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University Watch November: What’s going on around the UK?

University Watch November: What’s going on around the UK?

A round-up of some of the big news from other Universities in the UK this November
Durham University’s largest donor withdraws funds over Covid policies

Durham University’s largest donor withdraws funds over Covid policies

The former Durham student has withdrawn funding over the University’s continued Covid restrictions
It’s shorts season: Muscle and Mouth

It’s shorts season: Muscle and Mouth

Aileen Loftus reads ‘Muscle and Mouth’ and recommends reading short stories for the summer season
Durham University proposes controversial plans to move courses online

Durham University proposes controversial plans to move courses online

Plans to move entire modules and degree programmes to online teaching even once the Coronavirus pandemic is over have been broadly criticised by staff and students
UoM moves towards online teaching amidst coronavirus panic

UoM moves towards online teaching amidst coronavirus panic

However, vice-chancellors have called the full shut-down of UK universities “impossible”
Jailed academic returns home from UAE after receiving pardon

Jailed academic returns home from UAE after receiving pardon

Matthew Hedges returns home from the UAE where he was accused of being a spy

£300k paid back to UCL students for ‘unacceptable’ accommodation

University College London (UCL) has been made to pay students nearly £300,000 in compensation over noisy and rat-infested housing in second disagreement over substandard accommodation

City takes action on binge drinking after river deaths

Pleas for more security around the River Wear, after three students from Durham University drowned, has been met with the response that students should start drinking more responsibly.

Students disciplined for Savile social

Fines and community service for students that dressed as young girls and Jimmy Savile

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