News round-up: Sheffield Archeology department closure is ‘an act of cultural vandalism’

News round-up: Sheffield Archeology department closure is ‘an act of cultural vandalism’

On 27 May, staff at the University of Sheffield received confirmation via email that it’s renowned archeology department will close and be merged with other departments. The decision has been met with huge criticism and described as an ‘act of cultural...
News round-up: Freedom of Speech Bill continues to disturb and disrupt

News round-up: Freedom of Speech Bill continues to disturb and disrupt

The Higher Education Freedom of Speech Bill, and debates surrounding it, have continued to disturb and disrupt the higher education sector this week. Critics have suggested that the bill will have a ‘chilling effect’ by threatening universities and student...
News round-up: Top universities called out over failing to tackle ‘rape culture’ and sexual harassment

News round-up: Top universities called out over failing to tackle ‘rape culture’ and sexual harassment

A website has accrued over 15,000 anonymous testimonies of sexual harassment, assault, and other accounts of deeply entrenched misogyny at universities across the UK. Naturally, this has caused students and staff to question whether enough is being done to tackle rape...
News round-up: Proposed redundancies spark fresh outrage

News round-up: Proposed redundancies spark fresh outrage

Waves of redundancies announced at the University of Leicester, Kent, and Chester have sparked outrage across the higher education community. Students and fellow staff have responded by creating petitions, open letters, or have demanded that highest paid staff take...
News round-up: When will we see the return to university campuses?

News round-up: When will we see the return to university campuses?

As the government prepares to gradually ease Covid-19 restrictions, with the hope of returning ‘to normal life’ by late June, university staff and students have been left wondering when, or if, they will be expected to resume face-to-face teaching and...