• Should computers replace pen and paper in all written exams?

    Current practice bans typing exam answers unless required for some difficulty. Yet, with university students frequently using laptops and tablets more and more in lectures, note taking has been seen to have become somewhat archaic. Concerns, especially for long essay writing exams, have been raised as an issue for...
  • One Heritage: Providing awareness of both the history and current realities of being of African heritage

    Within the university community diversity and inclusion is something that we continuously strive for. One Heritage is a student-led society and organisation currently best known for their event ‘The Space’, which is a discussion/debate held on campus, regarding issues of concern/interest in the African and Caribbean community. Along with...
  • Increasing student safety through online groups: Notts Safe Space

    With the alarming amount of incidents, including harassment and muggings of students within Nottingham, Eugene Nakuti, a third-year economics and international economics student (the groups’ founder) and Amari Korpal, a third-year politics and international relations student (the groups’ co-founder) decided to set up ‘Notts Safe Space’ in November 2018....
  • Petition Launched To Make Derby Road Safer

    The petition, which was started by UoN student Elliott Silver, is directed at Nottingham City Council and demands changes to the safety measures on Derby Road. Given that Derby Road cuts through Lenton and is busy both in terms of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, particularly at rush hour, it...
  • Universities committing to a more sustainable future

    The SDG is the blueprint in achieving a better and more sustainable future. The initiative addresses global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. “The initiative addresses global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.” Universities from...
  • Is the increase of university fees globally affecting standards of education?

    Proposed budget cuts by the Kenyan government in September 2018 includes slashing the university education budget by approximately US$23 million. This move reflects a wider issue affecting numerous African countries struggling to finance higher education as it has globally been perceived as a private rather than a public good...
  • Staff at multiple UK Universities face possible job cuts

    Unstable political shifts in the UK paired with budgetary strain have led some institutions like Cardiff University to warn their staff of the potential for redundancies in early 2019. Up and down the UK, higher education providers are reporting their finances for the 2017-18 year and ‘several’ have found...