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Safety over studies, as war in Ukraine leaves students trapped

The declaration of war between Russia and Ukraine has prompted outrage and dismay from citizens and global leaders alike. Whilst attention has been rightly focused...
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UK student drinking culture leaves a bad taste in the mouth

For many, drinking is an ingrained part of student culture and university life. Fresher's week, society parties and social events often revolve around the...
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‘Badge of honour’ – PhD students say suffering is sign of working hard, not...

In a study of PhD students' mental wellbeing, UK researchers discovered trends of ill mental health, with levels more severe than working professionals. The survey...
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Students racking up eye-watering debt over gambling addiction

More than one in three students are gambling using borrowed money, using overdrafts, student loans, or money from friends and payday loans, according to...
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Students and Covid coming home for Christmas

Students have been urged to take Covid tests before returning home to prevent households from having to self-isolate over Christmas. The Prime Minister called for...
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Report highlights “real and painful human consequences” of structural racism at London university

An independent review commissioned by the Council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in response to the Black Lives Matter movement...
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Does higher education need a climate rethink?

With the COP26 Climate Accord having just taken place in November, higher education will be looking to consider how continued internationalisation of the sector...
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Durham university students called “pathetic” for walk-out of event by controversial speaker

Durham University is in the news again in further criticism of actions by staff. Roy Liddle, a Spectator journalist, was brought to speak at a...
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Durham university defends offering support to student sex workers

Durham university has had to defend its decision to give support to student sex workers after criticism by government ministers. A one hour workshop on...
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Social media may create unrealistic expectations of the student experience, expert warns.

A recent article has shed light on the fact university students may enter higher education with the expectation they will have the 'time of...
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