University changes name for ‘Wonkee Wednesday’ well-being campaign

University changes name for ‘Wonkee Wednesday’ well-being campaign

Bath Spa students have been voicing their opposition to ‘Wonkee Wednesdays’, the name of the university’s mental health ‘celebration’ day. The name, conceived by the university Student Support team, was one of “a number of ‘W’s’ [that were] considered, including wobbly” and was “in no way intended to be derogatory” according to Accessibility Advisor for Mental […]

Mental health at UWE: Students split over services

Mental health at UWE: Students split over services

UWE students are divided over the mental health services provided by the university. When asked on social media, students were split about the UWE Wellbeing Service, with some describing it as helpful and friendly while others said it was unhelpful and lacked compassion. The Wellbeing Service says on its website: “We offer individual sessions, online […]

Fare Share finish Bristol campaign against child poverty

Fare Share South West finished their week-long campaign against child poverty and hunger in schools around Bristol today. The “Big Breakfast Week” was meant to raise awareness of children going to school hungry. No child should go hungry- this is what we’ve been doing to change the picture in Bristol. Donate to our appeal today […]

Bristol responds to two-year university programmes

Universities could soon be offering two-year degrees to help bring more people into higher education. Minister of Universities and Science Jo Johnson said the aim was to lower fees to £5,500 a year. He added that he hoped that ”squeezing three years of learning into two will stop the huge drop in part-time students or lead to better outcomes”. […]

University of Bristol to examine legacies of slavery

University of Bristol has become the first university in England to join an international team studying the legacy of the slave trade. The Bristol team, from the newly formed Centre for Black Humanities, is joining Universities Studying Slavery (USS), which is dedicated to developing a fuller picture of the Atlantic slave economy. It will allow institutions […]

Campaign tackles shortage of school governors

A new campaign has been set up to help fill 200 governor vacancies in Bristol-based schools.  The campaign has been set up by Bristol Learning City, alongside Business West and the free online service ‘Inspiring Governance’. According to the National Governance Association 31% of governing bodies in the UK are short by two or more governors. […]

Students feed for free on supermarket waste

The University of the West of England fed students for free last night with their Bring Your Own Bowl event. Food that would otherwise have been thrown away by supermarkets, was gathered by the Student Union and the university Green Team. All cooked up in the SU kitchen, the pasta, bread, salad, and fruit was […]

Rowing: riches vs raw talent

You are 27 times more likely to win an Olympic rowing medal if you went to private school. The statistics surrounding rowing indicate rowing in the UK is typically found in richer areas and mostly practised at private schools. Similarly the most successful rowing universities having a higher ratio of privately educated students. The University of Bristol is […]

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