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Month: July 2014

NUS Responds to Student Loans Overhaul Plan

After a series of revelations regarding the Government’s current student loans plan, The National Union of Students responds to talks of a new policy that could completely overhaul the existing system. The National Union of Students (NUS) yesterday responded to news that significant changes could be made to England’s student loans system. A report published last week from the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee described a record of “inaccurate debt forecasting” and a “failure to collect student loans” as threatening the existing student loans model. The current student loans system – which was recently described as being ‘at tipping point’ …

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No woman wants a Spencer Matthews-style love rat for a man..

Reality television must be one of our ultimate guilty pleasures. We love the drama, the love triangles and the clearly staged fight scenes with someone inevitably getting a glass of Moet thrown in their face, or Lambrini in the case of TOWIE. We love to hate them, and we hate no one more than the signature love rat. Spencer Matthews, Alex Mytton, I’m looking at you. As the most stand out story lines recently seem to involve cheating, it occurred to me that perhaps these shows aren’t that distant from ‘real life’ after all. It’s been the same, too,…

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BUCS release 2014/15 fixture list

Some intriguing encounters are in the offing for Kent’s various sports clubs next season as shown by the BUCS 2014/15 fixture list, which was unveiled earlier this week. These include an opening-day derby for the men’s rugby 1st XV, who will face CCCU away on 15 October, and a chance for Kent’s 1st team netballers to avenge their 2013/14 south premier play-off defeat to the University of Hertfordshire, who they face on 5 November. Other highlights include the men’s lacrosse team who have two sides in the same league as well as Canterbury Christchurch. Also, the men’s 1st football, women’s 1st table tennis and 1st…

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The 5 must-attend events at the Whitstable Oyster Festival 2014

  If you’re still in Canterbury and looking to enjoy the warm weather, then a visit to the Whitstable Oyster Festival is something you should be planning. The seven day festival starts this Saturday and ends next Friday. This years schedule is very exciting, though not as exciting if you’re a royal family fan, as last years saw a royal visit from Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. From oyster eating competitions to outdoor film screenings – here are our five must-attend events for this years festival:   1. The Weekend Mini-Festivals: Beer or food fanatic? Then a…

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West Side Story Comes to the Marlowe

Something’s coming, something good… As West Side Story comes to the Marlowe, Emily Adams and Hetty Sieling watch the Sharks and Jets battle it out here in the South East. On Tuesday night, West Side Story blew us away with its top-notch dancing, beautiful soulful singing and clever but funny delivery. Think Romeo and Juliet, but fast forward several hundred years and move to the idyllic Italian setting to Upper Westwide, New York. The same drama lives on in two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. For the next two and a half hours the audience see exactly…

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