Ben Bloch

Ben Bloch
Bristol University


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Bristol Uni Tories are at war with each over sleazy ‘life peerages’ to the society

Tory sleaze has reached Bristol, baby

Tory MP says Bristol Uni bosses should resign as they ‘care nothing about anti semitism’

Bristol Uni currently isn’t commenting on whether the senior management team will quit

Postponing graduations is yet another kick in the teeth to Bristol Uni students

Even the universities minister says graduations should go ahead

Exclusive: Bristol Uni says more students are cheating in online exams this year

The uni is worried about the rise in ‘contract cheating’ in assessments

Exclusive: Bristol Uni planning to scrap social distancing for September

There will still be ‘fewer in-person [teaching] hours than pre-pandemic’

Ninth ‘Kill The Bill’ protest takes place in Bristol

They briefly occupied Broad Key, blocking access through the city centre

Bristol Uni VC Hugh Brady slams ‘unfair’ treatment of students by government

Bristol Uni is bringing more students back to campus, despite silence from government

Fairground on Bristol Uni campus is the set for a new BBC drama

There’s a literal fairground outside the physics building

Exclusive: Bristol Uni’s David Miller under police investigation for ‘hate crime or incident’

The police are asking students to speak to them about their experiences

Bristol Uni launches investigation into Professor David Miller

Miller has been accused of targeting Jewish students at Bristol Uni

Breaking: Bristol SU election results announced

Read the full results below

Bristol Uni students REJECT private school admissions cap

‘The University of Bristol has an issue surrounding social inclusion’ said Secretary of the 93% club

Over 100 MPs and Peers demand action from Bristol Uni over David Miller

‘Professor Miller has brought your university into disrepute, you must now act before any further damage is done’

13 Bristol Uni staff sign letter in support of David Miller

28 staff have signed a letter against Miller so far

Countdown’s Rachel Riley to speak at JSoc rally protesting Bristol Uni’s David Miller

David Miller has been accused of targeting Jewish students

MPs tell Bristol it is giving ‘green light to anti-Jewish incitement’

‘Professor David Miller has in our opinion been inciting hatred against Jewish students on your campus.’

Bristol Uni ‘does not endorse’ David Miller’s comments about Jewish students

‘We are proud of our students for their independence and individual contributions to the University and wider society.’

Bristol Uni Free Speech Society founder quits, citing lack of free speech

Posen says the society are hesitant on the side of ‘increasing free speech and viewpoint diversity’

Students are not back in Bristol to party, so stop demonising us

‘Bristol wouldn’t have had so many sick or dead without them,’ wrote one local resident

Bristol Uni security staff to wear body-cameras from Friday

They say it will protect both students and staff

‘Colston Four’ appear in court amid protests and arrests

They will next appear in court on February 8th

Bristol Uni rejects student demands for safety net policy

Over 2,200 students have signed a petition

Bristol Uni has issued over £15k in Covid fines since early October

138 students in total received fines

Bristol Uni to increase in person teaching for TB2, after survey shows TB1 failures

Discussion of tuition refund ‘not relevant’ despite blended learning issues

Bristol Uni offers students in halls 30 per cent rent rebate for seven weeks

They are also offering more money for bursaries

Here’s how Bristol Uni’s free Covid testing works

All students get two free tests

BREAKING: Bristol to go into Tier 3 restrictions

The government announced the restrictions this morning

Bristol Uni U-turns on threat to take unpaid rent out of bursaries

It would have impacted mainly students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Bristol Uni threatens to take unpaid rent out of student bursaries

This is due to unpaid rent because of the rent strike

Bristol students say security have hit them and burst into flats, in explosive report

‘I have been hit in the head by a security guard who refused to give me his name’

Just one in four Bristol undergrads are ‘motivated for online learning’

‘There is little indication that overall student mental health and wellbeing deteriorated in the short-term due to the impact of Covid-19’

Bristol official who called Covid a ‘gift’ to students was ‘sympathising’, say council bosses

No comment from Christina Gray or Thangam Debbonaire MP

Bristol Director of Public Health says Covid is a ‘gift’ to students

She said students should be ‘delighted’ to be in ‘an enormous natural experiment’

Bristol Uni UCU staff demand Senate votes on moving teaching online for rest of TB1

They have officially requested that Senate debate a motion to move online

Bristol moving to ‘Tier 1+’ amid fears of a move to Tier 2

‘I can’t fault the universities’ says Director of Public Health

Exclusive: Bristol Uni fines 42 students for house parties

£5,100 in fines have been issued so far

1,200 Bristol Uni students go on rent strike from midnight tonight

They handed their demands to uni management

Bristol Uni Covid cases up 450 per cent in one week

It is possible that some confirmed cases are missing from the daily updates

Over 500 Covid cases now confirmed at Bristol Uni

Numbers have risen over 300 per cent in less than a week

Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg to appear together at Bristol event

This will be the first time they appear together

BREAKING: Bristol Uni hall of residence goes into lockdown

Around 300 students are self-isolating for 14 days

BREAKING: Bristol Uni confirms 121 active Covid cases

Case numbers will now be published weekly

Opinion: Bristol Uni students deserve better than silence on Covid cases

Uni is not publishing total case numbers

Bristol Uni confirms cases of COVID-19

They are not releasing exact totals

Bristol Uni hires private security and Covid marshals to enforce campus rules

Police patrols are already running in the community

Bristol Uni VC says no tuition fee refunds as online systems are ‘expensive’

Brady says face to face teaching is ‘worth it’

Uni-funded police will be patrolling for Bristol house parties as of tonight

Today marks the return of the uni’s ongoing patrol service, Operation Beech

Masks AND visors now required in Bristol Uni classes

A rise in the R rate prompted the change

‘Both disappointing and frustrating’: Bristol ranks near bottom for Social Inclusion

We ranked above Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, but not in a good way

Bristol Uni places 13th in the country in Sunday Times Good University Guide

Engineering came out top, again

Bristol Uni is making visors, not masks, mandatory in seminars

Phone, wallet, keys, Ucard, mask, VISOR !!

It’s official: Bristol Uni bans freshers from having one night stands in halls

Sharking is out for 2020/21

Carole Baskin gives Bristol Uni Freshers a shoutout in latest Cameo vid

She literally recorded a video for BED!

‘We have decided to extend the teaching day to 8pm’ says Hugh Brady in leaked email

This is due to social distancing restrictions

Everything you need to know about the Jen Reid statue replacing slave-trader Edward Colston

The statue of the BLM campaigner appeared overnight

Bristol’s Freshers’ Fair will be an online-only event this year

There will be some in-person events with number caps

24-year-old male arrested following the toppling of the Colston statue

This is the first known arrest

XR protesters lay 296 pairs of shoes on College Green for lives lost due to toxic air

Lockdown saw the cleanest air since 1994

Bristol students can apply for extenuating circumstances following George Floyd’s death

Heads of Schools were emailed today

Arrests, booze and bikers: Here’s what happened at the All Lives Matter protest in Bristol

They claim they are “not far right”

Riverside Halls JCR pass motion of No Confidence in UoB ResiLife

The motion was passed unanimously

Police say tearing down Colston statue was an ‘act of criminal damage’

Protesters dumped the statue in Bristol Harbour

BREAKING: Bristol protesters tear down statue of slave-trader Colston

Cheering crowds surrounded the statue as it fell

Bristol protesters tear down statue of slave-trader Colston

Cheering crowds surrounded the statue as it fell

‘I’ve had to work in call centres’: Bristol Uni staff speak out about temporary contracts

‘I am looking for all kinds of work at the moment. There’s not much out there.’

Bristol moves lectures online for 2020/21 with face-to-face seminars

No tuition fee discount as students will still get ‘quality teaching and support’

Bristol MP says cancelling rent for tenants would be ‘un-Labour’

She also said that policy would be ‘regressive’

Bristol students launch campaign to re-hire academic let go from temporary contract

‘We genuinely do not believe that there is a better lecturer or personal tutor or friend than he’

‘The application was lawful’: Councillor defends vote to demolish Lakota

Carla Denyer has been harshly criticised for her vote

Pay cut means Hugh Brady loses initial £20k of £300k salary

How long the pay cut lasts depends on student numbers

Bristol residents can earn £235 as part of coronavirus vaccine trial

The trials start tomorrow

Opinion: UoB need to understand their own policies before publishing them

The ‘no detriment’ policy has caused mass confusion

Coronavirus: Bristol medics will qualify early to help combat crisis

They should start work in hospitals by the end of April, uni says

UoB introduces exam ‘safety net’, so you can’t do worse than your current grade

Summer graduations have also been postponed

UoB will fine students up to £800 if they don’t practice social distancing

‘We expect students to comply with the government guidance’

Bristol Uni will fine students up to £800 if they don’t practice social distancing

‘We expect students to comply with the government guidance’

Coronavirus: Open letter calls for tuition refund and optional exams

‘We did not enrol at this University to take online classes’

Meet the new Bristol SU officer team

Coronavirus may have complicated proceedings but the show must go on

Bristol SU Elections Results night CANCELLED due to Coronavirus fears

Results will be published on the SU website

First case of Coronavirus confirmed in Bristol

Bristol City Council confirmed it in a statement today

You guessed it! Badock officially the druggiest hall at UoB

Absolutely no surprises there

Muslim students slam Bristol SU for ‘complete failure to support’ them

‘We declare our complete lack of confidence in the organisation or its officers’

17-year-old who slammed UoB for ‘racism’ achieves honorary doctorate

The youngest person ever to receive one

STRIKES: UoB Management urged to name and shame unis holding up strike negotiations

Nationwide strikes kicked off this morning

Nomination for Bristol’s BNOC of the Year Award 2020 are officially OPEN

The annual search returns to Bristol

Everything you need to know about the upcoming lecturer strikes

Here we go again

Not a single student fined in first term of house party police patrols

Despite the uni spending up to £25k this year on Operation Beech

Freshers threatened with eviction for smoking in halls

So far only fines have been issued

Bristol West MP endorses Keir Starmer for Labour Leader

‘Don’t get me wrong, I would like to have a female leader, but it doesn’t trump everything else’

We spoke to the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas during her visit to Bristol

It wasn’t just Corbyn who was in Bristol yesterday

Bristol climate strike: Best signs

Basically, we’re all screwed

Strikes: Students and staff march in solidarity

‘Hugh Brady, get out! We know what you’re all about!’

Bristol Uni Vice-Chancellor blames other unis for lack of progress in strike negotiations

Industrial action is due to start on Monday

Here’s everything you need to know about next week’s Bristol Uni strikes


Bristol not Newport: protesting students demand solutions to accommodation crisis

Around 50 students took to the streets

Bristol protests continue on offer-holder visit day as occupiers leave Senate House

The occupation ended at 5:45pm today

Here’s everything that happened at the Bristol University strikes today

They’re in it to win it

Students violently pushed away by security as protesters storm Wills Memorial Building

They were trying to interrupt the VC’s meeting

UoB card payment minimum spend SCRAPPED!

Your bank balance could look healthier from tonight…

Bristol hates Trump more than any other city in the UK

More signatures to block Trump from the UK came from Bristol than anywhere else

In defence of Wills Hall

We’re just like the rest of you common people!