Tag Archives: Gregor Smith

SU Prevent referendum extended after “technical glitches”

University of Lincoln Students' Union building

The Students’ Union referendum on Prevent has been extended after “a technical glitch” that meant the referendum question was not actually displayed on the voting page.

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Students meet Lincoln MP to rally against Disabled Students’ Allowance cuts

NUS lobby discussion panel

The NUS brought students from the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University together with Lincoln MP Karl McCartney to campaign against what are being described by the government as “measures to modernise the Disabled Students’ Allowances”.

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Labour Shadow Cabinet Minister helps Lincoln campaign

Labour campaigners outside Guildhall

Written by Kelly Pyart and Gregor Smith.  Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, Mary Creagh, visited Lincoln this Thursday to kick-start Labour’s local election campaign, speaking on a number of issues affecting both students and local people.

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SU council approves zero-hour contracts

Lincoln student council. Photo: Gregor Smith

Zero-hour contracts have been criticised from all sides of the political spectrum, being debated on the most recent episode of the BBC’s Question Time whilst the current Business Secretary, Vince Cable, admitted that they “can offer limited employment rights and job security”.

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University research sheds light on parrot habits

Griffin the Parrot. Photo: University of Lincoln

Parrots can understand and enjoy the concept of sharing, a recent study from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences has found.

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Lincolnshire train company disputes low satisfaction figures

One of East Midlands Trains' trains. Photo: Firing up the quattro (via Flickr)

A survey of train passengers published this week revealed that East Midlands Trains, the rail company that operates trains throughout Lincolnshire, has passenger satisfaction rates of just 50 percent.

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Students to decide on renaming of the Shed

The Shed, which could be set for a name-change. Photo: Paul Battison

The Shed might have been saved, but its future is still up for debate: the Students’ Union now want to rename the pub, which came under SU control over the Christmas period.

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Votes passed to save the Sun on campus

Votes have been passed to keep the Sun on campus. Photo: Gregor Smith

Students have voted to keep the Sun on campus after voting in the ‘No more page three’ referendum.

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University at forefront of new gaming research

The top 10 games of 2013

Performers and researchers from universities across the world have formed an unlikely coalition, led by the University of Lincoln’s Schools of Computer Science, Media, and Performing Arts.

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Lincolnshire Co-operative’s impressive year

Lincolnshire Co-operative HQ

Written by Gregor Smith. Lincolnshire Co-operative has published its annual business report for the 2012/13 year this week detailing a number of successes.

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