Graduates to be hit with ‘tax rise by stealth’ on their student loans Millions of university graduates in England face higher repayments on their student loans as the government freezes the earnings threshold at which they start repaying. The universities minister, Michelle Donelan, announced on Friday 28th January that the salary threshold for undergraduate student […]
University of Exeter signs pledge to end use of gagging orders to silence sexual assault victims The University of Exeter and five other UK universities have signed a pledge backed by the government to stop using Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in sexual assault cases. NDAs are legal contracts that prevent people from sharing confidential information. The […]
UK university staff go on strike 58 UK universities will see staff going on strike from 1 to 3 December. This follows last year’s strikes, during which staff members from 78 universities went on strike for 14 days. Their reasons for striking include pensions, pay and working conditions, issues which have been exacerbated by the […]
Flo Marks, John Merlin and Diana Jalea discuss how British universities’ links with certain Chinese institutions make them complicit in the Uyghurs genocide and implore Exeter students to write to their MPs and sign the open letter, which calls on the university to cut these ties.
Proposed legislation from the government, which would see the introduction of a ‘free speech champion’ for universities, has recently been the subject of much controversy. Rachael Powell discusses the culture of free speech in universities and why she welcomes the legislation.
An Exeter professor has urged students to take action ahead of the EU referendum, following fears that Brexit would “threaten the future of British students abroad.” Professor Melissa Percival emailed all Exeter Modern Languages students on year abroad placements, sharing a link to Students For Europe petition “Protect our access to the Erasmus+ programme.” An […]