Tuesday, 27 September 2011
The press and students have referred to it as the 'Bunk Bed Situation' and 'Bunkgate'. Basically this year Aberystwyth University accepted more students than they could house (and also more students than they were meant to - which can lead to fines of £3,700 per student). As a 'solution' the university has decided to add bunk beds to single rooms so that it can cram in two students per room, and actually increase profit for the institution at the same time. How? By only reducing the cost for each student by a third (£55 per week as opposed to the single-occupancy charge of £88.96) it means that they will then be making more profit per room than they would with single occupancy, even though students get less than half a room in some cases (e.g. there is apparently only one desk per room, so if both students have desktop PCs only one can set it up, the other doesn't get any space at all).
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
On the 24th September there will be a global day of climate action (organised by 350.org).
Moving Planet Aberystwyth, 10.00 till 2.00
Meet at Barclays, Sgwar Owain Glyndwr
"Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis. Come on bike, on skates, on a board, or just on foot."
Friday, 2 September 2011
Aberystwyth University again. We mentioned plans to build on another green field space back in June (see the 'Yet more building plans' section of this post). A blog follower sent us this image yesterday - that was a green field area by the Sports Centre running track.