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Merle Streck

Merle Streck

Survey reveals British public stands behind all-out junior doctor strike

Of those who participated in the survey, most blamed the continued dispute over junior doctor contracts on the Department of Health

University of Hull students request refund after Scarborough campus closed

Student satisfaction rates at the university have dropped in the last two years since the decision to move the Scarborough campus was made public

UCL comes under fire after threatening student journalist with expulsion

A young journalist was supposedly threatended with expulsion by UCL executives after she gained access to a confidential report forecasting the university profits from accommodation fees

University of Sheffield forces the eviction of protesting students

Protesting against the current quality of higher education, student demonstrators occupy auditorium in “freezing conditions”

Home Office appoints gap year students to decide asylum claims

The Home Office has responded saying that recruiting students to decide on asylum claims has become an efficient way to handle the workload in busy periods

Kent Tory students petition for 250ft statue of Margaret Thatcher

The iron statue is meant to encourage “sensible behaviour” and plans would have it stand across the street from university nightclub

Peter Tatchell accused of being transphobic and racist

The NUS’ LGBT Officer has refused to attend an event where celebrated gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was speaking, raising questions about his conduct and ideology

Campaign launched to help homeless women on their periods

The ‘Time of The Month’ campaign will launch on 25 February and seeks to raise money for sanitary products benefiting homeless women across Manchester

LSE’s Free Speech Society could face ban

Following recent news of LSE’s poor freedom of speech record, the founders of the Free Speech Society, Speakeasy, outlined their society initiatives to combat the negative implications of the safe space policy

International students at London business school asked to leave UK

The NUS expressed disappointment with the government by criticizing its flawed system that is now forcing lecturers to speed up teaching for the next semester and thus provide for an unfulfilling university experience in the UK

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Junior doctors to walk out again

The junior doctors’ strikes will continue on Wednesday 10th February while negotiations between the BMA and the government have not come to a conclusion

First female Master appointed at Peterhouse college Cambridge

Bridget Kendall has given students of Peterhouse hope that the college will no longer be perceived as dominantly right-wing and “stuck in the past”

Manchester 53rd in top 100 LGBT*-friendly workplaces

Stonewall evaluates organisations across the country using submissions to the Workplace Equality Index

UCL student strike action for rent cuts continues

Strikers are withholding more than a quarter of a million pounds in accommodation fees to pressure the university into cutting rents by 40 per cent

Survey reveals 70 per cent of students back staying in the EU

A national survey revealed that an overwhelming majority of students would vote to stay in the EU, with 83 per cent of University of Manchester students, according to our own poll, in favour of staying in the union

Dispute over Parrs Wood’s proposed academy conversion

Teaching unions express concern over the recent proposal to turn Parrs Wood High School, one of Manchester’s highest performing secondary schools, into an independent academy

98 per cent of junior doctors vote for strikes

An overwhelming amount of junior doctors have voted in favour of strikes against the new government contracts proposed by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt

Religious studies GCSE faces strong opposition from secular groups

A group of parents and their children as well as multiple religious leaders have challenged the decision to exclude non-religious world views such as humanism from the RS GCSE curriculum

MMU lecturer creates Haçienda clubbing experience exhibition

Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer, Dr Beate Peter, has created an exhibition inspired by her previous clubbing days in Manchester’s iconic Haçienda