Hattie Rowan

Design for new Faculty of Arts building revealed

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) will design the new Faculty of Arts building after winning the international competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The building will accommodate the 7 departments and research centres that are currently spread between the Humanities building and Milburn house. The new...
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Posted Feb. 22, 2017

Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor speaks out against TEF

The Vice-Chancellor of Warwick, Stuart Croft, published a blog post today in the Times Higher Education explaining how many UK universities, including Warwick, felt forced to join the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF sees the government assessing the teaching quality within UK universities. However, in his post, Croft describes...
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Posted Jan. 31, 2017

Elsewhere at Warwick – 21/1/17

Work Zone opens in SU Headquarters This month, Warwick Students’ Union (SU) developed a new area for staff and students to work in. The Central Meeting Area in SU Headquarters, which was previously used to hold meetings or workshops, has now been transformed into a SU Work Zone available to...
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Posted Jan. 21, 2017

University towns ‘saturated’ with purpose-built student accommodation

University towns are reaching their capacity for purpose-built student accommodation. However, demand for such housing may fall due to demographic and international visa changes. The last two years saw record-high investments put into purpose-built student accommodation, according to the Financial Times. The consultancy EY said that approximately 9 university towns...
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Posted Jan. 12, 2017

Warwick historians warn of bigotry and racism in post-Brexit UK

Thirty-seven historians at the University of Warwick have published a statement voicing their concerns surrounding racism in Britain, particularly since the Brexit vote in June. The article, entitled “Bigotry seeks company in the UK”, was published on openDemocracy, self described as an “independent global media platform” which tackles social and...
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Posted Dec. 20, 2016

Warwick partners with Young Writer of the Year award

The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser & Dunlop (PFD) Young Writer of the Year Award announced on 9 December that it would be collaborating with the University of Warwick for 2017. The award is given annually to a British or Irish author for the best piece of fiction, non-fiction or...
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Posted Dec. 17, 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

Warwick pairs with Waitrose to promote food security

Warwick University has partnered with Waitrose to create a doctoral training collaboration focused on developing food security. The project will provide PhD students with academic development and industry training in agriculture and sustainable crop development. The collaboration will provide students with business skills and employment opportunities in the fresh produce industry,...
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Posted Dec. 14, 2016

Coventry railway station to increase ticket prices

The price of train tickets from Coventry train station are set to go up by an average of 2.3% on January 2 2017. This has raised fears that some people will no longer be able to afford travelling from Coventry’s railway station. The station has already undergone other price increases...
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Posted Dec. 11, 2016

Warwick SU stopped fees rising this academic year

Warwick Students’ Union (SU) succeeded in preventing a tuition fee rise for the 2016/17 academic year. In September, the University of Warwick suggested it was going to raise tuition fee by £250 per year for both incoming and returning students. The SU’s statement on Facebook on Monday 28 November claimed:...
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Posted Nov. 30, 2016