Month: May 2013

Drama lecturer named top teacher at UofM


The University of Manchester (UofM) had revealed which of its lecturer is the students’ favourite at the education establishment. Dr Rajinder Dudrah was chosen as the best lecturer at the Manchester Teaching Awards, which was organised by the institution’s Student Union last week. The drama lecturer also took home the prize for best Humanities lecturer… Read more »

UK GDP grows 0.8% up to April 2013


The GDP in the UK rose by 0.8% in three-month period until April 2013. Summary: GDP for the UK grew in the three months leading to April 2013 It rose by 0.8% during this period This is an increase from the 0.3% it increased by in the three months to March 2013 The UK gross… Read more »

Self-managed landlords reminded of importance of safety checks


Landlords who manage their own properties should remember all the safety checks they have to undertake to make sure their renters are not put at risk. British Gas and Shelter released research that revealed more than 900,000 people living in rented accommodation said their landlord had failed to provide them with a gas safety check… Read more »

Bank of England’s base rate decision ‘was expected’


The decision to keep the base rate the same level was anticipated, says Santander. Summary: The Bank of England’s base rate has been maintained at 0.5% The size of the asset purchase programme has been kept at £375 billion Santander says this decision was “widely expected” The Bank of England announced its decision to maintain… Read more »

Vita Student launches property investment show in Hong Kong

Vita Student has teamed up with real estate agency Landscope Christie’s for a property investment show in Hong Kong. The event will take place this weekend (May 11th and 12th) at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. It will begin at 11:00 on Saturday and Sunday, before coming to an end at… Read more »

MCFC teams up with UofM to teach children in the community

Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) joined up with The University of Manchester (UofM) to create a new football course to help young people in the north-west city. Earlier this week (May 7th), the university launched the Learning Through Football programme, which saw volunteers from the education establishment teach literacy and numeracy skills to children from… Read more »

Buy-to-let mortgage lending grows from Q1 2012


The amount of money lent to buy-to-let buyers has risen from the first quarter of 2012 to Q1 2013. Summary: £4.2 billion was lent to landlords in Q1 2013 This is a rise from £3.7 billion during the first three months in 2012 Buy-to-let mortgages accounted for 13.4% for all home loans lent during this… Read more »

Barbecue ideas for students on a budget

Last weekend saw the arrival of the British summertime, and while we don’t know if the good weather will return sometime soon, it’s got us all planning barbecues with our friends and family. So, to get you prepared for when the weather warms up again, I’ve put together some great ideas for what students can… Read more »