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A day of sustainable student life

A day of sustainable student life

Thursday 22 February 2018Student Journalists

As the climate crisis deepens, sustainability is becoming the new “it” word – and for good reason. But though the effects of global warming are largescale, many of the changes we can make to combat it are in our everyday lives. Whether its changing how you get to university or switching up the way you pack your lunch, collectively our small actions have a huge impact. But, practically, how does all this fit into your action-packed, over-worked, student life? Our day-in-the-life of a sustainable student shows you how.

As the climate crisis deepens, sustainability is becoming the new “it” word – and for good reason....

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Supporting the UCU strike as a finalist

Supporting the UCU strike as a finalist

Thursday 22 February 2018Student Journalists

The University and College Union’s (UCU) strike over pension changes kicks in from 22nd February, spread over four weeks until 16th March, unless Universities UK commit to further negotiations. This industrial action is an important stand against the creeping marketisation of universities, where profit is put before staff or students. But it’s also undeniable that the strikes will have a dramatic impact upon students, who will miss equivalent to two weeks of teaching time; if you’re a finalist, the panic of missing so much of your course will probably hit you even harder. No matter how much you support your striking lecturers, its hard not to feel your final term of university is going to waste.

The University and College Union’s (UCU) strike over pension changes kicks in from 22nd February,...

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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.  

In August 2017, Nick Timothy, formerly the Joint Downing Street Chief of Staff, published an article...

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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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