Ben Bradshaw, Labour candidate for Exeter, today joined striking university staff on the Streatham picket line. Speaking to Exeposé, Bradshaw confirmed his support for the “local members of the UCU union and the students who are supporting them in their strike. “I’m a trade unionist myself, and I wanted to show solidarity with people who […]
Anna Romanovska responds to a New Statesman article that claimed University was a con, arguing it skirts around the really issue, inequality of outcomes between ethnicities in education.
Neha Shaji criticises the idea that term three is a waste of money and argues that we shouldn’t treat our lecturers like machines.
Thursday 8th June 2017. Was this the day that the youth made their voices heard within the political world? Was this the first time for many years that young people changed the landscape of British politics? Was this the time that the ‘disillusioned millennials’ finally stepped up and had their say? These were all questions […]
The University will be hosting a debate between Amatey Doku, NUS Vice President, and Exeter Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith. The two will debate the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and tuition fees. A new government developed scheme, the TEF was published earlier this year and aims to provide information to help prospective students choose […]
Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has announced plans to scrap further education tuition fees and to bring back maintenance grants for university students, ahead of the general election. The Independent later revealed footage of Mr. Corbyn’s right-hand man, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, explaining his desire to scrap university tuition fees ‘once and for […]
Students are pressuring Vice Chancellor Sir Steve Smith to support the national ‘Equal Access’ campaign at the University – which would allow students seeking asylum to benefit from fee waivers, grants and pastoral support. Part of a campaign already launched in Bristol, Manchester, London, Leeds, Canterbury and Salford, Exeter’s Student Action for Refugees (STAR) society launched […]
Student debt, two words that I’m sure make most of you physically recoil, will soon take on even more monstrous proportions for students from poorer backgrounds. Come September this year, students coming from families earning less than £42,000 p.a. will no longer receive maintenance grants but loans instead. It appears the last vestige of the […]
Earlier this week one of my history seminars was cut short; our Professor let us leave 40 minutes early from a two-hour session, one of the two in an eight contact-hour week. We’d discussed everything we needed to, he said. Getting let out of class early for most is a god-send, a blessed excuse to head […]
Students would be willing to pay up to £23,000 in annual tuition fees, a new survey has revealed. When asked the maximum they would be prepared to pay for a year of university education, the 223 respondents from the University of Birmingham gave a mean average of £22,770 – nearly two and a half times […]