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Opinion: GCSE loan restrictions are not ‘one size fits all’

The Proposals Under new proposals by The Department for Education, students who fail GCSEs in English and maths could be banned from taking student loans. The controversial move comes as the Government aims to restrict the number of people attending university, and thus lower the cost on the taxpayer. If approved the plans mean that […]

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Wishing for a happy New Year; students hope they have overcome the worst

Struggling students are optimistic about a brighter new year after relations between learners and institutions grew tense over the past few months. Students at the University of Manchester had one early Christmas present, with a rent reduction following a two-week rent strike. Though a decision has only been made for the first semester, the reduced […]

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“They felt they had a purpose”- Salford University study benefits volunteers’ mental health

Volunteers say working with people to get their alcohol intake under control has boosted their own mental health. Communities in Charge of Alcohol is a study comparing alcohol harm before and after the training of Alcohol Health Champions. The CICA programme is a community development approach to reducing alcohol harm, training local volunteers to go […]

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