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A QMTV Online Series

During Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

QMTV News Show presented by Adrian

Shock - February 2013


Adrian featuring in REC's first immersive theatre play

Leave It Be

Leave It Be

Photos from performance of 'Leave It Be' in 2013

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Goodbye London Student and ULU

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It’s a sad time for the student activist movement. As a graduate of the University of London this year, I was fortunate enough to be a member of its quirky, yet unique structure which effectively allowed me to be a member of two universities for all of my three years of undergraduate life. Like the United Kingdom itself, the University of London was never designed in its current form, yet being a university made up of colleges which were effectively universities themselves, provided a unique edge. Not only did it offer double the facilities, it also allowed students to be members of two student unions at a collegiate and University level catering for collaboration of the future’s best out of 130,000 students, university-wide. However, this is soon to become more difficult, with the University making its last move to dissolve the University of London Union (ULU) at the beginning of this month,…

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Universities warned over preventing graduation because of debt

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A report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) warned universities last month that terms and conditions that prevent students who owe non-tuition fee debts from graduating could breach consumer protection law. The Office of Fair Trading has warned universities preventing students from graduating became of debt could breach consumer law. The report, published on 18 February, showed that approximately three quarters of the 115 UK universities surveyed by the OFT enforce such conditions, which could also prevent students from enrolling into their next academic year or using certain university facilities. Non-tuition fee debts can include library fines, university accommodation and childcare services. In a letter sent to 170 universities and higher education institutions, the OFT has asked for a review of such rules and practices, urging the revision of them where required. The regulator has also expressed further concern that some of these existing terms can allow institutions to…

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Students fight closure of school at Kingston University

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  Angry students and staff have protested against the closure of Kingston University’s School of Surveying and Planning. Last Tuesday around 60 people rallied against proposals which would involve six of the school’s courses being scrapped, with seven others being moved to various faculties. The School of Surveying and Planning at Kingston University is set to close. A petition opposing the closure with over 1,000 signatures was handed to the university’s board during the 4 March protest. Dr Sarah Sayce, the head of the school, was suspended after emailing students information about a consultation process on the plans, which could mean students having to complete their studies at other universities. Denza Gonsalves, president of Kingston University Students’ Union (KUSU), said: “Over 500 students will be directly affected in terms of their course moving faculty or closing down completely, and of course that’s of massive concern.” Will Franden, KUSU vice president,…

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Vast majority vote for ULU to remain in student hands

| London Student, University of London News | No Comments

  The majority of participants in a referendum held by the University of London Union (ULU) have voted against university management plans to scrap the union. 86% of the 4,545 students who took part in the referendum, which closed on 7 February, voted ‘yes’ to the question “Should ULU’s building, activities and campaigns continue to be run democratically by students?” University of London’s (UoL) current plans involve closing the democratic representation functions of the union with management taking over its current facilities in order to create a ‘New Student Centre’. Heythrop College and Goldsmiths have yet to contribute their results due to “political” and logistical issues, but both are expected to do so at a later date. Adrian Smith, UoL’s vice-chancellor, was principal at Queen Mary in 2005 when the the possibility of absorbing the students’ union into the college as a department was considered. Michael Chessum, president of ULU,…

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