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We need to stop neglecting student housing

A romanticised stereotype of revolutionary, experimental, probably pretty hopeless university students happily living in less than perfect digs is sentimentalism and a ...

Here’s the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Here's the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Having come from a teaching background and now currently studying International Disaster Management, I spend an awful lot of time reflecting on ...

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Universal Credit - the flagship Tory welfare timebomb that students need to get clued up on

Parliament held an emergency debate on the 26th of October, regarding the continued roll out of Universal Credit across the country. Perhaps the ...

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We need to stop neglecting student housing

Posted on Dec 4, 2017 1
Here’s the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Here's the big problem with young people volunteering

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 2
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Universal Credit - the flagship Tory welfare timebomb

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 3
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We need to stop neglecting student housing

We can stand by the sad state of student accommodation no longer

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Here’s the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Alex Hope argues that there is a serious problem with the way that young people raise funds to volunteer abroad

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Universal Credit – the flagship Tory welfare timebomb that students need to get clued up on

Final year students need to look now at their circumstances and understand what hardship could lie in wait for them if the Tories don’t halt and fix this cruelly designed replacement of Jobseekers Allowance.

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Universities are not businesses

Nor are they “bastions of academic integrity”. The way we think about universities is outdated

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Squatter hell for Salford students

Refusal of previous tenant to leave the property has split up a group of five friends

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Free speech needs to be protected at universities

Freedom of speech is under threat on university campuses, as students we should be defending it

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Post-graduation blues need a place on the mental health agenda

Whilst it is encouraging to see more focus on the importance of addressing student mental health, the issue of post-graduate depression is often overlooked

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In solidarity with university staff over job cuts

Stand against cruel and unnecessary staff redundancies

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Tories set to whip beyond party lines

Conservatives release a new agenda to terminate all ties to student led Conservative movements in a bid to quell the chaos of the youth wing

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Britain needs to appreciate the contribution of its international students

After funding outrages and bogus figures, Britain’s international students deserve to have their potential acknowledged and encouraged

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Voluntourism harms communities: make a difference, stay at home

Student volunteering expeditions will be furiously promoted at our university this week, but it’s our responsibility to ignore them

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A local guide for international students

Observations about the British, and how to make most out of your first year