Exeter UCU are asking university senior management for a full of review of working practices. Exeter’s branch of the University and College Union launched a campaign on Friday (13 September) to combat insecure staff contracts, with national UCU General Secretary Jo Grady in attendance. Branch Vice-President and anti-casualisation lead Rhian Keyse outlined the union’s demands, […]
The Cabinet Fact File: Downing Street
Our Features writers review the lives and careers of senior members of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet. Dominic Raab – by Adam Robertson Charlton The son of a Jewish immigrant who fled Czechoslovakia after the Munich Agreement, Dominic Rennie Raab was raised in bucolic Buckinghamshire, separated from London by the Colne Valley. A karate blackbelt, he competed […]
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Emma Hussain highlights Dr Jess Wade, a scientist who writes Wikipedia entries about other women in science
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Judith Kerr: Childhood reading
Emma Hussain discusses Judith Kerr’s impact on the effects of reading children’s books on child development.
Man arrested on Streatham campus for threatening students with replica firearm
A man has been taken into custody after students were threatened with a replica gun at the University of Exeter. Armed police were called to the University’s Streatham campus around 11.30am. According to a statement released by the Devon and Cornwall police earlier today, armed officers were immediately sent to the scene and “were able […]
Alabama Bill: America’s Abortion Debate
Emma Hussain reports on the controversy surrounding Alabama’s recent abortion ban and explores the wider ramifications.
‘Exeter, Stop Funding Climate Breakdown’: an interview with Penryn’s climate activists
Agroup of students at the University of Exeter Penryn campus are campaigning for the university to drop its fossil fuel investments. According to Divest Penryn, the university’s endowment fund continues to hold shares worth over £2 million in fossil fuel companies. Divest Penryn addressed an open letter to the university administration on 1 May calling […]
Exeter subjects ranked best in UK
Exeter subjects have come out on top in the influential Complete University Guide rankings for 2020. Released on 1 May, the rankings place 26 Exeter subjects in top ten positions, and 36 in the top 20. Top achievers were Sports Science, Anthropology, Business and Management Studies, and Medical Technology, all ranking third in the country, […]
Students’ Guild announces referendum on NUS membership
The Students’ Guild announced last night that a referendum will be held to decide whether they should remain affiliated with the National Union of Students. Student campaigner registration will be open from Monday 13 May to Thursday 16 May, with voting open from Tuesday 28 May to Thursday 30 May. The announcement comes only three […]