CUSU News and Blogs

Rail union in push for more female and BAME train drivers

Just 6.5% of drivers in England, Wales and Scotland are women, and 8% are an ethnic minority, says Aslef

Mon 17 Jun 2019 Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic

Top Gear sprays LGBT pride flag on cars used in Brunei filming

Motoring show makes gesture after hearing of country’s threat to punish gay sex with death by stoning

Mon 17 Jun 2019 LGBT+

Boxing – Haringey Box Cup 2019: A Knockout Weekend for Coventry University Boxing Club!

A winning double blow for Coventry University boxers at Europe’s largest senior amateur boxing tournament - the Haringey Box Cup!

Mon 17 Jun 2019 Coventry University Students' Union

Resignation of Incoming President

Statement from the Executive regarding the resignation of Clinton Wilson

Fri 14 Jun 2019 Coventry University Students' Union

Refugee Week 2019: ‘You, Me and Those Who Came Before’

Thousands are expected at a free nine-day festival celebrating Coventry’s international diversity and history of migration (Sat June 15-Sun June 23).

Fri 14 Jun 2019 International Culture

Ecuador legalises same-sex marriage

Ecuador’s highest court legalised same-sex marriage on Wednesday (June 12), ruling in favour of two gay couples who petitioned for the right to wed.

Thu 13 Jun 2019 LGBT+

Students want parents to be told in mental health crisis

Two-thirds of students support universities being able to warn parents if students have a mental health crisis, an annual survey suggests.

Thu 13 Jun 2019 Wellbeing and Mental Health

No-deal Brexit: What you need to know

The possibility of a no-deal Brexit is very much alive, as Tory leadership contenders jostle to take over from Theresa May as prime minister.

But what does the term "no deal" really mean?

Thu 13 Jun 2019 FAH Faculty Experience

Fake festivals: Why more music fans are tuning in

While music fans struggle to get tickets to the likes of Glastonbury, Reading and the Isle of Wight festivals, many are turning to so-called "fake" versions of these music events featuring tribute acts to get their live fix.

Thu 13 Jun 2019 FAH Faculty Experience

Instagram influencers criticised for 'insensitive' Chernobyl pics

The site of the world's worst nuclear disaster has attracted a number of people who see it as an opportunity for unique selfies.

Thu 13 Jun 2019 FAH Faculty Experience

Topshop empire survival vote 'on a knife edge'

Landlords and other creditors will meet on Wednesday in London to vote on revised proposals to save Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire.

Wed 12 Jun 2019 FBL Faculty Experience

Facebook to launch London hub to fight harmful content

Facebook is opening an engineering centre in London as part of its strategy to keep harmful content away from its platform.

The new centre which will build tools and artificial intelligence (AI) systems to detect and remove harmful content and behaviour from the social media site, will create more than 500 jobs by the end of the year.

Wed 12 Jun 2019 FBL Faculty Experience

Unemployment stays at 44-year low but wage growth remains flat amid Brexit uncertainty

Unemployment fell by 34,000 to 1.3 million in the three months to April, while real wage growth remained flat, official data shows.

Wed 12 Jun 2019 FBL Faculty Experience

Music festival lighting 'can trigger epileptic fits'

Strobe lighting at music festivals can increase the risk of epileptic seizures, researchers have warned.

The Dutch team said even people who have not been diagnosed with epilepsy might be affected.

Wed 12 Jun 2019 HLS Faculty Community

GP 'ghost patients' to be investigated by NHS fraud squad

The NHS fraud squad is investigating GPs in England amid suspicions they are claiming for non-existent patients.

Wed 12 Jun 2019 HLS Faculty Community

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Child in Uganda dies of virus

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials have said.

The death is the first in Uganda, amid a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Officials said his grandmother and younger brother also had the disease.

Wed 12 Jun 2019 HLS Faculty Community

Volunteering Newsletter - June 11th

Have a read of the latest volunteering opportunities in our latest newsletter.

Tue 11 Jun 2019 Volunteering Dept

Concerns over Stoke Green Park Fun Fair plans

Concerns have been raised over Coventry City Council's plans to run a 4 day fun fair event at Stoke Green Park.

Mon 10 Jun 2019 Housing

The Cycle Recycler

Find out how Tony Sewell, also known as 'The Cycle Recycler', is supporting the Community one bike at a time!

Mon 10 Jun 2019 Sustainability

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