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Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19, Student
The mass vaccination coming up this week in the UK does not reassure everyone. Especially students that WestminsterWorld had the opportunity to meet. Credit: Simone Michelle Gray Nearly 80 per cent of students rely on part-time job to gain extra income. Due to this year’s economic crisis and social distancing regulations, workplaces have been closed and many students cannot continue their work. According to Generation COVID survey conducted by LSE, the most job loss among all age groups are student aged 16 to 25, which means one in 10 young people lost their job during covid-19 pandemic. source: Generation COVID "They had to cancel all the shows when the lockdown came up so I lost my job." We can see the depth in her eyes as much as the pain. Barbara Uzoigwe, 22 years ol
‘Mind the pay gaps’: UCU strikers pledge to keep fighting

‘Mind the pay gaps’: UCU strikers pledge to keep fighting

Breaking News, Politics, protest
Students gathered outside Queen Mary University of London to support their striking lecturers as 'The University and College Union' continues their fight for better pay and working conditions. The university is one of 60 universities and colleges across the UK involved in the strike action. On 18 November the UCU announced the strike would take place from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December. "Our members have reached a breaking point", said the UCU as the strike entered its sixth day. Picket lines have been forming all over London, with lecturers and students shouting for higher pay and elimination of zero-hour contracts. 43, 000 members walking out Classes have been canceled and assignments delayed as around 43, 000 UCU members have been walking out of work. Members str
Could cutting tuition fees keep you away from university at all?

Could cutting tuition fees keep you away from university at all?

Culture, Education, London, News, Student
Cutting tuition fees might not be a good idea for poorer students, the government’s new social mobility tsar has claimed.  Martina Milburn, the latest chair of the Social Mobility Commission, told The Observer: “Cutting fees will certainly help a certain sector. Whether it helps the right young people, I’m not convinced.” “There’s also evidence that if you remove tuition fees altogether, there would be a certain number of young people from particular backgrounds who wouldn’t be able to go to university at all – but if you restore something like the education maintenance allowance or a version of it, I think you would widen participation. That’s a personal view.” Last month a government proposal suggested that students in England should be offered 2-year fast track courses to c