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Thursday 14th February 2019

Disabled Students' Allowance: Barriers experienced by students with Vision Impairment

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In January Universities Minister Chris Skidmore MP expressed a commitment to ensuring disabled students do not feel restricted in applying to a university due to barriers to access.
Date:
Thursday 14th February 2019
Monday 4th February 2019

The Health of Our Oceans: Seabirds as Sentinels

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Oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface area and they routinely provide food for approximately 1 billion people while supporting the livelihoods of a further 200 million people.
Date:
Monday 4th February 2019
Thursday 31st January 2019

Mental Health: Five Tests for the NHS Long Term Plan

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As with NHS strategy over the past twenty five years, mental health has a dedicated section and ambitious targets for improving access to mental health support.
Date:
Thursday 31st January 2019
Thursday 24th January 2019

Veganism – Can it save humans and the planet?

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Although not a new concept, veganism is suddenly at the forefront of public consciousness. 7% of the UK population (more than 3.5 million people) identify as vegan, with an additional 14% identifying as vegetarian.
Date:
Thursday 24th January 2019
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