Daniel Ruben

Elsewhere at Warwick- 19/02/17

This week’s Elsewhere at Warwick stories include an honorary Warwick graduate being tipped as the potential new Bake Off host, the 2017 Warwick Economic Summit, and the return of the popular Doggy De-Stress day to campus, to raise money for Guide Dogs UK. Honorary Warwick Graduate tipped as new Bake...
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Posted Feb. 19, 2017

Teaching Excellence Framework under threat from NSS boycott

Concerns have been raised that the legitimacy of the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) may be damaged by the continued campaign to boycott the National Student Survey (NSS). Warwick Students’ Union (SU) is among 25 SUs nationwide who have so far opted to support the National Union of Students’ (NUS)...
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Posted Feb. 9, 2017

Warwick in London partners with UN agency for international conference

Warwick in London took part in an international conference in Rome hosted by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the end of January. Warwick in London is a small project team from the University, based in Warwick’s London offices in the cities ‘Knowledge Quarter’ between St Pancras...
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Posted Feb. 6, 2017

1957 – The best we ever had it?

In July 1957, an optimistic Harold MacMillan declared during a speech in Bedford that “most of our people have never had it so good.” The then Prime Minister’s assertion has been fiercely contested ever since, but a new study by Warwick University researchers seems to suggest MacMillan was correct. The...
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Posted Feb. 5, 2017

Five firms battle for Humanities building design

A competition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to design a new £33 million faculty of arts building at the University of Warwick has narrowed its shortlist to five firms. The five firms are Foster + Partners, who designed London City Hall, Grimshaw whose notable projects include...
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Posted Jan. 26, 2017

Nominations open for next year’s Sabbatical Team

The annual nomination period for Warwick SU Executive Officers, Sabbatical Officers, Undergraduate Faculty Reps, part-time officers and NUS Delegates opened on 16 January. Nominations will remain open until 14 February ahead of the start of campaigning at the end of the month. Democracy and Development Officer, Becky Gittins, stressed the...
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Posted Jan. 23, 2017

Global Student Stories- 20/1/17

This week’s global student stories include a scandal about admissions at a University in South Korea, study abroad programmes declining amongst Norwegian students, and the scrapping of tuition fees across all state universities in the Philippines. South Korea: Admissions Scandal Continues Several arrests have been made following the continuing admissions...
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Posted Jan. 20, 2017

Two WBS academics awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Two academics from Warwick Business School (WBS), Rachel Dickinson and Peter Corvi, have been awarded with National Teaching Fellowships. Awarded by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the National Teaching Fellowship is described as “the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education.” Rachel Dickinson, Principal Teaching Fellow...
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Posted Jan. 3, 2017

WFFE Occupation hits one week mark

Warwick For Free Education’s (WFFE) Occupation of the University’s new £5.3 million conference facility, the Slate, has lasted a full week as of this morning, Friday 9 December. The initial Occupation, which began on the morning of Friday 2 December, was bolstered by students who joined following a solidarity march...
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Posted Dec. 9, 2016

Leamington bouncers: students raise concerns

Concerns have been raised over the bouncers at two nightclubs in Leamington Spa, following allegations of physical altercations involving female students in recent weeks. The incidents, which allegedly took place at Neon and Smack, have caused concerns over the safety of Warwick students on nights out to resurface. One student,...
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Posted Nov. 30, 2016