Jill Lupupa

Study drug warning as exam season starts

Leading academics are calling on UK institutions to tackle the increasing number of students using “study drugs” during exam season. Experts have proposed methods such as drug testing to manage the use of academic performance drugs. Study drugs are also known as nootropics, which are prescription drugs that help with...
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Posted May. 20, 2017

Should election coverage be impartial?

Television and the media have been circulating with publicised campaigns, biased interviewees and debates following Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement of a June snap election. It might seem all fine and well that the election is a main talking point on UK news, but televised media seems to have a...
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Posted May. 18, 2017

Funding for EU students secured until 2021

University students from the European Union (EU) will have their funding at English universities continued until 2021. Following the government’s announcement, student loans and grants will remain accessible to EU students going into undergraduate or master degrees from autumn 2018. The same allowance stands for courses that finish after the...
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Posted Apr. 28, 2017

Warwick Manufacturing Group to increase workforce by 30%

The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) are increasing their workforce by 30% as they open 170 jobs for new recruits. The leading engineering centre has announced an expansion due to its continuing success. WMG are seeking to employ engineers, researchers, project managers, data analysts, software developers, and technicians. Those that take...
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Posted Apr. 11, 2017

Warwick helps boost Coventry’s City of Culture bid

Warwick has partnered up to help gift a £1.5 million boost to Coventry’s arts, culture and tourism as part of the city’s bid to be the 2021 City of Culture.   Coventry is one of just 16 cities to obtain the funding over three years in the Great Place Scheme,...
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Posted Mar. 26, 2017

Bassist to frontman: Ed Nash’s Toothless at the O2 Institute

Following the hiatus of Bombay Bicycle Club, the band’s bassist Ed Nash has brought his own songs to life with his solo project Toothless. The newly-made alternative group includes fellow Bombay drummer Suren de Saram, Bombay collaborator Liz Lawrence, keyboardist Rosa Brook with additional vocals, and David Naftalin on bass....
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Posted Mar. 26, 2017

Communist Party Candidate runs to be West Midlands Mayor

Communist Party candidate Graham Stevenson is running against five candidates to become West Midlands metro Mayor. The election will be taking place on Thursday 4 May. Mr Stevenson, born in Coventry, was a former trade union official in Derbyshire, President of the European Transport Workers Federation (ETF), and is now...
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Posted Mar. 22, 2017

Warwick scientific expertise shapes BBC Radio 4 drama

Scientific expertise at Warwick has shaped the new BBC Radio 4 drama, Resistance, concerning the threat of antibiotic resistance which can have a universal effect. The three-part story airing in March was partly created by Professor Christopher Dowson of Warwick Antimicrobial Interdisciplinary Centre and the Life Sciences department. A turbulent...
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Posted Mar. 11, 2017