Sidney Pycroft

University Day Trips: Stratford-upon-Avon

It may not be people’s first thought for a day trip, but if by the end of your degree you have not visited Stratford you are sorely missing out. My personal trip to Stratford was basically a spontaneous mistake, in that I just sat on an early morning bus and let it take me wherever it was going. I somehow cheesed the journey there with my bus pass, as I didn’t realise this specific X17 changed to the 15 when it got to Warwick and therefore continued to Stratford. Though the return ticket was pricey, it was well worth it.
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Posted Jun. 7, 2021

2020-2021: the academic year that failed us

CW: loss, sadness This last year has been empty, it has been devoid of just about everything that makes life worth living. Then when parts of your life go bad, your deadlines pile up, or you have to deal with slow, annoying, nasty, stubborn, or gaslighting people ranging from individuals...
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Posted Jun. 5, 2021

Planned changes to the ‘Strategic Priorities Grant’ which would cut university-level arts funding by 50% labelled ‘catastrophic’ and ‘astounding’

The Department for Education says part of the government’s scheme to “build back better” is to cut funding for Arts-related courses, redirecting it to “subjects that support the NHS and wider healthcare policy, high-cost STEM subjects, and/or specific labour market needs.”
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Posted May. 20, 2021