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Is racism a growing issue in UK universities?

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Back in February, the internet expressed its shock at a video tweeted by Nottingham Trent University Student Rufaro Chisango. Is racism in UK universities a growing problem? The video, taken by Chisango, consists of students chanting racist remarks outside her door- which she had to lock for safety reasons. Chants such as ‘f**k the blacks’ […]

Trump bans transgender people from serving in US military in all capacities

Generation Snowflake: Why do ‘The Sun’ hate young people so much?

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Seriously, why does The Sun hate us so much? From countless articles in which young people are compared to snowflakes through to constant references to the youth as childish, lazy and selfish, The Sun really does seem to have it in for young people lately. A Sun article published recently even accused young people of […]

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MPs warn that free speech at universities is being shut down

Elizabeth Whittingham
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“Students must respect the right of other students to say things, no matter how unpleasant, offensive or insulting. They can protest, but they can’t stop them” Pictured above, Harriet Harman, who has warned that universities are facing a suppression of free speech. Last week, MP’s up and down the country warned about the dangers of […]

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Are commuter students getting the same university experience?

Elizabeth Whittingham
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The Guardian has revealed that due to soaring debts and high living costs, more and more students are living at home and commuting into university.  From having lecture doors slammed in their face to being reprimanded by staff when public transport lets them down, are these students living a completely different university experience? For a […]

Why is there so much anti-Semitism at UK universities?

UCU Leader Sally Hunt condemns high chancellor pay, whilst earning £138K a year

Elizabeth Whittingham
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It has been revealed this week that the head of the UCU, Sally Hunt, takes home a tidy sum of £138,000 each year, despite attacking chancellors for their high pay. Hunt, who states that she will endeavour to keep strikes going through the exam and assessment period, in order to disrupt and impact as much […]

Smart Drugs: Should study medication be sold over the counter to students?