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London student quits uni house for a boat

London student quits uni house for a boat

Featured, Society
Being a student in London is tough. Sure there’s the nightlife, restaurants, galleries and more - but how are you supposed to enjoy any of it when you’ve got no money? Back in 2010, the NUS published figures indicating that the average annual cost of living for a student in London was £13,388. And with inflation, this number will only have gone up. So what did UCL student Claude De Rijke-Thomas do when the contract for his student house in Camden expired back in June? Naturally, he started renting a boat. “Everyone from the house had different ideas and different budgets so, and this sounds really strange and crazy, I kind of wanted to live either on a boat or up a tree.” De Rijke Thomas said, enthusiastically, “I do a lot of climbing so I thought it might be feasible living in
Professors refuse to give the government information on Brexit lessons

Professors refuse to give the government information on Brexit lessons

Society
Academics refuse to give Government information on what they are teaching students about Brexit. Academics sent out a petition to the Minister of State for Universities after Tory MP and government whip Chris Heaton-Harris asked all UK universities for a list of teachers’ names who teach about Brexit, as well as for details about what is being taught. After receiving the enquiry in a letter addressed by the House of Commons, Prof. Brooks, the Dean of Durham Law School, decided to start a petition and managed to gather nearly 2,4000 signatures within a week. He was concerned that “while all North East universities quickly refused to provide the information” others would feel obliged to respond to the MP’s request, declared on the Chronicle Live. https://twitter.com/thom_brooks/s
What it’s really like to be a student in London

What it’s really like to be a student in London

Lifestyle, Travel
London is known for its fast paced lifestyle filled with culture and opportunities. It might sound like the perfect place to go and live your university experience however it isn’t always the case. For anyone who is considering studying in London, this is for you! We went around asking London-based students about their experience of London and what it has really been like to live here. From night-outs to business contacts – here are all your questions and worries answered. https://youtu.be/_TsQ_Zo4UIE   Words: Aylin Karanis | Subbing: Louana Erard Video: Aylin Karanis
Why has Cardiff been named ‘the junk food capital of Britain’?

Why has Cardiff been named ‘the junk food capital of Britain’?

Food
A recent survey conducted by 'VoucherCodes' revealed that Cardiff is the junk food capital in Britain. In fact, this city spends more money on fast food and take aways than any other. In light of the article that came out on 'The Independent' on the 29th October, Milica Cosic wants to know if there is correlation between the student life in Cardiff and, the fact that residents spend so much money on eating junk food. An infographic by CityBasedApartments, 2017, shows that Cardiff University is one of the top eight in Britain. In fact, amongst this, the university city lies in the top seven most affordable cities to live in, meaning rent prices are lower than in cities like London. Alongside this, it has been deemed the top eight to have a city with bustling nightlife. Statistics pr...
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