Flash Friday 4/3: A £70m accommodation revamp, listicles and pest problems

Flash Friday 4/3: A £70m accommodation revamp, listicles and pest problems

Flash Friday 4/3: A £70m accommodation revamp, listicles and pest problems

Ever since we had to fork out £9,000 a year for university, staff there have become a lot more accountable. And why shouldn’t they be? We need to know what we are getting for our money. Accommodation is a recurring theme this week, with a pest problem at Holloway to a £70 million revamp of St Andrews’ halls.

Headlines

University of St Andrews reveals £70m accommodation plan

By Joseph Cassidy for The Saint
Image: University of St Andrews

Image: University of St Andrews

As part of the plan, Albany Park will be demolished in 2017. It will take the number of residential spaces provided by the University from 4000 to 4900.

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Is gender bias one big joke?

By Sarah Bridge for Bath Impact

This interesting feature takes a look at feminism through the ages.

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Pest problem at Jane Holloway Hall

By Louise Jones for The Orbital
Image: Horizon Pest Control

Image: Horizon Pest Control

Earlier this year there was a reported pest problem around the Jane Holloway Hall building. The College confirmed that a mouse had been seen in the hall’s storage space, and a ‘pest control’ contractor was called out to attempt to deal with the problem.

In a statement released by the College, Tom Norris, Campus Communications Officer said: “We take the cleanliness and upkeep of our buildings very seriously, and routinely clean and check our buildings to protect them from pests.”

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Exeter student slams Wellbeing centre

By Sarah Gough for Exeposé
Image: Sophie Harrison

Image: Sophie Harrison

This exclusive interview stood out for me this week. It’s hard-hitting, but well worth a read.

Seven annoying things you’ll come across as a Kingston student

By Jonas Solgard for River Online

This witty listicle is likely to have distracted one too many Kingston students this week.

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