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The most unpopular universities in the UK 2017

Elizabeth Whittingham
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This week UCAS have revealed the most popular universities in the UK. The figures are based on the number of applications placed for each university, looking into the number of students per applicant place. So, the results are in, and it can be revealed that The London School of Economics and Political Science is officially […]

There are less beds than there are students

Elizabeth Whittingham
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There are officially less beds than there are students in the UK in a revealing new study. According to a study carried out by the National Student, the numbers of students in higher education is greater than that of university accommodating rooms, with the number of people applying to university increasing every year. Figures have […]

Prosecuting Social Media Hate Crime

Elizabeth Whittingham
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Plans have been announced this week to heighten the sanctions towards online abusers. The plan is to make sure that prosecutors will be ordered to treat online hate crime as severely as if they were face to face incidents. These plans have been revealed in the wake of incidents in America, with Charlottesville an example […]

Is our online data safe?

Elizabeth Whittingham
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Are we living in the age of hacking? Is our data online safe from the skill full art of computer coders and hackers that seem to be able to break into even the most sophisticated desktops? With the SONY hack still fresh in our minds, whilst celebrity twitter accounts are infiltrated daily and production companies […]

Could Brexit threaten UK universities?

Elizabeth Whittingham
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It appears that Brexit could affect university financial backing, as Professor Hugh Brady, vice chancellor of one of Britain’s top leading universities states that he is extremely ‘worried’ over a possible severe drop in funding. Brady has expressed his concern that the lower tier of universities will ultimately close and that university fees will rise […]

Is this Cambridge’s biggest problem to date?

Elizabeth Whittingham
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Courtney Boateng, a third-year student at Cambridge made news last week as she commented on the prejudice surrounding black people at Cambridge university, with fellow students commenting that black people are only accepted to ‘meet the quota’. These comments follow the recent image of black male students outside their Oxford campus which went viral over […]

Write up of AFS Student Survey

Susannah Keogh
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The 2017 Accommodation for Students Survey has found that more students than ever before are reliant on their student loan as their source of income, with 73% worrying about having enough money. Over 1000 students participated in the survey, from across Great Britain, representing some 120 different UK universities. Reflecting student’s increasingly international outlook, almost […]