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Why are some degrees more valuable than others?

Why are some degrees more valuable than others?

Monday 12 February 2018Student Journalists

In August 2017, Nick Timothy, formerly the Joint Downing Street Chief of Staff, published an article in the Daily Telegraph under the title ‘Higher education has become unsustainable and young people know it. Radical change is the only solution.’ According to Timothy, successive governments have created an ‘unsustainable and ultimately pointless Ponzi scheme’ as students choose the wrong institutions and courses, and are left with crippling debts in non-graduate jobs.  

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Supporting the UCU strike as a student

Supporting the UCU strike as a student

Monday 12 February 2018Student Journalists

From the 22nd February onwards, University staff members at 61 institutions across the UK will be taking escalating strike action in response to proposed changes to their pensions. Universities UK (UUK), the representative organisation for the UK’s Universities, have put forward changes to the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) that could see staff members stand to lose as much as half of their retirement income.In switching from a pension scheme where staff have a guaranteed retirement income to one where pension income is subject to changes in the stock market, the position of lecturers and staff members is made more precarious. After talks between the University and College Union (UCU) and UUK reached a stalemate back in January, many members of the UCU felt that they have been left with no option other than to take industrial action.

From the 22nd February onwards, University staff members at 61 institutions across the UK will be...

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A New Spin on Single-Use Packaging

A New Spin on Single-Use Packaging

Wednesday 20 December 2017Student Journalists

We are living in a world of single-use, disposable packing; from the bags at your local supermarket, to the cups at your nearest coffee shop. It’s a habit that encourages littering, endangers wildlife, and creates tonnes of unnecessary waste. Your single-use plastic bag will stay in the ocean far longer than it will take you to carry your shopping home. We’ve compiled four simple ideas to help reduce the impact of single-use packaging on the environment, and bring sustainability into your life.

We are living in a world of single-use, disposable packing; from the bags at your local supermarket,...

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