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Equality groups disappointed by ethnic academic pay gap

Equality groups disappointed by ethnic academic pay gap

Featured, Investigations, Specials
Ethnic minority professors in the UK earn less than their white colleagues, according to a recent study by the BBC. An Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) spokesperson told the Voice of London: “It is disappointing but sadly unsurprising to hear that ethnic minority academics earn less than their white counterparts.” They also said: “We know that an ethnicity pay gap exists in multiple sectors and we believe that bringing in mandatory reporting on staff recruitment, retention and promotion by ethnicity would be an important first step in helping shine a spotlight on the issue, as it has with the gender pay gap.” According to the BBC, Russell Group universities pay white academics £52,000 a year, while black and Arab academics earn around £37,000-£38,000 a year, respectivel
Are University advisors beneficial?

Are University advisors beneficial?

Education, Investigations, Specials, University
Does having University advisors on hand in college or sixth form help to get students into top-tier universities? Speaking to some students in London we asked them their thoughts on university advisors. Queen Mary University student, Shabnam Khalafi, told The Voice of London: "I didn't have an advisor, it was just our form tutor or class teachers, I think it would have helped to have one."  She told us that going to a public sixth form they didn't have someone to focus on the students individually and the help from form tutors "wasn't focused enough on our needs." City University student, Mr B (who wished to remain anonymous), told us that although his private college did not have an advisors position ready at hand,  they did "have special classes dedicated to help you with in
Hello, Is it memes you’re looking for?

Hello, Is it memes you’re looking for?

Europe, Featured, Investigations, Specials
Critics warn that the proposed copyright directive will hamper down on the creativity of the internet. The Voice of London boiled down the basics in the graphic below.   See also: Is the death of memes near? YouTube has been running a series of ads against article 13 and the proposed changes stating it “will create large unintended consequences for everyone.” Below are some of the humorous memes which may not exist if the EU copyright directive is implemented. The Voice of London spoke to the public to find out their thoughts on this upcoming copyright legislation. Words: Mohammed Hamid | Subbing: Harry Lye
Flybe plans direct flights from Heathrow to Newquay in an attempt to boost international tourism

Flybe plans direct flights from Heathrow to Newquay in an attempt to boost international tourism

Investigations, Specials, UK
Cornwall Council’s leader Adam Paytner said: “This sends a strong message that Cornwall is open for business.  It will allow people to connect from the region to the world’s most economically important cities, unlocking opportunities for tourism and trade”. Flybe, the Exeter-based airline has been affected by falling customer demand. But has tweeted that this route “plays a vital role in the UK’s transport infrastructure to connect regional communities.” The Voice of London looked at the transport methods used to get to Newquay, Cornwall from London to find out which was the best. This graph shows how expensive air travel can be when compared to the price of travelling with coach.   Although coach is the cheapest, it's by far the most time-consuming taking six t
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