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University Workers to Strike Over Pay and Pensions

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Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are to strike for eight days in disputes over pay and pensions.


Student Union Votes Not to Support Rent Strikes

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Trinity College Dublin Students' Union (TCDSU) has voted against adopting a stance that would see it support rent strikes by student activists.


Housing Minister Raises Rule Change of Student Flat Sizes

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Wales' housing minister Julie James has suggested that student flats should be big enough for social housing tenants to live in if they cannot be filled by students.


Student Visa Rules Relaxed

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The Home Office has announced that international students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduation to find a job.


Welsh Government Faces Criticism Over Tenancy Fee Ban

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From Sunday 1st The Renting Homes (Fees Etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 will come into force, banning landlords and letting agents from charging fees to tenants.


Government Blocks Selective Licensing Scheme

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The government has blocked Stoke on Trent council's plans to roll out a selective licensing scheme that would have impacted around 3,000 homes.


Could University Applications Take Place After A-level Results Day?

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Universities are considering whether they should shift the timetable of the admissions system so applications would take place after students receive their A-level results.


Councillor Urges Review of Exeter’s CIL

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The Exeter Green Party have called for a review into student accommodation after reportedly discovering that developers of student accommodation in the city have cost the council around £1 million.


Top Jobs Still Dominated by Former Oxbridge Students

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The Sutton Trust and Social Mobility Commission has found that top professions in the UK are still dominated by those who attended private schools and Oxford and Cambridge universities.


NUS Calls for Drop-out Fees to Be Scrapped

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NUS Scotland has described charging students who leave their university and college courses early as unfair.


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