Timed nicely with our Sexual Health and Guidance (SHAG) campaign, Durex has launched a new international campaign, which is calling for a condom emoji, to get young people talking about safe sex.
In their campaign video, the condom brand says “an official safe sex emoji will enable young people to overcome embarrassment around the discussion of safe sex”.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that your students’ union has achieved the highest level of quality yet achieved by any UK students’ union, in the National Union of Students (NUS) ‘Quality Student’s Unions’ awards programme.
An independent quality assessment, carried out in September on behalf of NUS, marked Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) as a ‘Very Good Students’ Union’, with only one other university in the UK achieving the same level of quality to date in the programme.
In the recent Spending Review announced by Chancellor George Osbourne, students who took out loans from 2012 could end up paying back their loans earlier than expected.
At current, student loans taken out from 2012 start to be paid back once you start earning over £21,000. Government schemes initially said that the earning band at which you start paying back would rise in line with the average earnings from April 2017. However, the spending review has instead decided to freeze the £21,000 threshold until 2021, and not raise it in line with the average earnings. This move means that students will end up paying back more, and earlier than they expected, as wages and cost of living continues to climb in inflation.
Yesterday Coventry University was named University of the Year at The Times Higher Education awards. The award is open to all universities in the country so for Coventry University to collect this award is an amazing achievement on behalf of all the staff and students who work and study here. Professor John Latham, Vice Chancellor of Coventry University, collected the award at the ceremony last night.
Police in Sydney, Australia, responded to a call after a man was heard screaming ‘I’m going to kill you’ and the sounds of furniture crashing around, only to discover the threats were in fact directed at a spider.
A group of five girls, all of whom have experienced groping at music gigs, have formed a collective to fight against groping and sexual assault at gigs, and to get attitudes changing about this kind of behaviour.
The DMLL, the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, held a session called Autumn Disruption with the Sabbatical Officers of CUSU. The workshop had a great attendance and everyone there enjoyed the task given, the Egg Drop Challenge.
The number of women having preventative double mastectomies has almost trippled since the Hollywood actress and humanitarian activist made the announcement in May 2013, according to an NHS clinic.
However, the High Court has now ruled that the education secretary, Nicky Morgan “made an error of law in her interpretation of the education statutes” by leaving “non-religious world views” out.
October 2015 saw the return of Black History month, a month-long campaign celebrating and highlighting Black history and culture. Here at CUSU, we had a huge number of fantastic events celebrating the campaign, getting students involved and celebrating the success and achievements of the Black community.