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: Universities hire investigators to deal with sexual assault allegations

News round-up: Universities hire investigators to deal with sexual assault allegations

Top universities including Durham, York and Manchester have employed specialist investigators to deal with a rapid rise in reported sexual assault cases, with some paying investigators up to £10,000 per case. This follows the publication of a new anonymous testimonial...
News round-up: ‘Catastrophic’ funding cuts for arts subjects cause uproar

News round-up: ‘Catastrophic’ funding cuts for arts subjects cause uproar

Reports that the Office for Students and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson plan to slash funding for arts subjects by 50% have caused uproar this week. The OfS have sought to clarify the situation, claiming that the proposed cuts only apply “…to a...
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...