University of Warwick

Harassment fears as students post extreme pornography in online lectures | Education

Students are posting extreme pornography in online lectures, prompting academics to warn that the switch to digital learning in the coronavirus pandemic will increase harassment at UK universities. Several universities have taken disciplinary action against students for posting abusive images in lectures hosted on the Zoom video app in the past week, according to Aisha Gill, professor of criminology at Roehampton University. The cases come after the University of Derby suspended six students over “degrading and offensive” comments allegedly made…

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Temporary work at £9 an hour. No wonder lecturers are balloting to strike | Education

When Thomas Swann completed his PhD in 2015, he spent three weeks applying for 40 different jobs in academia. He was lucky to secure a dream position at Leicester University’s department of politics and international relations, but the year-long contract meant it wouldn’t be the end of his job hunt. He is currently on his fifth short-term contract, now at Loughborough, and has no idea whether he’ll still be working in six months’ time. “It makes life frantic because as…

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Women ‘terrified’ as students allowed to return after rape messages | Education

Women discussed as rape targets by a group of male students at the University of Warwick say they are terrified of seeing the men return to campus after the university reduced the length of their suspension. Last year five men were barred or suspended by the university over their membership of a long-running group chat that discussed rape and sexual assault of women, including individual students, as well as racism, antisemitism and homophobia. After a decision from the university’s disciplinary…

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