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Gavin Williamson announces measures designed to protect academic freedom

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced stringent new measures this week which aim to prevent free speech and academic freedom being infringed upon in higher education institutions. Upon implementation…

Students in Northern Ireland to receive £500 ‘disruption payment’

In an announcement by the Economy Minister for Northern Ireland, Diane Dodds, students were informed that they would receive a £500 “Covid Disruption Payment” to recognise the difficulties faced by…

Sturgeon faces backlash over slow vaccine roll out

The First Minister is being criticised over a lack of consistency in the supply of the Covid-19 vaccine to GP’s, causing many to question whether the country is keeping up…

Scotland announces stricter lockdown measures to curb “critical and dangerous” rise in cases

This afternoon, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced additional lockdown measures which will be implemented from Saturday the 16th. In an attempt to “maximise the impact of lockdown” the current restrictions…

University outlines plans for phased return as students and EUSA raise concerns

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Scottish government laid out their plans for students’ return to university campuses in January. It was determined that students will return over a…

Students take aim at the “false representation” of hybrid learning in semester one

At the start of the semester, Peter Mathieson announced the University of Edinburgh’s plans to adopt a “hybrid” approach to teaching this current academic year. The intention was for students…

PM pledges major reforms to post-18 education

From next April, adults with no Level Three qualifications will be able to undertake college courses for free. Speaking from a college on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a…