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News round-up: New year, same problems

As the world welcomes a new year, the issues that the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on higher education remain. Students across the UK have begun rent strikes, university staff face the prospect of returning to unsafe campuses, and debates about the value of...

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Elect Our VCs Campaign: #WeAreTheUniversity

To members and friends of CDBU, Please consider supporting this campaign which demands elected VCs at our universities and a return to true self-governance. OPEN LETTER: ELECT OUR VCs Historically, universities have elected leaders to represent their communities at...

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Covid and In-Person Teaching: A Scientific Approach

Words by Professor John Drury, member of Independent Sage and Social Psychologist at the University of Sussex. How should teaching be carried out in universities during a pandemic? Back in September this year, SAGE, the scientific advisory group which advises the UK...

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Students offered one week window to return home for Christmas

Plans for mass testing and staggered departure dates over a one week period have been laid out by the government in order to allow students to return home for Christmas. The plans have been met with criticism from some universities who say mass testing might be...

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Winter closes on the ‘Covid Generation’

Words by Martin Allen, author of Education, Economy and Society. Winter is closing in on the ‘Covid Generation’ – those young people most affected by the pandemic. Youth unemployment, though creeping up significantly, has not yet reached the levels feared in the early...

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