Hardship fund hits hard times

Malcolm Ross


Discretionary funds have reached a “critical” level as some universities have run out of the hardship finance.

Universities have run out of crisis funds to help those struggling to find enough money to continue their courses, with academic performance now being taken into account when applying for help. Continue reading


Uni rebellion demands Gaza Aid


Students at the Sussex University occupation that lasted seven days

Students at the Sussex University occupation that lasted seven day.

 Demian Hobby

Students from 19 British universities have occupied floors, lecture halls and buildings demanding condemnation of Israel, responding to UN declared war crimes in Gaza last month.


Institutions such as Strathclyde, Sheffield, Newcastle and Leeds called for university statements condemning Israeli war crimes, as well as a boycott on Israeli goods and foreign aid to be sent to Gaza.

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Napier doesn’t make the grade in nation-wide student experience survey

Catie Guitart

Napier University bottomed out in a UK-wide ranking of universities, according to a survey of students’ perception of their experience at university.

The survey, the second of its kind and commissioned by The Times Higher Education Supplement, placed Napier University at 93 out of 101 universities in a poll designed to showcase universities offering the top student experience.

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New heights for Highland education


currently under £100m rejuvenation plans

Napier's Sighthill: currently under £100m rejuvenation plans

Calum D Liddle

A new super campus is to be created as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Millennium Institute.

The new campus will involve a merger of the independent Argyll, Skye and Wester Ross and Lochaber colleges, into a campus dominating Skye.



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Graduates fall victim to the economic crisis


Ahmed Asif

Thousands of university students face unemployment after graduation, according to a recent research.

The study, conducted by High Fliers, an organisation that concentrates on studying the graduate recruitment market, suggests that thousands of graduates will face unemployment in the current recession, after compiling employment predictions from Britain’s top one hundred best known companies including Airbus, BBC and HBOS.

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Excessive internet regulation restricts students


The Jack Kilby Computer Centre where students were caught watching porn in the early hours

The Jack Kilby Computer Centre where students were caught watching porn in the early hours


Allan Berry

Staff and students have raised concerns over the level of internet security provided at Napier University.

Several commonly searched academic terms, such as those used by students of health and psychology, are currently banned, causing problems for students searching for material for use with dissertations and essays.

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