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Technology and big data AIding campus life

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart tech and big data were all once buzzwords thrown into scripts to spice up otherwise uninspired science fiction films; now, though, they may be...

NUS president tells critics to “fuck off”

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In a recent Facebook post, the President of the National Union of Students (NUS) told her critics to “FUCK OFFFFFFFF!!” after facing motions to remove her from the position....

Professor suspended for antisemitism

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A lecturer at the University of Essex has been suspended over anti-Semitic remarks. Dr Maaruf Ali, who lectured computer science, made the comments in a since-deleted Facebook...

Applications to UK universities grow for first time since 2016

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Applications to UK universities have increased for the first time in three years. Overall, there were just under 2 400 more applications made before the January 2019 deadline than...

Nearly one million more young adults living at home

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New research has revealed that nearly one million more young adults are living with their parents now than over 20 years ago. The research, conducted by Civitas, an independent...

University heads paid up to 13 times above average

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University heads have been enjoying immense salary boosts – including at some of the top schools in the UK – while their subordinates’ pay continues to lag behind. The...

Understanding Islamophobia and what it takes to hate

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On 12th February, the Insights Lecture series continued with a talk from Professor Peter Hopkins, entitled “Understanding Islamophobia”. With the rise of the far-right and...

Free speech guidelines released

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A new guide to the law about freedom of expression has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The guide focusses on the law as it applies to universities and...

MDMAybe a cure for the future

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On 8th February, a talk was held titled “Trauma, MDMA and Psychedelic Therapy: A New Paradigm for Psychiatry”, organised by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the Neurological...

NUS job cuts continue

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Comedian and daytime TV host Steve Harvey used to do a routine about firing black people, saying “we know if there’s some firing going on, we first”. Though an old joke,...