‘Plexit’?! Plymouth University’s Students’ Union Votes to Leave the NUS

The Students’ Union of the University of Plymouth have opted to leave the National Union of Students (NUS), following a referendum. The decision was made due to a range of reasons, with ‘significant concerns’ cited by the Union President regarding value for money for students.     1,006 members of the University of Plymouth Students’ Union took part in the vote. 519 members – just … Continue reading ‘Plexit’?! Plymouth University’s Students’ Union Votes to Leave the NUS

Why Has Swansea University’s Vice-Chancellor Been Suspended?

An internal investigation has been running for a few weeks based around the vice-Chancellor of Swansea University. Professor Richard Davies, who has served as vice-Chancellor at Swansea since 2003, has been suspended. There have been a plethora of questions so far. In this article, we try and piece together what we know.   A few days ago it was announced that the vice-Chancellor – Professor … Continue reading Why Has Swansea University’s Vice-Chancellor Been Suspended?

Goldsmiths SU and King’s College Now Referring to Women as ‘Womxn’…

In a bid to become ‘more inclusive’, the Students’ Union at Goldsmiths University have started referring to women as ‘womxn’. Following suit, some societies across the city at King’s College London have changed their name.   London student groups at Goldsmiths and King's College switch from using women to 'womxn' in communications: Two London student groups are replacing the word women with "womxn" in their … Continue reading Goldsmiths SU and King’s College Now Referring to Women as ‘Womxn’…

Students Who Rejected the University of Oxford: Where Did They End Up?

The University of Oxford is one of the world’s most prestigious institutions – attracting some of the most exceptional candidates to apply. For many, attending Oxford is something to strive for. However, not everyone who receives an offer from Oxford chooses to accept their place. The UCAS system works in a way that means students set a ‘firm’ and ‘insurance’ choice after receiving offers. In … Continue reading Students Who Rejected the University of Oxford: Where Did They End Up?

Lancaster Uni Shame: Students Wear Hate-Filled T-Shirts Mocking Child Murders & Sexual Abuse

Shocking pictures have emerged showing a group of Lancaster University students wearing offensive and hate-filled t-shirts. Among the messages on the shirts include referring to a school massacre as ‘bantz’, and support for Jimmy Saville – the infamous child abuser.     A few weeks ago the University’s Snowsports Society organised a t-shirt social event. The event took place at the Lancaster Student’s Union nightclub … Continue reading Lancaster Uni Shame: Students Wear Hate-Filled T-Shirts Mocking Child Murders & Sexual Abuse

Mental Health Statistics for the University of Edinburgh

The number of students accessing mental health services at the University of Edinburgh has been rapidly rising in the last few years, recent statistics show. In the 2016-17 academic year, a total of 3,713 students signed up to the service. With around 36,000 students at the University, this means just over 10% of all students have sought help. This is a high figure, which is … Continue reading Mental Health Statistics for the University of Edinburgh

Students Who Rejected the University of Exeter: Where Did They End Up?

The University of Exeter is a very popular institution which attracts thousands of high-calibre candidates, year upon year. However, for many students, they choose to turn down Exeter, and head elsewhere. With the UCAS system working in a way that means students set a ‘firm’ and ‘insurance’ choice after receiving offers, it means some Universities inevitably receive rejections. So for the University of Exeter – … Continue reading Students Who Rejected the University of Exeter: Where Did They End Up?

Hundreds of Students Accessing Mental Health Services at Heriot-Watt University

Hundreds of students have been accessing Mental Health services at Heriot-Watt University, recent statistics show. In total, 457 students sought counselling help at the University in the 2016-17 academic year. With around 9,000 students at the institution, this means around 5% of all students have sought help. This is one of the lower figures seen in the United Kingdom – and the University appears to … Continue reading Hundreds of Students Accessing Mental Health Services at Heriot-Watt University

The University of Leicester Tested on Over 16,000 Animals in 2017

The University of Leicester tested on over 16,000 animals in 2017 alone, recent statistics show. A range of animals were used as part of these tests, which the University says it does for ‘biomedical research’. Moreover, the University stated it currently has no plans to halt animal testing on their premises. In this article, we take a look at the full breakdown of the statistics. … Continue reading The University of Leicester Tested on Over 16,000 Animals in 2017

Former Southampton Uni Lecturer Arrested on Modern Slavery Charges

A former University of Southampton lecturer and her husband have been arrested on suspicion of keeping a builder as a slave in their garden shed for four years. Pritpal Binning, 56 – who left her post as a Health Sciences lecturer at Southampton last year – along with her husband Palvinder Binning, 54, have been accused of forcing the man to work on their property. … Continue reading Former Southampton Uni Lecturer Arrested on Modern Slavery Charges

Mental Health Statistics for the University of Manchester

Almost 2,700 students accessed counselling services at the University of Manchester in the 2017-18 academic year, it has been revealed. With around 40,000 students studying at Manchester, this means around 7% of all students have sought help. While this figure is lower than some other Universities, it is still a worrying amount. The statistics used in this article come courtesy of a Freedom of Information request. … Continue reading Mental Health Statistics for the University of Manchester

Thousands of Animal Tests Take Place at the University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth held almost 15,000 animals for research purposes on University premises during March 2018, recent statistics show. Moreover, during the 2017 calendar year, almost 5,000 living animals were tested on. The University states that the tests contribute to curing human diseases. While the University isn’t engaging in animal testing on the levels that other institutions do, the figures have the potential to make … Continue reading Thousands of Animal Tests Take Place at the University of Portsmouth

Mental Health Statistics for the University of St. Andrews

Almost 1,000 students accessed counselling services at the University of St. Andrews in the 2016-17 academic year, it has been revealed. With around 9,000 students studying at St. Andrews, this means around 10% of all students have sought help. In worrying news, this figure is one of the highest in the United Kingdom. The statistics used in this article come courtesy of a Freedom of Information … Continue reading Mental Health Statistics for the University of St. Andrews

Newcastle University Student Died Following ‘Drink-Fuelled’ Society Initiation, Inquest Hears

An inquest into the death of Ed Farmer – a student at Newcastle University – has heard the student had just a 2% chance of survival after being taken to hospital following a night of significant alcohol consumption – all part of a society initiation. The inquest also heard that the student would have probably survived had he been taken to hospital earlier. The actions … Continue reading Newcastle University Student Died Following ‘Drink-Fuelled’ Society Initiation, Inquest Hears