Tag: Conservatives


Loan repayments to start at £25k

Speaking at the start of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester earlier this month, Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled plans to raise the earning threshold at which university graduates have to begin repaying their student debts to £25,000 per year. Currently, graduates begin to pay back their student loans once they earn more than…


Amber Rudd’s immigration proposals condemned by Higher Education sector

Universities and unions have condemned Amber Rudd’s proposals for increased restrictions on international students at UK universities. The Home Secretary announced her plans in a speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham last week. The proposals include the introduction of ‘two-tier’ visa rules, which would link immigration regulations to the quality of the institution…


Local elections round up

Norwich Labour Party retained control of Norwich City Council in last month’s elections, while Norfolk’s Independent Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Bett, lost his bid for re-election and was replaced by Conservative Lorne Greene. Labour Within Norwich, Labour gained 4 seats from the Green Party, increasing their majority on the city council. In University ward,…

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