Wales By Catrin Haf Jones BBC Wales News 28 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48774390 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel When Emily Hattersley found out she was pregnant aged 21 while studying at university, she faced a dilemma - … [Read more...] about Juggling parenting with university
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The following is a transcript of the interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders that aired Sunday, June 23, 2019 on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: Senator Sanders, thank you very much for making time. SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: My pleasure. MARGARET BRENNAN: You've been called an existential threat to the Democratic Party. How much resistance within the party do you face? SEN. SANDERS: Well first I've got to figure out what this existential threat actually means, but what it became from is "Third Way," which is the corporate wing of the Democratic Party, a group that gets a lot of its money from Wall Street, and I guess I am an existential threat to them because I believe that you've got to stand up for the working families of this country who have been decimated over the last forty five years. Wages have gone nowhere. Massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the top one percent. And I'm going to stand with the working class of this country. And that means, so I guess "Third … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders on “Face the Nation”
It is expected that the review will call for annual tuition fees to be cut by 20%, from £9,250 to £7,500. Both university vice-chancellors and the University and College Union have warned that such a move is likely to seriously undermine the financial viability of many debt-ridden institutions, leading possibly even to closure, unless the Government plugs the gap with public funding. Representatives from the Russell Group coalition of redbrick universities, for example, warned that if the latter didn’t happen, English HE would face a “funding crisis.” “Some institutions would likely close,” they insisted. “Others would have to reduce the range of courses they offer. Higher cost subjects, such as science, technology and engineering, would be threatened even though they are producing the graduates our economy needs.” In response to rising levels of borrowing in the sector to fuel capital spending, Office for Students’ head Sir … [Read more...] about What happens if a university fails?
When the American billionaire Robert Smith announced to students graduating from historically black Morehouse College that he would pay off their student loans, he put himself at the center of one of the 2020 US election's key issues. While the cost of Smith's surprise gift announced on Saturday to Morehouse's 396-strong class of 2019 is not yet known, the body's student debt is thought to reach $40 million. Smith, a Texas businessman who is the wealthiest African-American, has been applauded for his generosity, but his gift also generated jealousy among the many Americans struggling with huge student debts. "Can a billionaire pledge to pay off my student loan debt? I'm glad for the graduating class, but also envious," one Twitter user wrote, reflecting a sentiment common on social media. Already, several Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in next year's elections have proposed ways to reduce the nearly $1.5 trillion American student loan burden, and even politicians who … [Read more...] about US billionaire’s gift to graduates fuels student debt debate
A series of failures by mental health services contributed to the suicide of a vulnerable University of Bristol student, a senior coroner has ruled. Natasha Abrahart, 20, originally from Nottingham, was found dead in her student flat in Park Street, Bristol on April 30 last year. The second-year physics student was due to give an assessed oral presentation to students and staff in a 329 seat lecture theatre that day. The inquest at Avon Coroners Court heard that Natasha, who suffered with social anxiety, had failed to attend a number of one on one post laboratory interviews in the six months before her death. Academic staff first became aware that Natasha was struggling in October 2017 and said they knew that Natasha suffered from anxiety and panic attacks in relation to oral assessments. However, a senior lecture told the inquest that “no changes were made” to her assessment on April 30. Natasha was found dead at her flat the same day by a friend. The inquest heard how the … [Read more...] about Failings by health trust led to death of ‘vulnerable’ student