Guest Columns

Compare the BA (Hons) Marketing

Massive funding cuts are seeing universities having to raise their fees, there could be tough times ahead in higher education. The Linc‘s spreadsheet manipulation correspondent Maken Eetup explains.

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The SU circus returns for the mid-term tour

Unrivalled insight and analysis to the event you didn’t know you cared about as special elections correspondent Maken Eetup looks at the SU by-elections.

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Free yourself from freedom of information law

As we approach November and the tenth anniversairy of the Freedom of Information Bill passing in parliament, Richard Orange, a media law lecturer at the University of Lincoln, explores the alternatives to the Act.

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The super injunction

The media has in recent weeks complained of a use of injunctions to not only to prevent publication of controversial stories but to stifle the very discussion of the injunction itself.

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Education or training? A journalism school dilemma

Barry Turner debates the role of tutors in preparing university students for an education rather than for the industry they are going into.

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Faddism or Fascism?

The population is under a deluge of information in the media, often hectoring in nature about how we should live more healthily. Some of this advice is simply a modern version of the old common sense that is now lacking in our society.

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Prof. Brian Winston on freedom of the press

We have restricted speech for a variety of reasons – state security, protection of identity of minors, obscenity and so on. Publication of facts and opinion, nevertheless, are not in any sense generally limited unless incitement to illegal acts can be proved — and that, as numerous court cases have shown, is still far from easy.


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A Vice Chancellor’s Confessions

David Chiddick, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln talks about his life as a student, how he failed his first year of university and the old times of the NUS.

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September around the world with Daniel Hutchinson

Let us not, then, dither over decisions that are key to our future. Let us not take for granted our prospects. Instead, let us be positive as we set off on another year. Let us go forth to making the best of our year.

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Beddoes: The ex SU President speaks

Being an SU officer is more like part politician, part holiday rep, part businessperson and part student. Not one day at work is ever the same. One day you can find yourself making new friends and partying in the Engine Shed, the next you are wearing a suit and attending the Board of Governors.

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