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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…

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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…

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Exam Cancellation Chaos

For the second year running, A-Level and GCSE exams, due to be held in the summer, have been cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made by the Prime Minister on 4th January, the same day he brought in the third national lockdown. Some students welcomed the news, as they no…

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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…

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University marketisation and UEA(su)

All UEA students will recall the strikes from February to March by the UCU over pay, pensions, casualisation and rising workloads. Marketisation of universities was blamed by many teachers on the picket line, so why are universities focused on generating income for the Vice-Chancellor and senior management instead of improving the lives of those who…

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