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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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Landlords need to give students some breathing room

A recent Concrete article, ‘You signed the contract, pay the rent’, made the argument that students should be required to pay their rent no matter what, even though we’re under lockdown. The writer claimed students should have budgeted for this and implied that students who couldn’t afford rent with their maintenance loan were poorly prepared….

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