The Galleon - Portsmouth's Student Newspaper

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News Editor: Ben Leeming
Online News Editor: Harley Stevens
Deputy News Editor: Aimee Kerr
Senior Reporter: Amy Briggs

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Societies face financial problems

It has recently come to light that the amount of money left for societies this year does not match the increase in demand. The block grant that is allocated to societies totals £20,000, only £1367 of this remains. Existing societies have been allocated […]

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Come to us, not the Loan Sharks

Students who are still waiting for funding from Student Finance England are encouraged to contact the University’s Student Finance Centre, rather than seeking help from loan sharks. The NUS (National Union of Students) has received reports of loan sharks approaching […]

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Students tell MPs: ‘come clean on fees’

Students from Portsmouth descended on London last Wednesday, the 11th, to get the government to ‘come clean on fees’. The recently announced review of the fees has angered many students as it brings the possibility of further increasing the already […]

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Student Loans Company rewards bosses

It has emerged that bosses at the Student Loans Company (SLC) have been rewarded £2m in bonuses, whilst some students are still suffering without funding due to the company’s inability to deal with the backlog of applications for loans. Ten […]

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Pure FM Express Takeover

Students from Pure FM, the university’s very own radio station, have begun their takeover of 93.7 Express FM. Using a mix of chat, music and banter the Pure FM presenters keep all late night listeners entertained right through until the […]

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Frantic students resort to gambling

In a recent report, the charity organisation Gamcare released statistics that identify a third of the people they seek to help are students aged between 18 and 25. Mounting debts are the main cause of many students resorting to the […]

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UoP aids landmark redevelopment

The Theatre Royal on the main Guildhall Walk strip, walked passed by students everyday and probably ignored for the likes of Walkabout or Yates, is getting a new £4 million redevelopment.

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VIP Litter Pick

On Wednesday the 11th of November, members of VIP descended upon Milton Common, near the Langstone campus, for an environmental clean up. The event was organised as part of Make a Difference Day, the UK’s largest annual day of volunteering. […]

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