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‘What the hell? Who wrote this?’: VP of Education slams email about graduations

The Students’ Association Sabbatical Officer Fizzy Abou Jawad has said that emails sent from the university to all students will now be vetted by student representatives, ‘because there are so many things the university didn’t articulate properly that led to students feeling so let down’. Commenting on an email students received about graduations that sparked […]

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Students petition against cancelled graduations

The University has announced plans to cancel all in-person graduation ceremonies in 2021, including both summer and winter graduations, due to the increasing likelihood of extended coronavirus restrictions throughout the rest of the year. In an email to students, Vice-Principal Professor Colm Harmon said that those graduating will be able to celebrate virtually, and will […]

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The University’s weather forecast

Is it better to have false hope or to not have hope at all? Is it better to indulge yourself in the emotion that empowers you or resign yourself to the statistical reality that grounds you? The recently announced decision to cancel graduation for the class of 2021 reveals the disposition of the university’s higher-ups […]

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Post Grad Gap Year: recommendations if you just need a break after years of education

For fourth years, the combination of endless deadlines, exams, graduation looming and finding a job often seems too much. Chances are that by this point, you’ve been in education for seventeen years. Given this, it’s completely understandable to want a break before committing to a grad job. So many people leave university not knowing what […]

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All degrees should be held with great pride: don’t discourage the artists

Teacher, philosopher, aspiring writer, barista?  What does the future hold if you study an arts degree? As a history student, I have been asked many times about the £36,000 of debt I have signed up for in exchange for four years of dusty books and no job. I have met prejudice in the past and […]