Lily Pickard

Fire breaks out in Bluebell

A fire broke out at a Bluebell accommodation block this evening. The incident reportedly occurred in Bluebell 1, with security telling standers-by that there was a “fire in a flat”. Around 2-3 fire engines were present at the scene by 7:20pm, and several people have reported a strong burning smell...
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Posted Jul. 1, 2016

Global Student Stories – 19/06/16

Here are this weeks global student stories. We have stories about Turkish academics, the high rate of students studying abroad in Australia, sexual assault at Stanford University and increased surveillance at Wuchang University of Technology in China. USA: Stanford sexual assault On 2 June, Brock Turner, a Stanford University student...
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Posted Jun. 19, 2016

LGBT+ remembrance vigil held at Warwick

A vigil organised by Warwick Pride was held at Warwick Arts Centre last night as an act of remembrance and solidarity to those in the LGBT+ community who have lost their lives due to intolerance. The vigil was sparked by recent events in Orlando, where 49 people were killed at...
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Posted Jun. 17, 2016

24-hour library announced for next year

From the next academic year, the library will function in a 24-hour capacity, it has been announced. This comes after months of campaigning by the current Warwick Students’ Union (SU) Sabbatical Team – and years of campaigning by the SU as a whole. Vice-Chancellor Stuart Croft alerted SU President Isaac...
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Posted Jun. 15, 2016

Societies Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2016 Societies Awards has been revealed, with a total of 44 different societies nominated across a variety of awards. A further ten people have been nominated for “Individual Contribution”. The awards include categories for “Best New Society”, “Best Society Event”, and “Society of the Year”. A...
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Posted Jun. 7, 2016

First Rate My Module results released

The first set of results from Warwick Students’ Union (SU) new Rate My Module scheme have been released, specifically covering the History department. The scheme, set up by Education Officer Charlie Hindhaugh, hopes to give students realistic feedback and advice on departmental modules to help with making informed decisions. So...
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Posted Jun. 2, 2016

#WarwickVotes: NUS Campaign Roundup

Warwick voted to remain in the National Union of Students (NUS) on Friday: here is our breakdown of the week’s campaign and events. “Warwick says Yes to NUS” and their campaign won the vote overall, with 63.4% of the 2463 students – over 10% of the total – who voted...
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Posted May. 22, 2016

BREAKING: Warwick votes to stay in NUS

The results of the Warwick Students’ Union (SU) policy referendum have been announced, and Warwick is to remain in the National Union of Students (NUS). This follows a record turnout in an SU policy referendum, with over 10% of students voting. The question was: “Should Warwick continue its affiliation with...
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Posted May. 20, 2016

Record turnout for SU policy referendum

A record amount of students have voted in Warwick Students’ Union (SU) policy referendum this week, beating the previous record set in 2014. 2464 students have voted in total, over 10% of all students. The 2014 record was 1856 voters. This week’s total is over double the newly set quorum...
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Posted May. 20, 2016

RLT Allegations: drunken behaviour

Another allegation surrounds alcohol and the RLT team. Accusations made against the RLT team have stated that staff have, at times, turned up to major incidents inebriated and have had to be asked to leave. One such incident occurred after burglaries at one block of accommodation. Students were not made aware...
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Posted May. 15, 2016