Tag: Finance

Lifestyle, Travel

Out of the clubbing club

Entry costs £5. Cloakroom costs £2. Each beer costs £5 plus, along with the cost of the hangover the next day. All for what? Listening to music I wouldn’t normally listen to, surrounded by people I wouldn’t normally have invited. While I miss the atmosphere of the club scene, what I missed afterwards was my…

Global

UK cuts aid to Syria by a third

Foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has announced a cut in aid to the Syrian refugee programme by almost a third at a United Nations donor conference. The UK have pledged £205m this year, a decrease from last year’s £300m donation that was made at the same conference. Altogether, the UK provided £400m in aid last year…

News

UEA cancels entry onto 16 courses

UEA has cancelled entry onto 16 courses for the 2020/21 academic year due to concerns over the ability to properly deliver other courses. A UEA spokesperson stated the university has had to “re-deploy resources”. Current students of these courses remain unaffected and delivery will not be interrupted, but no new applicants will be allowed to…

Comment

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…

Features

Gambling

The NUS has conducted research into the gambling habits of students at university. Their definition of gambling ranges from buying scratch cards over the counter to playing poker at casinos. Research showed that over half of students who gambled did so to supplement their income, and that nearly a quarter of those felt guilty when…

Global

The German economy dodges recession

Germany narrowly avoided entering recession at the end of 2018. Having posted a contraction of 0.2 percent in the third quarter, growth was zero for the final quarter meaning Europe’s largest economy did not enter recession. The weak growth is blamed on a global and Eurozone slowdown, as well as falling consumer demand for cars…

Global

€3 million fails to get delivered

A French cash delivery man has been arrested after a van with €3 million had vanished. A team of three were completing cash deliveries on the outskirts of Paris, where it is believed one of them drove off in the security van. The vehicle was recovered nearby, but with both the driver and an estimated…

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