Goldsmith’s Bans Beef on Campus

Goldsmith’s, University of London has continued its crusade to outdo SOAS as the most loony left wing academic establishment in the UK by acquiescing to all of the demands of militant left wing students demanding a ‘Green New Deal’ for the University. The pledges include…

  • Make the University carbon neutral by 2025. But not a word on how to pay for it…
  • Install mandatory first year modules in climate change and ecology. Enticing… 
  • Totally divest from fossil fuel industries. In just four months…
  • Ending chemical use in gardening. Just wait until they work out what the word chemical means…
  • Ban the sale of beef on campus. Seriously.

Goldsmith’s SU president released a statement saying “Our house is on fire”. Soon their university’s finances will be too.

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Mogg Calls for EU Student Subsidies to Go to Students From Developing World Instead

Jacob Rees-Mogg has come up with the most interesting suggestion yet in the row over EU student subsidies after Brexit – instead of continuing to give subsidies to students from “some of the richest, most well-to-do countries in the world”, give them to students from the world’s developing countries instead. Global Britain is not just a slogan…

International students from outside the EU currently get slammed by the double whammy of huge fees with no access to student finance, making it far harder for students from poorer countries to come to the UK on merit. Funny how it’s the Remainers who would normally be the first to tell people to check their white privilege who are leaping to defend it now…

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Numbers of International Students Up Despite Brexit

New data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency has revealed that numbers of both EU and Non-EU students attending British universities have risen again, despite Brexit. In 2017/18, 458,490 international students a rise of 16,000 from the year before, and a rise of 20,000 from the year of the referendum. Although both EU and Non-EU numbers have grown, the biggest increase came from non-EU countries…

For the first time ever, the number of Chinese students studying in the UK has gone above 100,000, up from 95,000 last year. It’s worth remembering that even before the referendum, more non-EU students came to the UK to study than EU students, by a margin of 3:1…

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Students’ Union President Vows to “Paint Over” Historic War Memorial

The President of Southampton Students’ Union, Emily Dawes, has vowed to paint over a historic memorial to fallen students that sits in the University’s Senate Room. The Rothenstein Mural was painted in 1916 to as a memorial for students who left to serve in the First World War and never came back – almost a million young Brits were killed in the conflict. The mural depicts the unknown soldier receiving the degree he was never able to finish.

Dawes tweeted that the mural of “white men” needs to be taken down even if she had to “paint it over myself”This isn’t even anything to do with the debate over ‘problematic’ historical figures, it’s a memorial to students who lost their lives…

UPDATE: Emily Dawes has issued a written apology, in the same style as the Southampton SU statement earlier today distancing itself from her comments.

Guido questions the sincerity of the apology and her intentions given it was deliberately timed for Armistice Day:

It makes you despair at the mindless inhumanity of the sentiment and the ignorance of the notion…

UPDATE: Emily Dawes has resigned as President as Southampton Students’ Union President. Read her full statement below:

“After careful consideration I’ve decided that it’s best if I step down from my role.

I sincerely apologise for the offence and disrespect caused by my earlier comments, which were misinformed. I acted impulsively and as such fully accept how careless and hurtful my words were.

I’ve had a wonderful time as President and am sad to be leaving. All my thanks go to everyone who has supported me throughout my Presidency, and I wish the team and the Union all the best.”

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Rayner’s Porkies on Working Class Student Numbers

Angela Rayner was caught out telling a straight untruth on working class student numbers last night. Rayner claimed:

“More people are going to university but percentage wise there’s less coming from working class backgrounds if you take it as a proportion of the percentage of those that are in.”

Dimbleby slapped her down:

“The UCAS figures showed that the gap between the most and least advantage has fallen… So when you say the opposite is happening you seem to be saying the opposite of what the facts suggest.”

This is the fib Corbyn was caught telling in July. They know it is untrue and they keep repeating it.

It didn’t go much better for Rayner on Labour’s student debt u-turn. Judging by the laughter from the audience it has cut through…

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Angry Adonis Wanted ‘Office for Students’ Job

Andrew Adonis is furiously tweeting about the Office for Students, the new universities regulator, whose first Chief Executive was appointed last month. Adonis is alleging that the body, and its new head Nicola Dandridge, will be subject to regulatory capture:

This may or may not be true, there is always that danger with vested interests. Speaking of which, shouldn’t Adonis disclose when criticising the oversight of the ‘Office for Students’ that he went for the job of Chairing the Board… and didn’t get it…

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