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Not everyone should have to go to uni

University is not for everyone. As a society we seem to be putting pressure on numbers, trying to increase the percentage of young people that transition into higher education, which encourages universities to set ridiculous intake targets year on year. Learning in an intense academic institution isn’t something that everyone can do, or wants to…

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Health surcharge for International Students

In 2015, the government introduced a healthcare surcharge for non-EU citizens applying to study or migrate to the United Kingdom. The initial cost of the surcharge for students was £150 but since the turn of 2019, it has now doubled and will now cost international non-EU students £300 per year of study. The Immigration Healthcare…

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Publicly speaking about private school

I attended a Catholic boarding school for most of my education – from the age of 10 to 18 – and recently decided to write about this period of my life on social media: ‘Today I visited my old school and college for the first time in years. I had forgotten how privileged I was…

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UEA pledge to pay EU staff settlement fees

UEA has pledged to pay the EU settlement fees of any EU citizens and non-EU family members wishing to continue their employment at the university beyond Brexit. The university have enlisted the law firm Mills and Reeves to construct an FAQ in order to answer any questions those applying may have in regard to the…

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What have UEA staff claimed on expenses?

An investigation lead by Concrete can reveal the extent of the UEA Executive Team’s expenses for the academic year of 2017-2018. Following a Freedom of Information request sent over the summer, Concrete can exclusively reveal, through access to almost 600 pages of documentation, the way in which the eight members of UEA’s senior management staff…

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HE funding council warn against fee caps

According to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), English universities are likely to face ‘consequences’ if tuition fees are not increased after two years, following an annual report on the financial health of the sector. Tuition fees are currently capped at £9,250 per year, meaning universities already have very little surplus. The government’s…

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