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Sam Butler

Hi all, I'm Sam Butler and I am the News & Politics Editor for WesternEye, as well as the Deputy Editor. Currently in my third year, I study Criminology and Journalism and was also the News Editor last year, under the previous Editor, Marcus Siddal. I am originally from Stroud in Gloucestershire and enjoy good food and drink, all kinds of music, current affairs and the odd well-placed obscenity.

> Will fee increases deter some students? > UWE puts in place restructured bursary system to help less affluent cope with fee hike. WesternEye has evidence that UWE is almost certainly going to raise...

The University and College Union (UCU) are calling for a UK-wide day of strike action by their members on Thursday 24 March. The strike will affect universities across the country and is about a national...

> Swindon UWE site to close: “Generic student experience is not that of a higher education student,” claims Professor Langton UWE Swindon Great Western Hospital Site is set to close by...

> Dispute between University management and the Lecturer’s Union  UCU instensify The ongoing dispute between UWE management and members of the UWE branch of the Universities and College Union...

> Many solutions to the ‘higher education question’ are being suggested, but what do they all mean for students and the future of Britain’s universities? The contentious question of...

A satirical look at events in your worldsphere. This month: the increasingly lucrative market for Anti-Social Behaviour Orders Anti Social Behaviour Orders have become valuable collector’s items following...

Overall student satisfaction at UWE has dropped, according to the National Student Survey. The NSS, described on its website as ‘your opportunity to give your opinions on your institution and things...

Funding cuts in the higher education sector are driving more British universities to take larger numbers of international students. As the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, takes gigantic chunks...

Last year’s changes to the academic regulations were met with heavy criticism by many students. One of the most unpopular changes was the abolition of the 24 hour window for submitting coursework. The...

So, the first decade of the new millennium has come to a close. It’s been a strange old trip, I think you’ll agree. The birth of a new wave of communications and networking tools takes the world...