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Under-30s in the UK will be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

Due to concerns about a possible link between the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and rare blood clots, under-30s in the UK will now be offered an alternative jab. The decision has been taken after a review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) concluded that “the evidence of a link with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca […]

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Scottish independence would lead to “uncertainty for students”, claim opposition

Scottish independence would would bring academic and career uncertainty for students in Scotland according to both main opposition parties, in answer to claims by the Scottish National Party’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford MP, in his exclusive interview with The Student.  The Leader of the Scottish Conservative party, Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray and Labour’s Shadow […]

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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 students as a result of the pandemic. Students enrolled in institutions across the rest of the UK have, as of yet, not been offered an […]

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The EU’s row with AstraZeneca: a timeline

The EU and AstraZeneca, the company making the Oxford designed COVID-19 vaccine, have been caught up in a row over supply to the bloc.  The Student takes a look at what went wrong, and why the EU were forced to U-turn after the triggering of article 16, of the Northern Ireland agreement, caused outrage not […]

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“You must once again stay at home”: PM announces third lockdown in England

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new lockdown in England that will come into effect in the early hours of Wednesday morning. This follows First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of a Scottish lockdown, beginning at midnight tonight.  The UK has also moved to Covid alert level 5, meaning that if action is not taken […]

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IDLES miss the mark with Ultra Mono

The latest album by Bristolian rock band IDLES Ultra Mono, delivers hard hitting truths at a freight train-like unwavering velocity, scratching the anarchy itch that has plagued the British nation all year.  It is no wonder that with Ultra Mono, the boys have scored their first UK number one and bagged the title of fastest selling […]

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The rise of outsourcing call centres: is it ethical?

In the early 2000s, a number of UK based companies realised that by transferring their call centres overseas, they could drastically reduce labour costs and simultaneously gain access to an untapped market of graduates. Companies such as British Airways, BT and Dell were among the many organisations to relocate to India, where overqualified workers abound. […]

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Plan International report shows best and worst places in the UK for girls

A 172-page report from Plan International titled “The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK 2019-2020” confirms that though UK girls have seen some progress in the past few years, from #MeToo to the election of the UK’s second female prime minister, there is still much work to be done. Three of the five top […]