the Huffington Post arguing against a second EU referendum. Brown, a regular contributor to the publication, attempts to debunk several ‘myths’ which he claims have collected around this campaign. Brown links this to the referendum of 2016, in which he claims…

Features

Dyslexia: Spelling it out

While it is not breaking news that every person is different from the next, it seems that this obvious fact is too often overlooked by many educational institutions. And by the time that most of us reach the pearly gates of university, we all know that each and every one of us has had to…

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Staff pension strikes begin

The first two days of industrial action from UEA staff last week saw students join staff on two picket lines, to protest plans to change pensions. On Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February, staff belonging to the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) did not turn up for work. The first week of the strike…

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