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An accommodation house in Bolton was on fire

Students were evacuated from The Cube, an accommodation house in Bolton, when a fire started at around 20:30 on Friday 15 November. The Cube is a private accommodation house located in Bolton Town Centre, which opened in 2015.Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said that two people were treated by paramedics on the day, as…

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Students wanting refunds

Starting on the 25 November, over a million students will face disruption as academics from 60 universities signed up to strike over their pay and pension. More than 43,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking part in the eight-day walkout on Monday over disputes about pension and pay. University chiefs have…

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UEA introduces initiative to tell parents about students’ mental health issues

The vice-chancellor’s mental health taskforce has announced during next semester students will be able to opt in to an initiative allowing UEA to inform a third party, such as a parent or guardian, about significant concerns over a student’s wellbeing.  The taskforce is also introducing 15 other projects to support what the head of student services…

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Are big brands impeding on local cuisines?

When I was younger, my parents had a rule on family holidays that we could not eat at McDonald’s or Starbucks when we were away. A way of preserving the cultural experiences of our trips, this unfortunately didn’t always work. A late night McDonald’s after a delayed flight and a Starbucks early the morning after…

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Young people v Brexit

Young people feel extremely unhappy about the imminent outcome of Brexit, this is according to a survey done by Dig in. The research of over 35,000 students was conducted by Dig In, via their database of UK students between 1st September and 15th October 2019. The survey questioned students about a range of questions pertaining…

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Surge in number of politics students since referendum

In the divisive era of Brexit, Trump, and the climate crisis, it is university politics departments who are reaping the benefits, with applications to politics courses up 28% since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Professor Lee Marsden, Head the Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication department at UEA, says that, “since 2016, there has been considerable growth…

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