Heather Spurr

Two Penn’orth: Come on, David Willetts – bin the spin already

Governments are prone to producing propaganda to manoeuvre their way out of sticky situations. However I am not convinced by the claims that David Willetts, the universities minister, makes to justify raising tuition fees. Let us tackle two arguments that Willets, a former PPE student at Oxford, set out last...
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Posted Jun. 23, 2010

Student speaks out on CTCCS controversy

A Master’s student has spoken out about her alleged ill-treatment by Warwick’s recently closed Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies. In an exclusive interview for the Boar, Regina Akel, who holds a PhD in English Literature, linked the department’s conduct, which she says has “not been up to academic...
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Posted Mar. 16, 2010

Students raise hundreds of pounds for Haiti

A student fundraising group has been set up to help Haiti following the devastating earthquake on the island three weeks ago. The group, “Haiti at Warwick”, was originally conceived in a small seminar class of fourth year Comparative American Studies students and has so far raised £1,000 for the victims...
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Posted Feb. 2, 2010

Question Time debates climate change

Warwick Question Time saw a high turnout on Thursday 26 November, where the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Green, Libertarian, Socialist Worker and Socialist Student societies talked on issues spanning the environment, the economy and foreign affairs.
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Posted Dec. 8, 2009

Balls on campus

Warwick hosted a visit by Ed Balls, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on Monday 20 July.
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Posted Oct. 5, 2009