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UK universities suffer worst-ever rankings in world league table

A triple threat of Brexit, tightening budgets and unchecked expansion has seen the rankings of UK universities in an international league table slump for the fourth year in a row. Nearly three-quarters of the country’s universities slipped down the rankings in the UK’s worst-ever performance in the table compiled by data and research group QS. …

Bristol trainees informed to study at SS Great Britain due to...

Overcrowding in libraries and a severe shortage of desks have led to students at the University of Bristol being offered places to study at the SS Great Britain. The university’s history department has told students looking for somewhere quiet to revise during the January exam period that they can reserve desks at the site in…

‘Trainees have a bad name’: how cities are recovering the town...

Wild parties, chaotic flatshares and heavy drinking are viewed with affection as the youthful hijinks associated with university life – but not by everyone. With some universities rapidly expanding following the removal of the student numbers cap, these behaviours are fuelling a growing divide between students and their local communities. The past year has seen…

We require to speak about slavery’s effect on everybody|Olivette Otele

When my new role as professor of the history of slavery at the University of Bristol was announced, some people’s reaction was, “about time”. The role, in which I will research the university’s ties with enslavement, will bring together various existing scholarships, and is part of a debate that has been taking place for decades.…

Bristol University spends for late-night authorities patrols targeting loud trainees

The University of Bristol is paying for night-time police patrols in areas around its campus after years of complaints from residents about loud parties and disruption caused by its growing number of students living in rented houses. While a number of British universities already fund or subsidise police activities to safeguard students and staff, Bristol…

UK trainees waiting approximately 3 months for psychological healthcare

Students with mental health problems are being forced to wait up to 12 weeks for help from their university, prompting fears that some may take their own lives during the delay. Undergraduates at the Royal College of Music in London had to wait the longest to start counselling last year, with the worst case being…

‘Symbolically classy’ Bristol University broadening to incorrect side of tracks

In the well-heeled district of Clifton in Bristol, with its Georgian crescents and French brasseries, 100% of school leavers go to university. Yet in the southern suburb of Hartcliffe, the figures are the lowest in the country: only 8.6% make it there. This is the divided face of Brexit Britain. Bristol University, part of the…

‘She went through torture’: moms and dads criticise Bristol over trainee...

“They had six months to help but didn’t do anything.” That is the verdict of Natasha Abrahart’s parents. Margaret and Robert Abrahart have accused Bristol University and mental health services of letting down their student daughter who had severe social anxiety and was found hanged on the day she was due to give a daunting…

Public speaking: is the push to make trainees employable going too...

Natasha Abrahart, a second-year physics student at Bristol University, killed herself last year on the day she was due to give a big assessed presentation. The 20-year-old, whose inquest is this week, had twice before tried to kill herself at university. Natasha suffered from acute social anxiety and had struggled with presentations in the past.…

Specialists reduced danger of Bristol trainee eliminating herself, inquest hears

Mental health professionals missed opportunities over the care of a Bristol University student who was found hanged on the day of an important practical assessment, an independent expert has told her inquest. Dr Laurence Mynors-Wallis, a consultant psychiatrist, said he could not understand why experts had downgraded Natasha Abrahart’s case from high risk even though…

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