Lily Pickard

Polish car targeted in Leamington hate crime

A car with Polish number plates was vandalised and badly damaged recently, in what is seemingly a racially motivated attack. The car was parked in the Brunswick Street area. It was the only vehicle singled out and damaged on a busy residential road. The owner, a Warwick graduate, was away...
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Posted Oct. 19, 2016

Stuart Croft blogs on university sexual violence

University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor Stuart Croft has published a blog tackling the topic of sexual violence at UK universities, including at Warwick. The blog, entitled “Beyond Zellick”, was published on Monday 10 October and particularly attacks the Zellick Report, a 1994 publication that still guides how universities treat sexual violence...
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Posted Oct. 15, 2016

“Killer Clown” craze reaches Cannon Park

The “Killer Clown” craze has reached Cannon Park, with a University of Warwick student chased by men in Joker masks on Saturday night. The craze, which is being called an epidemic, begun in America, where predominantly older teens have begun dressing as clowns in an attempt to scare children, but...
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Posted Oct. 11, 2016

Warwick academics join calls to UN’s Refugee Summit

Two academics from the University of Warwick signed a statement calling on the United Nations (UN) to defend the rights of people in need of humanitarian protection. The statement was created and signed by numerous UK academics, including those from the University of Bristol and the University of York. It...
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Posted Oct. 6, 2016

Battle of the subjects: which faculty wins?

Almost two thirds of students think Arts is the easiest faculty at Warwick, according to a Boar survey of 156 students. Warwick’s Arts faculty includes Film, English, Classics and History. Almost half of the students polled thought Film and Television Studies was the easiest subject overall. On the flip side,...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2016

Caught out: over 250 cases of cheating at Warwick

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that there were 261 cases of cheating and plagiarism in the 2014/15 academic year at Warwick. 93% of those caught cheating were undergraduate students, with only 18 of the cases postgraduates. Cheating is split into two categories at Warwick: cheating in exams, and...
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Posted Sep. 30, 2016

Universities accused of covering up sexual assault

The Guardian has revealed a climate of cover-up and coercion for sexual assault on university campuses, with a claim that students harassed by staff are even forced into non-disclosure agreements. Leading lawyers, academics and campaigners on sexual assault have told The Guardian that non-disclosure agreements are allowing staff perpetrators to...
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Posted Sep. 15, 2016

Warwick alumnus wins Paralympic gold medal

Oliver James, a University of Warwick alumnus, won a Paralympic gold at the Rio Games in the mixed coxed four rowing event on Monday. James graduated from Warwick in 2012 with a degree in Philosophy, having joined the rowing club in his first year, wherein he started to cox. After...
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Posted Sep. 14, 2016