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Opinion: Support our mental health campaign

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This week Lincoln Labour Students launched a campaign, ‘REVISE’, in order to introduce awareness of mental issues, reduce stigma, and improve services for mental health conditions both nationally and on campus, writes Karman Hussain, a member of Lincoln Labour Students.

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Government postpones cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowance

anti-cuts protesters outside the Bishop Grosseteste Students' Union building

Reforms to DSA, which currently supports 61,000 disabled students in higher education, have been postponed until after the next general election. Yet for the 2015/16 academic year, those with disabilities will have to start contributing their own money towards specialised equipment.

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Disability protests hit Lincoln

Jane Hill

Written by Philip Wilson-Smith. Disability campaigners held a protest in Lincoln against Atos healthcare yesterday—the company which assess the disabled needs for benefits.

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Comedy’s last unmentionable

Disability in comedy is still a tough subject to talk about. Photo: Natasha Smith

In comedy it seems few things are sacred. Samantha Viner looks at the people making fun out of disability.

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