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‘How will they learn?’ Reading Uni savaged after trigger warnings introduced at lectures


Brexiteer Belinda de Lucy has hit out at the university’s latest warnings which are the same to shown before films that may contain violence or sex. Speaking to talkRADIO, Ms de Lucy said: “Young people’s nerves are shredded and then they get to university and they’re told not to mention anything about blood or anything frightening.

“How are girls ever going to learn about labour and childbirth?”

Presenter James Whale interjected: “Stop! That is one of things.”

Ms de Lucy continued: “Also you can’t say the mother who is giving birth you have to say the cervix-pusher outer is having an unsexed being and that will grow up to be a robot from the university of woke.

“As frightening as it all sounds, I do think there is a push back from Gen Z, they are pushing back and starting to question it.”

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It comes as a record number of students are set to start university and college this autumn with applications and offers up, the admissions service has said.

Applications to the most selective universities have increased and offer-making from top institutions has risen from last year’s high, figures suggest.

As of June 30 – the final deadline to apply to up to five courses simultaneously – a total of 2,955,990 applications had been made through Ucas – a 6 percent rise on 2020 when there were 2,789,160 applications.

The figures show 1,998,690 offers have been made by universities and colleges, up 3 percent on last year when there were 1,942,270 offers at this point of the admissions cycle.

Among UK 18-year-olds, the number of applications to higher education has increased by 12% to 1,474,900, and the number of offers from universities and colleges is also up 10 percent to 1,147,460.

The number of applications to higher tariff universities has increased by 11 percent from 540,510 to 602,440, while the number of offers from these institutions has risen by 4 percent from 396,810 to 412,670.

Ucas is predicting that increases in applications and offer-making will see a record number of students starting university or college in the autumn.

It comes after the Education Secretary announced restrictions on face-to-face teaching in English universities are set to end this month.


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Gavin Williamson told MPs that key restrictions on education and childcare settings will come to an end as the country moves towards Step 4 of the road map, expected on July 19.

The latest Department for Education (DfE) guidance says “there will be no requirement for social distancing” or face coverings within in-person teaching.

The move came after a number of universities said they plan to adopt a blended approach to learning in the autumn term, with a mix of in-person and online teaching for students.

Clare Marchant, chief executive of Ucas, said: “Today’s numbers show the clear demand for undergraduate study and apprenticeships is growing, rising significantly during the pandemic.

“Universities are ready to welcome more students onto courses this autumn and have worked hard to be flexible, enabling students to progress to their next level of study.”

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