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Cumbria’s Scot students speak on independence referendum

John Sharp of the Students’ Union speaks about his reservations on Scottish independence, while Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Informer Online how she’s confident students will vote yes in the referendum. Scottish students studying at Cumbria have given their views on the 2014 Independence referendum. While some look forward to voting ‘yes’ to independence, some [...]

Students’ Union vote over action on sports team behaviour

A harder line may be taken by the UCSU on any anti-social behaviour carried out by sports teams, with some calling for harsher penalties and the possibility of funding being withdrawn. Alongside usual incidents of lighthearted student traffic cone theft, the Informer Online has been told reports of certain sports teams –as well as other [...]

Cumbria student Josh on living with OCD

Joshua Cannings tells Informer Online how radical OCD treatment in America helped him find a job, after his condition had made him drop out of his course at the University of Cumbria. Over the Summer Joshua appeared in BBC3 doc Living With OCD, which followed six young people living with different varieties of obsessive-compulsive disorder, [...]

Police release e-fit after Sugarhouse sex attack

By Jon Carter Police are still searching for a suspect in connection with a sexual assault that took place in the Lancaster student nightclub Sugarhouse in early October. An e-fit of the man they want to trace has been released by Lancashire detectives, as well as CCTV footage of a man and a woman they are looking [...]

MP happy to see students’ Ambleside return

Lib Dem President Tim Farron recently visited the university’s newly reopened Ambleside campus. Students have finally returned to Cumbria’s most scenic campus this year after UoC’s controversial decision to mothball the site, which was criticized by the MP at the time. Around 100 outdoor education students have just started their studies, with more courses to relocate [...]

Campaign to save students from pay-day lenders

A campaign is underway to encourage young people – and especially students – in Carlisle to sign-up to their local Credit Union, dissuading them from taking out pay-day loans with their shocking levels of interest. A marketing campaign is underway to raise awareness of the credit union’s services, specifically targeting students in the 18 – 30 [...]

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    Matt Tennant on record turnout

    Matt Tennant writes in Informer Online about the UCSU’s recent Annual General Meeting [AGM], which had record attendance of over 160, after a controversial motion on removing sports funding was proposed. There aren’t many times I can go home and be really smug and content about something we’ve achieved and in fact often being smug [...]

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    Should Cannabis be legal?

    UCSU Academic Sabbatical John Sharp speaks about one of the UoC Debating Societies recent topics of the first semester, arguing for and against the legalisation of Cannabis. Drug legalisation is a controversial topic for the courts, the press and pubs across the land.  It was also the topic of conversation for the UCSU Debating Society [...]

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