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Both the University College London Union (UCLU) and University of London Union (ULU) election results were announced on Friday, 8 March to the relief of all candidates, weary after weeks of campaigning. The UCLU elections had been dominated by the furore surrounding Kirk Sneade’s candidacy for women’s officer, yet this was not the only controversy of the elections. Having investigated into both the UCLU and ULU elections, we have discovered several issues which overshadowed the voting process.
Perhaps the most startling revelations surround the position of London Student editor, which was …
Abbas Keshvani investigates coffee prices at UCL and asks are we getting ripped off?
Lorna Gledhill investigates the ‘Detained Fast Track (DFT) system’ and the UK detention market.
Through a Freedom of Information Act, pictured below, Pi Newspaper can reveal that University College London received over half a million pounds in funding from private arms companies and governmental funding via the Department of Defense between 2008 and 2011.
The request asked to see “the amount of funding/income University College London received through military institutions”. The response to the application stated that the funding amounted to £539,264 over a three-year period. It is clear that UCL could not confirm all the funding as Freedom of Information Acts prevent releasing information …