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What was that about winter graduation?

» 29 June 2016 » No Comments

In the past month I’ve been working on ensuring that all students can graduate at a time that suits them and I’m pleased to say that I’ve had some success! Earlier this year I released a survey to find out if you want to graduate in December. Some students are allowed to graduate in December, whereas […]

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Results are coming…again!

» 14 June 2016 » No Comments

Sorry, to ruin the beginning of summer with a reminder about results…but here’s some vital information for you. Finalists will be getting their exam results on Thursday 16th June and everyone else will be getting their results on Thursday 23rd June. How to get your results on your respective results day: Your marks will be sent […]

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Let us know when you want to graduate

» 23 May 2016 » 4 Comments

Earlier this year I released a survey to find out if you want to graduate in December. Some students are allowed to graduate in December, whereas others only get the option of graduating in July. You can read my previous blog here. At the Union’s AGM on Wednesday 11th June a policy was passed to […]

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PGRs who Teach – results!

» 19 May 2016 » No Comments

I can now, very proudly, present the results of the survey we deployed in March/April. I will hold my hands up and apologise that it is a month later than intended and here is the reason: originally we were intending to present the university-wide results outlining both quantitative and qualitative responses, which we were all […]

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Industrial Action and the Students’ Union’s stance

» 13 May 2016 » No Comments

On Thursday 12th May, the Education Zone Committee (which consists of the elected Faculty Officers, Student Groups Rep, Postgraduate Research Officer, Postgraduate Taught Officer, VP Welfare, Union President and VP Education) had a meeting to discuss the upcoming Industrial Action (25th and 26th May) proposed by the University and College Union (UCU) and to decide […]

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Meet the Farm Animals!

» 09 May 2016 » No Comments

The farm animals are back! Take a few minutes out of your studying to visit the cute and cuddly animals (and the alpacas, they’re a little scary) as part of our You Are More Than activities for the summer exam season. It can be a stressful time of year so it’s important to get the right […]

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You Are More Than…

» 05 May 2016 » No Comments

Your degree. Your thesis. Your portfolio. Your placement. Whoever you are, whatever you’re studying, we’re here for you. Whether you’re in your first year or final year, exams and assessments can be a stressful time. The Students’ Union has loads of events, activities and support out there for you, whether it’s taking a few minutes out […]

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NHS funded degrees: response to consultation

» 28 April 2016 » No Comments

In the government’s Autumn budget proposed changes to NHS funded courses (e.g. nursing) were announced:- The grants that are currently provided to nursing students by the NHS are being taken away, and so nursing students will now pay for their courses via tuition fee loans, as with other students. For students who essentially work for the […]

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Thinking about PGT study?

» 22 April 2016 » No Comments

As you may remember from government’s Autumn Budget and my blog from November, loans are going to be available for those starting a Postgraduate degree that’s taught. So, if you’re considering taking on a Masters degree here’s some information that might be of some help. We thought it’d be best to put all the information […]

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Join the team!

» 19 April 2016 » No Comments

If you want the chance to influence the way your course is run and make a big difference to your educational experience next academic year, nominate yourself to be an Academic Representative here before 12pm on Wednesday 4th May. There are four types of role up for grabs: Course Representative There is at least one in every year […]

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