James Jankowski

Sexual harassment by university staff ‘at epidemic levels’ in UK universities

Recorded incidents of sexual harassment, gender violence and misconduct conducted by university staff are at “epidemic levels within the UK”, a recent investigation by the Guardian has revealed. Evidence collected by Freedom of Information (FoI) requests from 120 UK universities found that “students made at least 169 allegations against academic...
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Posted Mar. 14, 2017

UK Universities risk falling behind if they do not capitalise on technology

A recent report by the digital services organisation, Jisc, warns that UK higher education risks falling behind the US and Australia if universities do not build on their investments in technology-enhanced learning. The report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), says that UK Universities must capitalise on their...
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Posted Feb. 15, 2017

Recommendations made to improve Warwickshire air quality

Thirteen new recommendations have been made to improve air quality in Warwickshire, with Leamington and Warwick being amongst the worst 50 towns in the UK according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO model, which was created in collaboration with the University of Bath, is based...
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Posted Feb. 7, 2017

Twenty percent of students regret their choice of university

According to a recent survey, 20% of students regret their choice of university and would now choose differently given the chance. The survey, conducted by The Student Room, questioned over 1,800 university students across the country. Lack of initial research and planning was the main reason cited by students for...
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Posted Jan. 31, 2017

Do Warwick students ‘waste’ their student loans?

Following a recent article featured in the Telegraph which claimed 30% of students ‘waste’ their loans on shopping and drinking, the Boar has conducted its own survey to see what Warwick students truly spend their maintenance loans on. Of the 234 students surveyed, an overwhelming 77.1% said their loan is...
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Posted Jan. 25, 2017

SAVE THE STUDENT: Seven top tips for your CV

This piece was sponsored by Save The Student.  Creating a CV can be a hard and time consuming task for any university student. Hopefully, with these 6 steps, courtesy of Save The Student, you’ll be able to craft your CV and display your experiences proudly. 1. Research Step 1 may...
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Posted Dec. 3, 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

Global Student Stories- 11/11/16

Here are this week’s global student stories, from Uganda, Norway, Egypt and Kenya. These include reports of the Ugandan president closing a top university until further notice, and a row over foreign student share of housing in Norway. Uganda: President orders indefinite shutdown of top university One of Uganda’s most...
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Posted Nov. 11, 2016