Author Archives: Gregor Smith

Lincoln SU disaffiliates from National Union of Students

Lincoln Students' Union (SU)

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union will be leaving the National Union of Students (NUS) following a campus-wide referendum.

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Conservative Marc Jones takes Lincolnshire police commissioner role

Marc Jones, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner at the Drill Hall, 6 May 2016 (Photo: Gregor Smith)

Conservative candidate and county councillor Marc Jones will replace Alan Hardwick as Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire following Thursday’s elections.

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LIVEBLOG: Lincolnshire Police & Crime Commissioner elections

The 2016 Police & Crime Commissioner election count at the Drill Hall (Photo: Gregor Smith)

The sun is shining bright over Lincoln, which means the end of local election counting and the beginning of the Police and Crime Commissioner count.

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‘No platforming’ is against the law, says NUS legal advice

Toni Pearce at NUS Conference

Policies to ban certain speakers from universities – known as ‘no platforming’ – could be illegal, according to legal advice received by the National Union of Students.

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NUS vote to censor anonymity during SU elections

NUS 2015 conference papers

The National Union of Students have voted to crack down on anonymous social media to ensure “safer” SU elections.

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Grad Ball reinstated following student petition

Lincoln Students' Union (SU)

Lincoln SU have reversed their decision to replace the graduation ball with “Grad Quack”, after almost 1,200 students signed a petition against the move.

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Lincoln SU plan to scrap student council

Lincoln Students' Union (SU)

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union plans to scrap its student council at an All Students’ Meeting tonight.

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1,000 sign petition against Student Union’s “Grad Quack”

Lincoln Students' Union (SU)

More than a thousand people have signed a petition asking the University of Lincoln Students’ Union to reinstate the yearly Graduation Ball.

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Miitomo is here in time to ruin your degree

Mii in a 'breaking news' studio

Nintendo’s first ever mobile app, Miitomo, shot to the top of the download charts when it was released at the end of last week. Gregor Smith tries to explain why.

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The Linc March 2016 digital edition

Inside: new SU President, universities’ cash surpluses, Freedom of Information, Easter treats, top films, women’s football success, and more!

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