British grime artist launches Cambridge scholarships for black students
British grime artist Stormzy announced a new scholarship for two black British students who will get an opportunity to study at the University of Cambridge, reports Top Universities. This scholarship will fully cover tuition fees and provide maintenance grant for an undergraduate degree. Two of these will be awarded in 2018, and two more in 2019. Each is worth around £18,000. It is noted that there has been a continuous lack of representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic students at Cambridge. Some of the colleges have not admitted any black students between 2012 and 2016. Stormzy stated: “There are so many young black kids all over the country who have the level of academic excellence to study at a university such as Cambridge – however we are still under represented at leading universities.”
A legal battle of students from New Delhi University
Following allegations of irregularities in admitting candidates under the sports quota, sixteen students of Delhi University’s Daulat RAM college are fighting a legal battle after their admissions were cancelled. Once they were admitted, college Principal Savita Roy issued a notice stating that admision of sixteen girls “stands cancelled” and that they have to register again, reports DNA India. Later, college invited twelve out of sixteen students to take admission under changed courses. Roy alleged the remaining four students of not having the “merit” to be in the college. The Delhi High Court asked the college to allow all students in the class until the next hearing on October 11. A student who may lose her seat stated: “Sixteen of us decided to not re-register ourselves and went to court because the principal said ‘girls with high scores who didn’t get chance earlier as they were not given their preferred subjects should be given a chance, and I feel bad about them, this is why you should re-register’. This is unfair.”
Australian Senator seeks drastic cuts in student visas
Senator Fraser Anning from the conservative Australian party has called for a reduction in number of the student visas, reports NewsBytes. “This will create more university places for Australians, whose parents have actually paid for the universities with their taxes,” Anning said. Almost 200 nationalities are a part of the international student population in Australia, and the most of them come from Chinese and Indian market. Currently Australia is facing a fierce public debate on immigration due to job positions and overcrowding of the cities.