Ben Warner

UCU accuse University of Sheffield of being “bullies”

UCU accuse University of Sheffield of being “bullies”

The University and College Union have accused some universities of "bullying" after it was claimed they were prepared to dock pay as part of the ongoing pensions dispute. The University of Sheffield is one of the institutions which was affected by strikes over the...

Paul Blomfield raises student concerns in Parliament

Paul Blomfield raises student concerns in Parliament

Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield raised exam concerns among A-level students in Parliament yesterday. He asked junior Education minister Nick Gibb to look into the concerns of some of his constituents. Blomfield visited several schools during his ‘Big Conversation’...

Rail strike on Northern Rail tomorrow

Rail strike on Northern Rail tomorrow

RMT workers on Northern Rail are to strike tomorrow after a breakdown in talks over guards on trains. The union announced the strike last Friday, after “the abject failure of Arriva Rail North bosses to take today's talks seriously,” according to a statement on RMT’s...

Council to run Gleadless Valley consultation

Council to run Gleadless Valley consultation

Sheffield City Council are to run a consultation over the month of November about how to improve the Gleadless Valley area. The Council were given £515,000 by the Government in March to develop a “masterplan” to improve the estate. This funding came from the Estate...

Scientists research nature’s Death Star beams

Scientists research nature’s Death Star beams

A Sheffield scientist has been part of a study into nature’s own “Death Star beams” – jets of energy which shoot out of the centre of black holes. Dr Vik Dhillon works in the University of Sheffield’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and has been researching the...

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