University staff members took to the picket lines across Streatham and Penryn today to protest against freefalling working conditions and changes to their pension benefits. The University and Colleges Union (UCU), the largest Higher Education union in the world, have announced eight days of industrial action that will run from 25 November to 4 December. […]
The Students’ Guild have voted to support the UCU cause as a result of an online poll they held. 78% of students have voted to support the cause, with 2,427 students voting. The Guild ran the poll from 11 Nov to 20 Nov, with the multiple choice question “What stance do you have regarding the […]
Online Lifestyle Editor Amy Butterworth reflects upon the anxieties students face over results.
Fenton Christmas explains what it’s like being a student from a low income background and how the university fails to address the impacts inequality can have on less affluent students’ studies.
In his book Shane O’Sullivan, more commonly known as Jack the Hat, explores true stories of locals and university students alike persuading the reader to enter the what he calls “the Exeter bubble”. Jack’s taxi cab metamorphoses into a different, safer space from a counselling office to a football team meeting, to a café catch […]
The university mortality crisis: “the problem is still deeply prevalent…” CN: discussion of suicide and mental illness UNIVERSITIES are in a mortality crisis. Only last year, the Office of National Statistics recorded 95 university suicides: the first time university suicide rates have been revealed publicly. In an age where mental health is being discussed more […]
NO matter your opinions on the Students’ Guild, it’s an organisation you have to really go out of your way to avoid on campus. That is unless you forego societies, DH1, or (God forbid) the Lemmy and the Ram. It acts as the hub for many essential campus services, and as we have seen in […]
I HAVE a tendency, when anyone asks, “Don’t you think you’ve taken on a bit much this year?”, to wave a hand and laugh, trying to hide the fact that the laugh is forced and slightly tinged with hysteria. “I’m fine!” I say and rush off to change my stash for the third time that […]
BEING away from home and being at university is at first a strange feeling, one that definitely takes getting used to. I felt this especially in the first year, as all of us probably did. You’re in a new place, you don’t really know what’s going on or where anything is. Now being in my […]
I MUST admit, I have been guilty of watching the weeks left of term decrease this side of Christmas. It’s a strange one as term two always feels longer than its predecessor due to the absence of reading week, yet simultaneously seems to fly by as quickly as the others. Most importantly, like for many […]