Billy Perrigo

Rave in Jephson Gardens gets shut down by police

A rave in the Jephson Gardens greenhouse last Saturday had to be shut down by police, after overcrowding and chaos. Tickets for the event, titled Bass in The Park, had sold for up to £15, and had been on sale for over a month previously. A large number of ticket-holders...
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Posted Feb. 25, 2017

Is institutional racism causing BME students to achieve lower degree grades?

Institutional racism at SOAS University in London is causing an attainment gap between black & minority ethnic (BME) students and their white peers, according to a report by the University’s Students’ Union (SU). The report claims: “BME students’ confidence, motivation and engagement are often negatively affected by racial exclusion and...
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Posted Jan. 22, 2017

New car sharing app set to launch for Warwick students

A free app that will allow Warwick students to share rides between Leamington and Campus is set to launch in January for iPhone and Android users. Any Warwick student will be able to sign up for the app, called UniDrive, using their Warwick email address. The app will operate on...
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Posted Dec. 24, 2016

Campus commute: Road plans may divert U1 through Kenilworth

The A46 Road between Leamington and campus may receive major upgrades over the next decade, should plans by Warwickshire County Council go ahead. Although not finalised, the plans suggest linking the Stoneleigh Junction, where U1s turn off the A-road towards campus, with Birmingham Airport. The road is not expected to...
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Posted Dec. 19, 2016

Slate occupation ends with University concessions

The 14-day long occupation of the Slate ended today, with Warwick for Free Education (WFFE) winning concessions from the University after engaging in “meaningful negotiations”. In a letter penned by Vice-Chancellor Stuart Croft this morning, the University agreed to fully repeal the injunction against occupation-style protest on campus, and agreed...
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Posted Dec. 16, 2016

Students join WFFE occupation after march in support

A group of Warwick for Free Education (WFFE) protesters have joined the ongoing occupation of the £5.3 million “Slate” conference centre, after a demonstration of around 150 people heard speeches at the Koan. The demonstration began at 5pm, when speeches were made condemning the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and marking...
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Posted Dec. 5, 2016

Global Student Stories – 27/11/16

Here are this week’s global student stories, including a report that the number of international students is at all time high in the US, Brexit debates about UK’s role in scientific research, and a German state’s plan to reinstall non-EU student tuition fees. US: Number of international students in US...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2016

Projector screen falls during History lecture

A projector screen fell from a wall – apparently only narrowly avoiding the lecturer – during a first-year History lecture this week, in the Maths and Statistics building room MS.02. Daniel Ruben, a first-year History student and eyewitness, said: “We didn’t quite realise what was happening at first; we noticed...
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Posted Nov. 5, 2016

Bike theft on campus: 44 stolen last year

Forty-four bicycles were stolen from Warwick campus last academic year, a Freedom of Information request by the Boar has revealed. The news comes after Warwick was named the 8th safest campus in the UK, ranked by crime levels. Of the 152 bike stands on campus, only 19 are covered by...
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Posted Oct. 28, 2016

Austerity caused Brexit, say Warwick academics

Austerity, rather than immigration, was the main reason people voted Leave in the EU referendum in June, according to a paper published by academics from Warwick’s Economics department. A small reduction in government cuts could have swung the referendum result, the paper suggests, while a comparatively large reduction in immigration...
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Posted Oct. 25, 2016