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Daily Media Digest: Saturday 14 April - Monday 16 April 2012

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Northern Ireland gay blood donor ban shameful, say student leaders

Belfast Telegraph

The ban is to be raised by student union officials at the NUS-USI annual ... President of NUS-USI Adrianne Peltz said the organisation wanted to see ...

 

 

Paid-for gap years on offer to young adults in new scheme

Metro

The National Union of Students said it was 'good to see the government recognising the importance of creating opportunities for young people'.

 

 

SU wins gold in Green Impact Awards

The Boar

The accolade was awarded as a part of Green Impact Students' Unions, an environmental accreditation programme set up by the National Union of Students (NUS) ...

Liverpool Students' Union wins National Environmental Awards

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool Students' Union has just been named a Gold Award winner at the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact Awards in Manchester.

 

 

Further and Higher Education:

 

Universities' black and minority ethnic staff still encounter ...

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By Jack Grove Efforts to promote race equality in higher education have petered out and had "little impact", a conference has heard.

It's too early to say who the winners and losers of higher ...

The Guardian (blog)

A recent Times Higher Education article placed us in the top 10 nationally ... Yes, the Russell Group is the least badly affected, with 30% of its members ...

University appoints new Vice Chancellor

Bedfordshire News

A former Government Minister of State for Higher Education is to become the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire.

University warns ministers over donations

Oxford Mail

Government proposals to cap income tax relief on charitable donations risk undermining the tradition of philanthropy in higher education, Oxford University ...

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