Aisha Zahid

Leamington’s street marshals to stay for another five years

Leamington Spa’s street marshals are set to stay for another five years. The Street Marshals Scheme was started in 2013 in a partnership between the University, Warwick Student’s Union (SU), Warwick District Council, Warwickshire Police and SafetyNet Security Group. Both pastoral care and protection, including first aid, is provided to...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2016

#WarwickUS: Roundup of Warwick’s election all-nighter

Warwick Students’ Union (SU) societies including RaW, WTV and the Boar provided live coverage of the US Presidential Election overnight, where Republican Donald Trump was announced as the new President, beating Democrat Hillary Clinton. The evening consisted of panel discussions and interviews, hosted by Henry Riley, RaW Head of Speech...
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Posted Nov. 9, 2016

Warwick Library officially becomes 24-hour

Warwick Library implemented its 24-hour opening times for the first time last night, on Monday 31 October. The campaign for a 24-hour library was launched in 2014. During the last academic year, Warwick Students’ Union (SU) published a report outlining the benefits extended opening hours would have. These benefits included...
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Posted Nov. 1, 2016

Kasbah claim to receive Trump cease and desist

Kasbah nightclub are claiming to have received a cease and desist demand from The Trump Organization, shown in a status posted on the club’s Facebook page. The correspondence comes after Kasbah used an image of Donald Trump on one of their recent Halloween promotional advertisements. The letter, written by Alan...
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Posted Oct. 17, 2016

Elsewhere at Warwick – 9/10/16

New Freshers events announced The full schedule for Freshers’ fortnight has been released by the Student Union (SU), on top of other events announced at the beginning of September. Tuesday Week 1 will see Warwick Snow present Avalanche, their annual tour launch party with headliner Eton Messy. Tuesday Week 2...
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Posted Oct. 9, 2016

Global Student Stories – 8/10/16

Here is this week’s set of Global Student Stories, featuring news from the USA, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. USA: Two racist incidents in 48 hours Four white students are being investigated by the University of North Dakota after a photo was posted on Snapchat showing them in black...
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Posted Oct. 8, 2016

Eight apps to make student life easy

Student life can be pretty tough at times, so we set two of our writers the challenge of putting together eight apps that could make your new life a whole lot easier… YikYak This anonymous app allows discussion threads within a 5-mile-radius. It is essentially a massive group chat in...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2016

University: a price worth paying?

We’re living in a day and age in which higher education isn’t exclusively for the rich and privileged. What’s the catch? Well, you will have to meet the entry grade requirements set by the university, go through a fairly lengthy UCAS application, possibly go through interviews. Oh, and you must...
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Posted Oct. 1, 2016

Global Student Stories: Summer 2016

Here are just a selection of global student stories from Summer 2016, from America, Afghanistan, Tanzania and South Africa. America – Students protest in solidarity with employees affected by worker’s rights abuse American University students in Washington, D.C. are to stage multi-day protests and sit-ins to stand in solidarity with...
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Posted Sep. 28, 2016

50% increase in students accessing counselling services

Recent figures obtained by the Guardian show that the number of students seeking counselling services at university has increased by 50% within the last five years. University counselling services are subsequently faced with an increasing pressure as demand for the service grows. The Guardian reported that some counselling services are...
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Posted Sep. 27, 2016