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The World of Revenge Porn.

posted 19.06.14 at 6:04pm by The Pulse

A new trend affecting online privacy.A new trend affecting online privacy.

The terrifying trend of revenge porn is increasing in the UK and so The Pulse decided to investigate. This is a worldwide issue with legislation starting in Scotland, Ireland and Africa. We spoke to victims and campaigners in America and students in the UK who is raising awareness of the issue.

Take a listen to the full story of Revenge Porn and how it affects students here:

And the studio discussion had many different views:

Here are some of the many conflicting comments we recieved throughout the show:

But why are so many people taking naked pics of themselves and sending them to people? Surely it is entirely foreseeable that this kind of thing could happen.

No more victim blaming! The person who uses the photos maliciously is the one who is in the wrong.

I've been in a relationship for two and a half years and I still wouldn't swap naked pics.

Of course victims of revenge porn are victims, but it's still stupid to swap nude pictures.

Is this the end of Joint Honours?

posted 18.06.14 at 4:56pm by The Pulse

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The end of endless possibilities?The end of endless possibilities?

In an interview with the Students' Union Education Officer, Dasha Karzunina, The Pulse discovered that many joint honours subjects may be axed by the University.

She explained why the University are looking into this option:

We spoke to a tutor at the University to find out if joint honours students cause problems for marking and assessments:

Students on campus voiced their opinions about the possibility of the University getting rid of joint honours:

Will, an English and Classics joint honours student, explained his feelings about his dual degree:

What do you think? Should the University get rid of joint honours? Or with rising fees should students be able to choose exactly what subjects they want to do? Comment below to let us know your thoughts.

The Pulse: The Real Story of Students Abroad.

posted 16.06.14 at 6:04pm by The Pulse

The Pulse investigates Studying Abroad.The Pulse investigates Studying Abroad.

Over the past year The Pulse have been investigating the experience of students abroad. We spoke to students who studied, worked and travelled abroad to discover problems they had found with their time away.

This began because a student came to us with her story about her time in Columbia on an AIESEC-organised internship. The main issue she faced was safety. This led us to consider what other problems students face while abroad, and how much help the University really offer to students, or whether students are left to fend for themselves.

Take a listen to out full investigation here:

Here are some comments we had throughout the show.

Money was always tight but that is the nature of being a student. Housing was an issue for me only because it was far more expensive than I expected it to be.

I struggled to find an internship in Spain for a few months and the spanish year abroad office didn't reply to my emails. Luckily I found one in the end.

I found classes in Canada were of a much harder level than I was anticipating, and I hadn't accounted for the difficulty of being completely alone, 1000s of miles from home and friends.

The Pulse: The Real Story of Students Abroad.

posted 16.06.14 at 5:42pm by urn1350.net Web Team

The Pulse investigates Studying Abroad.The Pulse investigates Studying Abroad.

Over the past year The Pulse have been investigating the experience of students abroad. We spoke to students who studied, worked and travelled abroad to discover problems they had found with their time away.

This began because a student came to us with her story about her time in Columbia on an AIESEC-organised internship. The main issue she faced was safety. This led us to consider what other problems students face while abroad, and how much help the University really offer to students, or whether students are left to fend for themselves.

Take a listen to out full investigation here:

Here are some comments we had throughout the show.

Money was always tight but that is the nature of being a student. Housing was an issue for me only because it was far more expensive than I expected it to be.

I struggled to find an internship in Spain for a few months and the spanish year abroad office didn't reply to my emails. Luckily I found one in the end.

I found classes in Canada were of a much harder level than I was anticipating, and I hadn't accounted for the difficulty of being completely alone, 1000s of miles from home and friends.

Cripps Health Centre leads the way in Living Wage.

posted 09.06.14 at 6:00pm by The Pulse

Celebrations were held at Cripps as the GP surgery becomes the first living wage accredited in the Midlands.Celebrations were held at Cripps as the GP surgery becomes the first living wage accredited in the Midlands.

Today celebrations were held on campus as Cripps Health Centre, the GP surgery on campus, became an accredited Living Wage employer. This makes it the first GP in the Midlands to do so.

We went along to the event where members of the surgery who agreed to the deal, members of the Living Wage campaign and the students' union were present.

Paying a Living Wage means that workers at Cripps will be paid an hourly rate set independently and calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. This currently stands at £7.65 an hour, significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.31. At present employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis.

Dr Hugh Porter, GP at the Cripps health centre, told us why he made the decision to pay the Living wage:

Students played a key part in the campaign, setting up their own UoN Living Wage group. We spoke to Mike Pugh about how he got involved:

Sam Leach spoke at the event which you can hear below. We also asked him why he thinks workers at The University of Nottingham being paid Living Wage is important to students: