Student Policy News

City-Wide Article 4 to Be Introduced in Birmingham

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Birmingham is to introduce a city-wide Article 4 Direction from June this year, ensuring a planning application must be submitted to convert family houses to HMOs.

Strike Action on the Table in Row Over Pay

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Lecturers are to be balloted by Scotland's largest teaching union on industrial action in a row over pay.

OFS Warns Universities Over Sales Tactics

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The Office for Students' annual report has warned universities against sales tactics such as financial inducements or "unconditional" exam-grade offers to recruit new students.

Section 21 to Be Scrapped

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Announced in yesterday's Queen Speech, the government is planning to introduce a Renters' Reform Bill that will lead to the removal of section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.

TCDSU To Take More Active Stance on Student Accommodation

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Trinity College Dublin Students' Union's (TCDSU) has passed two motions that will see it take a more active stance on lobbying for lower rents and building more publicly funded student accommodation.

Licensing Scheme Dubbed a Farce

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Last year, Nottingham council decided to extend the existing licensing regime to cover 90% of the city's private rental properties, adding an estimated 32,000 homes to the scheme. This made it the largest of its kind outside of London.

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.


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