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Students talk university funding review - Reading in the news Tue 20 Feb

Release Date 20 February 2018

Students talk to ITV's political correspondent about the university funding review


Here is today's media report.


Post-18 education funding review: ITV News interviewed a group of students about the Prime Minister’s speech to announce a reform of university funding and access. ITV’s Political Correspondent reported live from the University on the lunchtime news ahead of the speech. ITV Meridian and also ran a video of Sir David’s interview. BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 10 mins 30 secs) then interviewed Sir David on the Drive show.

UCU strikes: The Telegraph ran a story on communications to staff at Reading and City University, London, informing that striking could potentially make lecturers liable if students took legal action against universities. The National Student lists universities, including Reading, where students are petitioning for compensation on their tuition fees due to cancelled lectures. BBC Radio Berkshire reports on the proposed strikes nearing. Read information to staff ahead of the strikes here.

Climate change impact on air travel: The Guardian reports on various effects climate change will have on airline flights, including increased air turbulence according to research by Professor Paul Williams (Meteorology)., Ensia and MSN Australia and New Zealand also run the report. Read our news story on how global warming could increase turbulence worldwide in the future.

Other coverage


  • A Conversation blog exploring language commonly used by people with depression is reported by SimpleMost in the US
  • A Get Reading article describes the route of the Reading Half Marathon, including a section through the University campus
  • Matthew White, Director of Catering, Hotel and Conferencing at Reading, is quoted in a Hospitality and Catering News report on The University Caterers Organisation
  • Food Navigator previews a talk on protein in dairy products by Professor Ian Givens (Food and Nutritional Sciences) at the inaugural Food Protein Vision event in Amsterdam next month. Read our news story on research showing the benefits of eating dairy products


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