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25th April 2022

The Grand Tour: University news around the UK

What has been happening outside of Manchester for students in the UK?
The Grand Tour: University news around the UK
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Cardiff University goes back on plans to cancel individual graduation

Cardiff students will get an individual graduation after the university went back on its plan to have a group ceremony in the Cardiff Principality Stadium. University bosses reinstated the in-person, on-campus graduation after a petition reached 5,000 signatures protesting the decision.

Hamas Slogan Controversy at Exeter University

Protesters who used slogans previously by terrorist’s organisation Hamas, were not anti-Semitic, University administrators have ruled. The move comes after universities minister Michelle Donelan expressed concern over antisemitism with the National Union of Students.

New medic-centred school to be opened by Cumbria and Imperial in North-West

A new University to aid in the training of doctors in the North West has been unveiled. The 50-student school would be open on the University of Cumbria campus, opening in the Autumn of 2025. The location is to address a deficit in the area of facilities to train medical students.

Warwick and Cardiff to ban initiations after investigation

Warwick and Cardiff University will ban initiation ceremonies after The Tab‘s investigation showed the extent of extreme initiation ceremonies. The investigation revealed that some students had been locked in cupboards for extended periods of time whilst others had to vandalise public property.

UK and Ukrainian universities to be partnered in new scheme

UK and Ukrainian universities are to be matched as partnered institutions in an effort to aid Ukrainian staff, academics and students during the war. The scheme will look to secure long-term collaboration with Ukrainian institutions in order for academics to be able to teach students, and give students opportunities beyond the war.

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Students and public display solidarity with student occupation in face of police presence

Protesters and police gathered outside the building on May 27, but the occupation remains on-going

Tickets for ‘Alive! Festival: Solstice’ out now

The student-run event will be “taking over the SU” on June 6, with 5 stages and 30 student artists

Universally Manchester festival: details released for the bicentenary celebrations

The bicentenary festival is set to run from June 6 to 9 with 150+ events across campus

Students’ Union will not adopt a BDS policy despite vote in favour

The motion, voted for by students in December 2023, passed with 89.6% of students voting in favour and would have resulted in the Students’ Union adopting BDS policy