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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…

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,…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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,…