MAY NEWS ROUND-UP

NEW FROM CDBU! Legislating against a phantom: Making sense of the Higher Education (Free Speech) Bill Notions of an ‘intolerant’ university that polices and controls the speech, behaviour and political standpoints of students are increasingly pushed by right-wing...
MARCH NEWS ROUND-UP: British universities grapple with knock on effects of war in Ukraine

MARCH NEWS ROUND-UP: British universities grapple with knock on effects of war in Ukraine

British universities are currently grappling with the knock on effects of the war in Ukraine, including sanctions against Russia affecting climate science and space research, supporting education programmes for Ukrainian refugees, and offering mental health and...
January News Round-Up: Fresh wave of UCU strikes to hit universities next month

January News Round-Up: Fresh wave of UCU strikes to hit universities next month

CDBU UPDATES Last month, the CDBU Executive Committee met to discuss some new ideas for 2022. We are very pleased to announce that we will now be offering a fee to those who write for our blog! We are particularly keen to offer this fee to help support students and...
News round-up: Proposal to lower student loan repayment threshold met with outrage

News round-up: Proposal to lower student loan repayment threshold met with outrage

Ministers are understood to be considering lowering the student loan repayment threshold to £23,000, or an average increase of £400 in repayments per year. The decision has been met with widespread criticism and concern about how this might affect those on lower...